Sunday, May 22, 2016

Vintage Find,Linoleum Cutters


Over the years I have found these goodies at garage sales.  The packet of linoleum squares the latest find, enticed me to give it a go.


I love the packaging.....I guess in this is from the 40's?



My first print on a rust print, I like!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Teaching the Next Generation



I am passing on the sewing skills  to my granddaughter, doing my part to carrying on the craft. I hope she gets as much joy out of sewing as I have (thanks Mom).



Her bag came out lovely. The jelly beans got us through the oops!


We had enough left over material for me to recover my kitchen chairs, bonus!


Friday, March 25, 2016

Free Hand Embordiery


I discovered "free hand embroidery" on Yelli Kelli and just had to do it for my grandkids, fun x3!


The "l" is a baseball bat...did my best, room for improvement. I've since realized I should have added a football...Charlie's new love.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Vintage Finds


I bought the this hitch for the washers to use in my print making but really love the "ball"! I've gotta think of a way to use it....or maybe it will just look pretty.


 I instantly fell in love with the red capped bottles. I'd been looking for an old ink well to put my walnut ink in for the work table, and thought these would work even better. When I went to purchase them the owner insisted I buy the blue capped bottle which matched them and was hidden in the"back". It has since become my favorite and as you can see is the one housing the ink. The other two had seeds being saved in them so I decided their fate was already sealed.....I will try to grow the seeds though, to continue the story:)

Needles a necessity of life!

This rug scissor I found several years ago, but have been using it alot lately. It always brings me joy, such a beautifully made object. It is 14inches long and fits into my hand like a glove and is sharp!
Something I working on at the moment.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Botantical Garden Inspiration




I love love all the patterns, textures, color,and designs in nature. The Botanical Gardens are a store house of inspiration, not to mention the lovely warm, moist air which allows you to breathe deep and take it all in! In any cold climate it is a must to see on a regular basis. 



reflection in a black pool


Sunken Garden at Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory, como park


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's Been A While



It has been a while since I last posted. I have been working though, happliy in the attic studio until the cold hit in January.  I am now working downstairs in the spare bedroom/office. I can't get as messy as I'd like but it is good for quite work, and stitching. 


a corner of the studio
on my table

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rusted Drawers and Demo Encaustics


 Demo encaustics from the demo I did at Island City Gallery, the back drop, my new old rusty drawers.



A great vintage find! Metal drawers....my new rusting tools. They already have great marks on them.