Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter doldrums

These past few days have been a little rough. Winter cold felt to the bones, but I'm slowly keeping myself positive and everything around me cozy. Int the past three days I've gotten pretty far on 15 pairs of earrings, and made 4 new bibs. It feels so good to make art.
for your viewing pleasure!

Monday, February 14, 2011

plaster the city in hearts! ( a story in photos)

Happy Valentine's day!!! As you well know, I really love hearts, and pink and glitter etc. Most of the time this makes me feel like a 10 year old girl, but I hold fast to the belief that it is impossible to be in a room covered in hearts and not smile.I love this day, because it's perfectly acceptable by society to tell people how much you love them, and cover cards, people and storefronts in pink and hearts. Even if they are silly images of cliche love, they still have some visual power. Apparently there are people in Montpelier who agree with me. Since 2002 the 'heart bandit' has covered the streets of mont p. with hearts. I have been smiling all day as I pass hearts in windows and on street signs and see people stop to grab a heart and take it with them. check out the facebook fan page! Below are photos I took of the town today! Wishing everyone a day full of people they care about, and genuine love. xoxox L. heart

happy heart day friends!!!

Some of my Valentine's this year

Langdon Street, the cafe I work at (covered in hearts)
cute art on the bridge

Thursday, February 3, 2011

photos! a review of art from the end of 2010

hello! It has taken me a month to gather all the photos together, but what follows is visual bliss of all of the projects I was working on at the end of the year. Most became gifts, but I'm working out plans and patterns to sell earrings and some sewn goods in the near future.

to start with, at least 40% of everyone I know is having a baby. I decided it would be a ton of fun to make custom bibs for all of my friends. I found a ridiculously simple pattern and went to town. The chickpea sewing studio website is lovely and the pattern is super easy, check it out! Also, a special thanks to Maddie for the use of her beautiful sewing Machine and fabric.

In addition to becoming a little sewing elf, Lindley and I became wood gnomes and together cranked out a dozen cutting boards. Cutting boards are pretty easy to make, and look so polished and slick when they are finished.

Inspired by our friend, Tonia, who was cranking out sushi boards we made a sushi-ish board to keep as inspiration to make sushi in our new apartment!
Above is the butternut box from the box making class that I mentioned in early December. The box turned out so well, with lots of character, and the curly maple bottom just shines.
Earrings! these are the little lovelies that I have been giving away and selling to friends. (clockwise from top left) They first two are made of curly maple, cherry, below that another pair of curly maple, and the rectangular ones are walnut.
A close up of the curly maple leaves.

Last but not least, I experimented with some Stained glass leaves- ornaments and sun catchers for windows.

Thanks for taking the time to check out the photos! More to come- and some new recipes I have been working on as well.