Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Red House Christmas

The Red House is ready for Christmas! Claire and William have been busy clearing the snow from the pond so the neighborhood kids can come and skate.

Inside everyone is busy as well.

Merry Christmas from the Red House!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Craft Party

Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending Noelle's craft party (scroll down to Aug. 12 to see a picture of Noelle). It was amazing! So much energy, great projects, friendly folk and lots of homemade goodies to eat.
Noelle had her home set up with different projects, all the materials and instructions, set up in different rooms. The living room was for pine cone gnomes. They were so cute. I hope to make more this weekend.
This cute little wool wreath was one of two wool projects set up in the den. The wool is from felted wool sweaters. Very easy project. If there is one thing I have in my stash, it is wool. I'll probably make a few more these too.

The basement had the glitter projects. Noelle said she learned from past experience that glitter needs to stay in the basement, it's too hard to clean out of the dining room rug. I love my little diorama, but it was one of the simple ones. If I get invited back next year I will take my camera. There was so much amazing work being created and I wish I had more photos to share.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


This book is so near and dear to my heart because it speaks about my passion, the creative spirit in each and every one of us.

You don't have to be an artist to be creative. You simply have to recognize the talents and skills that are special to you and share them as best you can with the rest of the world.

One of my favorite pages is called "Making Potential". It says, " I love watching a new home being built. The wood frame is filled with potential. How will the space be finished, what purpose will it fill, and most important, how will people fill within it? We, too, are buildings constantly under construction. How will we be finished? What purpose will we fill? How will we fill within ourselves?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Yesterday I told you I'll be teaching at "make it sew" in Broomfeld, CO, this coming February.
Here is another project we'll be doing.

Using animal patterns from my "WOW! Wool On Wool" book we will be stitching cards suitable for any occasion. It's a chance to play with the fancy stitches on your sewing machine and stitch on paper instead of fabric. It is so much fun!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Welcome! Always a happy greeting. I created this quilted hanging as a project for "make it sew" a quilt shop in Broomfield, CO. I'll be teaching there Feb. 4, 5 and 6, 2010! The design is inspired by Polish paper cut banners.

This drawing is also inspired by the Polish folk art of paper cutting.

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