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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Something Nice for Me!


As an artist and crafter it's rare I make anything for myself.  Even when I begin to I usually mark it for sale in case someone else wants to buy it...generally that means I really will sell it if someone wants it (versus making another one), but I have had a piece of art or two that I couldn't part with when I later thought about it.  Thankfully this is rare, but not uncommon among artists.

This project is a variation of something I just recently made (and sold) - our Super Bright Orange Armwarmers.  Having completed them once we "get" the idea behind the pattern and are now ready to improvise and change them around.  Really make the pattern "ours".  Should this be successful (and we're determined for it to be) this will help us in designing another set of arm warmers we were trying to before (based on a lace panel pattern) we've made before.  Conceptually speaking making things in the round is our preference as it allows for a "cleaner" look we think and takes out a step in th finishing process.



...sew many things, sew little thyme for ewe and eye...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mirror for Amaterasu - Part 2


I've finally progressed more on this piece having put it off for some time at this point.  Having recently opted to implement a schedule I put this on my list of things to do for today and taped all of the pieces to prepare them for  mounting on the mirror (which I haven't chosen yet).  I'm very close to do with this piece which is great since I am looking forward to showing off my handiwork!

(I'm also wanting to design a piece of art or devotional work for each goddess as we go through the workshop I'm in!)





...sew many things, sew little thyme for ewe and eye...

An Artist's Gripe...


Frankly I've had it happen to me a number of times, but it irritates me each time nonetheless.  I do what I would like to think of at least as good, if not exemplary (or great at least) work, so please don't bitch, complain, or moan about my work if you can't or won't do it yourself.

If I tell you that something cannot be done, it means I can't do it.  While that may change, and while I could be wrong, it's in your best interest to trust me as the professional that I know what I'm talking about because chances are you don't have a clue.

And yet...even as the professional, I've had to deal with this a number of times...woo sah....*twitch*

...sew many things, sew little thyme for ewe and eye...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Updates for April...


Since we put up an "update" post for the store's "official" blog, we might as well do something similar for it's "unofficial" one right?

As you've heard from me a few times during March some of my recent pieces have been rather frustrating, with several of them requiring me to start from scratch or be otherwise annoyed with my progress or lack thereof...

While I generally almost always have several pieces going on at once at the current moment I've got just under 20 in queue.  Some are for profit, others may be later, and a few here and there are not.

For the sake of not being repetitive I won't list my queue here again, but will recap some of our latest and greatest frustrations...

Been struggling with a shirt, altar cloth, and cross stitch logo.  The first dealt with major pattern/direction confusion, the second with things just not working out based on gauge (finally gave up and opted to just go with what I had), and the last revolves around the lengthiness of which such work takes and a little bit of design issues (trying to decide whether to experiment or not and having to take apart and re do a number of things...)  For the most part all of the issues have been resolved so things should all flow a bit smoother now.  We shall see though.

So happy crafting to you all out there, we'll see you soon!

...sew many things, sew little thyme for ewe and eye...