Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Blog/Another Hat

For those that wish to see a bit of a different side of me.... i have started a new blog at Knitting & Vasectomies - The Incongruity of it All

For those looking for a simpler hat in earthy colours.......  Meet another of the Fey Series "Deep Forest"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Working the Site and a Sale

Yesterday i started re-working my website.   I am adding a 'For Sale' page.  If you'd like to take a peek, come visit...  The new page is an offshoot of the "hats" page.   If you'd like to give me your opinion on how it works for you, or changes that might make it better... all is appreciated.  *Note, it is not completely done yet, so a couple of the links arent working".

I sold this beauty last night :)  I didnt even have a chance to preview her :(   She is heading to Texas to a repeat customer! 

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Man of Many Talents

My husband .....I want to blog about him...........

recently he has been on a journey with his own art. Though he has been a painter (and photographer) for many many years, he is just now learning to 'just paint'. He and I work very differently. It is one of the things that attracts us so greatly to each other.

We admire each others work, but i believe we also admire how each of us works. I use 'seat of the pants' technology and he actually, really knows what he is doing. I jump with both feet and grab everything that is near me on the way in. He plans, decides, utilizes and then commences action. I turn the container over and sprinkle the spice, he will use a measuring spoon. Understand?

We have both learned so much from each other. I've learned to temper my running amuck, somewhat. He has learned to take leaps of faith. This is what comes from his 'just painting' for painting sake.

"Birds Before the Storm" (Acrylic on Canvas)

Please take a peek at some of his work, AND LEAVE SOME COMMENTS. I am sure it would feel very good to him to know that people have thoughts about the things he does.

  • Some of his photography, painting and blog writings (which in themselves are a key to this man) can be seen here:

Friday, September 19, 2008

Be a Follower?!?!

have you checked out Blogspots new addition?!?!?! Check your dashboard... you can now have all the blogs you read in one place on your dashboard... it's great... and you can put a widget on your blog so that folks can add you to their reading list of blogs...

so.. while you are here.. . make sure you click on the widget that says "Follow This Blog" in the upper left corner :)

Getting the holiday inventory together..............

    Some new ones........ o  h and... if you don't see them in my store on etsy (or elsewhere) you can always ask me if they are really for sale...ya know?



Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fiber Focus, & Progress

I came home yesterday to some pretty wonderful things................

Firstly.......... was this: and please, while you are there, take a look thru her blog.... she is an incredible writer, always has something interesting to discuss and tell about and has a great group of people here at Fiber Focus ( ).... the other good thing is that her name is Rachel. A very good name indeed :)

Secondly, i received a handful of postcard flyers that are making their way to interested parties as we speak. SOLEYNE ( ) is a new website, that just finished up its beta testing and seems to be very promising. The mechanisms they had in place during the beta testing were good, the money they've spent to move this project forward seems appreciable, and they are already advertising. This postcard flyer is currently being disbursed at at juried art festival in Tarrytown, New York at Lyndhurst Castle. Please, if you are at all interested in this site, sign up for notification of its doors opening. You can do that at

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ok.... here is the progress on the new Art For Your Head piece, that i featured in the September 7, 2008 entry below.

The first pic shows the back and what i am needle felting into the shapes i want.... i am adding silk in a handdyed green and coral colourway. I want this to be a very 3 dimensional piece. The second pic is showing some of the beadword, (currently strung and pinned on)... i do this so that i can see where i want it to lay and how i want it to travel.... same with the front of the hat.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Two Complete and One in Progress

In Progress...

I started this hat shape last year..... and have watched it at a distance since then. I wasnt happy with what it was, but yesterday she called to me........... and she will be fine :) after re-working, i am now content with the shape and have started working on the details.... the ripples, the dents, the layers........... i am pleased with the thought of this on a head........... for me.......... this is where it starts...........

Two new ones :

Art For Your Head "Blush" and Funky Art For Your Head "Bird Pop 2" (Bird Pop 1 sold :)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Attitude Hat - Funky Art For Your Head - 'Bird Pop'

Attituded Hat - Funky Art For Your Head "Bird Pop"

I have one of these for me :)

This one will be at and is for sale :)