Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Now My PROUD ROOSTER Featured in Great Finds!!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY



PROUD ROOSTER Table Mat or Wall Hanging in Filet Crochet Fiber Art
PROUD ROOSTER Filet Crochet Fiber Art

Thank You, again, to Made For Me By Oaklie for including one of my Handmade Designs In Fiber in her GREAT FINDS WEEKLY FEATURE!!

This week the theme is:  "A Little Bit of Country Handmade Style"!!

RSS DESIGNS IN FIBER (me) is #6 in the weekly Poll (March 26th through April 1st) - and the 6th item in the Feature !!  Please VOTE by March 31st to be sure to have your VOTE count!!

Well, my PROUD ROOSTER is Country - or Primitive Style - or Wildlife (there are Wild Roosters after all) or just a Nature theme -- and Roosters are very prevalent in French Country Style!!

And my PROUD ROOSTER is part of my Design Style Guide Portfolio, too!!

-- And Thanks to Made For Me By Oaklie (Anne Hopfer) for doing GREAT FINDS every week!!

GREAT FINDS - VOTE!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Elly's Creations - Featured Artisan from the "You Can Sell It" Artfire Guild

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


Gone fishing Birdhouse
"Gone Fishing Birdhouse" by Elly's Creations on Artfire

I took one look at this Birdhouse made by Elly's Creations -- and I could see how much create went into it!!

To me it looks like a 3-dimensional Landscape in wood!!

Take a look and see what other Handmade creations Elly has!!

Note:  Elly's Creations (Ellymm) is a Member of the Artfire Guild, YOU CAN SELL IT !!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Luna Essence - Featured Artisan from On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


Are you On fire or Handmade?This weeks Featured Artisan is Diana - Luna Essence. Diana creates beautiful jewelry and manages a group on Facebook as well as an Etsy Team! You can find Luna Essence on:



Etsy

Friday, March 25, 2011

Little Handmade Personal Accessories - To Add Some Color to Life!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade on Bonanza -- or Privately


I have always made a variety of things - since I started making things as a child.  Different crafts, different colors, different materials -- different ideas!!  Always sort of looking for something new and fun -- but also maybe somewhat practical, as well as deocrative!!

Shaded Garnet Red 3D Rose Flower Pin or Brooch - or Applique
Shaded Garnet Red 3D Flower Pin or Applique


Now I work mostly in Fibers - from very fine threads to chunky yarns or hemp.

And some of what I make are Personal Accessories -- either just for decoration -- or to make something colorful as well as practical.

But everything adds some kind of color -- or fiber art -- to life!!




Crocheted Choker - With Wood Beads and Carved Wood Pendant


- Pin or Brooch or Applique -
Black and Purple Crocheted Flower with Crystal Iris Seed Beads




Crocheted Key Chain with Hook - Irish Crochet Red Roses and Green Leaves



Crocheted Key Chain With Hook - Green and Red Sombrero



Very often I make what I see as something that might be Useful -- and Enjoyable --- but then you never know what other people might be looking for.  These little Personal Accessories I sort of make "on a whim".  Some have liked them enough to buy them!!

If you look, even if there are similar items you have seen somewhere -- these designs are One-Of-A-Kind -- and I make them in such a way as they will be strong and last, with high quality materials!!

If you are reading this and would like something like the one of the above - but slightly different or in different colors - contact me by the Email Given Here -- for a Custom Request.

If you like Hand-Crocheted, I can do quite a lot in that craft!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Variety of Handmade Designs In Fiber with the Season of Spring In Mind!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade on Artfire and Privately

Spring - Ah-h-h!!  Just the mention of it brings to mind the warmth of sunnier days after the cold, more barren winter months -- and with those, the RE-GROWTH that comes with the warmth and the rains and melting snows!!  Budding leaves on trees -- blooming flowers in the fields!!

3D ROSES and SHAMROCKS Doily, Fiber Art, Flowers, Colorwork Crochet Art, Thread Lace
3D Roses And Shamrocks


Nature, for me, is a big part of life -- so are its seasons!!

