Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's Done

For the most part anyway, here's a shot of "Pet Cemetary" against two different colored walls.

In Progress

Do the petals look off??? Good ;-) Now to find some yummie beads and buttons to embelllish with.


I sold one piece of art, and one of my compost dyed silk scarves yesterday! Sondra "Hot Poppies" are on their way to you! Tis all very exciting and very uplifting.

I have a piece I've been meaning to work on the past few days I need to iron the fabric so I can get it put together, but have had a serious case of the lazies. Well when I get home from working a 16 hour day, at the shop, I'm too pooped to care - ever been there? So having sales on my store is just the squirt of energy I need to get more done in the studio. Happy creating and crafting everyone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2005 Journal Keyhole Pieces

Keyhole Series

Here's a piece I made the other night. My stress levels are very high and with that goes the ability to design. So I started looking through my stash of art quilts I've made over the past few years and decided I liked this design - it's from my 2005 Journal Quilt Series I never sent off to Houston. I'll post those as well.

I've decided to work this design in different mediums, pushing it until I arrive at something I'm happy with, again.

New dyed fibers

Here's a hat Regina Rooks (you can see her blog here made for me, from hand-dyed wool yarn I purchased seveeral years ago. It'd be perfect for a small childs head.

A close up of the batts, click on an image to get an even bigger view.

I've been dyeing fibers and making batts for the shop. Most of these are blends of silk bombyx sliver, Austrailian wool, and mohair. Some of the batts have angelina in them. Some are really pretty, I don't have a picture of them will do that tomorrow, pinks and greens, yellows and greens. Using the drum carder makes my back ache.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mild Winter

My Foot! It's anything but mild here, and it's an early winter at that!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

What I Did Today

I cleaned the carpet in my studio - unfortunately my sheltie thinks carpet is synonomus with grass. Sooooo John bought me a carpet cleaning machine for Christmas! Merry Christmas sweetie! Tomorrow I'm doing the library (in a modern home this is known as the family room but we don't have kids so...) We only have two rooms with carpet, so to speak. I'm quite pleased with the results, I'm not sure but I think I need to rinse it again I'm worried there might be soap residue left in the pile, I'll know more tomorrow. But the carpet doesn't look so evil now.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Fun Fun Fun

I made this eye glasses case, for my granny glasses, out of constructed cloth, it is lined with pink felt.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

What I'm Up To

Well a lot actually, here's a picture of the wall of wool at the shop!
Tonight I"ve been sewing some small quilts, journal quilt sized. I'll post some pictures tomorrow, they will be available on my store tomorrow. I think I left my camera at the other studio, not really sure at the moment. I decided, after talking with a customer who is going through her stash tonight, that it's time to make some small pieces with all of this fabric I have laying about. Being stumped, at the moment, I decided to go back to my journal quilts I made in 2005, I'm using those as my design and am focusing on color and texture instead. It's a lot of fun so me thinks I'll keep this up until I either run out of steam or fabric - I'm betting on steam.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ice & Hand-Dyed Yarn

We are in the throes of a major ice storm here. I'm anticipating losing power as it's really coming down out there. Cell phones are charged, bought batteries for flashlights, am washing clothes as I write - will probably want plenty of clean wool socks to wear - and stocked up yesterday on kerosene for the lamps. DH wanted to use the propane heater for the house but hehehehehehe the tanks are frozen to the ground. Soooo I guess we'll have to use the kerosene heaters instead if need be! If I get a chance and the power is still on later I'll post pics of the great out doors, the digital camera is currently charging.
Here's some of my hand-dyed yarn, Loretta calls the colorway Clown Snot, I think of it as being more the colors of chicklets gum - remember that stuff!