Lately, to relax, I’ve been puttering. Creatively puttering, that is. It is difficult for me to just sit and play with art and craft materials without an end product in mind, because I think I need to be productive – must. produce. something (or must tend to some urgent task)! And yet, children creatively putter… Continue reading Playing with Colour and Pattern
Before I get to the projects I’ve been working on, I want to mention that I’ve been accepted to the Windfall Fine Art & Handcraft Market set for this coming September! It’s listed on my Shows page as well. Their Facebook Page likely will start posting updates later in the summer. But check it out now,… Continue reading Variety of Projects to Show You!
I’m continuing my embroidery obsession, as you can see below. The next two photos are of a tote bag I am making for myself. I cut out pieces of fabric from the yellow floral vintage sheet featured in this post. I looked at the big flowers and decided they needed some filling in, so I… Continue reading Embroidery and Linen Bags
Even though I’m not participating in any craft shows this fall and winter (sniff, sniff! I miss it! I almost applied for one in December, but talked myself out of it because I just. do. not. have. time. this year to produce enough!), I am still working on craft projects for sale here and there. … Continue reading Upcycled Wool Mittens in Progress!
Last night, while browsing Instagram (and discovering that one of my favourite craft bloggers started following my account – fangirl moment!!!), I learned that my very favourite vintage cotton floral sheets were made by Wabasso in Canada under the product name Marvel Press. I then spent hours obsessing over finding every Wabasso Marvel Press sheet pattern… Continue reading Home Decor Projects
I posted awhile ago some photos of granny circle squares I was working on. Last night, I decided to lay out the squares to see how big of a blanket each colourway would make. I discovered that somewhere along the way, I had mistakenly switched to a smaller crochet hook (that thought had been nagging at… Continue reading Granny Square Blankets and Vintage Sheets!
Winter of 2015 was the WORST I can ever remember as far as amount of snowfall. The last bit of snow didn’t melt until MAY in our front yard! I’m happy to report that so far, we haven’t had a ton of snow, and this week we’ve had pretty mild temperatures. A lot of snow… Continue reading February Already! Not Much Snow! Yay! Projects!
Here we are, halfway through January, after another busy December. It seems that as my teens get older, they get more involved in community activities. This past Christmas season, they were involved in choirs and in running sound boards for numerous events. The days swirled by, but I enjoyed looking at my tree with the pretty… Continue reading Mandala, Sunhat, Christmas Projects
I’ve been busy again with making mittens, a couple of bright wristlets, some pillowcases, and some art notecards. Here we go… I will have fifteen pairs of recycled fluffy wool mittens for sale! I created my own mitten pattern using my knowledge of geometry (that was fun!). I started off using some thick wool, but then… Continue reading Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!
I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but I am still crafting away here in between all my other life duties! I’ve slowed down on the mass-production mode I had been in; and I’ve enjoyed making unique pillowcases, sunhats, mittens, and granny squares for two different blankets. The following photos are of the… Continue reading Pillowcases! Sunhats! Mittens! Granny Squares!