Monday, March 29, 2010


I have an idea to do a mixed media project that will in some way include a bit of all my current hobbies. It starts with the phrase, "What am I going to do with my life?" As this project moves along, I'll post more photos of the steps along the way.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Notepads from recycled materials

I've been making notepads out of office paper (copied on one side) for years now. People seem to love them and I like making them; though I can't always keep up with the demand. Last night, I had the idea to make little covers for them out of recycled cereal, snack, and tissue boxes and here are what they look like.

They are all different sizes, but all are 1/2 inch thick. The pages are glued in with padding compound and meant to be removed. (These are scratch pads, not journals.) I only had time and boxes to make six this morning, but I know I'll be making more.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crochetted rocks

I had some Berroco Seduce yarn left over from a scarf. I had found a pattern awhile back for crochetting around sea glass to make a necklace, but hadn't done anything with it; until last night. I didn't have any sea glass, and I only had a small amount of Seduce left, but I did have a largish piece of Obsedian from my trip to Asheville, NC awhile back (I'm quite the rock hound, just ask my husband.) and thought it might look cool in this necklace. Well, I had enough yarn to crochet around the rock, but not enough for the "chain" of the necklace and this stone is a little too large and heavy for a necklace for me, so I think I'll just clasify it as one of those cool found objects. It could be a paperweight, but I don't think it's quite big enough for that. It might look cool with others in a bowl. I love how it turned out and would like to crochet around some more found things, maybe shells or pieces of wood. Berroco Seduce is perfect for this, a little slippery, but I had so much fun I might have to get another skein (or two).