Saturday, October 18, 2014
Supplies: Sandpaper (120 or higher) crayons, heavy paper and an iron
Draw ● Flip ● Press/Transfer ● FUN!
A very cool technique for drafting a faux-pixel pattern suited to rug hooking or needlework, via this Cape Breton site:
Under the heading Education Resources, look for Grade 6 lesson plan, Cheticamp Rug Hooking.
Their education links provide a treasure trove of lesson plans and history. The bounty of resources online kinda make me wish I could have another baby, so I could homeschool.
Rug hooking, and recently, cross stitch have been in my bad crafter repertoire… again, not so much because I do them so very badly, but because my productivity in any particular pursuit is legendarily low.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The copper metallic glow of a September sunset over Patricia Bay reminded me of my favorite metallic bits 'n bobs around the house.
That l'il bird is by Geninne. I was lucky enough to attend an Ace Camps workshop at her home near Queretaro, Mexico. The little card cabinet is a thrift score from a couple of years ago.
|Me en Mexico|
More thrifting below: I seem to have a problem saying no to biscuit tins.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
More about Bert; the basket maker. He was also Bert; the potter, on Saltspring Island in the eighties. Behold… very cute cups.
And more about Bert; well, actually, about his brother.
He was the subject so beautifully drawn in this careful step by step rendering of a basket in process.
(Apologies for wobbly iphone pics taken in dim light.)
…when I admired Bert's lace curtain valance, (purchased in The Netherlands), he said "We couldn't remember how many meters wide our window was; so I just bought the whole bolt."
A man after my own heart.