Monday, October 31, 2011

Wishing You

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Updo



At the beauty salon, watching my Rapunzel getting an updo for a school dance.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Art Journaling

Reason #999 to add art to your journals: the day every now and then when you paint or draw or collage something that actually turns out half-decent.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Design Time

The additional fabric I ordered for the quilt I'm making with the Spoonflower yardage I designed finally arrived, and I put together my fabric palette:



Now it's time to decide on which patchwork design I want to use. I had three or four ideas, but the one that's been sticking with me is a Shimacho quilt pattern by Susan Briscoe:



I like the way the Shimacho design showcases the fabrics. They seem to float against the neutral back fabric, and also look a bit like windows in a lattice:



This pattern requires a lot of precise cutting and piecing, though, so I might do a small practice pillow cover first to see if it's going to drive me insane.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Why I Love Steampunk

I've had this little trinket box for years, but never quite knew what to stow in it:



Then I discovered steampunk jewelry, which seemed like the perfect match:



This way cool pocket watch pendant is my latest addition. The tree is almost identical to the old massive black oak that shadows my back porch:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Why I Love Tea Rooms

The chick factor:



Dining al fresco:



And (best of all) the gorgeous food:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

On a Pedestal

Monday, October 17, 2011

October Sunset

Back to one of my favorite spots to snap the sunset: