February 5, 2010

Jordan's artwork...

Edit: Jordan told me to tell you that she will be making more Love Shacks. She went right to work after school. She is tickled pink, I tell ya! Thanks for all the nice comments!

Happy afternoon everyone. I just got back from town with my folks. I took them in to a church garage sale, we went to eat at Wendy's and then went to Walmart. Such an exciting life we lead!

Here is my sweet, wonderful, little red named Jordan. She's 11 and is cute, smart, popular, athletic, funny and oh so crafty. (Hey, it's my blog and I'm the mom.....of course I'm going to boast about my daughter. Jordan is not into cell phones, emailing and Ipods too much. What she loves though is to be crafty and creative. I wonder where she gets that from??

Here's Jordy working on her first quilt...a black and white quilt composed of squares. We're to the tying point but haven't completed it yet. And that's Boots, our tom cat offering his assistance.
Here's Jordan, capturing a rebound at a recent basketball game. She's still limping around this week because she's so physical on the court. Oh how we love the sports!
And here she is second from the left pictured all sassy with Josey and some friends. Last Sunday was the KU/KSU men's basketball game and it was a battle to the end. And I'm talking sister vs. sister....you should have seen the game too!
Onto the crafting....Jordan likes to make stuff. Lots of stuff. And then more stuff. So much stuff that we've resorted to taking photos for the scrapbook and then we have to get rid of some of it. Her latest venture is her framed houses made of fabric and found objects. Her first Valentine creation is front and center in my Valentine decor this year. So cute!!
Here it is up close. Lots of fabric, buttons, felt.....she spent hours and hours cutting felt hearts and hand stitching them....picking just the right buttons...making sure everything was just so. I call these creations The Love Shacks.
She's set up permanent residence in my craft room with her own table and supplies. Here's her new sewing box that Santa brought her.
And here's just one of the messy little piles that is evidence of her crafting ventures. Looks kinda like my table, come to think of it.
I told Jordan that I would post her art from time to time in my Etsy shop. But no guarantees of a sale. This morning, I posted one of The Love Shack creations in my Etsy shop and then had to run to town with the folks. When I came back, her creation had sold!!!!! She will FLIP out when she gets home from school. I am so excited for my budding little artist! She wants her own sewing machine realllllly badly so that's what her earnings will go to. A big, huge thank you goes out to wonderful person who purchased Jordan's artwork. You'll be hearing from us soon!!

I am certain that Jordan will go into mass production mode now....so be looking for some more of her creations soon. I think I'll start charging her rent for her space she's taking up in my craft room. Or maybe I can barter for a framed piece of green artwork for my craft room. :)

Thanks for visiting....Jordan will love to read any comments you leave!

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I was so impressed with Jordan's work. And what a good mom you are to give her the space (physical and emotional) she needs to create her own stuff. So just keep on keeping on! WRE

Lindsay said...

L-O-V-E IT! Your daughter is to cute! I am so glad that she enjoys crafting. Sometimes I think it is a lost art! So glad she sold her love shack piece. So cute! Way to go Jordan!

Anonymous said...

Your girls must be a real joy for you! My daughter was an athletic star when she was in high school (volleyball and track) and I know there's nothing else like sitting up in those stands cheering for your child with the other parents!It seems your girls are talented in the art department too! Good for them. Building their skills and creating will give them life-long satisfaction. I love seeing their projects on your blog!

C Burke

Victoria Hassink said...

My daughter loves it when I put her work up too. She likes to do the blog hops when we have a chance. I think Jordan did a wonderful job with her framed art and I am not at all surprised it was sold. Keep up the great work Jordan, you are an inspiration just like your Mom, and great that you have lots of interests!

dolcreations said...

Love the pictures that you shared today! You have a very well rounded little girl! I think alot has to do with the wonderful parents she has! You may have to start her very own blog soon! I love her love shack piece! When I was her age I was just like her...I wish more kids would do crafts so that it is not a lost art! too much t.v and cell phones I tell ya!LOL Way to go Jordan!

Laura said...

Jordan, Congratulations on your very first sale! I hope you save up enough to get your sewing machine soon. Your houses are great. :)

(I have a little daughter -- she is 5 -- who loves to craft with me, just like you and your Mom like to do.)

JeanFB said...

