This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

6th Yarn Basket

What can I say--these are great for using up old random skeins of yarn.

I double the yarn for thickness.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Finished Dancer Drawing

A commissioned drawing finished and framed.

This is going to the same family as this one.  I do hope they'll look good together.
Color pencils and chalk pastels on Bristol paper, 13"x 19" frame

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Can't help myself and my yarn isn't used up yet, so...another yarn basket--why not?

and I've started another.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Hat?

These would make great Cat in the Hat type hats--I'll keep this in mind for some future costume--and they're comfortable and warm.

Another one finished and my yarn isn't used up yet.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

More Yarn Baskets

I want to make more of these.

A Year End of Pictures For 2014

My sister's painted rocks

Halloween and our first rain in a very long time.

 A visit to Steep Ravine cabins

 My yarn baskets make great hats

Dance performances...

Nightmare Before Christmas...

My granddaughter as Dr. Finklestein...

beautiful clouds

My grandson's first Christmas...

A visit to Hearst Castle at Christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2014

A Yarn Basket

I crocheted a yarn basket using up some inexpensive acrylic yarn that I've been holding onto.  This worked up fast--so much faster than a pine needle basket, (but I haven't given up on making pine needle baskets).   I'm using this as my clean rag bag.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2nd Pair of Baby Slippers

This is the next size up from the first pair I made--this time with crocheted rabbits!

rabbits on the run!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crocheted Devil Horns

I made these thinking my granddaughter wanted to be a devil, but she changed her mind---so I might wear them!  I found a pattern for the horn on Ravelry by Diana, then made a head band to attach them to.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crocheted Skulls

I found this crocheted skull pattern on Ravelry by Arolie MarieMad
Making one leads to another...

I used a tiny crochet hook and some crochet thread.

Day of the dead hair clip...

purple hair clip for my granddaughter...


Baby Slippers

His ankles need to thin out a bit and his feet need to grow a little longer, but they do fit, and they stay on!

I ran out of this yarn--so one opening has a lighter purple--I also sewed some black elastic around the back edge of the openings.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Crocheted Slippers

My granddaughter chose pink--these work up fast--and fit her nicely.

 The yarn isn't anything special--some acrylic I had as scrap yarn---this crochet project teeters on the edge of being one of those depressing things you could buy at a church bazaar, but oh well... (I have ambivalent feelings about crocheted items), yet here I am finding some peace and joy in making these.

Already getting a little worn in.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


I crocheted myself a pair of slippers--I followed a pattern, but had to change it a lot for the shape of my long foot and to have them stay on my feet.

Now to make another pair for my granddaughter who just about fits in these!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I found this pattern for a washcloth on Ravelry--very easy and fun to knit--this might end up way too big so I"ll have to experiment with a different size cotton yarn.