Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bran-doodle-new

So I went for a new layout:) What do you think? I was thinking this was much brighter and cheerier than the last! Perfect for this fabulous 90 degree weather that we've been having as well!!! I've promised myself that this is a time to 'kick it up a notch' so, I've really been on the ball with pictures and updating......at least compared to how I've lacked recently:)


Since the weather was nice, I was able to get some pictures taken outside in the fabulous bright sun!!! I just love this time of year and am one of those people that just can't sweat enough. Honestly, I should live in the Amazon:) So, here is the beginning results of pictures......next time I'll charge the battery BEFORE. Nothing like planning head;)


Plaited twill echo weave. Yellow and orange warp, blue weft.

Rust water spots!!!!!!!!!


Waves and water with a key lime weft! I just love this one in the sun!


Basket weave towels in burnt orange and natural!

These above items will be available on Etsy soon:)


Finally here is what is on the Compact loom (Kip). A set of rep weave runners for my friend Lynn. She has a house to die for......honestly, the moment you step in you are greeted with Southern style hospitality (even though she's a NYC gal) and art covers the place like a blanket of fresh snow. She's a fabulous potter and has a personality that's so infectious that you can't help but drive home only to 'create':)

This is my first bout with rep weave. So far okay.....I wasn't thrilled about beaming the warp, the sett is 30 with 3/2 cotton!!! ;) I can do this......I can do this!!!! ;)

Happy summer!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fun Summer!!!

Well those shawls are off of the loom! I was so happy with the second run! Apparently this design is quite popular.....which makes me one happy gal! When I set up 'shop' for a show I normally try to put the most eye catching designs in the front. I have one green Waves and Water left and most of the time people look at that first!
I did a run of three, with the first here in white.
The next in a purple weft.
And this with a black weft.
I'm working in more shows this year. Typically I'll do one or two during the cooler weather but, decided to 'kick it up a notch' with some more shows. Opting to take the 'smaller' ones and utilize them for the exposure. I thoroughly enjoy doing the shows so I'm actually looking forward to the 'extras'.
The June show was the Pine Bush Art Tour. This is their second year and I was pleased to find that I would be set up on the Pine Bush Bed and Breakfast porch! I should have taken a picture of the full building. It's a beautiful place with manicured landscaping and an overall Victorian theme that literally knocked my socks off! It rained in the morning so I was thrilled to be under this wonderful roof!
Scarf racks:)
Yarn rack, more scarves, towels, and my 'post'.
In family news, we went for a class trip to the Land of Make Believe! I really didn't know what to expect but, it is in fact a 'real place'. :) I was certain we were going to be pretending that we were on a school trip:) Jeremiah spent time with his little friends. It's so cute to watch them:)
This picture just cracks me up!!! Looks like he's really flying, right?! :)
And finally I had to throw this one in here. I guess I didn't realize how long my hair was! It's longer than my own kid!!! Time for a hair cut? Hmmmmmmmm.
Well, next to get those towels off the loom so I can start a set of runners:) Happy weaving!




Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rain Rain!!!

I'm happy when it rains out so that I can justify not being outside and twisting fringe or spinning yarn:) I've pulled the second set of Waves and Water off of the loom and have been twisting the fringe. Jeremiah is busy working on his Indiana Jones game........we make a fabulous team. Here he is asking if he can help twist fringe:) A boy after his mother's own heart!!!
We went to Six Flags Great Adventure on Saturday with the first hour going through the Safari there! It was awesome with the exception of one thing.......apparently it's mating season! So we passed the 'dancing' animals as decently as possible!!! Giraffes are my favorite animal so I was real happy with this picture!
Jeremiah had a blast and I'm sure it is the same with most children, we simply could have stayed in one area of the park all day:) He was stuck in the water fountain/kiddie pool for most of the day. The water log plume ride was the best. I just love having a super tall child, he could go on most of the rides! Hooray!!!
Well, that's all folks! I'm off to twist more fringe;)