Thursday, December 16, 2010

tis the season

I'm working on a scarf that I promised to a customer a long time ago. LONG time ago. I didn't like to work on it when I first started because it felt like it wasn't my own creation. Both the yarn and the design were dictated to me when the scarf was ordered. That is why I put the scarf down for so long. I wasn't passionate about it. I will tell you this...this is the LAST custom order I'm going to do for a while. I need to concentrate on getting my etsy stock up without worrying about deadlines for people. It's increadibly stressful. BACK to the scarf. I hated this scarf. It wasn't until last night when I picked it back up again that I began to love it. First, I noticed how soft it was. I still wasn't fond of the colors. Second, I started to appreciate the texture of the stitch. It was both masculine and feminine. The color was growing on my now. Third, I started to admire the pattern. At first glance, it looks like a simple color block scarf...but, there is something odd about it. The color blocks shift in size...each of the three colors taking turns being the largest and smallest. Now I am in love with the colors. The whole scarf seems to flow into itself. Large and small, male and female, yin and yang.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Wow. It's been a few months since I've posted anything. I've been a busy little elf since august. Soon, my line of rock purses will be posted to Etsy. And I have a brand new design for my tee shirt purses.

I've already recieved a few orders for this purse in particular. It's selling so fast that I don't even have time to post it to my etsy! (Not that I'm complaining!) So, if you are interested in one, let me know and I'll make one for you! The cost is $30+shipping, if you live out of town. And YES, they are made from recycled tee shirts! The roses are tee material and powder pink tulle. They ARE lined, with a pocket on the inside. Right now, the purses are about 50% recycled material, but will soon be made from about 80% recycled material. (The purse handles are not recycled, unfortunately, so if anyone knows of a supplier who sells recycled wooden purse handles, let me know!)

So, enough of the shameless shop plug. The acctual purse that is pictured is the very first one of it's design and will be finding a new home with my mother on christmas day! I can't wait to give it to her. I've been hinting to her about her present for about a month now...she knows that it is a purse, and it's made from tees, and she's even seen the roses...but I don't think she has any clue as to what it acctually looks like! I really hope she doesn't read this before she gets it!