Archive for September 29, 2008

A Meme

September 29, 2008

I don’t usually do these but this one caught my eye! I stole it from Twitchy Knitter who stole it from someone else, lol.
The Rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. (Use the advanced search and scroll down and click on Creative Commons License so you use shareable photos!)
b. Using only the results on the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.
My results:


My answers (with link/photo credit)
1. Judith Portrait of a Lady of the Saxon Court as Judith with the Head of Holofernes, circa 1537 – 1540, 2. Cheese Cheese Plate with Sriracha, 3. William Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft in Los Angeles from Bain Collection, no date (LOC), 4. Purple! Purple Chihuly Chandelier, 5. Johnny Depp Piratas, 6. Pom MartiniPomegranate martini, 7. Oz Coff’s Harbour, 8.Crème brûlé, 9. Eccentric, 10. Freedom, 11. FluffyFluffy plants, 12. AK Ice Cube

Felted pincushions

September 25, 2008

felted pincushionsAnother UFO finished! Made the basic pincushion a couple of months ago and finally got around to finishing them off with the cotton thread and buttons. My friend Karen took an article from a McCall’s magazine and tweaked it to make these. They have an inner core of wound acrylic yarn instead of felting a big ball of roving. You just felted a layer around the ball and then added a bit of color/design. Mine aren’t exactly round. Ah well. I have absolutely no idea what I will do with these. Maybe stick them up at my Etsy store (which, by the way, is empty, null and void!).

Imaginary childhood friends ???

September 23, 2008

A long time ago I cut out a comic from the newspaper wherein a character made a statement that resounded with me. I changed the statement up a bit and made myself a little plaque. My imaginary childhood friend, according to my mother, was a cat named Patches. I’m pretty sure Patches didn’t grow up to be my Muse, lol. I just really liked the idea behind the comic. My friend Judy L. said her imaginary friend’s name was Gooeygoff; he wore a pink shirt, purple pants, and green shoes. Did you have an imaginary friend? Tell us about it by leaving a comment!

muse For those interested: The plaque is really small – about 4″x5″ – it was a xmas scene I gessoed over and then painted. I printed the saying on tissue paper and then glued it to the painted background. I love this particular model and I use her image a lot – she’s my grown up muse! I added the moon and star earring piece because they have been a personal symbol for me for umpteen years. I even actually used ..shhhh .. glitter!

Severed Hand Pincushions – done!

September 21, 2008

pincushionsAnother year that my poor dog has to pose with the hands… I know he hates it, poor thing! But they are done and down at the consignment shop, now to see who else has my sense of humor! We’re actually having a contest over at Doll Street to see who can make the coolest severed hand pincushion! I, of course, won’t be entering!