I walk in all the seasons, though in the more extreme weather days, I tend to be more careful & end up staying inside more.

The two seasons between the more extreme seasons are Spring & Autumn (Fall) and the changes in them, with all the associated colors and smells, are my favorite!!

After the recent rains in the eastern Antelope Valley, as I walk through the wild fields, there is a wild plant with little purple flowers on bright green foilage spread out all over -- last week I saw my first cottontail rabbit since Winter - racing for the safety of a bush (and probably the rabbit nest underneath it).  It all makes me smile!!!

These little things in Nature give me much joy (and have all my life, since I was a little girl walking home from school) -- and this Joy is reflected in my DESIGNS IN FIBER!!

Here are a Variety of my Handmade items reflecting the colors and the "feel" of Spring!!  (Some are for sale and link to the listing -- some are already sold.)



Ornate Lily in Filet Crochet - Handmade Vintage Style Doily


3D White WATER LILY on Green Doily, Fiber Art, Cluny Thread Lace, Crocheted Home Decor
3D White Water Lily on Green



COASTERS White Flower in Spring Green, Doily, Pair, Home Decor
Coasters - White Flower in Green


YELLOW Flowers in GREEN Lace Doily, Crochet Thread Art, Spring Home Decor
Small Yellow Flowers All Over Green


SCARF in Rippling Spring Colors - All Cotton - 69 in. long with Fringe
Rippling Scarf in the Colors of a Spring Meadow

BASKET OF FLOWERS FOR MOTHER -- BURSTS OF SPRING COLOR
Basket of Flowers for Mother - A Burst of Spring Colors



SPRING DAISY Trinkets
SPRING DAISY Trinkets



Green Leaves Beaded Pair Doilies, COASTERS - Home Decor, Fiber Art, Thread Crochet Lace, Nature, Applique
Green Leaves with Yellow Flowers - Beaded Coaster Set




Daffodil Bouquet
The above are just a few of my DESIGNS IN FIBER done with SPRING in mind -- working on some new ones:

  1. Cottontail Rabbit in Bush
  2. Feeding Nesting Birds
  3. Small Purple Desert Flowers
  4. Viola and Plum Table Runner

-- will post here when completed!!  Keep an "eye" out for them!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Too Fancy" - Featured Artisan from On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY



Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://www.onfireforhandmade.com/









This weeks Featured Artisan is Cheryl - Too Fancy... her creations are wonderful! A must have for every Jewelry Box! You can find Too Fancy on:


Artfire
Facebook

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ArtBySunfire - Featured Artisan from the You Can Sell It Artfire Guild

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY

ArtBySunfire on ARTFIRE - and a Member of the Artfire Guild, "You Can Sell It" makes and sells a variety of Handmade items, but by far my favorites in this Artfire Studio is:  Temari Balls !!!


Flower Trellis Hand Embroidered Temari Ball ArtbySunfire 1814096 80
Flower Trellis Hand Embroidered Temari Ball ArtbySunfire

I saw one of them in an Artfire Collection some time back and noted this Artfire Studio !!

Above is a beautiful, more complicated Temari Ball - done with a combinations of different fibers.

The Temari Ball below is a bit simpler, but still beautiful!!


Japanese Temari Balls Collectible Ornament by ArtBySunfire AF300608
Japanese Temari Balls Collectible Ornament by ArtBySunfire

I also included one of ArtBySunfire 's Temari Balls in this Artfire Collection "Nature In Art - Looking Forward To Spring" !!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Proud Rooster -- My Design in a Curated Collection on Artfire

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade on ARTFIRE or Bonanza - or Privately




This is my Fiber Art Home Decor piece of a Rooster:


PROUD ROOSTER !!

Drawn, Charted and Hand-Crocheted by me in Natural Bamboo Crochet Thread with Textured Accents in Fudge Brown, Bright Red and Yellow!!




This is also in my Interior Design Style PortfolioA Rooster Textured Filet Crochet Art !

