Monday, November 8, 2010

A crochet monkey, a vintage curtain and ginko leaves

Crochet monkey wip
Even though monkey is only partly finished
I thought he would enjoy going outside to
enjoy a beautiful autumn day.
Although monkey and I have spent only
a little time together, he and I have bonded.
Maybe it's because we have similar tastes..
obviously he likes vintage fabrics and
we are both fascinated by ginko trees.

But he is more impatient than I am.
I'm enjoying watching how his shape unfolds
as I make changes here and there.
But he is constantly rushing me to finish,
not concerned whether his legs curve
slightly inward, 
or if his shirt should be striped or plain.
But I forgive his restlessness,
for he is young.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Help!......anyone know how to make these lovely thrift store coasters?

Look at those lovely flowers all held together
with what looks like simple knots.
But how are they done and what is the technique called?
I'd love to know!

thrift coasters

I flipped the orange one over so that you could see how it is tied together.
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