Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Something about being pregant makes me want to knit--this happened with my son 4 years ago, and the result was many, many knitted scarves! This time, I am breaking free of my rectangle, and I have learned to knit a simple hat. This is the second one that I made, this one for my daughter. I am starting Baby's next!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Latest Batch of Polymer

Here is the latest batch of polymer clay buttons and beads.

I made some bracelets with some of the polymer clay beads that I have made over the past year or so. Sometimes when I am making these little beads and buttons, my husband will look at me and say, "Are you actually going to DO anything with all of those?" The answer is YES! And here they are. I made all of the little jump rings, eye pins and clasps (except the toggle clasp) out of wire.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Batik Silk and Cotton

Still been puttering around, though less and less with Baby coming soon--just been too darn tired to do much more than work and family. I have been able to get some dyeing done. The 6 pieces here are cotton batik, and a couple of close ups. These pieces are 18 x 22 inches.

I also love to dye silk scarves and yardage. This red and orange one is a small section of a 45 x 108 inch silk piece that is currently on display at the Rio Rancho Esther Bone Library--a project that I am doing with 5 other ladies in my dye group. I am planning on incorporating some of these silk dyed pieces into my art quilting, so I am excited to do that when I have a little time!

The silk fabric dyes so beautifully and feels so soft and smooth, but is a little expensive to play with. I have a bunch of scarves that I've dyed that I will list on Esty as soon as I can get the photography done--that's a whole other challenge--but I will post when I have those ready.