Monday, November 25, 2013

Lord Of The Rings Quiet Book

The Quiet Book And
The Ring

Finally finished the pattern for this book.
10 pages of pure LOTR felt wonder.

Here we go....

Cover Page

Page 2

Open the doors to see what's inside.

Page 3

Every quiet book NEEDS finger puppets right???

All 9 members of the fellowship.

Page 4

I'm quite proud of how Gollum turned out.
He's real creepy!

Find his ring hiding in the river.

Page 5

Page 6

I attached a piece of elastic to Gandolf
and the page so he can sling shot across it to get away.

Page 7

Navigate Sam and Frodo through trecherous Mordor

Page 8

One of my favorite pages.
I just LOVE this volcano!

Page 9

Page 10

Quiet book pattern available HERE!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Wood Art

Wood Art

Matt turned 29 last week, and for his birthday
I wanted to make a piece of art with his favorite quote.
Here is what I came up with. (Inspired by my friend Kits quoted paintings..)

My Dad owns a welding shop
so my original idea was for the words to be cut with the plasma burner out of a large piece of metal.
That idea didn't work though... the plasma burner couldn't handle all the text :(

So onto idea number 2...
A wood cut sign.
It turned out sooo much better then I ever thought!!!

How we did it:
We took a large piece of wood, and stained it a darker color.
Then had a rubber sticker made in the form of all the words, and placed it onto the stained wood.
Next we sand blasted the whole thing. 
The sand pellets repel off of the rubber, leaving the quoted words raised 
and the rest of the wood eaten away.
I love how you can see all the grooves and rings in the wood!!!

The quote is from Matt's favorite book series Dune.

I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Free Hand Embroidery

Free Hand Embroidery

I have been experimenting with free hand machine embroidery over the last few weeks.
It is sooo cool, and sooo fun!
After creating this face, I knew she was meant to be a doll...

 after creating her, I knew she was meant to have a husband...

Meet Bartholomew and Francine...
Creepy but cool right????
I am kinda obsessed, and working on 2 more triple eyed dolls.

Love birds..

 I just love his shorty shorts!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Few Blankets

A Few Blankets

There is just something about winter that makes me want to crochet non stop...
Couple that with Pintrest, and you get some pretty cool blankets...
I found these 2 and fell in love.
I've made a few different versions of these blankets for friends and baby showers.
I plan on making that floral one in different colors too...
But since spring is just around the corner, 
and I haven't wanted to look at a crochet hook for a few weeks, 
that will probably wait til next year.. :)

I'm making quite the collection...

I can't remember where I found this pattern :(

I think I love the back just as much as the front...

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Jellyfish Mobile

A Jellyfish Mobile

Is there anything cuter then a crochet jellyfish???
Is there anything cuter then a crochet jellyfish baby mobile??
I just wish that I had thought of this when link was a baby.
I made this mobile for a friend, and LOVE LOVE how it turned out!
What a great idea Arica!
Hope you love it!!