This is the first project I worked on at the Clayathon today. I mixed three colors to coordinate with Joel Dewberry’s Aviary collection (the “bloom” palette), and then I whipped up some buttons, a pair of earrings, and something else that I’ll show you in a little more detail another time. I’m not completely sure […]Read More: Reporting Live from the Clayathon
I’ve got Clayathon on the brain. I’m figuring out what new-this-year books & videos I’m going to bring with me for the “Polka Dot Creations South” ( as I like to call it) that I’ll be setting up in my room. I’m also gathering up all of the canes I want to bring with me, […]Read More: It may be quiet here for a day or two
Oh, Bagel, how I love thee. Your delectableness calls to me from across town, and I am drawn, helpless, into the shop. I must have you for my own. Today I desire you light and doughy, covered in an Everything coating, coyly concealing three slices of Taylor Ham, and sharing your brown bag home with […]Read More: Bagel love
I’m five days behind in my order processing. Five days. It sounds like a lot, but actually when you consider that five days ago I was about three weeks behind, it sure looks a whole lot better, doesn’t it? So progress, albeit slow, is being made. You know, I really love my Christmas vacation, but […]Read More: And the catch-up continues
Autum Hall, aka Creative Little Daisy, made an apron that appealed to me for its simplicity. It was a light solid color, which I initially mistook for linen, with a patchwork pocket and coordinating colorful ties. I was surprised to learn that it was actually made from canvas. More specifically a canvas painter’s drop cloth […]Read More: What is this thing you call “Claypron” ?
Or, for sale, anyway… On Etsy, I’ve got three new items, meant to coordinate with particular fabric (as all of my Etsy items are). Of course, if you like the colors, you can use them in whatever context you wish. Meet Flea Market Fancy Striped Decorative Button, Flea Market Fancy Triangles Decorative Button, and Flea […]Read More: Goodies up for grabs
…and managed to finish up my new apron. This is the same style as the last one I made, but I used the Susan Branch fabric that matches my kitchen napkins. And my navy blue stoneware. I want to play around some more with this style – I really think it has possibilities. The beauty […]Read More: Snuck in some sewing time today
Ah, Friday. Here are some of my favorite photos this week. You can click on the mosaic to get individual photo credits. I came this close to buying the Heather Ross horses fabric in the green skirt on the bottom row, but I resisted. It’s not like I have a particular attachment to horses. I […]Read More: Button fodder
So, I was sitting here on the family room floor, surrounded by books & stuff that I am packing up, flipping channels, and looking for something to watch. I stopped on a Discovery Home show called neat, that was just starting. Apparently a stay-at-home mom named Lisa Clarke is having trouble living in peace with […]Read More: How did I miss the camera crew?
You remember the canes I made last week? Well, a few days ago I made some buttons out of them, and today I stitched up an apron. I’ve had this patchwork design in my head for a while, cut up the fabric last week, and finally got a few minutes to put it all together. […]Read More: Plethora of pink