Monday, February 22, 2016

Oregami 02/22/2016

This week I got to make something out of a dollar bill, which was very cool indeed. There's also a bunny, gaul, yacht, canoe. An the weekend piece  is the base for the new weeks pieces, the helmet if I remember correctly.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Jade Ram

While Ed and I where visiting a friend today. As he was showing us new thing in is studio. He was showing us these jade carved animals. They are quite beautiful, there was  a couple of lions, a monkey, ram an there was one other. I just can't remember what though. Well anyway as we where getting ready to leave he wanted me to have one of the animals. He wanted me to make something with it and of course this piece is for me and me alone. After we left his place we made one other stop, I was thinking what was I going to do. I wanted to use amethyst beads except I only had one left so I remembered I had red glass flat beads. I then decided to use the glass but with the one amethyst to break up the green and red. I also wanted to do it in macramé.

Well when I got home I actually I had five amethyst beads. So I used the red glass to extend the clasp of the ram. I then used two glass beads and one amethyst twice on each side. The beads are kept in place by the macramé. The ram of course is in the middle an since it's not a bright green the colors I choice and the hemp I used made it perfect. I am very thankful for the gift and the opportunity to stretch my imagination and use what I had to make something all my own.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Origami 02/15/2016

Last weeks origami was something I'm sure you can guess. Many hearts, I wonder why? Actually Monday was a panda and Tuesday a penguin. The rest of the week is different hearts for of course St Valentines Day. There wasn't one for the weekend so no preview tease for this week.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Origami 2/8/16

This weeks origami is pretty cool. The last piece of last week was the base for everyone this week. There is a shirt, pants, fish, shell and a card with a fox pop out. These are a lot of fun I'm glad I got the calendar.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lace Days 2016

Today was the annual trek to Lafayette NJ for the Lost Art Lacers lace day. A wonderful day as usual plenty of thing to purchase. With demos and samples as well. New an old friends where there as well. It truly is a nice time out, unfortunately since it is such a lost art the local guild are small. So that means the lace days are small as well you only spend about an hour may be a little more if talking with friends.

As usual they did have some nice buys. I was able to get my self a round pillow with a cover. The only one I was missing, I now have a types of pillows. A new book on color techniques, some more thread(you can never have to much thread). A pattern for a fan, that is something I have always wanted to do now I have the chance. I also picked up a templet to make frogs, a chain for my scissors and a sent of tiny crochet hooks. You use them when attaching threads in lace  making.

On the way home we stopped in to a little place down Rte 611 called Hopes Favorite Things. It's just south of Mount Bethel in an old general store. It is a really nice shop, Hope is the owner and the name fits. The store is very eclectic with old an new items. One thing she has gotten into an has had since she opened last October is she became an Ashford dealer. So she has several of there spinning wheel and accessories. plus she creates her own wool bats as well. I spent all of my cash at the show with only having a couple of dollars left. So I picked up a block of bees wax for thread waxing. 

We really had a fun time today. I encourage you to head to a lace day's in you area. They are a lot of fun and a great learning platform with a great way to get your feet wet. Enjoy.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Origami 2/1/16

Wow it's already February, what happened to January. Anyway since it happens to be a Monday it is also origami day. This week the first piece is a fox puppet. Which is made from the piece I did last weekend. What it turned out too be was two pieces of a table. Then there where a pair of hearts, a baseball mitt (that's the one out of newspaper). Then the final piece is the base for today's piece. No you may not know what it is until next week. See you all then.