Thursday, December 31, 2009

New ACEO photos

Big Juicy Heart

Asian Summer

Hoist the Colors

I couldn't take my ACEO photos yesterday because it rained. But I made some more while I waited out the weather. So I got some photos today. I'll be happier that the days are getting longer and I won't have to remember to take all my photos by 4 PM. I think I will wait on cutting the ACEO's apart because it's easier to keep track of a big paper than a little one, and it will also protect the edges until they sell.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Art Cards Editions and Originals

I've decided to add ACEO's back into my Etsy shop and painted 8 of them with watercolor pencils and crayons tonight. I need to take better photos in daylight but for now these will do. If there is something you'd like to request I'm happy to try out new ideas. After they dry completely I'll cut them to the standard

2 1/2"x3 1/2" size. If you are not familiar with the idea, people collect these. Mine are originals. Make sure if you are buying some you know if you are getting prints or originals. Many vendors now sell ACEO albums and frames so you can display your favorites.

Monday, December 28, 2009

S & B Revisited

Today at the S&B I worked on a knitted hat and decided I'd need to rip half of it out because of a needle size miscalculation. Then I worked with my long loom on the Knifty Knitter project. Then I worked on my beaded neck collar piece.

Another woman is working on a wool cape because she goes to school in England. Someone else worked on knitting socks. Some of them were working on making a bowstring. One woman was sewing a kirtle . It was definitely a variety of talented people. Oh and one woman was making a stuffed animal that someone dreamed up as a cartoon, only she didn't put the head on it yet. So one headless plushy animal. I'm crafted out for the night. Time for bed I'm afraid.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I know it's a strange thing for a pagan to make, but a friend of mine just became a Catholic and try though I may to figure out a Christmas present for her I couldn't think of anything. Then last night I had the idea of making her a gourd nativity scene. Believe me I never thought I'd find myself painting a baby Jesus. Stranger things have happened I suppose. I hope I get it done in time. I need to let it dry overnight and then start on the details tomorrow. The sheep came out pretty well. And I need to cut a star in the top of the gourd. That might be challenging.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Video of Me Talking About the Knifty Knitter and Bead Embroidery

I know I haven't posted lately so hopefully this video will make up for it and catch you up on what I've been up to as 2009 comes to an end.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Knitting, Crocheting and Gingerbread Cookies

Yesterday in the Etsy chatroom, there were a lot of knitters and crocheters. There were so many fabulous finds in their shops. That was very inspiring. I wish I'd jotted their names down for you. One was an artist name Jack who made all kinds of super cool animal hats for kids including a bright pink pig.

Yesterday I made gingerbread cookies in the morning and deviled eggs in the evening. In case you didn't know I have a cooking blog here: After I started one my boyfriend started one. His is here:
Between the two of us we could feed a small army.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Peggy's Hat

I whipped up this hat for my neighbor Peggy. I wrapped it and gave it to her yesterday but I have no idea if she's opened it yet or if she's waiting till Christmas. I keep forgetting to tell them it's a Winter's Solstice gift and no need at all to wait until Dec. 25. Ah well. I thought I'd share the photos. It's crocheted. The drawstring gives it some adjustability.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Cards

I just finished my article on making greeting cards. Watercolor Cards. I'm glad I finally felt well enough to put the cards together today. And I remembered I had some great ornamental papers stashed away to use for the card itself. Making cards is pretty time consuming. And the watercolors really should dry overnight and then flattened before assembling the cards. Leave enough time to trim everything to size.

For me the hardest part is thinking of something to write inside the card that is sincere and not canned. And also to not offend people, because not everyone is celebrating Christmas. I'm celebrating Yule, and I have friends that celebrate Hannukah. Sometimes 'Happy Holidays' or 'Seasons Greetings' is the best way to go.

So make yourself some cards or gift tags and have some holiday fun.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Not One of My Better Months

This wasn't one of my better days. I went in to get a tooth pulled and ended up getting the first half of a root canal. I have to go back at least two more times and spend $2,000 I don't have. That's a lot of art to sell. Maybe I will start teaching piano again. I definitely will have to write a lot more articles for Hubpages to try to increase my income. I've been trying to get more followers for my blog but it's been stuck on 48 for months now, and yesterday I lost someone so now it's 47. And I should fill up all my Etsy shops with new stuff. I have tons of creations I've never even listed.

