Category Archives: design

Inspiration: breaking it down

   I’m completely obsessed with this crocheted blanket from French blog Clothogancho. If there were a pattern, I would just make it as is, that’s how much I’m in love with this. But there’s no pattern and the blog is in … Continue reading

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From inspiration to artwork

I had just started playing around with my stitched collages again when I popped in to a craft store on the way to the lake last August and saw this: “Ah ha!” I thought, “I could collage an owl and … Continue reading

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This project is making me happy right now

Ooh, I love it when an idea starts to come together! I’ve been puttering around with art making all summer, knowing that it’s when I work on things that I get ideas for new things. And it worked! I figured … Continue reading

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Dearest, loveliest Farm Chicks

Oh Farm Chicks you never fail to delight and amaze us. What a treat to have the happiest antique show on earth right here in our hometown. Mom and Aunt Susie were my partners in crime this year. It’s so … Continue reading

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I could paint backgrounds all day…

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Olympic Love

Ohmigosh! The Olympic Patchwork Quilt that is the symbol of the Winter Games in Sochi is soooooo beautiful! All that gorgeous color and pattern popping up everywhere you look! (And I find it amusing that a city whose mayor proclaimed … Continue reading

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