New Year, More SYM

I've been away. I hope it's not like that EVERY holiday season, but I was seriously busy. I consider it a wonderful thing. I've done quite a bit of work in the time that I've been away, however, the holiday season is always slow (as far as orders), so I generally use this time to plan. I've decided that one blog a week is not enough. So, I'm going to try to do at least two per week. One with something that inspires me or one with my favorite piece of the week and my regular updates/posting. I'm already prepared for this month, so let's see how well it goes when February rolls around. Today, I'm just going to combine the two. Let's pretend it's a special kikk off combined edition. :o)

My tree is by far my most favorite holiday project. I completed about 20 shirts in the week prior to Christmas, and the tree still takes the cake!

My mother, my aunt and I spent hours making the majority of the ornaments. It was fun though and they look wonderful. Some are covered in sequins and seed beads, the other in ribbon and seed beads.

We'll be making more (for NEXT Christmas), there are about 30 or so more bulbs left. They took so long that we didn't get to finish. We waited until thanksgiving day to start.

What currently has me inspired? Well, I'm almost over the peacokks after making this bag. It was a part of the Christmas madness and I LOVE the way it turned out. I think this is the best, or at least my favorite, of the 4 or 5 I've done.

Now I'm ready to move on to mermaids! I have absolutely no idea where that came from, but it's what I've been craving. Here are a few that really spoke to me:

I'm not sure why that first one is a mermaid, but that's what she was labeled as. Doesn't matter, I'll give her a tail and make it what I want it to be. Lol. When I get around to actually painting them, I'll be sure to post the photos here.


Sankofa said...

Love the tree!!! and the SYMaments!!! that peacock is off the chain!!! i peeped the stocking under the tree, cute! oooh I love mermaids!!!!

ARTina said...

I saw that site where that image of the tatted doll came from...the work on there is INSANE!