Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
So far 2014 is filled with Owls!! Owl hats particularly. Someone thought my Owl "Pillows" were "Hats" while viewing online, and requested one from me. I said, yeah, I've got Owl Hats... then hurried and made this hat, which had been floating in my head for quite a while. She bought the hat, and since then I've mainly been working on these little HOOTS.
It's always great to get a kick in the butt sometimes......
Saturday, June 29, 2013
In May I finished this custom order of Tiger Batik shirts for little Taylor's 3rd birthday. He's born The Year of the Tiger in Chinese Astrology. So this little family ordered 5 batiks shirts from me with the tiger on the front.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
These are the new Boot Cuffs I've been working on. They are like short leg warmers that tuck into your boots, then stick out for just a bit of "leg warmer". Just a little bit extra leg warmth does the trick, and I've discovered they are very good when you need to go out in the thick snow to shovel yourself out. Once you're all done with your shoveling, you just take them off, and your pants are still warm and dry.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I talked a little about Autumn, but didn't spend a lot of time on this since by 4th grade the students are pretty educated on seasons already.
First, I had them draw the structure of the tree with a sharpie marker. I did the drawing with them, encouraging them to draw a large tree, and having them draw the trunk thicker then gradually get thinner until very thin at the ends of the tree. I also had them draw the tree a little to the side, with part of it going off of the page, instead of directly in the center, just to maybe making the composition a little more appealing.
It's also good to have them do a light coating of glue over the tissue as well as under, to make sure the pieces are glued well.
This is a very colorful project that looks very lovely in the classroom window as a group.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
So it's getting cold, and this little one has sleek, short fur... not the best for high elevation living! So I got right on it and designed and crocheted this sweater for him. I learned the ribbed stitch to make a nice collar.