Thursday, January 20, 2011

snow day = blog day

The call arrived at snow on the ground... but no school. A "big" storm is coming so I guess they figure no sense in getting the kiddos off to school just to turn around and get them a few hours later. Oh well I don't mind sort of expected it and I rushed out last night to finish up my accounts for the week. I am free as a bird today.

It's a good time to catch up with my's a sneak peak at the very early stages for my eggs in the swap being held by Thimbleprims. Today is the last day if your interested in signing up, just click the badge on my sidebar for more info.
This is pretty cool, I've been trying to figure out how to dye crocheted pieces without actually going the messy route of actual dying..does that make any sense?? Looking around the studio I grabbed the alcohol inks, saturated the thread and let them dry for a few days. When I rinsed them out with soap/water some of the the color washes out and becomes more muted but that is what I was looking for.
Struggling with my 'imperfect but productive' resolution already, these guys gave been on my work table for weeks..why not in the shop... ^shrug^.
Here is the book I made last week, taught by Barbara in her home. How cool is this!
It's leather wrapped with five signatures bound in place.
I can't thank Barb enough for taking the time and providing the materials. I just love learning something new.
Well there you have it..all caught up.. but it's early and the snow is still coming down. I guess if the kids are off again tomorrow I'll have to post



Dorthe said...

Dear Angie,
your necklaces are gorgeus,- and the leather bound note book,-a beautifull piece, and I love the colors your chroscheted things have gotten, from the inks.
Here we have no snow -just now- but ....winter is not already gone, in Denmark, for sure---so it is just a matter of when, it will be here again-the big white fluffy thing!

Wishes you a great week-end, dear.

marie said...

We keep getting threatened with snow - but so far not much has fallen. I hope we get some ~ I like getting snowed in for a day or two!

The doilies turned out so pretty ~ the colors are wonderful. Your eggs are coming along nicely...I need to get started on mine. I have an idea or two rolling around in my head. But so far that's all. Your journal is nice too. Looks beautifully made - something to have for a long time.

And I agree....why aren't those necklaces in your shop? They look great!

stregata said...

The leather-bound journal looks fantastic!! Great work!

Jen Crossley said...

very cool book

Cindy said...

What a productive time you had on the non-snow day! Your pendants/necklaces are gorgeous. And I LOVE the leather journal. I was given something similar by a friend for my birthday last Fall and it a really neat style. I would love to learn how to make one too!

Cindy said...

Not sure if my comment went through just now so I'll repost - your necklace turned out beautifully! And oh that journal, would love to learn how to make one too. I received something similar for my birthday and it is so cool!