Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Full day of craftyness

Hi Friends,
I am enjoying these two weeks off from school immensely even with National Board looming over me. Have been up to more craftyness than usual with results. These pictures are from a great online class I am taking from Mary Ann Moss. It's a shabby journal and very cool. Lots of sewing machine action on my new sewing machine. I have to say so far this machine works like a dream compared to my others. Had I known a sewing machine could actually be a cooperative object I would have started using one a long time ago.

My apron is almost done (can you believe it?) and I have started knitting a softie scarf that should be done in no time. Knitting and reading are my go to things if I don't really want to do anything. (umm yes I do seem to read a lot...)
Tomorrow I have to take my computer in. Today I managed to take a look at something that had my receipt for buying the computer and today is the last day of warranty (and the day I called). The phone person thought it quite humorous. So I am not sure if I will be with computer after tomorrow at 3:30 PM. (Get those comments in early gang)
Still don't know about the boots. Maybe I am not a boot person. Chloe is very happy with her Wallabees. Don't get them. (as in understand their appeal- not like you shouldn't get them).
Hope you are doing something artsie. xxoo

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Full of Resin

I made these cool things at my friend Ellen's house. I am not sure what I will do with them but I think they are neat. She suggested ornaments but I think it may be a little late for this year. I have to attach a wire around them and am a bit weary about that- given my experience with metal work (Yet I still plan to take another jewelry class in May...) Anyway I do think they are cool and will probably make some more.
I think I am having an Alanis Morissette week. It is nice having no school. Got the new sewing machine so soon I will try to free motion. Still working on the presents. Biggest project is the apron. When I finish it I'll show a picture of it and of me and Donna D. at the class. She is a real go getter and so fun. I love when her kids show up during class.

So these could be the boots but I don't know. I like the shortness(they pretty much stop where you see them) but the other ones I tried were more comfy. Chloe doesn't like them so I don't know if that is a plus or minus. I will have to ask my boot advisor (Lorraine) what she thinks. They are Fryes. Any boot advise is greatly encouraged.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


First load of small gifts completed. I had fun with these and enjoyed making the envelope girls.
Now I'm up to the hard core gifts and having a little trouble getting the ball rolling. (are you guys thinking procrastination? Nah, not this time. Just want it right) While deciding what to make for these friends I ended up ordering a sewing machine with free motion capabilities. I really want to be able to draw with stitches. I am sure I will need a lot of practice- and a place to put my sewing machine. Also saw some beautiful Liberty Fabric from an English store but so far I have used will power by not ordering it.
So anyway the presents... probably need to get started wouldn't you all say?
Chloe has a detention for straightening her hair during sewing class. Who thinks to do that?
4 more days and than two weeks off for vacation. Yahooie.
What have you been up to?
I better get started on the gifties. xxoo

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fabric Full

A busy day
I did this:
I finished my courage page. Chloe snuffed at it, but I don't care. I like my drawing and I love the lucky rabbit on the page. It feels good to finally finish this page. Actually this page is way in the front of my journal. I painted it over a year ago but just left it blank until last week and finished it today. Yeah I know, enough about that.

And this:
These are little fabric swatch books that I made for some gifts. You can take the swatches out of the books by cutting the thread and use the pieces separate, but I like how they look in the book style too. They were fun to make.

And didn't get anything else done like the over hanging, ever looming National Board recertification business.
Bad news on the computer front... my tracking pad seems to be stuck and it is very hard to click. Sometimes the curser just glides around and does what it wants. Has anyone else had this problem?
Thanks to everyone for wishing Renee a Happy Birthday.
Alas I should probably finish my lesson plans and pick out my "outfit" for tomorrow. Have a great week friendsters.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Renee

Happy Birthday Renee!
Hope you are having fun doing something creative like knitting (hey that's my scarf), journaling, sewing or of course shopping.
Make sure to wish Renee a happy birthday even if you don't know her. She is a great friend. Can't wait to see you in March.
More tomorrow with hopefully some art projects completed(don't laugh too hard about that)