Thursday, December 07, 2006

A few more card pictures




I finished gluing my Christmas cards today and I thought I'd share a couple more pictures with you. I made 69 of them all together. I love the way that they look, all laid out together. It's neat to see that, even though they all are made from such different images, they make such a cohesive pattern.



Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I'm a one woman card factory!





I love giving old things a new life, so over the summer I spent countless hours cutting these snowflakes out of old Christmas cards. Today I've spent most of the day gluing them onto card stock with little dots. I think I might embellish them some more, but I'm not sure yet.

I just love this santa one.

Friday, December 01, 2006

More Daily Drawings

I took a break from my daily drawings as I was away for Thanksgiving. Here are some drawings I did last week and this week. I should be back to my regular Monday updates within the next couple weeks.







Monday, November 27, 2006

Feeling a bit frazzled.





Matt and I went home to SB for the holidays. We enjoyed two Thanksgivings and had a really fantastic time with our families. (This pic is the table at my parents' house.) It was really fun to catch up with my family, play with my little nephew and see Matt's brother and sisters and our friends. Matt's littlest sister turned 16 last Monday and Rachel turned 21 on Friday. It was an important birthday year so we were really glad to be there as much as we could.

Now that the holiday is over it's time for me to catch up on everything I let slide last week and to get serious about Christmas. Oi.... So much stuff to do.

Hope you all had a great holiday.

ps. I took a break from my daily drawings for Thanksgiving, but I'll post what I have later on this week.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Drawing a Day ::: Week 5 ::: One Month Down




Yay! I've done an entire month's worth of daily drawings! I'm pretty happy with the way they have turned out, but I think it's time to challenge myself some more - to add more detail and maybe draw more complex subjects. Anyways, here's the last week's worth of drawings.



This truck sketch is from a photo by Jeff Brouws




Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Work in Progress ::: Stockings and Website




Hi guys,

Blogging has been slow lately. Sorry about that. I've been working on my website. It's pretty sad right now, just a bunch of text links. I'm still working on the design. I just tweaked the template of this blog today using the same idea. What do you think of the new look?

I've been pretty busy the last few days. My in-laws were in town over the weekend and on Saturday we drove to Sacramento to visit Matt's uncle in the hospital. He got injured and came down with a case of necrotizing fasciitis, aka. flesh eating bacteria. He lost a major muscle in his leg but he seems to be on the mend. (It would bless us if you praying folks out there would say a quick prayer for him and his family.) Other family came from out of town, so we had a little impromptu reunion. It was fun to see everyone, including some people that we hadn't seen since the summer of '04.

I've been working on some more knitting patterns, too. I really want to make some Christmas stockings. I made up some swatches. I really love the argyle. What do you all think about a big argyle stocking? Would it be whimsical or too much like dad's socks?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Fingerless Gloves Pattern

I made a pattern for my fingerless gloves. You can download it here. It's my first pattern ever, so let me know if there's anything that doesn't make sense. Also, I would love to see what you make with it - especially if you modify it or change the size.

I hope you enjoy it!

Drawing a Day ::: Week 3 ::: Matt

Today is Election Day and my husband, Matt, is off in West Sacramento helping out with the electronic polling machines because that's just the sort of person he is. This week's drawings are dedicated to him for being just the most wonderful guy ever. He took the time to pose for me and each of these drawings is of him, but I'm out of practice and they don't do him justice. (Sorry, Honey!)







Thursday, November 02, 2006

Finished Fingerless Gloves

I finally finished my fingerless gloves!! Woo-hoo! And I just love them. :o)



I went through 2 prototypes with some cheap pink yarn before I made a design that I really liked. Then I splurged at the LYS and bought some Rowan Calmer (a nice incredibly soft cotton acrylic blend) to make my final pair. I absolutely love this yarn! It feels great against my sensitive skin and I really like the color (a nice light kaki).