Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Pink Giveaway

Hello dear blogland friends! Please pop over to visit Teresa starting on Wednesday 1/27/10. She is having a Pink Giveaway. A giveaway a day! Including my I Love Pink knit scarf! Have fun and good luck!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sundays Are Vintage Market days

This morning my sister and I arose at the crack of dawn to take a drive over to my favorite Lambertville market. It was VERY chilly, and the sellers were sparse. But we did happen to do very well regardless. I have photographed all my goodies, but I managed to get a few taken. It was a button and flower day. For me anyway. My sister found a nice bit of lace for her crafting adventures. I have started to branch out and want to play with some mixed media art. So I have begun to add vintage photos, letters, books, etc to my collecting in the preparation to sit down and try my hand at it. I love all the Somerset Life magazines. They give me such beautiful inspiration! I also want to try my hand at transferring some of the old black and white vintage photos onto muslin and working some Altered Couture pieces. So much to do So little time! Today was spent with the needle felting machine post the market as hubby was watching football all day :) I've been working on some more felted flowers and incorporating the millinery flowers. Too much fun!! Until next time, have fun with your artistic endevours


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Felting is Fun

I've been trying to spend some more time with my needle felting machine~she's lonely :) I have a bunch of sweaters felted and ready to go, but have been concentrating on the knitting. I am SO into the knit cape right now. I have been crazy in love with the yarn that is spun by Sara and it just works so well with them. I have 2 capelets on the mannies right now just waiting to be embelished with bits of whimsy. I did find some great vintage millinery flowers that I restored and will be using. One of which is on the nearly finished brooch, I used red and ice blue. I adore this color combo. So beautiful! I was in the next town over and discovered a quilting shop (bought some muslin) and she directed me to a shop that sells yarn, and has spinning classes. As in the wheel, not the bike (lol, I love "spin" class too). So I took a peek and she had some fantastic roving in little mini bags, perfect for my machine! So here's a peek at whats in the works, more to come!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Health, Happiness and Love

My wishes for all of my lovely friends in "blogland" for the New Year. The holidays seemed to pass by so quickly. Baking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, celebrating with family. Then it's January. But trust me, I am not in a "slump." I find this is one of the most exhilirating and inspiring times of the year. It holds all the possibilities of new beginnings. New design work, new challenges and lessons. Very exciting if you ask me. I have been busy at work in my studio. Finally finishing up some pieces that have been patiently waiting for their time. I have so many ideas running around in my head, bursting to get made!

Hubby and I went to see Avatar last week. Crowded but definetly well worth dealing with the large groups of people. I was mesmerized for the whole thing (IMAX 3d). But my point here is that they showed a coming attraction for Alice in Wonderland! I can't wait! I am a huge Alice fan :) So expect to see some inspiration from that! Fun, fun, fun. I did purchase a lovely vintage pocket watch from BlackSheepYarns. I have some big plans for it!

Also during December mom and I went to a huge craft fair that is the highlight of my Dec. every year. I go to buy from one particular woman. I took some pictures of the lovely mix media, paper work she does. Absolutely lovely. Now, if I can just get her to open an Etsy shop I won't have to wait a whole year!