Handmade Creations by Shelly - Featured Artisan from On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


Are you On Fire for Handmade?  http://onfireforhandmade.com/http://onfireforhandmade.com/


This weeks Featured Artisan is Shelly - owner of Handmade Creations by Shelly.
Everything from A-Z... beautiful handmade creations! You can find Shelly at:


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CLOVER and SHAMROCK Designs In Fiber - That Sell!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade Designs on Artfire or Privately




Above is a photo of my most recent sale of a Clover or Shamrock Design that sold.  It is another theme in my Designs In Fiber that has sold quite a bit over the years!!

This 3-Foot Long Table Runner, though, is my most ambitious project!!  I have been blogging and posting about it over the time I worked on it in-between other projects -- I got it done, listed it on Etsy -- and in about 48 hours it was sold, much to my pleasant surprise!!

But I have done Clovers and Shamrocks, both 3-Leaf and 4-Leaf, over the years -- and sold a fair number of designs -- and following are a few pictures of different ones!!












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I still have a few newer, slightly different, though similar Clover and Shamrock Designs for sale online!  See below - all photos link - and, of course, I do Custom Orders by Request!!

ROSES AND SHAMROCKS - FINE THREAD CROCHET ART
SMALL COASTER-SIZE - LUCKY 4-LEAF CLOVER
SMALL COASTER-SIZE - 4-LEAF CLOVER WITH ECRU EDGING

DOILY - 3-LEAF CLOVERS with 3D YELLOW FLOWERS












Monday, March 7, 2011

My Hand-Crocheted WHITE and SILVER Bag - is in Great Finds Poll this week!!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY



This White & Silver Bag -- Hand-Crocheted by me in my own design - sort-of done as I went along (one of those designs in my head) -- got into the "Great Finds" Poll put on by "On Fire For Handmade"!!

"On Fire For Handmade"  describes how I feel all right.  Always having done Handmade since I was a child, well, some would understand it, but now it is more that something I do "just for fun", even though it is fun.

I do Handmade because I think it is right.  Now, in my life, I have time -- so I'm making all kinds of things for myself and sometimes for others -- things I use to just buy, but now I choose to make them.  But since I am making them, I get to choose the fibers - and the colors - and the sizes, the only drawback is that it takes time -- and for larger things, that can be a lot of time!!  But when something is done, it is worth it!!

Well, not to digress, but the "Great Finds" Poll by "On Fire For Handmade", which is done by "MadeForMebyOaklie" (Anne Hopfer on Facebook) -- is about HANDMADE!!

There is a "Great Finds" Poll every week -- and all Votes are appreciated!!

Here are a couple more pictures of the White & Silver Bag - one full view of the Bag -- and one closeup of the lace bag edging!  And you can buy it on Etsy:  "Hand-Crocheted WHITE and SILVER Lace Bag" !!





If you have any questions about this Bag -- you can email me !!

Again, Thanks to Anne Hopfer of MadeForMebyOaklie for all of this!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

FANTASY CLAY - Featured Artisan from the Artfire Guild You Can Sell It (and in the March Green Challenge)

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY



Polymer Clay Lucky Leprechaun Green Figurine
Lucky Leprechaun Green Figurine by FANTASY CLAY
 

I "met" the Artfire Artisan, FANTASY CLAY, when I got involved with the Artfire Guild, "You Can Sell It" -- which she is the Guild Master of!!

When I checked out Fantasy Clay's Artfire Studio, I was immediately impressed by the character her clay pieces had, like the Leprechaun in the photo above - ready just in time for St. Patrick's Day!!

He is in the "You Can Sell It" March Green Challenge -- along with a number of other nice Spring Green pieces from Members of this Artfire Guild!!

She has a wonderful variety of Polymer Clay figures - from a selection of Dragons and Unicorns to People and Flowers!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Gabs Bags - Featured Artisan from On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


This weeks featured Artisan is Gabrielle, owner of Gabs Bags.
Unique handbags to accent your wardrobe! You can find Gabs Bags at: