Monday, December 4, 2006

Crafting on the West Coast

Thanks everyone for your comments on my new photo. My family was nagging me to change it...they said the old photo reminded them of a convict. I'm unable to respond to all of you personally while I'm away from home, but please know that I'm enjoying all your feedback and comments and I thank everyone.

Today was spent putting up my aunt's Christmas tree and other holiday decorations. My brother is here till the afternoon, then will be heading back to Seattle. It was so nice to be able to visit with him over the weekend.

Over the last couple of days, Jude and I have been doing some crafting. She has been teaching me a few of her cardmaking techniques. Here is a picture of what we made. Jude's are on the right and mine are on the left.

This next photo shows a sampling of cardstock we designed. The left one is drawn freehand and then colored with inks and a white crayon resist was used around each drawn element...although that is hard to see. The right one was background colored with ink and then stamped with rubber stamps. This was fun, it reminded me of when I decorate fabric with textile paints and stamps.

About 25 to 30 years ago my mother taught me to knit. At that time, I either didn't enjoy it or something because I didn't really get into it. Well I'm having Jude reteach me and I'm making a dish rag. It's turning out a little lopsided, but I'm getting the hang of it.

13 comments:

  1. Okay, love the cards. Those button flowers are just way too much fun. love those. And the cardstock! Fabulous. Love them both but the flowered one is my favorite. And look at you knitting! You go girl! Glad you are having such a fun time, I'm so jealous that you have someone so talented to craft with!

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  2. It's great to see you are having a good time with your family and get to have great shopping as well! So, now you may have a couple more hobbies to add to your name! Also, it's nice to see your new picture.

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  3. Hi Terri :) Loving that new photo, and your gorgeous smile! What a time you're having! I can't get over how much stuff you've bought already, and the cards you made! So lovely.
    Hope the rest of your time away is equally as happy & creative. Safe journey home, too.
    Hugs & Smiles,
    Suze xXx

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  4. Such lovely cards! After you finish knitting the dish rag, do you use it? I don't know if I could.....all that work.

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  5. Oh my y'all are busy bees over there! Those cards are so cool! Ive been wanting to make cards but dont have the first clue of how to lol...Loving those cardstock creations! How fun! I have never knitted in my life but I can crochet! would love to find a crochet pattern for dishrags! I am loving the one your doing! That and wanting to find a Navaho(spelling)blanket crochet pattern lost mine years ago. I am so glad your having a great time there! Much love and hugs!xoxo Nance

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  6. Cool beans! Great cards...and I too love the new photo!

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  7. The cardstock is awesome! Freehand? Lordy, if I tried to draw freehand, it would look horrible!

    Love the cards and the dish rag too!

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  8. Sounds like you're having a great time! Love the cards with the button trees :)

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  9. looks like you're having a blast! And the new picture is nice too.

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  10. Ditto what everyone else has said! I love your "vacation" - it seems like it's a craft camp! What a perfect winter escape.

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  11. I love the cards and the cardstock! Looks like you're having a great time!

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  12. The cards are great and so is the cardstock. Glad you are enjoying your time with the family.

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  13. Your rubberstamped cardstock gave me a good idea for recycling some I don't like anymore. I Love Blogging!

    Looks like more goodies, Yea!

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