Random Craft Photos of the Day

Three softies I made. The first is a doll with a cosmic astrology print.
Then there is my sock monkey Wallace and his date. I think she had a name once but I don't remember it. I don't know what became of her but she's probably in a box of inventory in the garage. I have about five sock monkeys somewhere that I never listed.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Greeting Cards

Here is a sneak peek at the greeting cards I'm working on. There are two cards per sheet of watercolor paper. When they are good and dry I'll cut around them and glue them onto the card. Here is a photo of the envelope it has to fit into when I'm done. It is easier to pick out the envelopes first and then make the cards fit, than the other way around. You'd think business sized envelopes would be a uniform size but they aren't. I bought red ones and the ones in the photo with the green stripes and they don't match in size.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

My Friend Darvix

On a whim I went to the Etsy chatroom for the first time in months where I bumped into my good friend Darvix. She's a quilter and makes aprons and Christmas stockings and dresses. She's very talented. She is someone I trust to always represent her items honestly and she wants you to love whatever you order from her. Her mother was a seamstress too. Anyway, it was good to visit with her. She's on the east coast so I'm always up way too late when she's up way too early otherwise we'd never see each other.
Speaking of which it's almost 3 AM so I am off to bed. My sleep schedule is all screwed up because I've been taking decongestants. Hopefully I'll be well soon and can get back to a normal schedule, whatever that is for an artist.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

All is Calm, All is Bright

Just when I thought I was all done being sick, my cold came back to haunt me. I'm too tired to go anywhere or do much of anything.
But this morning I started drawing holiday cards with my watercolor crayons and pencils. I got some business sized Christmas envelopes at the .99 store, so I know what size to make my paintings. I'll probably glue the paintings onto scrapbooking paper. That will minimize the expense of the more costly watercolor paper. I can paint 2 cards on each piece of watercolor paper, cut around them, then glue them onto the scrapbooking paper. At least that is the plan at the moment. Since I don't celebrate Christmas, but rather Yule, it gives me a chance to customize all the cards and even put people's names on them if I wish.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Achoo to You Too

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I'm fighting off a miserable head cold. Right before it got the better of me I did manage to cut out a new purse and a stuffed elephant out of some cool prints I got at M & L Fabrics near my house. And I already have an idea for another patchwork purse in red with Asian prints. So many projects, so little time. Right now all I feel well enough to do is type on the computer and read novels.

I'm behind on Nanowrimo now and haven't written a thing in two days. It's one thing to write a blog post. No pressure there. It's trickier to figure out what the characters in my novel are supposed to be doing next. One is having a baby, one is being held by kidnappers, one is learning to play violin, and they just got 5 new cats for their house. Things are getting more complicated by the minute. I'm not even to the halfway point of 25,000 words and the thing ends Nov. 30. Sigh. The photo is of me last Sunday at the archery gathering writing my novel long hand in my journal. Sometimes I feel bad I can't afford a laptop, but then I remind myself that Shakespeare didn't have a laptop and he did okay for himself.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pasadena Bowyers Gathering

Today sure had it's ups and downs. Right now I'm just tired. I took photos at the Pasadena archery range but I won't be posting them tonight. There seemed to be a lot of dogs and horses there today.
And tonight when we were driving through Arcadia I saw 2 raccoons by the street. I also heard a bullfrog today.

At the archery range I worked on beading a hat and knitting a rug. At one point my hands were too cold to do much of anything. About then we decided to pack it in and go somewhere warmer.

My friends Roland and Merikan worked on their basket quivers. Most people were working on bows. We always take way more than we have time to work on.

Aimee showed us a beaded medicine pouch she'd picked up at a Fresno shoot. I wish we could go to the Fresno shoot but it's just too far from Anaheim for us to go.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Four New Paintings

I'm supposed to be working on my Nanowrimo novel, so of course all I want to do is paint. I've done four paintings in two days to try out my new watercolor crayons. I like the little girl in the snow the best. It's called 'Snow Day'. Next time I'll tape the paper down to a board first so it won't curl as much. These were all painted with a combination of watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils and white acrylic paint. They dry quickly. They are in a folk art or naive style. Ironically, once you've learned to paint in art classes, it's harder to go back and paint in a primitive style and throw proportions to the wind.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Retail Therapy

My daughter and I practiced some retail therapy yesterday by going to Joann's and Art Supply Warehouse. We also drove to Pearl in Huntington Beach only to find a vacant building. And another one bites the dust. Thank you economy.

At Joann's they were having another 10 for $10 Simplicity pattern sale and I finally got the archery costume pattern I've been trying to get since before Halloween. I also got some patterns for pillows and home dec items. And another apron pattern or two.

Sadly and a commentary on our times, Joann's now has their beads under lock and key. They installed glass cases for almost all the beads and now you have to wait for an employee to come and unlock them as they stand there and wait for you to decide. Unfortunately, but a sign of the times that theft is way up. Beads are just too easy to shop lift for those with sticky fingers. But how embarassing would it be to get arrested for a handful of baubles?

At Art Supply Warehouse I finally got some water soluble wax crayons for mixed media. I've really admired Willowing's work with wax crayons.  Those cost me dearly, a set of 24 was about $30.00. But supplies like that last for years if you take care of them. I already have water color pencils but being a fine pointed tool it takes too long to cover a big area, so the water soluble crayons will be a great help when I need to cover a lot of space fast. If you have no idea what I'm talking about I'll make a video soon.

I also got 2 square canvases and some more gesso. I feel like I'll go mad if I don't start painting again.
Its so hard justifying buying art supplies when I'm making no sales, so please buy something so I can stop feeling guilty.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Little Girl's Room

I'm getting ready to have my daughter visit. Which means I have to hide the things I'm making for her for Christmas. HAHA.
I picked up some root beer colored beads last night at Michael's. I suppose it's a sign of the times that now they have a combo lock on their bathroom and their employee's lounge. Those didn't exist when I worked there. Very inconvenient when you have to use the restroom. And they no longer just tell you the password. You have to wait for them to page someone to come to the door and unlock it for you. Kind of like being in second grade eh? I'm surprised they don't come in the stall to watch you.

At any rate, I got my beads, and got to work on my beaded collar for about an hour before bedtime. I think I have enough beads in the right colors now to finish it. It's getting pretty heavy, but I actually like the way the weight of a beaded garment will hug your body.

I met two knitters at the Nanowrimo meeting yesterday. They just learned so I'm looking forward to seeing them again so I can teach them to knit a hat to go with their scarves. One of them told me about a site called 'Write or Die". If you have trouble writing blog posts in a timely fashion you might want to check it out. I tried it last night but I was so tired, I'll have to try it again. You set it for how many words you want to write and in what length of time, and then the timer keeps you on track. Sometimes I think my blog entries are a little on the slim side so I will definitely try it. Otherwise I tend to daydream instead of write.

Friday, November 06, 2009

My Life in a Vlog

I've decided to make a vlog about what I've been up to lately and as soon as it uploads to youtube I'll share it here. It is me talking about Nanowrimo and Halloween 2009. And it highlights some of the projects I'm working on right now. Sometimes I forget I can make videos and weeks go by without me making one. I make them with my Canon Power Shot and Windows Movie Maker.

I'm working on 2 aprons. I'm also making a knitted rug. And a beaded collar. And writing 1,667 words a day for the National Novel Writer's Month. It sounds like a lot but I still have time to blog and watch too much TV and sit around daydreaming.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Bread and Aprons

It's been a busy day and I'm getting kind of sleepy. But I'm still making bread. The loaf I spent all day making is about ready to go into the oven. I can't wait to see it turning brown. My first loaf ever of home baked sourdough bread. I'm so excited.

While it was rising, I went to the fabric store and picked out the fabric to make two aprons for Christmas gifs. Each apron has 2 fabrics. So for the first one I'm going with red chili peppers on a burnt orange background with orange and yellow polka dots for the pockets and straps.

The other one is a mod retro looking swirl of colors. Two of the colors are hot pink and brown. So the contrast will be a small print in brown with pink stars. My daughter's new kitchen is shades of brown so the apron will hopefully go with it more or less. The fabric is in the washer getting pre-shrunk so I won't start on those until tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Beading and Stuff

I did a good bit of beadwork today and now my back feels like a gorilla squeezed me. Definitely need to work on something else the rest of tonight. But I have a long list of Christmas gifts I want to make so I better get crackin'.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Working on Gifts

Today has been a busy day and not much time for crafting. This is Nanowrimo month so I've been working on my novel. And some of my characters are crafters! Ha, big surprise there.  One of them crochets and the other one is sewing.

