Archive for April 2009

my first garden.

April 28, 2009

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After tons of thought and talk about taking the homegrown plunge, I finally took direction from the current issue of ReadyMade. Our neighborhood isn’t known for it’s quality of soil, so the above-ground bed seemed like a perfect solution (it’s also Idgie-proof, hence the chicken wire surround).

It took a little over 2 hours (including one trip to Lowe’s to pick up more sod), a lot of sweat and a bit of elbow grease (the hardest part, by far, was the digging-up of the top layer of existing grass). Plan ahead! You’ll need at least 13 bags of sod to fill the entire frame.

I decided to go simple with the planting: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green onions and a variety of herbs. Some are seeds, which worry the novice gardener in me, but I figure I can replenish any duds with farmers’ market finds over the next month.

mafia show headbands.

April 27, 2009

Well, I’m two pieces down for our upcoming June mafia-themed show with the Indy Craft Mafia. I have a couple of finger pincushions left to design and make, as well as a possible fabric-collage-style wall hanging (which, Miss Elissa, I may use the one I’m starting on for you to use as my non-mafia-themed piece, if that’s cool).

I’m back on the felt horse again and am loving working on smaller scale items. I finish them quicker (sometimes in less than one Biggest Loser episode (side note: C’mon…does it really need to be two hours long?), and I’m finally feeling a sense of accomplishment with my crafting.

Here’s a look-see at my headband creations:

Swim with the Fishes I

Swim with the Fishes I

Swim with the Fishes II

Swim with the Fishes II

Blood Spatter Pattern

Blood Spatter Pattern

Hug me.

April 22, 2009

I’m a big fan of bizarro crafts. Even if it skews a wee bit creepy. But, while I was looking for inspiration for a hug-based logo I’m working on, I came across this:

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It might be the creepiest thing I’ve seen in quite some time. And, it kind of makes me feel a little better about the crafty items I’ve created over the past year.

Thinking Spring.

April 14, 2009

Warm weather is so close I can taste it. I guess you could say, I have Spring on the brain:

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One of the designs I’ve finished up this past week for the upcoming Harrison Center May First Friday.