Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Moved again...

I'm posting over at now.  I was seduced by what I feel are better features and a larger community.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tricksie Coral

These are the latest from my studio...

...polymer clay faux coral stick buttons!  Any thoughts?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tour, day 12

This is a picture of 2 oz. of lovely Dyelicious superwash merino from TYF, in singles, on my bobbin as it sits after an afternoon of spinning it up.  (Long draw... that's why it got done so fast!)

It will be some lovely thick and thin yarn to go with my first skein.  Once this one is plied and completely finished, I'll have spun 8 total ounces of the 12 ounces I bought from TYF from Nancy's very first batch of dyeing.  I feel honored to have been part of the inaugural batch of her fiber.  It wasn't the last, and it won't be the last, and everyone keeps loving her stuff.

I've got to start saving money and get to the shop on time the next time she gets a batch of her fiber and yarns over there.

Mud face, bracelet, and layered bead flowers

I had a fun spa night at my friend's house:

I finished the first bracelet design, which I re-made in some green Malabrigo laceweight because Tempe Yarn and Fiber doesn't sell the yarn I started with.  This is my little button, too.  I think it's so cute poised just above the wrist bone like that.  ^_^

I've almost completely redone my craft area, too.  I've turned it from a paper crafts area into more of a jewelry studio.  It's definitely taking some time to adjust, but so far, it IS producing cute, creative results in my jewelry making.

The last step for me is to figure out how to make a more permanent clay addition to the studio area.  It's got to look good since it's in the corner of my living room.  I'm still working on it, but I know that eventually I'll get it.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Lately, I've been attempting to come up with cute little bracelet patterns for knit and crochet.  Theoretically, I'll be offering them for free through TYF for people who want to use them to use up a stray button or two since, you know, I sell buttons.

So far so good, I believe.  I love how this one turned out all finished, anyway, even though I haven't sewn a button to it yet because I feel like I have to make a new one that will look perfect.

The irony isn't lost on me that the whole reason I started this was to use up odd buttons I already had and that by making a new button specifically for this project, I'm totally missing the point.

(I don't care.  I'm totally making a new button.)

Tour update: I'm spinning lovely superwash Dyelicious today.  It's four ounces, spun rather thin, and I'm planning on turning it into a three ply when I'm all finished.  That should be keeping me busy for the next week or so.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Vive le Tour

Tour de Fleece is going very well.  So far I've got a little less than 2 oz. of a lovely gray merino, about 166 yards, Navajo plied, to show for it.  Here is the yarn as singles, before they were plied:

There's something about this color gray that just makes me happy.  It's so lovely, like a slightly overcast sky.  Nothing is more beautiful than a gray day.  ^_^

(Keeping in mind, of course, that I live in central Arizona, so for us, an overcast sky, especially in summer, is a wondrous treat, indeed.)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tour day 3

Another quick picture for Ravelry...