Archive for December, 2009

Jill Barklem – How have I never seen her work before? and start of holiday vacation

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

I am about to embark upon a wonderful stretch of days of crocheting owl purses, celebrating the holidays with family, blowing glass with Dean, and more crocheting. I have a new idea about a combo crochet/glass concept that needs to be more fully explored and hopefully started or even better – finished! The holidays are the best time to chill out from work and sink into some serious creating.

Oh and, I just stumbled upon Jill Barklem, a childerns book author/illustrator – how have I never seen her work before?? Must find these books somewhere, they are amazing!

Jill Barklem books

Blue Owl Crochet Purse

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

So I am in love with little metal sew-on purse frames, they work wonderfully with my fine gauge crochet. Here is my first owl purse, I am working on a green one right now. I am hooked.

Crochet Blue Owl Purse

more WolfArtGlass and ModernNeedlepoint convergence

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

We made these as a prototype for a blown glass custom order and I thought they would make lovely bells adorned with crochet flowers. This one is a Christmas gift for Gram, sending a little Texas sunshine up to her in Minnesota.

Handblown Glass Bell Spring Crochet Posy