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

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

Very scary!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Finishing a Knitted Skirt...

(after twenty some odd years!) This was meant for my daughter at age four or five. I've had it tucked away with all my old yarn for all this time--while my children grew, while we went about working, playing, feelings passing, people passing, troubles troubling--and there it sat. I couldn't help but think about all the time that had passed between one row and the next...

Now it's a skirt for my granddaughter who's seven. She'll be wearing it for Halloween this year as a gypsy.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chairs Transformed!

We've had these dinning room chairs given to us close to twenty years ago. We've recovered the seats a handful of times, but looking at them, I realized they needed more than new seat covers! I have some very old paint--(in fact the cans started leaking from the bottoms from prying them open--what a mess!) First I sanded, just to rough up the wood, I primed them with some old white paint, then used some red and turquoise paint. (all three cans were leaking from their rusted bottoms)

I did use some spray paint--that was fun except when one can refused to stop spraying!! The material came from a former sewing student of mine, she contributed a fair amount to our class' cloth bin years ago, so thank you to her! They are kind of wild, but we like them.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Two of Hogwart's Ghosts

Nearly Headless Nick and The Bloody Baron

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Professor McGonagall

Professor McGonagall looking over the parapet like edge of a flower pot--(posed and taken by my granddaughter)

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Malfoys

Lucius and his son Draco lurking behind a boulder--up to no good of course...

My granddaughter posed her Malfoy clothespin dolls and took all these pictures.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dobby the House Elf

"Harry Potter!" said the creature in a high pitched voice. "So long has Dobby wanted to meet you sir...Such an honor it is..."

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Being glued...

A powerful wizard!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vol..., Snape, and Wormtail

The dark magical and sinister clothespin dolls.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Trio, Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione

Ready to draw their wands out at any moment!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wormtail, Harry Potter, and Snape, in the Making

Looks like they're bound and gagged--could be part of the story--but this is how we glue on their hair.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Firenze, The Centaur from Harry Potter

It was only a matter of time before we (my granddaughter and I) thought of making the Harry Potter clothespin characters--Here's Firenze--he needs a bow and a quiver of arrows.