Friday, July 31, 2009

HPKCHP - OWL finished

Finally finished the last pair of socks for my OWL for HPKCHC.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Can't wait to get the workshop set up, get my scroll saw set up, and get some wood in to make this beautiful piece!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

OWL submission #2 - HPKCHC

I saw this pattern, called Hermione's Fair Isle Sweater, over at the .... and I saw socks instead of a sweater. Of course, my eyesight is often confused but .. hey, it worked! They are currently keeping my feet nice & comfy.

Monday, July 6, 2009


This is one of the things I will include in my spoilee's package in the Fantasy Creature swap on the Odd Duck. We went to a local seed company's monthly festival yesterday (Baker Creek Seed Co. - they carry many heritage plant seeds) .... and I happened to score on 6 bird neck gourds. Had no clue what I'd do with them, but loved the necks & the shapes they had .... so what the heck, right? This morning I went looking for Phoenix patterns, not sure what I actually wanted except I wanted a Phoenix .... and happened across some tattoo flash .... and there was my Phoenix!

I printed out the flash, cut it out (very carefully!) and then glued it to the painted gourd. *Then* I went to town with 3D paints ... you really can't see much of the original bird anymore ::grins::

S/he has a glittery bead for the eye, set in blue 3D paint. I'm not sure you can see the gold glitter very well in the pictures, but it is there. This wasn't going to be the centerpiece of the package originally .... but it is now.

Now to put together a few more things for the package before mailing it out .....

Apparations homework

Well, she's finished .... pictured here with some miniature calla lilies that happen to be in bloom right now.

She hasn't told me her name yet .... but I'm sure she will .... just as soon as she stops running with the wind!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mini socks .....

Can you tell I've been knitting some wee tiny socks lately!!

These are so much fun to do ... and take so little time .... AND .... you only have to do one of any one pattern/yarn!!! No feared Second Sock Syndrome here!!

If you belong to Ravelry .... check out the Wee Tiny Sock Club, the Wee Tiny Sock Swap, and the Reducio Mini Sock Swap groups!!

You'll find lots of mini sock patterns, both free & for sale, in the Ravelry library as well as out on the 'net.