Friday, September 7, 2012

Silas O'Rielly

Wow, I didn't realize how long it has been since I updated!!!! I get so involved with my crafts that I don't seem to take the time to post them. Plus, I spend way too much time on the computer as it is!!!

If you follow my blog at all, you know that I do a lot of swaps on the Cricut message board. I was asked to post a picture of "Silas" so  friend could pin it. Not exactly sure how that all works but I will post the picture and let her take it from there.

So this swap was all about excuses we come up with for not getting swaps done on time or for not making everything we wanted, or rushing to finish a project on time,  medical issues, kids, etc. It was a secret sister swap where we had to interpret the directives and make items specifically for that person.

My SS said she would love it if someone would make her a steampunk snowman!!!!  So for the "I am tired of making the same old thing" directive, I same up with Silas!!!! I am by no means any pro with steampunk. I had to do my homework and spent  quite a few days looking at all things steampunk.

Silas is made from 3 bells, some gears, some electrical elements from my hubby, a chain, a shovel, a bottlecap filled with watch parts, and a steampunk hat which I laced and added feathers. I wanted to incorporate wings but that never happened.
I am certain that someone who is more familiar with steampunk could have made a better snowman, but I am happy with him and so is my SS. That is all that matters. LOL

I searched the internet for Steampuk names and Silas O'Rielly was the name that matched my SS's initials.
I also made some cards, a dangle charm and a tissue box cover. I forgot to take pictures of most of it  but do have a few cards I can post.
I PROMISE to post more often!!!!