Category Archives: Crafts

CRAFT to me is making stuff by hand. I love trying new things, recycling, painting and mixing materials.

Sun Printing Fabric

One of my biggest Summer Crushes has always been Coloring Fabric Outside! Using paint and dye in the grass makes cleaning up a breeze! In summer, when ever the weather is good enough to bringing tools and materials outside, I … Continue reading

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What’s floating around

There are a lot of materials floating around here right now. I do a little bit of crafting every day, mostly knitting or my free form embroidery stuff as well as some wool embroidery started in May. As I jump … Continue reading

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Making it Flamenco Pink

I love dye that you just poor into water and use as it is. This is “Flamenco Pink” my favorite after “Golfish orange”. Yum! Related PostsBuild a rainbow To Recycle an angora sweater Artist Trading Card Quick Collages

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Birds on a Picnic

When visiting Gotland I hand felted and sculptured a little bird. Then I embellished him like crazy, adding sequins to the chest, curly and coloured wool to the bum and yellow wings for him to fly with: Related PostsMini Moopy … Continue reading

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From the Knitting Needles

Of winter’s lifeless world each tree Now seems a perfect part, Yet each one holds summer’s secret Deep down within its heart. /Charles G. Stater This summer I visited a spinning mill called Solkusten (sunshine coast). I bought one skein … Continue reading

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The Polka Dot Oilcloth Desk

Because I am messy I use a big oilcloth to cover the desk where I make my art. I’ve had this beautiful rose patterned one for several years, but it’s beyond saving at this point, full of acrylic paint splatters. … Continue reading

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Quick Craft: Glue A Thing Ring

I love a quick fix of creativity every now and then. This is a ring I put together in five minutes and love soooo much. To make it you’ll need one of those empty rings (found in craft stores) with … Continue reading

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Autumn Craft: Leaf Roses

Picking sparkling maple leafs this weekend led to a crafternoon where mom and I made a bouqette of maple roses each. It was a quick and fun little project just before dinner. We got the tutorial third hand when in … Continue reading

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Checkered Wrist Warmers

Truth be told I knit these with yarn from my stash, but the colour combination could’ve been inspired by this book I’m reading. It’s called Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi. It’s a quick, funny read about a … Continue reading

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Vintage needle holder gets new life

This is my needle holder, before and after. I found a vintage needle holder with slots for spools around it, at a flea market one summer. When in painting and recycling mood I took the time to spray paint it … Continue reading

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