Speaking of sewing I want to make some aprons for Christmas gifts. I got a cool pattern from Simplicity. It's 2492. The catalog has a Christmas version not shown on the pattern envelope. But I think I want to make a year round version. If I'm going to that much trouble I don't want to make something someone will open on Christmas that they won't want to wear until next Christmas. That would be dumb.

I got some beadwork and knitting done on my trip. Check out this vintage needle package I got from a relative. Only 10 cents. The needles are in perfect condition. I didn't get much beading done. I was too busy visiting my grandson and keeping tiny and sharp objects out of his hands. He just learned to walk and climb on furniture, so areas that used to be safe aren't anymore.

Here is my daughter holding her son. She was Dorothy and he was a monkey for Halloween. We all got a good laugh when I showed up as a witch, when none of us had discussed costumes ahead of time. Cool beans.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


I think I finally have Halloween out of my system. I'm candied out, costumed out and tuckered out.
I'm still 300 miles from  home though. I'm looking forward to knitting on the train. I just hope it's not too crowded from the weekend travelers heading home on a Sunday afternoon. I've never taken the train on a Sunday before so we'll see how it goes. The train won't sell out but the bus might. Being crammed in a bus seat too narrow for my thighs for two hours isn't my idea of a fun time. So I'm hoping to get a empty pair of seats so I can work on crafts.
I have time to do some beadwork before leaving for the train. So I'm going to get on with that. The way the Amtrak works is sometimes it's half bus and half train, and that is the case this time. I'd rather take the train the whole way, but that only happens once a day and never seems to work into my schedule. So half and half it is.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SLO Farmer's Market

My daughter let me borrow her computer so I could make a post or two. It's after 11 already so I'll keep it short.
We went to the San Luis Obsipo farmer's market tonight and a lot of people dressed up. I got a lot of great  photos that I'll download when I get home.

On the train up here I started making a beaded collar necklace. I seem to be in a green mode. Everything I design lately seems to be green. I got some more beads to add to my collar at Beverly's on Higuera St. I wish they had been on sale but you can't have everything. I got some more beading needles too. I only brought one with me and I need a back- up just in case I l ose one.

I can barely keep my eyes open so I'm going to go crawl into my borrowed bed for the night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

See You in Pismo on Halloween

I'm getting everything together for a trip out of town this weekend. I'll be painting faces along with my daughter and 2 other face painters at Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach CA on Halloween morning. It's a totally fun event and free to kids. What's better than a day at the beach? A Halloween festival at the beach!

Getting there is a bit tricky for me. First I take the train to Santa Barbara and then the bus to Santa Maria. I'm doing that tomorrow. I won't be home until next week and may or may not have computer access while I'm traveling.

So I'd like to wish you all a Happy Samhain or a Happy Halloween in advance. Spend some time thinking of your departed loved ones and don't forget to scare a kid or two.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm Going to Bed Early

I'm pretty tired from burning the candle at both ends, but here are some photos of the Pasadena Roving Archers  Traditional Shoot yesterday where we set up our little craft booth on Sunday. Enjoy. Of course going to bed early for me is before 1 AM. I sold some stuff. My boyfriend sold some stuff. It was good.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Traditional Archery Shoot

I went to the event today with empty pockets and came home with full ones. Somehow being an artist feels better when people are buying your work. And though I didn't sell any of my instruments, I got tons of compliments on them and some good reactions. This was a traditional archery shoot, so even though people liked the gourd drums, we didn't sell any. Next year I should make quivers. If was are going to be doing more archery events I need to have an archery mindset. We were vending at this one by special invitation, and they only let in a few vendors so that worked to our advantage. There was one man selling knives, one man selling leatherwork, a lady selling archery parts, and another man selling custom arrows. And I think we all made some money.

If you want to make instruments, check out youtube for tutorials.  There are some really good ones on there and also some pretty funny ones.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Where Have All the Followers Gone?

I find it really odd that I haven't had a new follower in months. I still blog every day. I have Entrecard. I haven't changed. I tell people about this blog all the time on Twitter, Flickr, and everywhere else I can think of, so what gives?

