Lir's ugly daughter.....or Swan lake only Green-

Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Monday, October 26, 2015

More Melted goodness!

Spent 2 days trying to make a bezel that would work.  Watched dozens of Youtube and finally Peyote bezel video came up at 2am (thanks to the cat who sings most of the night) I finally found something I knew how to do. happy

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Towels on my 4 shaft loom

A friend, Mary Hovde, came over several times to help me warp my little 4 shaft Rassmussen loom.  After much fighting with heddles (had to make 500) and rewarp twice because things got out of order.. I learned a ton.
 I managed to get 3 nice sized towels.  The purple one went to a new home.  The others are being enjoyed by us.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

glass melting

Been doing alot of interesting stuff with my small kiln.   Top picture is Liz's drip stained glass pieces.  There was supposed to be a hole in both of them so they will have to be remelted but the color swirls are so cool.  To bad the picture doesn't show it.
 Middle picture is what people have been calling a 'space odyssey'.  Its a combination of stained glass with clear and red beads melted over the top.  Beads are working pretty well.
  Bottom was me using up cheap colored beads that turned clear or white on me except for the red and blue.. obviously.
  This has been a steep learning curve but I'm really enjoying it   Liz has tons of stained glass chunks that she inherited.
 Next I think we will move on to the big kiln and try large glass slumping.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Decorated my loom

Once I decided what to paint it went fast.
Little touch of spring ..year 'round.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pottery Studio.

Cleaned and organized.  I've even cleaned more and organized more.  Look at the new ceiling!  I didn't take any before pictures because it was just to gross.  Squirrels can be nasty dirty creatures..enuf said? 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

More weaving

Bought this loom from a friend for really cheap... And it was already warped so I'm playing with it and learning how to read the pattern charts in books.  Which was totally Greek to first.  I'm beginning to understand them a little more each time I go threw the books.
 Mine isn't quite as clean as this one but it will be once I clear it.  Bill and I have plans to lightly sand and oil it.  I have plans to do some Rose painting on the side bars.  And, it screamed its name at me when I first brought it home.  Abigail.. She's a pretty thing

More kids

Remember the coat I remade for my youngest son?  Here it is in action! Pictures taken a Gear Con in Portland Oregon.  Marshall and Liz

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Marshall and Liz at Sakura con

She's dressed like a Kitsune..a Japanese Were fox..kinda.  She made both their outfits.  Mostly by hand. Including the Tail and ears. Her hair is the most amazing shade of RED!  Matches her tail and ears.