Jordan, those framed houses are simply outstanding!!! LOVE them - such a clever idea. Good luck in all of your crafty ventures! (Glad you have a kitty to help you, LOL!)

Dana said...

Seriously awesome creations! I'd love to have more of her stuff shown. Time for her own blog???

I hope my daughter takes on the crafty gene too!

Gabriela said...

Hi Jordan - my oh my you certainly are quite artisitc. I adore your framed row houses. That is truly an eye-catching work of art. Kudos to you for learning to sew too! ANd if you find out where your Mom buys her round wooden clothespins (for the ribbon) maybe you'll be willing to share her deep dark secret with me!

sewingseeds4U said...

Jordan, What a cute piece you created. I'm not suprised it was snapped right up. Can't wait to see what come up with next.

Troy Louise said...

Congrats to Jordan for selling her darling art work. I love her love shacks. You are a wonderful Mom for sharing so much time with your girls. Thanks for sharing with us too.

Francie said...

Jordan, your "Love Shacks" was a terrific piece of art. Keep up the good work!

Natalie Winterstein said...

I am so sad that I missed out on purchasing it! I LOVE IT! So cute. Post more - please! :)

Barbara Ax. said...

She is clearly a talented girl. The Love Shacks are wonderful and I am just sorry i didn't see the post sooner so I could have bought it for myself. My little 8 year old, Bella, loves to craft too and has her own table set up in the craft room. Keep up the good work, Jordan.

malissa32 said...

Jordan, your work is lovely. Those little houses full of love as the sweetest! Congrats on your sale! I bet there's more where that came from!

Nancy said...

Hi, Jordan. Congrats on your first Etsy sale. I can understand why your Love Shack was snatched up so quickly. If your turnaround time for sales continues at this rate, you'll have your sewing machine in no time. Have you picked one out?

From what your mom has shared on her blog, I think that you would like cross stitching. I used to sew a lot, started playing with my mom's sewing machine when I was around 9 years old (Before your mom was even born!). The machine was great for the speed, but I really preferred hand sewing and embroidery soon followed. Now I do counted cross stitch, which I prefer since I can customize designs more easily and I like how it looks. You should give it a try.

The great thing about the type of crafting you do is that if you ever tire of it, your skills will still come in handy because everyone needs to know how to sew on a button! Keep having fun with your fabric.

Best wishes from a fellow redhead,

Nancy

Betty N said...

Jordan - your project is absolutely beautiful!! You have lots of talent and looking forward to your next creations!

Danisha said...

Love the "Love Shack" art that Jordan made!!! Keep 'em comming girl, you got talent like your mom!!

Kathy McDonald said...

GREAT job, Jordan! It's going to be so much fun to see what you come up with next! Saving for a sewing machine is a wonderful goal, and I'm sure you wll be shopping SOON! You are clearly very talented.

Monica Holtsclaw said...

Pass my congrats on to Jordan for her first sale! Those framed houses are wonderful! You two are quite a pair of craftswomen!

Karen said...

Jordan, I love your houses. Your sense of color combinations is perfect. Congrats on the 1st sale and I am sure you will have many more. Aren't hobbies fabulous? I hope you sign your art, you might want to number it also. Have a great, crafty weekend.

Jean D said...

Michelle,
I just love checking your blog for all the wonderful inspiration that you provide and now there's a new generation showing us how it's done. Can't believe that she's 11 - beautiful work Jordan.
Jean

Shirlann said...

Oh Jordan...just beautiful art you are creating! Lucky girl to be able to share a talent with your mom. Thanks for sharing with us!

Linda said...

Good work Jordan. It's obvious you've inherited your mom's "crafty" genes. :)

Wendi said...

Wow, what a darling Love Shack. Super cute and creative daughter you have. Oh and sporty too. She really has it all going. I can't wait to see her work. She is blessed with a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing her work with us. Keep it coming!

Sharon said...

She's awesome, and her Love Shacks are so cute!! Her creativity puts me to shame, LOL.

mamjulie said...

Jordan--stay classy!

Cathy Weber said...

What do they say,"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree". Your daughter has a real talent, just like her mom. Cute little houses.

christy compton hall said...

Rock Chalk Jayhawk - Kaaaaaaay yyouuuuu! (I was born at KU - my grandpa was a Lutheran minister in K.C.) "I'm a sunflower girl from the sunflower state" (I can just hear my mom & her cousins singing that one....)

