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Watercolor Class – Week 2

Watercolor Class – Week 2


Posted on Apr 11, 2006

Last night was my second watercolor class.  We focused on techniques and didn’t try to paint anything.  The first painting was all about working wet.  We soaked the paper completely for about 10 minutes.  Then we worked with cool colors just trying to get a feel for what happens to the paint when the paper is so wet.  From just dropping paint onto the paper to using different brush strokes, this was good...

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Watercolor Class – Week 1

Watercolor Class – Week 1


Posted on Apr 7, 2006

My sister and I started a watercolor class this week.  Painting is something that I’ve always been drawn too, but never very good at.  So I jumped at the chance to take this class.  The first night mainly consisted of going over supplies.  We covered the types of paint to use as well as what good brushes are made of.  Did you know a common type of hair for brushes comes from squirrels?  In the last...

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Children’s World

Children’s World


Posted on Apr 6, 2006

My husband and I were at Goodwill this weekend.  I always go through the craft books looking for a gem.  I got lucky on this trip.  I picked up Children’s World by Erica Wilson.  Erica is an expert in crewel and is often sited as a resource in books.  I first saw her referenced in The New Crewel. So when I saw that she was the author, I was immediately intrigued.  I wasn’t disappointed when I...

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Ohm Necklace

Ohm Necklace


Posted on Apr 3, 2006

I bought this Ohm pendant for my Aunt.  I didn’t want to just send the pendant by itself, so I made the beaded necklace to go along with it.  It was very simple.  There is something about the instant gratification of getting a necklace and getting to wear it immediately.  My Aunt emailed me on Friday that she received it and loved it.  That makes me...

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Heirloom Necklace

Heirloom Necklace


Posted on Mar 27, 2006

Last year I threw a 'Welcome Baby' party for my newest nephew.  One of the activities I had was creating an heirloom necklace for my sister-in-law.  I found the idea of making a necklace while surfing the web for baby shower ideas.  This idea had people sit around in a circle, add a bead to a string and make a wish or a thought for the new baby.  Well, being the crafty but shy gal that I am, the thought...

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Sublime Stitching

Sublime Stitching


Posted on Mar 10, 2006

My cool Aunt from Florida was in town last weekend.  I had the opportunity to take Friday off and show her around town.  She loves Portland, but hadn't really seen the sites for many years.  We ate breakfast at Genies.  Then we headed to Powell's.  She hadn't been to Powell's since the remodel. We walked through all the rooms and just enjoyed talking leisurely.  I did buy my first...

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