Monday

The Girl From The Fog



completed about a month ago... lots of planning before that though... 


preparing the structure for the painting
Measures 8' x 10 '...  
Yes she's a big girl... 


John on his mission




 
 ...another little, side-line paint job.. 
These are the little wooden curves we built to go over the top of each window in the front doors...
...to give a lovely arched window effect...
...we used a few pieces of beautiful reclaimed 1/2 round moldings....


Tuesday

A Ball of Yarn and Knitting Needles



Recently I received an email from a customer who had been to the Bay of Fundy
and taken some of our work back with her to the States...
... she wanted to know if I made any earrings with a "Ball of Yarn and Knitting Needles"...
at first I hesitated... I hadn't done any like that....
a challenge ..
well, I could try.... why not...  may be fun...
Worth a try anyway... 

...after some experimenting...  and lots of bent and twisted wire....
I began to think of how I could do them...

These are some I came up with.. 
above... a antiqued copper ball with some little needles inserted through the ball..





... and a separate ball of yarn with two hammered, textured and antiqued longer knitting needles....
...a little dangly and made a nice little clink when you moved... sounded pretty.





She also wanted a pair that included a "Book and a Ball of Yarn" for a friend
who does podcasts of reading for Craft Lovers..
I liked that ...
...you get to do any Art or Craft Work that strikes your fancy and she will read to you...  
Just my thing...

I loved how they turned out and she did too...  I sure would love to see them being worn.   



  ... Sterling Silver and Copper earrings 
... top photograph background is Kaffe Fassett's "Glorious Knitting" Cover. 
I once knit that sweater from my handspun sheeps wool and Angora goats mohair that I  hand-dyed..it was rows of stars in changing colors...  
most amazing sweater I ever did.... wish I still owned it.