Nothing I like better than rhyming words—what a great title for a blog post!
Zoo Crew cover
My Facebook and FB Pin Loom Weaving Support Group friend, Deborah Bagley, asked me to have a look at her brand new book (congrats, Deborah!) and write a review about it. I have to admit this is challenging in a couple of ways for me. First of all, most of you know I’m a great pin loom square weaver but not a great project-maker, so I look at these adorable 3-D creations and think, “Uuuuuuh.” Second, this is an eBook and I’m old school. However, I know how to use a computer and it’s actually easy to get around the “complication” of looking at a book onscreen (and you have the added bonus of being able to zoom in which is pretty cool). Read More →
Can I start by showing my latest creation?
Monet art journal
It’s been eight years since I made any personal art journals. By make I mean, I cut (or tear) larger sheets of paper into book-sized pages, cut matboard covers and cover them with decorative paper, punch a bajillion holes in the pages and covers (a scary process after all that precise and lovely work), and then bind them with double O binding wires. I’m totally excited to be back in business! Read More →
Two weeks ago I attended an evening seminar at church about becoming more self-reliant. I don’t know what I was expecting—emergency preparedness? food storage tips?
A good deal of the seminar focused on having us ponder and trust in personal direction we received via the Holy Ghost. That might not be a concept everyone is familiar with, but it’s quite usual for me. I gamely trusted, pondered, and received inspiration. Though I knew it was a bit scary, I acted on the prompting to join the Starting and Growing a Small Business class.
Self Reliance Class Manual
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As anticipated, this second skein of art yarn is thinner than my first—more suitable for the pin loom. It seems a bit of a shame to cut it up; it reminds me of Native American jewelry.
The finished-and-ready-to-use art yarn
The colors in this skein are toned down, so let’s see how its squares turn out.
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