Monday, July 02, 2012
that title could probably describe a lot of things in my life right now, or just my life in general, but i feel it particularly describes how i'm feeling about crafting these days. nothing is flowing especially well, and my inspiration feels just out of reach. i feel like i've been giving you this story for a while now. sorry if you're tired of it. but that's okay, it'll come. or it won't. at this time i think i'm okay with that ebb and flow. i'm never gonna call myself an artist - i'm just a girl who makes things once in a while, when the mood strikes me. and when it doesn't, well, i've got other things to do.
all that said, there are a few things on the go around here:
>> this continued rainy weather has me playing with wool a fair bit. right now i'm working on this golden autumn hat pattern, although i'm calling mine 'grey summer' for obvious reasons.
>> i did a bit of logwood dyeing last week. i got a variety of purples on cotton, linen and silk - the darkest near black on the silk. i attempted a bit of shibori folding on the piece of linen, which was previously dyed lightly with madder. and the big piece of cotton gauze i'm hoping to make into a dress.
>> finally finished up a humpback whale for a custom order. it is closer to the older style of my humpbacks than the more recent ones i have done - i think i like them both ways.
>> and a custom request for some ochre stars on a rock led me to make a second one (in front in the photo) that went into the shop today.
>> speaking of the shop, you can now find the crab & fish and deer & owl sets from my collaboration with Abby Glassenberg.
are you making anything these days?