Saturday, August 31, 2013

Got Bliss

Scrapping a hike. Great way to combine two of my favorite activities.

Basic Grey Hey You papers and embellishments and Basic Grey Capture journaling cards; misc. stamp and chipboard hearts; Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Barn Door, Chipped Sapphire); Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Sweet Cherry); Teresa Collins washi tape; MME Cut & Paste enamel dots; Scenic Route wood veneer arrows; Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas; Yellow Bicycle jute.

And a card made from unknown stamps and various shades of Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Monday, August 26, 2013


I knit Scrollwork by Irina Dmitrieva from Brooklyn Tweed's Wool Peopel 4 using the Periwinkle Sheet Merino Worsted in truffle.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fall Seasons Hat

I've been meaning to get a better picture of this knit, but I doubt that that's going to happen.  It's my first attempt at colorwork and I knit it using the recommended needle size, fearing that it would be too small.  It was a needless fear. The designer (the brilliant Jared Flood) took that into account by shifting needles for the colorwork.  Fulling didn't work either. It's gigantic.  So, instead of Glenn getting a new hat for his birthday, we have a strange brown tea-cozy. 

Seasons Hat by Jared Flood knit in Brooklyn Tweed Loft (meteorite, wool socks, embers, barn own, and woodsmoke).

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer Time With Friends

I decided to play along with Glitter Girl Adventure 083 (Pattern Paper Picking) over at Two Peas.  I wanted fun, summery colors for this layout and chose an old MME line.  Unfortunately, I didn't have any embellishments that matched this line, so I turned to my stamp and button collections for an assist.

MME Bloom & Grow papers; BG Hey You stickers; Allison Kreft, Memory Box, and  Stampin' Up! stamps; Tim Holtz Distress Ink (peeled paint, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge); BG and October Afternoon alphas; misc. buttons and brads.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Boys

Farmhouse Papers papers and embellishments; Basic Grey Picadily and Capture alphabet stickeres; MME Lost & Found 3 sticker.

And Zoot contributed to the layout.  Lately he's been fascinated by the paper going through the printer. And we all know that the best way to learn about something is to try to eat it.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Hat

MME So Sophie papers; MME decorative tape; Studio Calico feather mistables and chevron mask; Maya Road stamps; Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mustard); Tattered Angles Glitter Paint (red); Mister Huey Color Mist (black); Heidi Swapp Color Shine (mustard); Basic Grey Clippings, Carte Postal, and Capture stickers and journaling card; Farmhouse Papers journaling card; dew drops.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Devil's Hopyard

Such a beautiful summer Sunday.  Glenn and I escaped the City to Connecticut. We did a three-mile hike at Devil's Hopyard State Park, then had a nice brunch in Chester, Connecticut.

I took advantage of the scenery on the hike to photograph my newest knit, the Oslo Walk Shawl by Susanna IC, which I knit out of Hedgehog Fibers silk/merino lace in the Rusty Nail colorway.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Scrapbooking Frenzy Continues

MME Lost & Found 3 and Teresa Collins Now & Then papers; Mister Huey (powder blue); acrylic paint; Crate papers border sticker; Basic Grey Carte Postal alphabet stickers; Maya Road and misc. chipboard arrows.

Graphic 45 papers and embellishments; misc. ribbon and alphabet stickers.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Old Friends

Teresa Collins Now & Then and Vintage Finds collections; EK Success border punch; Prima Engraver flowers; Mister Huey mist (opaque white); Heidi Swapp Color Shine (tinsel); Tim Holtz Distress Ink (fired brick, walnut stain); misc. buttons; embroidery floss.

Scenic Route and Stampin Up! papers; Mister Huey's mask; Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mustard seed); Heidi Swapp Color Shine (mustard); Mister Huey's mist (powder blue); Basic Grey Carte Postal and Basics stickers; Teresa Collins Now & Then stickers; Jenni Bowlin calendar; Slice Basics 3 alphabet; Maya Road chipboard; acrylic paint; embroidery floss.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sea Monkey

Some light summer knitting. I just finished the Double-Take Tee by Espace Tricot using The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering in Narragansett and Flying Monkeys.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Doodling Doodletown

Playing with Basic Grey Carte Postal papers and embellishments, with a few Studio Calico wood veneers and misc. buttons thrown in.

MME Lost and Found 3 papers and "love" chipboard; kraft and grey cardstock; American Crafts thickers, stamped and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (broken china); Prima wooden leaves and mushrooms inked with Distress Ink (broken china and peeled paint); Kaisercraft wheat template; Basic Grey Carte Postal journaling card; Memory Boutique journaling cards; misc. ribbon and brads.