after some further thought I made some changes by fusing some additional fabric to them
I'm much happier with how these look now
I still have a lot more to do here -- like adding some stitching to hold down that fused fabric, and adding all of the shadows for each of those trees, but I'm much happier with it now
(the public voting for that challenge is going on now, so if you are interested in voting, you can go here: http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/2015/08/entries-for-august-2015-lost.html to do so)
all of these pieces are in my Etsy store now
the stitching of the pumpkin shape is all done!
I'll be making this in to a pin to be featured at the September Art Walk show -- can't believe fall is that close, but it is!
all of the beads have been organized into the plastic boxes and arranged on the shelving -- it is SOOOO much easier to pull things out and put them away in this configuration!
right now the boxes are "labeled" with hand written pieces of paper that is stuck inside each box, but my daughter might be willing to use her Cricut to make me some more attractive labeling -- Cool!
as I've gone through the boxes I have I already have another stack of stuff that is going to be donated to my local quilt guild for charity quilts --- I kind of knew that would happen
we're getting to the home stretch --- I'm ready now for the last big push of moving furniture and boxes into the studio rooms so I can finish setting up shop --- still a lot to do, but a whole lot closer!