Sunday, June 29, 2008

Thumbnail sketch of a bee

I've been taking photos of bees for years and finally got one that isn't a blur! So I did a tiny sketch from it.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Day Lily Watercolor

This is a watercolor I did of a day lily growing in our park. These are grown all over Elk Grove, I think they like the heat and full sun and do well even in parking lots. You can find them in yellow, orange, red, and these are pink.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cute Cotton Backpack

I crocheted a flat bag in double crochet with a drawstring top. The drawstring is just chain crochet. Then I added one long
strap made with just a single crochet row. I just slipped it through at the top and attached the ends together at the bottom to make backpack straps. I added an outside pocket and sewed
one side to fit my cellphone plus a little strap and a cute glass button to keep it secure.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Silk Sketch Set

We just got back from a camping trip near Big Sur. It was great fun! I picked up a sketch pad to capture some of the amazing views there. I also found a ball of yarn made in Nepal from recycled silk (they have some hippie shops there :)). It is a really beautiful yarn and when you look at it you can picture the people who once wore the beautiful silk clothing that went into the yarn. But what should I make from it? One day on the trip I wanted to bring my sketch pad down to the beach and ended up having to put my pencil and eraser in my back pocket, which was not ideal. So I came up with a solution to both problems. I crocheted a pencil and eraser holder that ties onto your sketch pad.

Friday, June 6, 2008


Various coasters crocheted from thread. The white ones are worked in #10 thread. The green are from #5 thread I think. The orange and blue are crocheted with two #10 threads held together.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lacy Cuff

Here's an easy little project, a cuff from Crochet Today. I made a couple changes from the pattern, I used one variegated thread instead of two colors and reduced stitches everywhere because I used a bigger hook. This neighborhood cat walked into my modeling session. :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ripple Vest

I made this vest with a yarn made from bamboo. It's very shiny and soft. I used a pattern from Interweave Crochet, which is probably my favorite magazine right now.