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More fun than a jar full of pens

I love making pens. I love putting coordinating pens in a mason jar. I love it when I have even more than six coordinating pens in a mason jar. Maybe I’ll make more pens this week Am I being a tease with all of this stuff?  All of these in-progress shots?  I hope you’re not […]

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Evolution of a color scheme – step six

We’re in the home stretch now. If there are any steps you have missed, you can view them all here. Once we have determined our final three base colors, it is time to make some canes. I consider this to be the fun part. I have a handful of standard cane designs that I make. […]

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Clay day

I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get back to the Evolution of a Color Scheme series. The good news is that I have been making canes today, and that I know what the prize will be for the winner of my color scheme naming contest. The bad news is that I can’t […]

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It seemed like a good idea at the time

Ever set out to make a small change that you think will be a Good Thing, only to discover once the deed is done, that there are repercussions you hadn’t taken into account?  It took me all of  five minutes to use flickr’s organizer to take 200 or so photos and change one property about […]

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Natural Crafting and the Plastic Addiction

An unsolicited copy of a new magazine appeared in my mailbox this weekend, and it has brought to the forefront an issue that I have been batting around for a few months. The focus of the magazine is on crafting with natural materials. I flipped through it and saw things like felt, wool, cotton, natural […]

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Think you can stand looking at a few more scarves?

Or are you about ready to gouge your eyes out by now? These are for the boys. The one on the left goes with Aidan’s orange vest, and the one on the right goes with Eamonn’s blue vest. They’re both made in my usual way, with flannel backing, polymer clay buttons, and a few patches […]

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Scarves and Buttons

I’m making scarves for the boys.  They’re going to be the two columns on the left, made to match their blue and orange vests.  The other three will go in my etsy shop. I had to make coordinating buttons, of course… Here’s another series of scarves I’ll be working on.  The one on the left […]

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Evolution of a color scheme – step five

In our quest to build a color scheme from the mosaic pictured above, we have developed three color recipes and added some white so that we have six colors. Now we have to decide if we are happy with these hues. We’ve managed to match these colors pretty closely with those that we originally picked […]

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