Saturday, April 16, 2011

A painting for a friend

I have a housewarming party to attend tonight and I thought, "What a perfect time for a painting!" I really like how this one turned out; I want to keep it! Sounds funny, huh? I guess we create what we like, so it's no surprise that we are enamored of our creations sometimes.

I have also been doing some crocheting and knitting today, as well as making jewelry. I have to get my butt in gear as a few of us at work are bringing in some handcrafted goodness for folks to purchase. Jewelry is the fastest craft, I can turn out a bunch much more quickly than other crafts. So I will be spending the rest of the weekend working feverishly in my studio. Somehow things always seem to take much longer than you think. We'll see how I do.

I'll also have a "ta da" post coming up on the jewelry cabinet my dad made for me and I painted. It was really fun and I have about a million ideas for other designs. Maybe my dad and I will go into the handcrafted jewelry cabinet business!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

new goodies to play with

I went to Michael's the other day and they had a sale on their jewelry stuff...heaven! Here are some of the wonderful finds I came home with. I'll show you what they turn into...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

flower corcheted mitts

I made these about three weeks ago and have been enjoying them ever since. I combined a couple of simple crochet stitches, then used a rose pattern from the Crochet Bouquet book. They're warm and pretty cute. I like them and I hope you do too. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 04, 2011

April art show

This month I'm the featured artist of the month at TaborSpace, a Presbyterian church in SE Portland that has become a multiple use facility. The church faced the same challenges many are these days and didn't have enough parishioners to keep it going. They looked for a unique solution to enable them to keep the church open. That solution involved turning the school into office space for healing professionals, artists and the like, and changing part of the church into a coffee house. It's quite successful and wonderful for the community.

Anyway, I am thrilled to be the artist for April! Thanks for visiting and hope you've enjoyed stopping by!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Cowl #2

Here is the rose one I made as well. I love these cowls; it feels like wool jewelry! And really fun to make. I'm making another lariat type as well. Will share when done. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

I'm back with pics!

I've been on a real knitting and crocheting binge lately. As we're coming into spring; go figure! Part of it is it's so cold at my workplace that I can happily wear a cowl and fingerless mitts indoors for most of the day.

So today I'm going to show you one of the cowls I recently made that's been keeping me nice and toasty and feeling pretty. I'm very pleased with how it turned out; I hope you like it too!

I can't tell you how nice it is to have a computer that runs fast and really works, is quiet and easy to work with! I didn't realize how hard it was to do the simplest things, how long things took on the old one. This new baby will really help me in so many ways, including making it TONS easier to blog! You'll be hearing from me much more frequently now.

Friday, April 01, 2011

I'm still here!

I have been beset with issue after issue these past few weeks. My computer finally gave up the ghost after a few months of problems. I have a new one now, but a friend of mine set it all up for me and now the password he gave me isn't working. now I have to wait to hear from him so I can get back on, upload pics and start blogging again. I'm also sick with a bad head cold, and that's throwing a wrench in all my plans.

I have so much to show you! Many projects have been completed these last few weeks and many more are buzzing around in my head.

Hopefully I'll be back in business in a few days. Thanks for being patient, whoever might be left!