Friday, January 31, 2014

I've dubbed 2014 the year of the great cleanout.  Not only did I tackle my hoarders delight of a studio room, I cleaned out my dresser drawers and donated three bags of clothes to the thrift store. Feels good to be able to put all my clothes away. Next week, the closet.

In my time away from all this cleaning out, I crocheted a basket to keep my dish towels.

 All my towels fit quite nicely.

A couple detail shots are always nice. 

Someday I will do something in yarn, but for the meantime this scrappy rag crochet is the bomb! 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Crochet Fever

I just discovered crocheting with fabric scraps. Oh boy! Here's my first rug.

Its great fun and so fast! This took me about 4 hours total.
I'm totally cleaning out my linen closet for more sheets to rip up!

Here's a shot with the original rag yarn ball.
I love it, but Swissy is skeptical.
Take care everyone!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Year Mandalas

It was my privilege to participate in the New Year Mandala Facebook Group created by Judy Shintani. An eclectic, talented group of artists created mandalas everyday for the first 12 days of the year. Thanks to my friend Caryl Henry Alexander for the invite to this inspiring group. 

And so without further ado, my 12 Mandalas.

Mandala #1 - Garden Green

Mandala #2 - Holiday Glow

Mandala #3 - Birthday

Mandala #4 - Breeze

Mandala #6 - Chicken Broth

Mandala #7 - Flamingo

Mandala #8 - Sewing

Mandala #9 - Goodbye Christmas onto the Year!

Mandala #10 - Windows to the Soul

Mandala #11 - Quilt

Mandala #12 - Sky