Have people become so addicted to 'give away' blogs that they don't have time for anything else? Or have so many millions of people started to blog that no one has any time left for following along? Maybe I should stop staring at the followers button and just get on with it. Some of my blogs have no readers at all, or if they do, no one comments. Not that I want negative comments like 'I think you suck'. Short of bribing people, which I refuse to do, I just don't know how to get more readers.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Johnny Appleseed in Pasadena.

Blogger had the hiccups for a while there and I couldn't get on.
Today was knitting and crocheting. I'm trying out a book called ONESKEIN that I got at the library. I saw it at another library a few years ago but didn't check it out. I didn't realize it was the same book until I saw the rug on the last page. I'm going to have to try that. I love spiral rugs. It's one of those mindless projects that's going to take a long time, but you can do it when you aren't in the mood for fussy patterns. It's like a knitting meditation, and a way to use up yarn that's been sitting around too long feeling unloved.

I need to start working with my drop spindle again because my friend Mike asks me every time I see him if I've done any spinning lately. He's one of the paleo guys and is into primitive tools and going barefoot everywhere. He's vegan and lives on the cheap. I'm oddly fascinated with the guy. I guess it's because everyone else is trying to keep up with the joneses and buy a flat screen TV and an IPOD and a McMansion and Mike is just running around barefooted with his drop spindle hoping someone will hand him an apple. He's like a modern day Johnny Appleseed. Last time I saw Mike he'd just hopped a Chinese Junk and ridden it up the coast of CA from somewhere in Mexico. I never know what the guy will say next.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Love My Library

I went to return my books today and found some more craft books to bring home. I got a good one on collage and some on knitting. I read some at the library too, but didn't want to bring too many home. I find at times I absorb enough just by flipping through the books. Others have more complicated techniques so I need to bring them home for a closer look.
With the price of books these days don't forget to check your library before buying. That way you know exactly what is in the book if you decide to order it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Right Angle Weave and Atlatl Darts

Last night I started some seed bead earrings in right angle weave. So I continued on with that this morning. I'm having a lot of trouble keeping the super slippery polished stones inside the woven bands. So I can either resort to epoxy to hold beads to stone face, or I can switch to a rock with more texture so things won't slip around. It's discouraging when you don't get the results you want, especially when the work takes a lot of time. I haven't given up yet but I did need to take a break. So I worked on my atlatl darts instead. I have to get all the bends out of the reed. That is done by heating the shaft a bit at a time and bending it the way you want it to go.

Right now I have a serious case of the afternoon drowsies. I think we should get to take a siesta like Mexicans do. Seems logical to me.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back to Crafting Today

I was so busy at the archery range yesterday that I never got around to doing any beadwork. I was way out of my comfort zone trying to straighten 12 foot long reed shafts over some Sterno for my atlatl darts. Then Sal and Guy helped me finish my berimbau. The wire under tension on that thing is a little scary. Diane sat next to me all day making beaded necklaces, so I was seriously wanting to drop everything and do some beading but I ran out of daylight before I ran out of projects. So today I already started a necklace with black seed beads and colorful glass tube beads.  I'm about done with the beading but stopped for lunch. But I need balance in my life, which means getting some exercise, so I'm about to walk to the grocery store. Hopefully I'll get back to my necklace later this afternoon.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pasadena Archery Event Tomorrow

Tomorrow I'm going to Pasadena for the monthly Paleoplanet archery and primitive crafts gathering. So I have my hands full figuring out what to take. I need to work on my atlatl darts, and some beaders are coming so I need to take my bead boxes. Also I started a berimbau last month and hopefully I can finish that tomorrow if the man teaching me has time to help me. But he's teaching how to make a basket quiver. Which reminds me I need to take my basketry stuff too. Whew! And that's just the stuff I need. That doesn't include the food and chairs and tables and other stuff. I'm tired just thinking about it.

Today I worked on my pink knitted hat.

