Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crochet Pattern: Simple but Cute Triangle Motif

Written in American crochet terms.

ch: chain
slst: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
sk: skip
sp: space

Start with magic circle or
ch 4, slst to form ring, ch 1.

round 1 - sc in loop (ch 3, sc in loop) 8 times, ch 1, hdc in 1st sc. ( nine 3 chain spaces)

round 2 - ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 3, sc in next 3ch sp) 8 times, ch 1, hdc in first sc of round. (nine 3 ch spaces)

round 3 - ch 1, sc in sp,  *ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 1, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next sp, ch 1* sc in next sp, repeat **,  sc in next sp, repeat **, slst into first sc of round.

round 4 - c h1, sc in same sc, *ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 3, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner space, ch 2,* sc in next sc, repeat ** sc in next sc, repeat **, slst in first sc of round.

round 5 - slst into first 2 ch sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in 2 ch sp, ch 3, sk 1 dc (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 2, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner sp, ch 2, sk 1 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 3,skip dc and sc*, repeat ** two more times, sl st into starting sc.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

moved... and moving!

as I said in my last post, I was moving to Jacksonville, OR... and here we are! We've been here since October and things are... well in some ways they're great and in other ways they're not so great. I haven't been able to find a job, so instead I've been working on my photography. It hasn't been making enough to pay all the bills without dipping in to my quickly dwindling savings. So things are a little scary. But otherwise things are quite good.

The main reason I wanted to post here today was because I've moved websites and blogs to another server, so be sure to find me over at my new home!

Also, today I made this:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hey Kiddoos!

Yes, it's been a while, hasn't it? Things are happening. Slowly. But hey! that's better than not at all.

You can now buy my prints and cards from Art Star!  You can shop their website, but I highly recommend stopping in at their shop if you're ever in the Northern Liberties area of Philly. First, NoLibs is a great area with fantastic restaurants, shops, etc. Not to mention there's tons of the typical Philly stuff within walking distance. But Art Star is a must if you're even close to the area. They have such an amazing collection of work from local artists and other artists from across the country. I could have gone bankrupt in there. But anyway. They're carrying my stuff now. Yay!
1. Bird on Wheels by Lisa Hurwitz
2. Black V Neck T with Fabric Flower by forEvamore
3. Small Bowl by Stephanie Kao for Robert Siegel Ceramics

So that's a step in the right direction! But lots more work to do. And right now I'm a bit distracted with... moving to Oregon! Yeh! So I guess we've got a place to put all our stuff and call home. It's in Jacksonville, which isn't exactly where we wanted to live, but it's an awesome historic town very close to where we wanted. It seems like a fantastic area, with lots of opportunities for the both of us. Looks like we'll be making the long trek across country the end of this month. I don't want to say too much about it yet, but I'm excited!

But for now I must get moving. My Mister is in a wonderful production of Man of La Mancha, and tomorrow I'm heading out to take photos for them again. Must be prepared!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm determined.

I'm a procrastinator.  I slack off.  I let great opportunities slip by.  And it has really got to end.

One day not too long ago I was going through old messages and found many emails from other artists wanting to collaborate, shop owners asking about selling in their shops, gallery coordinators offering shows, editors of well known design blogs, the list goes on. And I didn't respond to them!  Okay, so I guess there were one or two I responded to, but then never followed up on. I mean really, I could kick myself if it were physically possible!

Why do I do this?  I would love to be able to live off my photography if I could, and these were means to that end, I frustrate myself beyond belief sometimes!

But that's it. It's stopping now.

I'm obsessed with...

fabric and paper flowers.I love the idea of re-using other items to make them. I love the rough edges, the slightly unfinished look.

Find them here:
  1.  Pins and Needles Too
  2.  The Heirloom Garden
  3.  Allora Handmade
  4.  RagnazIdnar
  5.  The Russian (Though she is now selling vintage at allen company inc I hope she still makes the flowers! I'd always thought I'd have a bouquet of them at my wedding...)
Find your favorite on Etsy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My printer and I are finally friends!

I feel like this is a completely silly thing to blog about, but I'm just so excited! After two and a half years I think my printer and I are finally on the same page. There was much rejoicing last night, continuing this morning when I took a good look at my prints from yesterday/last night in natural light. Aside from a small handful, they all looked perfect!

What? you ask, don't all your prints always look perfect?

Well, no. I've been having constant problems getting the colors just right. For the longest time I was using photoshop to color correct the crap out of all my photos: brightening like crazy, adding so much cyan it looked like my printer had an algae problem. And if I was lucky, the end result would be passable, but still not quite what I wanted.

I don't want to reveal where my stupidity lay, because people who have more experience printing will think I'm a fool for what I was doing, and some of you will think me a fool for what I'm doing now (or not doing, as the case may be). But as I've always thought, it doesn't matter what sort of equipment you're using, it's what you do with it that matters. And if the end result is what you envisioned, well who can argue with that?

Anyway, this is one photo that I printed for the first time, and I'm so excited with how well it printed. Really soft, with muted colors. I love it.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


The quotations series is finally complete! Well, maybe. I still have a few other photos that follow the same theme, but these are my favorites, and considering it took 3 years or so to post any more than the "spoon" photo, the series may stop here. But I think it looks lovely!