Saturday, May 27, 2006

i'm just showing off.

Its Summertime! or so it feels. the lines of traffic and boatloads of tourists have made their way to the island. I haven't been knitting all that much (a little here and there) but I have been sewing labels in my purses and handing them out to my amazing friends as they graduate with degrees of smartness and celebrate birthdays. friends of all ages! i am working on a pattern for my friend katie, who will get a pink and orange bag when she turns 5 next month!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

stickers tags & bags

I just got a new little deskjet printer so i am having so much fun promoting myself and making some REALLY CUTE labels to stitch inside my bags! I decided to try the printing-onto-iron-on-paper-then-ironing-onto-scrap-fabric technique that some wonderful online crafter shared with me once. now if only i can locate an iron!

I chose this image of a girl knitting with a little dog because i loved the look of the photo, although i don't know who took it. I think an alice in wonderland image on the tag would be really cute (and appropriate for me) too. right now i am just giving these bags as gifts/donations so i dont think i should have any trouble using the pictures...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

I am allowed to talk about things other than knitting.

I have been printing, framing and getting my work prepared to hang on the walls of the West Chop Club in Vineyard Haven. Several color prints and a few black and whites will be adorning the dining room walls from memorial day weekend through the first week of July. All framed and matted prints are for sale and the proceeds go to helping me make new ones! Hanging is this tuesday! i've got lots to do....

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

details details

I need to make a quick label for my bag that I was donating to the Island Children's School silent auction. I got a little creative with the stitchery and added one of what is becoming my signature detail...

A tag with my info and a description of the process hangs from the bag, but inside I simply stamped my 'vle' on some polka dots. I hope whoever makes the final bid loves my tote!

Friday, May 05, 2006

What Have I Been Up To?

Nearly a month since I have last blogged, I have been unpacking in a new apartment, driving around in my new set of wheels and sadly saying good bye to my boyfriend as he embarks on an educational journey far across the country.

Adjusting to all the changes on my plate, I decided to mix things up and begin a project that is not a felted bag. Yearning to feel something besides the felting wool and solid colored yarns between my fingers, I started knitting up a camisole a couple of weeks ago with all this crazy colored (and sparkly!) craft store yarn I had stashed away. This is about as far along as I've got.

...just enough tank top to cover my belly! It will be cute (and bigger) when it's done, I swear.

More felted bag designs are coming soon, as well as an online store where you can purchase what you see! In the meantime I'll be writing letters, decorating my place and enjoying the warm weather. Everyday some sort of new adventure.