Monday, February 28, 2011

So today it is raining.
I am not sure how I am feeling about this after yesterdays beautiful snowfall
(which is all washes away or turning to compacted ice now)
I love winter,
so very, very much...
But after having a few teaser days at 50 degrees,
and a friend in Virginia saying that it is 70 degrees there,
I don't know, I am kind of ready for sprouts to start poking their green heads through the earth.
And although I am not quite ready for the coming season,
when it does fall upon us New Englanders,
it will greeted with thin sweaters and 'hip-hip-hoorays!'
Until then,
here are the photos I took on my walk in the snow yesterday from start before I left the house until the end of the walk.
(I am slightly impressed with myself,
which doesn't happen often,
for actually capturing a bit of the falling snow)
Enjoy your Monday, all!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Just thought I would let you know,
I have something a little new in the shop...

A little bit different from what I normally am making,
but I am totally obsessed.
(going to the craft store right after this for some more cotton thread)
What do you think?

ice sculptures and snow

I love the beautiful sculptures and shapes ice forms in winter.
It is snowing today.
Beautiful big flakes.
Just the dreamy kind that I like...
So I am off to adventure in the woods with Veda.
I am sure I will have photos later (or hope to, falling snow is difficult to photograph).

Saturday, February 26, 2011

a new project

This is what I have been working on the last couple of days.

I have been wanting to make these for a while after I saw at a fair I was at in December,
(I traded for this necklace and have been obsessed ever since)
not to mention the fact that I have been wanting to further develop my fairly non-existant crochet skills...

So a little while back I found THIS tutorial on The Purl Bee courtesy of Resurrection Fern.
(btw, if you don't already know about her blog and etsy shop, definitely check it out!)
I still have a loooong way to go to make the beautiful urchin like stones she makes, but I am pretty proud of how far I have gotten!

I definitely had to start over about 4 times,
but after looking up a couple of stitch tutorials on youtube and the meaning of stitch codes,
I was on my way and haven't stopped since.
I actually had to go back to the beach this morning to get more stones!

Hope you all have a shiny afternoon!
Happy crafting!!!

A break from the hunt

A break from the hunt, originally uploaded by Little Owl Arts.

A view from my latest adventure... At the edge of Stage Fort Park facing Boston. (In searc h of perfectly smooth stones)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What I've Been Working On...

Amidst my funk,
I seem to have gotten some nuno felted scarves embroidered and finished.
I am not the most skilled person at embroidery,
I sort of figure it out or make it up as I go along...
But I think it looks alright.
What do you think?

Also, I have been working on finishing a bag of needle felted owls.
I am trying to get a box full of them and mermaids for the craft fair I am doing at the end of March.
It is a lot of jabbing with a little needle,
not to mention all the work it took to prepare the fiber in the first place-
Washing and picking the wool clean, dying it, drying it, and finally carding it...
It sure looks pretty all rolled up and ready for felting in its box!

Today's Beauty: Part 1

I love the intricate textures that nature displays.

(I had to add this one of veda chomping on a stick, for some reason she thought it was quite tasty!)