Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fabric Bowls

Last fall Susan Lenz was showing some of the incredible work she was creating during her six week artist residency at the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation in Maine. After seeing her series of acorn cap pots/bowls I decided I must give a try at creating one of these soft fiber pots, minus the acorn caps.

I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about this so I pulled out this book that I’ve had for ages (but hadn’t tried anything yet from it).





















It turned out to be easier than I thought, but somewhat time consuming i.e. making the yarn rope to create the bowl.














As usual, I had to stray a little from the directions and do my own thing, hence the somewhat wonky shape. This one measures 2 ½ inches tall by 4 ½ inches across.

Since I had the book out, I figured I might as well have a go at creating one of the clothesline wrapped bowls from the book, especially after seeing all of the ones that Terry and Vicki made recently.




















This one measures 2 ¾ inches tall and 7 ¾ inches across. DH named it Lava.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sad Goodbye



I really meant to post sooner, but there have been some upsetting occurrences happening over the past couple of weeks and I just couldn’t get into doing much. I won’t go into details, but it involved this small dog, nasty neighbors and threat of a law suit. The neighbor has apologized, the law suit threat I think is gone. The little dog, we miss her very much.

These are coasters I started some time ago, (actually a year ago, yikes).



I got this far with the project back then.



I thought I would be able to stitch them on the sewing machine, but no way. They were too thick and no matter what I tried it just wasn’t going to happen. I tried a couple of different ways to hand stitch them and was not pleased, sooooo I just laid the snakes aside until recently. I decided I would fuse a piece of stabilizer and felt to the bottom and call it happy.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year, Old Problem



Well the holidays are over and I just don’t know where the time goes. Can you believe it’s already the fourth day of the new year (and it’s three quarters over)? I missed ringing in the New Year with everyone, but want to take the opportunity now to wish you all a very happy, healthy and wonderfully creative New Year. Once again I would like to say thank you to everyone who stops by here whether you leave a comment or not (although of course I love to get comments from you).

Speaking of comments, I haven’t been leaving comments on a lot of your blogs and I hate that. For sometime now I have been having trouble doing so. If you have your comments open in a new window, when I try to type my comment to you I end up getting knocked off of the Internet and I have to start all over again. I don’t have this problem with the blogs whose comments open on a new page. I think the problem has something to do with MSN Explorer which is what I use 99 per cent of the time.

Hopefully I can get this worked out soon. I really hate not being able to comment on all of the wonderful things I see going on around blog world.