Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New paintings and sketches added

I added some new paintings and my entry to this week's Illustration Friday theme "Sink" to my painting + sketch blog here.


Friday, December 09, 2011

First attempt at needle felting

I've never thought about doing needle felting before until I bought some wool yarn and the description said,"great for needle felting".  The light bulb finally went on to start using my yarn scraps for something useful.

The first project ~ Unintentionally Creepy Oven Mitt!

I used the wool from the shrunken pillowcase debacle, which I first mentioned in this post from last year and scrap yarn that I had been saving in a glass jar for a few years. [insert happy recycling dance]

I have no idea if I did *it* right, but I guess time will tell during usage.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Re-dyeing jeans

Rit Denim Blue + Black = Dark Purple

Our jeans faded back into the 90's. Mine had some paint and glue stains for extra pizzazz.  The paint stains that looked like blood and stuck on glue bits that looked like boogers were fantastic for keeping people away from you on the subway, but not so good to wear to a restaurant.

Here are the jeans after the second dyeing hanging on the line. I dyed them again with the rest of the dye left in the bottles for a darker look. So far I was really pleased. Untillll... the clothesline broke and I had to put these in a dryer. They came out of the dryer an intense shade of dark purple.

I *think* I  can get away with wearing my new purple pants in public, but unforch Sal has a new pair of purple house pants.  I did some research about the best Rit dye jean dyeing combo and people say to use 1 part each of Navy Blue, Black, and Indigo. Okay, maybe next time.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Some stripey sweaters to wear to holiday parties

Thursday, December 01, 2011

mushroom card boxed set

12 blank cards with a free mushroom pen/ pencil holder now in the shop!