Thursday, April 12, 2007

One of my favorites!



Here's one of my favorite scarf designs! I'm planning on making a few more like this one soon. Hum...maybe I could turn this into a pillow.

Missing Warm Weather!!

Ok, so today was incredibly bleak outside. It was pouring rain and sleeting all day long. Not to mention I was chilly all day long. I kept mentioning how the office felt like an ice cube! I was frozen to the bone. All this talking and thinking about cold weather made me miss our trip to Hawaii! Here are some shots of that trip!



This is from our trek over the lava fields on the Big Island!


From the top of Mauna Kea over 14,000 feet high. What fun!!


Yep, that's me enjoying the sun at The Fairmont on the Big Island.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Work in Progress

Ok, so my sewing project this weekend has taken me longer than expected. It has been so much fun though. I just love, love, love Amy Butler fabrics. Here are some pictures of my work in progress.

Cheers!




Flowers of Inspiration!!

I picked up some colorful flowers for inspiration! I can't wait until spring comes, especially since we just got hit with a huge snow storm last week.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Sewing Project - Oven Mitts!

It's the weekend again! Yay - that means more time for artsy projects. This weekend I'm working on a project using my favorite designer fabrics, Amy Butler Designs!

Today was assembly day. I did all the washing, ironing and cutting for the oven mitt project in Amy Butlers book InStiches. Tomorrow I will finally get to sew!




I went to Fabric Place to get batting and grommets, and ended up with some additional fabrics from the bargain bin! Gotta love the piles of fabric options. So hard to resist!! These were particularly nice. Fabric Place has such a great selection.




What are you doing Sherman!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

New Glass Art Installation!!

A special package arrived for me in the mail today! It was the highly anticipated glass wall sculptures that I commissioned. I discovered this amazing artist a few months back named Darren Goodman. His artistic glass creations are stunning! I immediately fell in love with the vibrant colors and fun designs.

Here are a few pictures of the wall sculptures installed in our living room. We're totally excited!! Now, we just have to keep the cats away!

Cheers!







Did I mention, I'm totally excited!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Fun Times!

I have to admit I had a blast this weekend in the studio. I was on autopilot painting away! Oh what fun!!











Okay, this is probably not a good place to put my dyes. I could always have a multicolored computer!



Sherman!!! What are you doing with all my art supplies?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

New Art Studio!!

I am so excited to share with you all that I have upgraded my studio! I've decorated it in colors that inspire me. A splash of my favorite lime green on the floor, and an array of blue and green crystals hang from the fanciful chandelier. A row of pictures hang from funky wire on the wall. I've also added more lighting. I just love it so much!!












With the bright colors in the studio today I felt like working with the primary family of colors. Here's my first quick creation in the new studio - Yay!



Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Crafty Project - Table Setting!

Ok, so this was a crafty project that was so much fun!! I absolutely love Amy Butler's fabrics. The fun retro designs & colors are fabulous to work with!!

I found a great website to purchase fabric fabric.com. They have a variety of designer fabrics to choose from.





Our little Sherman popped into the picture. He just couldn't help himself. He loves the new table setting!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Trying Out the Blog


I've decided to create a blog all about my adventures in crafty projects and silk art!