Would you like to see the Winter 2015/2016 Family Portrait ornaments so far? I’ve still got a few more openings for those who’d like to order one…Read More: Ornaments are forever
I know that many of you are here because of your interest in the yarny or fabricky things I do, and that sometimes when I talk about my work in polymer, you might not really get what I’m saying. It’s ok. Every craft has its lingo, and sometimes you just need somebody to clarify a […]Read More: What do I mean by Millefiori Canes?
It’s Sunday morning, and I am sitting alone in my hotel room, sipping coffee and waiting for my family to join me in a google hangout that they probably have no idea I’ve invited them to. It sounds more needy and sad than it actually is. The coffee is quite delicious, and if I don’t […]Read More: Fun with freebies
I am home. Yay! I had a great time, claying it up at the ‘thon as usual, but I am glad to be home. We moved to a new hotel this year, and while the work room was much improved over previous years (so spacious!) the hotel itself was on the creepy side. Apart from […]Read More: Clayathon recap
Before Christmas I showed you how I went down a crazy path, and made a whole set of coordinating crochet hook handles for myself. What I never told you was that I tried to use one of the hooks a few hours later, and it was terrible. I’ve heard people say that they are fiercely […]Read More: Some for me, some for you?
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
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
My time at the Clayathon ended up being all about the shawl pins. I’m so glad I tried making a few that first day, because I really loved the way they turned out. Particularly once I’d spent some quality time sanding them smooth. And even more so, when I sat down at the buffing wheel […]Read More: The shawl pins
Don’t you think? Once I finish the ribbing at the bottom, I’ll just need to add the sleeves and the ruffle, and lastly the closure. The closure is supposed to be crocheted ties, but I am thinking a shawl pin might be a fun option. As luck would have it, I am currently holed up […]Read More: Starting to look like a sweater