Monday, December 18, 2006

Have a good one

We're out the door for the magical land of New Jersey. Maybe I'll blog a bit from there, we'll see. I'll leave you with a few farewell, sorry-I've-been-a-lame-blogger-lately pics.

The above is a nicer picture of the most pretty candy from Vimi in Scotland

And these are cuffs I did for a little local made clothing show called Birthday Suit at Open Source, a community art space.

And this is a little dried bouquet that my sweet surprised me with one morning.

Very Happy Holidays from me to you!


Saturday, December 09, 2006

Merry merry little shop

Linen pitcher plant calendar

I got an Etsy shop up--Yay! It took a bit of configuring and preparing, but I'm good to go now., if you'd like to take a look. I have the calendars up there, including the ones printed on linen. I've been having fun shopping Etsy for Christmas, and I'd love to share me finds, but you know, it's not really a good idea to tell the world what you're getting everyone for Christmas if you don't want the recipient to know.

Things are slightly more busy than I'd like them to be here, more in a work-ish way than a fun-ish way. Only about one week left of nose to the grindstone and then I'll be enjoying a vacation!

Happy merry-making to you all.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Pincushion Challange Pincushion Swap

McCushion from Vimi

The long-awaited results of the pincushion swap from pincushion challenge are here! (At least, as far as I am concerned.)

Above is the lovely pincushion sent to me by Vimi, all the way from Scotland. She wove my tastes (note the gray-blue in the tartan) into a Scottish theme. The thistle is done in soft felt with three dimensional poky parts at the top--very clever and very well done. The back has the Scottish flag worked in felt, and the loop tag is embellish with a "made in Scotland" ribbon. Vimi also made a little bouquet of shrinky dink flower pins. That may be a project I try someday--I don't think Beebs has ever seen shrinky dinks in action.

Vimi also sent the prettiest candies I've ever seen, my favorite being a chocolate truffle log with a little marzipan robin sitting on it. I'll get a better photograph of it before it gets eaten.

owl pillow with houndstooth

Owly Cushion
This is the pincushion I sent out to aiar a couple weeks back. More redwork! And more linen. And more wool. It's really pretty simple, but such nice fabrics, and I love a little bird embroidery.