Friday, April 29, 2011

Plans for Crafts

Gotta get my head together on things that I can do that aren't back-wrenching for gifts and such. Puts brains on high power. Other than that...I'm still sketching...getting my mixed media journals filled with various things. This one is destined for a journaling page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/algolmorgan/5670047970/


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Artist Resource

This is a fantastic artist's resource for copyright-free imagery. BibliOdyssey has listing that you could spend hours digging into and never come close to finding your way out.

Enjoy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Art Stuff and Crochet Possibility

Found a great little pattern through Ravelry for a shell patterned bag. I bought 2 lbs of 100% cotton mill ends for $9 today - a lovely teal, brown, verigated-ish yarn. The yarn was on sale for 2 for $9. I probably should've bought 4 skeins yesterday, but that was yesterday. The binomial decision maker didn't give me the heads up yesterday and I walked away. After pondering some bags, I managed to get it with Holly's help.

Art supplies...I had a 40% off coupon from AC Moore and almost bought an $18.99 set of Sharpie poster pens, but instead reigned in my need and settled for a couple of inexpensive, 100-lb bristal pads for $3/each after their in-store 40% off. I found a brayer and used my 40% off on that and whoot...came home with little money spent, but with a nice haul purchased. Toss in a bone folder, a key woobie, two Dover books - both Faeries (one stained glass coloring book and the other a faerie fashion book) for $1.91 each instead of the $6.99 Dover charges....and I'm pretty happy.

Altered Art and Crochet...I'm down to that for hobbies at the moment. Writing is a part of life, so I don't count it as a hobby, but more of a sanity shield.

Enjoy the pattern.

Crocheted Duffle Bag/Purse


Clicky on the title for a great duffle pattern. It was originally made from two strands of DK cotton but one strand of the bulkier cottons would work really well. I'm nervous about the zipper, so I'll probably continue on with my soft summer sling bag for now.

Here's the link on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-duffel-purse