Monday, December 31, 2012

Art of 2012

I grew my own Japanese Indigo, which was difficult! The baby seedlings are SO fragile and delicate I killed a bunch before I learned how to care for them properly. Then, once they were strong enough to make it outside I planted them in pots and beds all around the yard. Some of them died after that too since it was too hot and dry where I had them.

 These plants on the north side of our house were the happiest! They were out of the midday killer heat, but got some sunshine after 4pm. Some plants on the east side did fine too, morning sun that's gone after about 12 or 1pm.

I used the indigo to dye some yarn for this year's Art Farm show in October.
It takes a lot of leaves to make a small amount of color so I couldn't dye the whole hat, just some added stripes of blue indigo.

Also in October my cousin got married and I made a tree guest book for them. I don't have a picture of after everyone put a fingerprint leaf on the tree and signed their name.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Art Farm 2011

Here's my piece for Art Farm this year! It's a hand dyed/knit berret and cowl using wine from a local vineyard. I'm proud someone has bought my piece every year. :) I said this last year, but next year I hope to donate a weaving!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Work- Summer 2011

Here's a shawl I knit for a friend's wedding completed 7/28/2011

And another shawl I wove for a different friend who got married in June. Completed in July.

Here is the piece I'm putting in Art Farm this year. My mom dyed the yarn with wine from a local winery and I knit a cowl with matching beret. The color is actually nothing like this photo, I need to take a better shot which won't happen until I see the piece at the show since they have the work in their possession now. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Work, 2011

Last year I bought a loom! A Glimakra, Julia. I finally finished the weaving that came with it!
I've also been spinning on the wheel my aunt gave me for Christmas last year.

These two above are handspun cotton

These two above are a mixture of fibers I've accumulated from the mill

And this is also some fiber I brought home from the mill but in single ply.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Sketchbook from 2009

I realize that precisely one hour from starting writing this it will be two years old, but what the heck. This stuff makes me laugh and I hope it does you too.

inspired from Moonstruck
Part 1

Part 2
Part 3

Old apartment manager



the fattest lady I could think of

I think of a peanut when I see him

this one actually looks like me

That's as good as it gets folks. I'm not good at blogger, but at least they're up for you to see.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Soup Label

Here is a label design for a friend of mine who is going to start selling her product! Very exciting and the soup is delicious! Visite her site at

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


This weekend I'll be going to a wedding and the bride asked me to make this as their guestbook. When the guests come to sign they'll press their finger on a green ink pad and then make a finger print on this tree, making the leaves. Cute idea! I'll take a picture of it with all the leaves and post it later.