Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gifty Paintings

Two paintings, same frame:
This one was for my mom (for her birthday)... Pudge is her Pomeranian/Chihuahua (that's right, pom-chi) and is always with her. It's gouache on paper.
Painting for Joan
And this one was a commission by Joan, my MIL's best friend, who has a new little nephew! It's oil on canvas.
I'm taken with ovals at the moment... and I love that frame! I may have to go stock up on them at some point. Now I have to get around to painting something for myself...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bobble Coif: Now with FREE PATTERN!

Bobble Coif 1

Bobble Coif 2

I made this headband/hat thing after being inspired by this one worn by Emily (here too). I had to make up the pattern, since there is no Seaplane near me (sad face) and I Had To Have One. I can post the pattern if I get a few requests...

Here's the pattern:
1 skein Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Aran
#6 DPNs
#7 straights
Tapestry needle

4 sts.=1 inch (exact gauge is not vital)

With DPNs, CO 3 sts.
Work I-Cord for 6”.
Switch to straight needles and begin to work from chart (download here).

When chart is completed, switch back to DPNs and work 6” of I-Cord.
Weave in ends and block.
Please let me know any errors you come across... I've only knitted this once! And I'd love to see any completed projects!

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Girl!

Sally Rice is here!
Welcoming the new girl
Lemon Drop getting to know Miss Sally Rice
MSR needs a new name... I'm thinking about Astrid or Lily maybe... suggestions? I think Lemon Drop looks pretty good in the Pullip Greggia outfit I picked up (since I can't afford Greggia!).

Also, I sandmatted Lemon Drop... it turned out really well! My very first custom work... I think I will try carving her lips next. I'm pretty sure I will keep MSR stock, though, I like the Takara shine on her! Thanks to pariszhenpink on TIB for sending MSR my way... I'm in love already.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Chris and Kathryn are having a show opening this weekend! The show is really fantastic (I'm not being biased, really!), and anyone in the Sacramento area should try to make it out. If you haven't done Second Saturday, you're really missing out, so this is the perfect time to start! It will be up the whole month, though, if you can't make Saturday.

The show is at the Viewpoint Gallery, which has a nice slideshow of some of the work.
Kathryn Mayo and Chris Fraser: House•Work
March 11 to April 4, 2009
Second Saturday Reception — March 14, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Introducing Cotton & Candy!
Cotton & Candy
CC Playing
They are Petite Blythes (originally Squiggly Squirrel and Feline Fancy, mohaired by I Love George, Re-Ment accessories, outfits by me!)... re-named Cotton & Candy by me. I wish I could find some blue/green boots for Cotton's outfit...
She needs a name:
Squirrel Picnic
She's a Mini Pullip Anne Shirley (in Squiggly Squirrel's outfit), with Re-Ment and mushrooms knitted by me! Any name suggestions?