So today was the end of Picture Winter, and like I seem to say every time I finish a month-long project like this, it was just the right length. I enjoyed my 31 days of prompt-following, but now I am ready to be done. I’ve signed up to take Picture Spring as a self-paced class […]Read More: Picture Winter + other photo projects
Month: January 2011
Picture Winter, week four
Yes folks, Picture Winter is almost at an end. If only I could say the same about the actual winter… Day 22 – Centerpiece Day 23 – High Strung Day 24 – Obscurity Day 25 – The magic machine Day 25 – A beautiful mess Day 27 – Give yourself a hand Day 28 – […]Read More: Picture Winter, week four
I think I am done with winter. How about you? (Is it really still only January? Ugh.) P.S. Thanks for the encouragement on my last post. I’m 8 inches into the wrap, and the dress pattern has arrived in the mail, so there’s progress!Read More: White out
My new ambitious project: this dress + this wrap, using the materials above. By mid-February. The wrap involves miles and miles of stockinette, so I may die of boredom before it’s finished. The dress, on the other hand, may prove to be complicated enough that I give up before I even begin it. Does it […]Read More: Ambition
Picture Winter, week three
At least, I think it’s week three. I’m too lazy to go back and look, or even to count on my fingers 😀 I know I went silent here after returning from the Clayathon. I had some catch-up work to do, and it was a busy week in other ways, but I’m ready to be […]Read More: Picture Winter, week three
Sanded, buffed, and pooped.
Whew. Another great clayathon under my belt. I really have to make sure that I pull my clay supplies out of hibernation more often this year. In 2010 there were only four times I did any major claywork. I think the first step is to make my supplies much more accessible. Setting up and tearing […]Read More: Sanded, buffed, and pooped.
I’m checking in from the Clayathon. I made it here in one piece yesterday afternoon, and after about an hour of dithering about, wondering what I should make first, I dove into shawl pins, buttons, and barrettes in two patterns: Grayscale Weave and Swamp Weave. (Those are the barrettes up there. The green one got […]Read More: Weave Cane
Picture Winter, week two
I’m so glad to have an easy blog post to write today. I’m up to my eyeballs in weekend prep – I’m heading to South Jersey again this year to clay it up with the Polyaddicts. It’s always a fun time, but since I go both as a participant and as a book store owner, […]Read More: Picture Winter, week two
It may surprise you to hear that I don’t have a history of doing crafty projects with my kids all of the time. My kids are plenty creative, but they’ve always preferred to do their making on their own terms. They’re not much for planned projects. That’s why, when I said, “hey, do you guys […]Read More: Snow day!
Back to normal?
I hesitate to use the word “normal,” because as anyone who has shown up at my house unannounced can attest to, “company-ready” is not my normal. I usually require a fifteen minute warning and an empty closet to stash stuff in before I would consider answering the door. But things seem to be different this […]Read More: Back to normal?