Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Peek in My Sketchbook: Things are Funny

The Diva's challenge this week is to use tangles that represent all things natural and organic.  I chose Mumsy as the focal point of my ZIA and surrounded it with Pendrills and Pokeleaf.  All three are new tangles for me.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
 Diva Challenge 226:
This ZIA is for the challenge from two weeks ago.  The challenge was simplicity.
 Finally here is a recent page I added to my sketchbook:  Things are funny.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WIP Wednesday #7: Writing a Pattern

A couple of years ago, I created my own Dobby pattern.  I took notes as I worked, so I could write the pattern up someday.  Well, this week the inspiration finally hit me to start working on that pattern.  I started crocheting a new Dobby this week, using some leftover yarn.
I can already tell that there are some problems with my notes, some things that I need to change.  It's definitely a work in progress, but some day I hope to have a publishable pattern.  I would like to finish my first draft of the pattern by the end of June and then start some testing.  It's a new adventure for me :)

What are you working on this week?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Playing Catch-up: Diva Challenges 218, 219 and 220

The Diva Challenge this week is to use the tangle All Boxed Up.  I loved all the variations that the tangle creator, Alice Hendon, demonstrated on her blog, so I tried a bunch of them.  I really love the different patterns that simple lines can create.  This was a really fun tangle to draw.  Very meditative.
Last week's challenge was all about straight lines.  This was very challenging for me.  At times, I hated this art piece.  I do like the end product.  I used Bilt, Cabana, Jambalee, Mary Hill, and Phroz.
The week before that the challenge was to tangle white on black.  I got creative and tried a crayon scratching.  White crayon covered with black acrylic paint.  Then I scratched out some AHH and Zinger.
I really enjoy the Diva's weekly challenge and I am going to try to keep up with it every week.  I love the meditative feeling I get when I draw tangles.   

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2015 WIP Wednesday #6


I have so many crochet, knit, and beading wips that are hibernating right now.  And I have found a new creative obsession:  art journaling.

I have been pinning and searching and oohing and aahing on Pinterest.
I bought a sketchbook and I have been experimenting with some new techniques.  Here is the cover page I created yesterday.

This sketchbook is now my new favorite wip.  I wonder how long it will take me to fill all the pages.
What are you working on this week?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekly Inspiration 5/18/15

I have decided to collect the links that inspire me each week and share them in a blog post.
Image of Sparkle Slipon
I am loving the Sparkle Slip-on from Lion Brand.  
-I think I should make myself one of these granny square shirts out of stash yarn.
This beaded barefoot sandal from Fire Mountain Gems
-Imagine how pretty my feet could be this summer!
crochet cord covers
-I have wanted to do this with my earbuds for a long time, so long that I'm not even sure if the earbuds are worth the work anymore :)  Maybe I should buy new earbuds and then crochet them a cover.
-OMG!  What an amazing idea!  I want to make a million of these.  I am always burning my fingers on plates from the microwave.

-I have been wanting to do a redesign of my blog for some time now, so I will definitely be reading this closely.

What has been inspiring you this week?  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

FO: Baby Bear Hat

Pattern:  Baby Bear Hat
Hook:  K
Yarn:  Lion Brand Homespun
This hat was so easy to make.  I actually finished it in July, but just took pictures today.  I adore the little ears.  This is part of a gift for my husband's coworker who just had a little baby girl.  I hope they love it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 WIP Wednesday #5: Buttons Found


I finally found the perfect buttons for my 50 Shades of Grey Cowl.
I am very excited to finish this cowl and get it sent to it's new owner.