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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jackie Chan?

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

what's step 2

This was about the third attempt at making glue paper or paper fabric or fabric paper - whatever you call it. Technique has been around for years, in a lot of books and magazines; I just never tried it. Don't know what I'm going to do with it next. It's fairly flexible. I was thinking about covering a small box.

Protect your worktable with freezer paper, shiny side up. Lay on a layer of scrim - mine was already a lavendar. Next I squirted on a wiggly line of very diluted Elmer's white glue and with a nasty old brush I spread that around on the fabric. Some wrinkles formed. I left them there. Dropped some space dyed cotton yarn here and there. Misted a bit of water on those. Crinkled up a piece of white tissue paper and sort of flattened it out again and laid that on top of the yarn. Sqiggled on more diluted glue and brushed that on. Nasty brush caught and tore the tissue a bit. Left it. Squirted on some Lumiere (russet), misted with more water and brushed that around some, more tearing. Left it to dry for 20 hours or so. Peeled it up off the freezer paper. Scanned it over a piece of red cardstock.

I have a lot of this scrim. I have a lot of tissue. I have a lot of yarn. I could turn this out plenty fast if I get a finished product idea firmed up....

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Monday, January 21, 2008


My pirate name is:

Dirty Anne Vane

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You tend to blend into the background occasionally, but that's okay, because it's much easier to sneak up on people. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

tag - you're it

I've been tagged by Vivian.

Here are the simple rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Not weird, definitely random. No one said I had to use seven in each one. I just leaned that way today. I could have talked about green or frogs but I thought I would step out of my skin a moment.

1. I have at least 7 looms in my house.

2. I need more than 7 days in the week.

3. I embroidered 7 dishtowels when I was a kid with the names of the days of the week.

4. I'm not sure I have 7 friends with blogs who want to play this game; I guess we'll find out.

5. I'm not really happy unless I have at least 7 projects going at once.

6. One of my aunts had 7 kids and they lived on a farm. I always enjoyed those visits but it was quieter at my house.

7. I don't remember anything specific from 7th grade, except the spelling bee. I won in my little rural school and sat down early at the next level. I was a big frog in a very small pond.

These are the bloggers I am tagging. They will probably never speak to me again.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

party weekend

A very good weekend. Holiday parties on both weekend nights and a matinee performance of the Nutcracker at a local small theater. Gifts given and received. Good food consumed. Stories told and retold. Another tooth lost.

Some progress made on several different gifts, some shopping accomplished. Heddles shifted from shaft to shaft on the loom so I can begin threading. Some of this ivory warp may be used to make something to put on a holiday card.... mmm, wonder what it will be?

Pineapple sage. Doesn't smell as sweet in the winter, but it just keeps on blooming when the weather swings from hot and muggy to cold and icy and back again all in the month of December.

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