Friday, November 20, 2009

I have finished the cranberry medicine bag and listed it on Etsy (click the pic). The semester is finally nearing an end and I have plans for lots of creations in my future-- including more wet-felted bags.

I have also been working on a zafu and zabuton set. These are traditional Japanese style cushions for meditating. I am finished with the zabuton, but have some work left on the zafu, which is the round cushion. These will be Christmas gifts for someone very special. Pics to come soon!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holding on to Summer

I have been working on our breakfast nook to transform it into my little office/craft nook/ area to "get away". Because I am a sun and tree worshipper, I thought it would be fun to summerize the room to help me get through the winter blahs. I painted the walls a spring green called "Asparagus" and the hutch is "Fire Orange" and "Summer Squash". There are still a few things left to do. I'm getting the antique desk and chair refinished for Christmas, and I still need to paint the burgandy door on the tall cabinet orange to match the hutch. I'm also going to get some white honeycomb style shades for the windows. They will be the kind that let a lot of light in. Overall, I love my little space. It is small, but workable. I have moved quite a bit of craft items into the hutch, which I have stripped, sanded, and painted. The baskets work really well on the shelves to hold small projects and craft supplies.

The curtain sets off the room from the kitchen and provides me with a bit more privacy for sanity purposes.

I keep my sewing basket on top of the tall cabinet, which also houses paper supplies, craft books, and cook books.