December 9, 2013
So, I'm having a giveaway… which always makes me think of this song. Then I think of the video and giggle!
This fine handmade by moi pendant will be yours if you…
Go here and like my Facebook page and share the post (if you already like my page then just like the post and share it!) Thanks for the support and good luck! I will pick a winner tomorrow!
December 8, 2013
December 3, 2013
I have been a collector of little things for as long a I can remember. My aunt gifted me with a sweet little lidded ceramic heart dish when I was about 9. I collected a few over the years in various materials and sizes so it is no wonder that I should have a fascination with all things heart shaped….
The larger dishes are between 3 and 4 inches wide and are perfect for holding loose change, a ring or two or just your gaze. The smaller dishes have helped out around the studio by holding a few beads, a spoon or a tea bag. You can find these at gaea.indiemade.com
November 29, 2013
November 28, 2013
November 25, 2013
Peep-a-peep went the kiln! Hatching these new birds made me feel like I could fly! They are a bit quirky and off balance but I have worked out the kinks… The ones with the tail feathers were hanging nose up so I adjusted where the loops are and voila, they hang just right. Check back to see more variations and different themes… You can check them out on my website...
November 20, 2013
November 8, 2013
If an 8 year olds enthusiasm and excitement is any indication of how fantastic a book is, then I would have to say that Kat Goldin's "Crochet at Play" is a pretty fantastic book! I was sent a review copy of this lovely crochet project book of kids clothes, scarves, and hats and before I could get a good look at it, Magnolia disappeared into her room with it, emerging 10 minutes later begging for some string. I was in the middle of cooking dinner and grabbed the nearest stringy item, which happened to be a large spool of cotton baking twine. She skipped happily from the room eyes ablaze with excitement! When my house gets quiet I expect the worst, so I was pleasantly surprised when I checked in on her and found she had taught herself to finger crochet by looking at the book. She had created a 4 foot length of crocheted chain and was wanting to do more. Crochet, from my inexperienced eyes, looks like some math problem written in a foreign language, so I have always been a bit intimidated by the process. Seeing how excited and eager my little one had become by looking at this beautiful book made me want to jump in as well. The pictures and beautiful and the projects are just so sweet! A lions mane hat! Sweet monster footies, and some of the sweetest sweaters you'd ever want to lay eyes on! One of our favorites was a crocheted mermaid tail cozy for a baby. After dinner, we sat together and looked through Kat's book, taking in its beauty and creative bounty. Magnolia even came up with a few of her own ideas. There are crochet basics at the front of the book thankfully, and we are lucky that Magnolia's grandma is a seasoned crochet pro. There is hope for us! I think we could convincer her to give us lessons! A multigenerational crochet lesson would be a hoot. I found this video…
November 5, 2013
October 26, 2013
Ohara Koson - (1877 - 1945) was a Japanese painter and printmaker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga (new prints) movement. He was born Ohara Matao in Kanazawa, Japan.
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