Monday, October 24, 2011

Just call me a workaholic.

Yes it has been two weeks since my last post. If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, it happens during this time of year, every year. Tax put it as simple as I deadlines suck.   They suck my time, energy and creativity.

At this point, I get two and a half months till the next deadline takes over my energy.  To really challenge myself, the rag rug is underway.

Little did I know, it is going to take longer than expected.  (what's new right?)  I had a skein of black that I thought would be enough for the base.  After fastening it off, I realized that base needed to be much larger.  Two half skeins of blues later, it finally was a good size.  Then came time to start attaching the strips.  I knew I did not have enough strips cut up, but I did not realize just how short I am. 

The rag rug will take quite some time to complete, but it is going to look so neat.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Visitor

Finally a visitor to the Bird House!! 

I have been waiting weeks for a bird to come to this bird house...WEEKS!!  My husband spotted a few of these little birds flying around and alerted me to the small frenzy outside.  I started jumping around like a two year old that just received a lolly pop, grabbed my camera and was able to capture this little guy perched getting ready to get some seed from inside.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Under the Covers

I have had this sketch book for a really long time, maybe 5 or 6 years.  For a long time it sat with only a couple pages drawn upon.  One day I picked it up and decided that it would serve as a "sketch/journal" for clothing design.  Inside it would house cut out pictures of clothing that inspired me, sketches of my own imagination and notes.  Basically an inspirational book to keep everything together in one place.

I had tore off the cover, that I created a collage on and didn't like, when I decided the new purpose of this sketch book.  For months it sat naked, without a cover...till the light bulb went off.  A crocheted cover! 

This cover is crocheted directly to the spiral binding.  The pattern was made up as I went along and hope to write it out to share.  For the final touch, used modge podge to stiffen yarn and create a hard cover.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Princess of Quite A Lot

The rag rug is taking a lot longer than expected...either that or my motivation for that project hit a low.  To break up the monotony, I made this tiara for my soon to be three year old niece.

This was a really really quick project.  Took less than an hour and only a small amount of yarn.  My niece's birthday is at the end of the month, so I have began making a few things for her.  Not sure if she appreciates her Auntie M's handmade gifts as much as I enjoy making them, but till I know different I am going to keep making her things.