Jennifer K said...

Love the Love Shacks - so vintage-y and folksy. Great job Jordan!!

Lorri said...

Hey ladies, I love going to this blog everyday, it gives me a warm and comfy feeling. Wow, Jordan very nice work you are doing. Keep on creating, now a second generation.

Tammy Nichols said...

Hey little red! I personally loved your framed artwork! I would have loved to have it for my home! Looks like you got some of your mama's talent! Keep up the good work girl..you got style!

Crystal said...

Wow! I just adore the framed art you made Jordan. It's very creative. Love it! Keep up the good work.

Colleen said...

Jordy's framed art was so creative and adorable, too! My daughter just turned 5, but she already has her own crafting supplies, so she can work crafting while I do too. It just thrills my heart to see how much she enjoys it and the satisfaction on her face. Jordy already shows such incredible talent. Yay to you Michelle - you don't just inspire me creatively, you inspire me as a mother, too.

B : ) said...

When I looked at the love shacks and tried to convince myself that an 11 year old girl made them - I just couldn't! They are absolutely wonderful - as is your daughter, I'm sure. So refreshing to see a young lady into something less shallow than most girls these days. Keep it up, both of you. Jordan, you're amazing!

Dealbaida said...

Many, many "Congatatulations" Jordan, you are one mightily talented young lady. Your framed House picture really is lovely and something almost everybody would take pleasure from hanging in their home. Your Mum must be so proud of you!

I look forward very much to seeing more of your crafting creations in the coming weeks.

Marion,
UK

patriciad said...

Jordan, you crafty little thing, you! I love your cute love shack and all the adorable detail you put into it. And you already made your first sale? How exciting! Keep up the great work and try to take it easy on your mom. After all, she's 41 (or is that 40? Heck, she's not sure so how should I know???!!)

Kristie said...

What a talented young lady you have there! I know adults that wouldn't be able to make something like that if everything was cut and laid out in front of them, no less create it themselves. Glad it sold so quickly for her. Looks like she might have a nice little business starting for herself. Congrats Jordan, keep crafting!

Anonymous said...

Jordan, I love your "love shack" art work! I would love to buy one myself! It looks very country and that is what I like! You are your mothers daughter aren't you! LOL! Hope your Mom lets you keep creating things for us! By the way, we here in Indiana love our b-ball too! Up for a game! LOL!
Cheryk

Andrea said...

Great piece of work Jordan! Too bad we didn't live closer - you'd get along great with my daughter! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

How adorable. She is following in her mother's footsteps. Good Job!!

Julie Masse said...

What a fabulous project Jordan!! I love all the amazing details and wonderfully whimsical houses - keep creating!! :)

Debbie Nelson said...

Like Mother...Like daughter! What a darling project..Love Shack..can't wait to see your next creation! I have a five year old great niece who is my crafting princess and loves to make cards with me. With your talent, you will have your sewing machine soon! Congratulations....

Paula said...

That's awesome, I'm very happy for you Jordan. I know it won't be long before you own your very own sewing machine...how exciting! Your houses are adorable and I can tell your poured your heart into your work. I'm looking forward to seeing the creation you share with us next. Enjoy the journey. :o)

Tammie27 said...

Loved your "love shack" card Jordan! The design and colors are fabulous! Congrats on your first Etsy sale. (Woo Hoo!) Hope you sell a lot more so you can purchase your own sewing machine soon!

Happy Crafting... isn't it so much fun!

Maple Memories said...

The love shacks are wonderful!! I love seeing what kids create...amazing!

Lyndsay said...

Love the houses - may have to have a go myself! Well done with the sale. Hope you get your sewing machine soon xx

GaMtnScrap said...

To Jordan: LOVED your Love Shacks! So totally adorable! Great job, Jordan! And I love that you like crafting so much. Not many young ladies do these days, so I'm glad to hear you are continuing the tradition. With your mom as a crafting mentor, I'm sure it won't be long before we start reading YOUR crafting blog!

Lealoo said...

Wow, Jordan definitely takes after her mom:-) Great work!

Rita D said...

Jordan, I saw your work on your creative Mom's blog. I love it! You are doing great! Wish I had some of that creative talent. Awesome! Thanks for telling me about it so I could see it online. Rita D

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