Saturday, March 19, 2011

I was in Heaven today

  Otherwise known as the Arts and Crafts Festival of Fairhope, Alabama. I love when Artsfest rolls around!  They have everything and anything you can think of there.  Including lots of people, from all over the country.  I saw a couple of weavers, one was busy with a customer so I didn't talk to her, but the other is Vickie Vipperman of Kingston Springs, Tennessee.   Her website is here,  She had some very lovely things.
   Another person I talked to was an oil painter by the name of Harry Jarman, and this painting blew me away.

    It's just some eggshells!!  But his use of light is AMAZING! One of his other paintings won Best of Show.  I bought a little copy of a painting he did of a half-peeled lemon. You can see it on his website here.
   I am going back tomorrow, too, with the kids. The first day I go by myself so I can see what I want to see.
   So, yeah, no weaving really done today. But I still have 6 more hours before I have to go to bed.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Life is busy

   So very busy!  I have almost finished weaving the rag rugs, and will need to start thinking about what to do next. I am thinking either cottolin towels for my kitchen (if the cottolin ever gets here!), or beach towels/mats for my Etsy site. I have not yet made either before.
  I have several bands I'd like to show y'all that I've made.

   These are some of my first inkle bands, so don't be too harsh.:) And here is my "sampler" band.
When I am done with it I'll take some more pictures so you can see the patterns clearly.
  Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

And now you know

   Hello, my name is Nicole, and I am a procrastinator.
   And my camera appears to have died. It says the batteries are dead and THEY ARE BRAND NEW! Can you feel the frustration?
   That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
   So, anyway, I finished two rugs from that warp I mentioned before, and I still have a butt-load of warp to go. I may be able to make up to two more! I showed one to the doctor whose lab coats they were, and he thought it was neat.
   Now I just need to hem the rugs (I decided against fringe), and retie the warp so I can keep weaving.
   Also, I was added to a fiber cybershop,, where they have my eyelash shawl listed. Cool, huh?
   To all the southern states that celebrate it, Happy Mardi Gras (almost)! Laissez les bons temps rouler! Can't wait until it is over and downtown traffic in Mobile gets back to normal!