Just completed a special order headband for a certain somebody on a special someone’s Christmas list.
A warm thank you to all who commented on the previous post with encouragement and love. I’m so grateful to each of you who read this blog, and am humbled by your friendship. Painting is cathartic for me. It offers time to think, to create, to correct, and to begin again, and again, and again…each layer covering over the old, but revealing something of what was there previously. A painting is the sum of its parts; the accumulation of all the strokes, textures, colors, and movements of every moment up to the last. Sometimes the unobscured messy layers that lie beneath are what make it a work of art. Not unlike people.
A little fun, a little fancy… A little sweet, a little sassy.
…are in the shop now. I happily take special orders.
Are you disheartened at how far removed you feel from the struggles and sufferings that currently plague the world, even our own nation? I know I do. You may see photos of the oil spill on TV, and wish you could help, but don’t know where to start. Here’s a simple and practical way to get involved: Craft Hope is calling all who can stitch, knit, crochet, cut, or tie– to make simple, small washcloths and hand towels for cleaning the nooks and crannies of the dolphins and sea turtles who have wandered into the oil spill. The washcloths need not be fancy, and will only be used a few times before being thrown away. Are you in? Anyone can do this…even your kids! Here are some ideas for washcloth possibilities: 1) Terrycloth squares 2) Simple crocheted washcloths, without decorative edge 3) Knit washcloths 4) Cut up old cotton t-shirts […]
I do a lot of thinking while I work with my hands. And now that summer is finally upon us, I intend to think myself silly contemplate quietly while I complete the pillows you all so kindly weighed in on. I’ve also got some thinking opportunities swirling around my head in the form of Anthropologie copycat projects, but we’ll see if I ever get to that level of rumination. For now, I’ve been busying my fingers finishing a merino wool/alpaca cap for my man. Yes, I realize it is almost 90 degrees out, but I figure if I do a few stitches a day, he might actually get to wear it next Christmas. With a gazillion single crochets stitched by my amateur fingers, I am sure I will log a hundred hours and have the world all figured out in my head by the time I’m through. Number 1′s also […]
Sometimes a girl needs inspiration like this… …to get busy making pretties like these… Make your own, or get them in the shop! Look around today; there’s inspiration everywhere.
I love custom orders. The best part of making handmade is making handmade with someone special in mind. Miss Judy requested a vintage-inspired apron with a matching tea cozy. Her style is super-feminine, and her favorite color combination is pinks and greens. I was so thrilled to find Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane fabric line in “Kissing Booth.” It fit perfectly. Here was the plan: …and, now, here’s her new hostess set! I’m eager to ship it to her, just in time for all her Spring-time hospitality!
These lovelies are now available in the shop. Thank you to creativeyarn and Crochet Adorned for inspiring these designs.