Friday, December 28, 2012

Angel of the Morning Rug Almost Finished!

I just love this adorable design by Beverly Conway! I finished hooking it last night. She still needs to be steamed and the edges whipped before I'm totally finished. It's sort of like a quilt. About the time you think you are finished, you still have binding to do.

I first saw this design on Pinterest and fell in love. I was obsessed with finding the designer of this quilt and after a long search for the pattern, with the help from very nice rug hookers, I finally found Beverly Conway's phone number.

Artistic license was taken just a tiny bit on the slippers. I only made some small changes to the bunny's face and eyes. Since it is my second rug, I had never hooked things like the face and hands. It was a little stressful but I think I did OK for the first one. I dyed the wool to match my skin and went a step darker and one pinker.

She is more of a self portrait than I could have created on my own. All the wool was hand dyed just for this project.

Thank you Pinterest for showing me this lovely lady, and thank you Beverly Conway for creating the design.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Messy Studio

I love this book cover. It reminds me so much of my day yesterday with my daughter Jenny. You see, I get completely overwhelmed with a mess like this and I have no idea where to start so I just keep playing tiddly winks, or in my case, sew. Jenny on the other hand, is Mother Bear. She jumps right in and takes control one step at a time. I can see where I want it to be when it's done, I just can't figure out where to start. I'm not a good organizer.
Jenny and I  always have such a good time when we work together like we did yesterday. It's so rare that we get to spend most of the day together and even though we were working, we were getting a lot of conversation in. 
I have come to the conclusion that I may never have my studio exactly the way I want it. My creative endeavors are aways changing and my studio needs to change with it, but hopefully soon it will be where I want it for this stage of my creativity.