Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bye 2009:: Hello 2010!

I wish you a happy new year! I am also hoping for a bit more love, peace, and general contentedness for the world around me. From my family to yours, abundant health and happiness...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow covered East Coast II

It's been snowing since last night and hasn't stopped yet. Although we have made some attempt to shovel the snow, the wind kept blowing it back to the shoveled area. We gave up the fun and stayed inside watching the snow fall...
There was a small bird looking for shelter in our back yard. It scurried from bottom of one tree to another. There was also a bird dodging under our back neighbor's deck. That made me wonder; where do birds go for shelter when the leaves are all gone?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Inspiration:: Delftware

I have always loved blue and white color combinations. Especially in housewares.
I have Spode Blue Italian collection and have always loved the Delftware, the blue and white tiles. Unfortunately, I don't own any Delft tiles...

Roy Kirkham Bone China pitcher and small blue and white egg, bought at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival... Thinking about blue and white Delft tiles inspired me to make embroidered felt pins with Dutch motifs. Now at the shop.

Monday, December 14, 2009

An old card catalog

After fixing the legs [with dad!] and cleaning for hours [with mom!], a rescued old card catalog is reborn as our treasure holder. The pencils, erasers, bookmark collection etc. I remember the college days when I actually used the cards held in one of these catalogs. I didn't see one when I visited my alma mater. Sigh, I wish somethings stay the same forever...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A feature!

I have been too harried to mention that Corra of the Mayberry Sparrow featured my small red bird ornaments! Considering how excited I was having it included in her beautiful layout with other selected items, I couldn't let it go unmentioned... thank you Corra!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cotton Time Bunny

Thanks to my sister-in-law in Korea, I have several issues of Cotton Time magazine. And yet I never got around to making one project out of it until now. Although there are so many tempting projects, without any knowledge of Japanese and good skills, it wasn't easy to even attempt to start one. I thought bunny on the cover of this issue was too cute to pass it by.
The gloves - courtesy of my dad who went to Super Q Mart get some for me -weren't as white as the ones in the Cotton Time. I think it's unbleached cotton.
I had to reposition the bunny several times to get it to sit. Mad, who doesn't know Japanese either, looked at the directions and said that it may need plastic pellets for weight. I think she may be right. I'd have to make some more to test it out.