Monday, April 23, 2007

Talk about your inspiration! Late last week T posted several of her "objet d'artes" and of course, being the copy cat that I am, had to try it! Wren is complete but for seams and some sort of collar action that I haven't quite yet decided upon...but she needed a closure and Ms. T gave the perfect solution. Since I'd promised Grandma Clara an outing on Saturday, my self-serving self said "self, here we have an opportunity to go to the big box crafty store and kill two birds with one stone as it were". So we did. Grandma Clara got new Peaches N Cream in about 50 different colors for her dish towels and wash cloths she's been crotcheting. An I purchased some 16gauge wire and big glass beads. Once home I confiscated an old pizza pan, a hammer, and dug out my jewelry making pliers/wire cutters/etc. Fixed a big glass of raspberry lemonade and sat out on the concrete sidewalk playing for a little while. This is what I came up with (shown on a folded piece of Wren).





The fam came out intermittently to ask "what are you doing" to which I replied "playing". Later, they oohed and aaahhed, but what really cracked me up was when DH & DD said, "wow, we don't usually think of you as the crafty type"....WTF? I knit, sew, quilt, embroider,crochet, paint crap, make earrings/jewelry......who...me...crafty? Sheesh.

4 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

the pin is fabulous and I wish Tom would look at them and decided pin and jewelry making should be his new hobby!!! Its really a statement isn't it when you do and do and do and then someone says oh I didn't know you could do that!!! Family!

jayne said...

You bad-ass crafty girl you! Sometimes family members have their heads up their...you know.

Sheesh!!!!!! How can I, who've never met you in person, know this about you when THEY, who do live with you, are clueless???????????

Looking forward to the shawl-along, especially as this gives me an excuse to continue to ignore it until May 1, bwahahahahahahahaha!

Lesley said...

Oh, that's funny! Guess you haven't been see wielding a hammer with your other endeavors! Like your pin!! Very cute.
Les

Gryffinitter said...

LOL - makes you wonder exactly what their definition of craft is...but my mom surprised me the same way once. She knit Braveheart a sweater before he was born. I had never seen her knit, she hadn't knit in 30 years, I would have been less surprised if she had hauled out an oxyacetalyn (Forgive spelling) torch and started welding him something... but there it was, a little tiny white fingering sweater knitted on size three needles...go figure!

That pin is stunning! I am proud to get credit for inspiration. In fact, I am totally stumped - I see three ends, and all are curved...how exactly did you get it through the fabric? O.o

A little glass, a little copper, and we can conquer the world...

Oh - my shawl is in Paton's Classic Wool. I think I blogged it the same day I blogged the pieces of the merman. It is somewhat bigger now - I am starting what would be the third ball of yarn if I were using 50 gram balls, but I have no intention of stopping anytime soon....

T