Saturday, May 26, 2007

Better Late than Never

Yeah, these photos are way over due. Here it is though- my tribute to the joys of childhood and the easter morning sugar high. Marshmallow peeps, chocolate foil wrapped eggs and jelly beans!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Show Entries

Our annual Crab Festival Art Show is happening this weekend.
The reason I haven't been blogging much lately can be seen below:

This actually started out as a yarn project I envisioned and grew into something bigger. I still made the yarn, though- 2 different skeins based on the initial concept. I've got one skein nearly finished which is part of a seasonal yarn swap I'm participating in. The other skein is still in the works. I'll post pictures of both yarns when they are completed.

Ok, this one was not so spur of the moment-inspirational where it all comes together nice as pie like the peice above. This was one of those projects that I started almost a year ago and finally got around to actually doing something with it. The background was made ages ago. The crab was a recent decision- hard to start, difficult to stay focused on and major burnout trying to complete. My head hit the pillow at 3:00 am on a school night trying to finish in time. Alarm clock went off at 7:00 and I pounded the snooze button for 40 minutes. Just glad I got it done, as I was sorely tempted to leave it till the show in November at The Fly-By. Title: Dungeness

Monday, May 07, 2007

Yarn Update

I'm pleased to announce that my yarns have been picked up by Artisan Knitworks. They are a retail shop that specializes in handspun and hand-dyed yarns. Check out their website at:

Now if I could just find some time for spinning! I've been prepping fibers, but have been busy with the fiber shop and working outside cleaning up all the winter junk and debris. Now that the snow has melted you can see all the garbage and junk the wind has left lying about- not to mention stuff that never got put away. We are planning to finally get our house built this summer, so we have to clear things out before the ground work can begin. So, major clean up and hauling stuff to storage. Keep your fingers crossed all the paperwork goes through- our roof leaks and we need more space. I really don't think the duct tape on the ceiling is going to hold out another year.

My husband is leaving soon for a month long fishing trip to the Bering Sea. Once he's gone, I'll be spinning up all those fibers I've been preparing. So far I have 9-10 yarns that are ready to go. This week I will be working up even more- I hope. I have some felted art peices to try and finish for our annual art show at the end of the month. I try to submit new work every year- it gets me motivated to felt- something I enjoy but never seem to do very often.

I finally finished the marshmallow easter peep yarn. I'll sneek some photos at work tomarrow when Liz is busy- as it's a surprise for her. We work in the same building are are constantly sharing creative ideas, venting our rage and generally wasting time together. Thankfully we both work for ourselves, or else we'd be fired for sure!