|Posted on July 12, 2011 at 9:02 AM||comments (0)|
I'm going to be teaching a journaling class on July 25th. If you're local to Columbus drop me an e-mail and I'd love to meet you!
|Posted on June 11, 2011 at 6:38 PM||comments (0)|
I hope that you’re all doing well.
Personally I have very little to show for the time that I’venot put into my blog or site. I’ve been doing lots of work without much to showfor it. Had to get the old Singer repaired again. Turns out that if I use theright needle, I won’t have so many problems.
I have plans for an art exhibit that I’m hashing out with afew people. Must work on things for that as well.
To tide you over, here's a website with a great craft tutorial for Kumihimo braiding:
Keep on swimming, keep on swimming….
|Posted on April 25, 2011 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
All the flowers are blooming, people are coming out of the woodwork,and there seems to be more to do than two months ago when we were all stillcaught in the frigid embrace of Winter.
It seems like the perfect time to start new projects! I have a few up mysleeve. (I still need to find some tutorials to share and I’m definitely opento suggestions.)
I work two jobs outside of my crafty and creative ventures. The first isn’tat all creative. I do administrative “stuff” for a property management company.The other is more interesting. I work in an antique mall on Saturdays. Thispast Saturday I met a gentleman who was working on an art project in his home.He’s blogging his ongoing projects here: thisoldwall.blogspot.com
In other news, I gave Thurman to my grandmother for Easter. He was a bighit! She even got a little misty eyed. I have at least one more to make for mygreat-aunt. While I was at grandma's for the family get-together, she gave me more buttons! I have about 20 projects in mind to do with them. I've also been given a whole bunch of supplies by a friend of mine. (Thank you Sam!)
I need to do more projects and finish more things. I’mhoping that the spring air will get to me.
|Posted on February 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM||comments (1)|
I finished a new bear the other day! This one is made from the same yarn that I made Thurman from and he is for my mother. I think his name is James.
What do ya think?
|Posted on January 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
I got things down to Recaptured Originals. Even though there was a snow storm that turned into a level one snow emergency.
Once I’ve made it back to the store I’ll take photos to post showing how the store looks.
I’ve done a couple of craft swaps between finishing Thurman and now. So far I’ve written a letter from another time period. I posed as Odessa Prudence Caulderhead, a young woman who is about to embark on theTitanic. I’ve almost finished wrapping a Surprise Ball / Magic Yarn Ball having crafted all of the wonderful little things inside it. I just can’t show you yet because she might be reading! I’ve been putting together pages for a “Poor Man’s Journal” inspired by Giddy Giddy, a blog that I read.
Hope you all are doing well.
|Posted on January 16, 2011 at 8:27 PM||comments (1)|
I would like to introduce you to “Thurman”! I just finished him a couple of days ago.
I have three more to make for my family.
On other fronts, I’m going to be going to Recaptured Originalsto drop off consignment pieces for sale on Tuesday. My crafts and artwork aregoing to be in a store! I’m very excited.
It’s all one step closer to where I want to be.
I've decided to offer Memorial Animals for sale. I will use an item of clothing belonging to the person that the animal is for and sew or knit an animal of your choosing in memorial of them for you.
Have a great evening folks,
|Posted on January 10, 2011 at 2:53 PM||comments (1)|
So, I've finally finished all the parts for "Thurman". I'm naminghim after my Great-Grandfather whose sweater I've unraveled for the yarn. Ijust need to sew and stuff him.
I'm going to be making at least two more. Possibly three, it justdepends on how much yarn is left. I think I'm going to use the same pattern so thatthey are the same bear and just change the color of the vest for the differentones. The next one will be for my mom and then one for my Great aunt. Now thatI've finished one all the way through the pattern I think it will be easier toget through.
On other fronts I really need to get my sewing machine serviced nextweek. I have some sewing projects that I really want to get accomplished! I'venot sewn in almost three weeks and I'm jonesing a bit.
Tomorrow I venture down to Reclaimed Originals to meet with Claudiaand drop off some product. Tonight I have to tag everything and write my artistbio. Thusly I'm writing my blog early so that I can accomplish something today!
|Posted on January 6, 2011 at 11:56 PM||comments (1)|
I got the arms done! It took three tries, no tv, and to be alone while working but I finally got the arms of the bear done! I'll get a picture up tomorrow or day after.
I'm supposed to be visiting Recaptured Originals on Tuesday to drop off product for consignment. I’m very excited.
Recaptured Originals is a shop in Jeffersonville, Ohio. The owner, Claudia,shares a very similar mentality to myself. Recycled, repurposed, remade items are beautiful and needed in these commercial times. We buy and toss out and buy and toss out so many things. Our water is polluted, our soil is chemically treated to produce more food (that just goes to waste anyway), and our air is turning brown with smoke, smog, and fumes.
Claudia, along with her partner, has created a shop where people can go to purchase lovely artwork and everyday home and personal accessories made of recycled materials. As soon as her website is available, I’ll post it.
I’m also supposed to be meeting with another shop owner sometime soon. Pam operates The Mustard Seed Retreat and the Cline Plant Farm. She has transformed an old farmhouse into a classroom and writers day retreat.
I’m very excited about the opportunities I’ve been offered recently. It looks like I have some decisions to make in the near future. Up until just now I thought that I wanted to go to school and take up teaching, as in children’s education. I’ve always wanted to open my own store though. I want to teach art somehow. Mostly I want to teach art to adults.
Children have their own art inside. Adults, as they get older, forget their art. As if getting older lets all the creative leak out. Maybe that’s why we get wrinkles. Our creative leaks out leaving us a little baggy in places.
Good night all,
|Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
I am yet to finish the teddy! This patteren is driving me crazy. I've knit the arms twice already and both times they've been incorrect. I'm going to have to start them over tomorrow and go on till they're done right, or at least done.
I'll get it right eventually.
|Posted on January 3, 2011 at 11:11 PM||comments (1)|
Happy New Year everyone!
I hope everyone's New Years weekend was awesome. Mine was. My cousin and her hubby came down, out of the blue and spent the weekend. We hung out and did stuff.
LOOKIE WHAT I"VE DONE!!!
I have to say that the patterns are a little confusing to me. I tend to like my patterns spelled out row by row. The patterns in The Knitted Teddy Bear are not spelled out row by row. Confuses me, might not confuse you.
My mom requested a teddy out of great-grandpa's sweater yarn, and I'm thinking I might make one for my great aunt, and my aunt as well, if there's enough yarn, which I don't think will be a problem. I've barely made a dent in my supply and there are still the front panels of the sweater I can take apart.
Have a great evening all!