Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whopper size needles

I was wanting to do I-cord with big bulky yarn-and didn't have a big pair of double pointed needles to use-never saw anything as big as I wanted for sale anywhere-soooo.... I had this old broom handle and figured I tool wood carving classes a long time ago-still have all the tools. I cut two pieces about 12 inches long and proceeded to Whittle the ends to a sharp point. All in all, I do believe they came out pretty good-one is a little longer than the other. I made 1 I-cord so far-it was from a very unbalanced yarn-but the needles worked just great. I'm trying to find something I could put on one of the ends so I could just use them as regular needles to make a scarf. I still have some of the broom handle left-I may just make a separate pair for that. We shall see......

Monday, January 2, 2012

"New" space

I totally rearranged everything and now have a bit more room for "studio" space. At least now I feel I can call it my studio. All my working stations are in there. I just moved my living area to the dining room, and spread out all my stuff in the living room. I just have to find room for all the small stuff, supplies and general junk I've got in that stash I can't throw out. Here's hoping that when the urge to create strikes I can now just go sit and get started, instead of looking everywhere for that one item I know I have somewhere.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

I spent the last night of 2011 playing with ATC's. I had this idea to use old magazine pages rather than throwing them all away. I cut out the brightest most colorful pictures I could find, cut them down to ATC size (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) then sewed them to several more pages to thicken them up. I was at it for quite a while-but doing it while watching movies made it go better. I'm finishing them up today , and hope to start using them to just slather some paint, glob some glue, and generally just have fun with them. I like that they have the colorful background all ready to get started. Now, off to play!