And I need to figure out a birthday present for someone I'll see tomorrow as well. And I want to go to bed early so we can leave early in the morning. And it's 10 PM already. Ack! I better get off this computer and get organized.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Three Hats

I finished 3 hats today; go me! One is crocheted in gray wool. One is knitted in camo green Paton Classic Wool., and the other is knitted in acrylic yarn in bands of pink and yellow. If you'd like to place a custom order make sure you put your name in the pot so I have time to get it to you for your special occassion. Reasonably it takes about a week, because I have so many projects going at once and holiday crunch time is upon us! My hats fit 22" heads in general unless someone requests something bigger or smaller. There really is enough stretch to fit most adult heads and hairstyles.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Camo Hat

Right now I'm working on a Wool camo hat in Paton's Classic Wool. It's got a rolled brim. I've wanted to do that style for a long time now and I really like the way it's coming out. I definitely want to get some more of this yarn next time I have some cash I can spare. This hat is going to the archery booth craft event if I can get it done in time. It will be mostly men, who wear mostly green, brown, and earth tones.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chemo Caps Always Free

If you need one for you or a loved one, email me at Pigglewiggins (at) and let me know your favorite color. Also, do you prefer solids or stripes or anything goes. Make sure you tell me if it's for a child, teen, or adult so I get the size right. And I'll need a complete address to send it to.

And if any of you are in the Anaheim area I also accept donations of yarn and knitting and crocheting supplies, as long as they are from a smoke free environment. That way I can keep the caps coming, and you can get your closet cleaned out of all the yarn Aunt Martha left you. And if you could never figure out that new fangled knitting loom, I'll be happy to have those available too. That way I can put the local teens to work making hats as well.

Embroidery on a T-shirt

I think I've been to Joann's 3 days in a row, and twice on Sat. Now I'm thinking of going back today and getting a bathrobe pattern while they are still .99.
Yesterday I worked on my embroidered t-shirt. I'm finally beginning to like the way it looks. I switched to a different kind of embroidery floss. I think it's called pearl cotton. Still from DMC but thicker than the floss. After testing the one skein I bought on Sat. I decided I really liked it and so I bought 6 more colors yesterday. Unfortunately my embroidery stitch dictionary is a library book so I'll have to return it soon. I know I must own some, but all my books are packed away in boxes because I don't have room for any more bookshelves. My bookshelves all have craft bins on them. Haha.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

patterns and knitting and crocheting oh my

I couldn't resist going to Joann's today for their .99 Simplicity Pattern sale in search of costume patterns I'd seen a week earlier. Sadly and probably to be expected, many of the patterns were sold out already. So I will try another Joann's over the weekend perhaps.

I'm glad to see vests are coming back in finally. I used to wear them quite a lot and after a few years I realized no one else was wearing them anymore. And if you like to do patchwork, vests are very useful formats for that. The pattern in the vest is Simplicity 2866. It has a vest with ample flat areas where patchwork or embroidery could be added. It comes with five seperates. Just using that one pattern alone in 3 colors would give you quite an autumn wardrobe suitable for work and casual nights out. It has a jacket, pants, a vest, a jumper, and a blouse.

I did work on a new knitted hat in my favorite Patron camo yarn. I crocheted a tam out of this same yarn and now I'm knitting a beanie out of it. Too fun.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Knitting Crocheting and Gourds

With my next craft booth event just around the corner, I suddenly realized I needed to get cracking with the hats. So I started another one in gray wool that is crocheted and I also worked on a girly hat that is so far dusty rose and yellow stripes in knitting as well, alternating between one project and the other so my hands wouldn't get as tired.

On Oct. 25 we'll be at an archery shoot in Pasadena and will have our craft booth set up with bows, arrows, and my crafts. It's down in the arroyo by the casting pond so if you think you'll need directions give me a holler.

I also worked on putting a finish on some of my gourds, and did some more work on the gourd basket. I painted the interior black and put a clear finish on the exterior of the gourd. Next I'll do some weaving with unusual yarn. It's all coming together bit by bit.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Upcoming Projects

Here it is Wed. and I'm so restless. I overdid the knitting yesterday. Today both wrists hurt.
I did my work before my play today and got the Tiki T-shirt listed on Etsy is my shop. Then I did some networking in the chatroom. But then I realized what a beautiful day it is and I want to go outside and take some photos.

Here are some things I have on the back burner: A shirt with HTBD on it for my belly dance troupe Hypnotic Trance Belly Dance. I should do a line drawing of a belly dancer for it too I think or a logo or something.

I want to make a tiny circus hat and a tiny witch hat and more Steampunk inspired crafts. Still waiting for those plans to gel.

I cut out another applique cat picture, this time with cats in witch hats.

I can hear my boyfriend sawing in the garage. I bet he's working on the knife handles for some knives he's putting together. He bought the blades but he needs to put the handles on them. Which is still a lot of work.

I could really use an extra $100 this month. I'm feeling the pinch.