Saturday, June 28, 2008

LaToya Must Be Hard Up

She seems to have been auctioning off her old wardrobe from the 80's. Or else she's gotten too fat to ever hope to fit in them again.

I was procrastinating this morning and found this:

It's a weird photo, with the pants legs all squished at the bottom, but she got something like $250 for it! Not as much as she paid, but a lot more than I would have thought someone would pay for something this dated. It was called the Double Padded Shoulder Sequined Jumpsuit and was a very popular look with my stagey clients back in the early 80's.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mermaid's Net

All the fish were knitted first, with a modular sweater in mind. After sewing some together, I decided I wasn’t happy with the lack of drape in the resulting fabric. Put them away for about a year. When I revisited them, I had a new vision. I took them apart and started crocheting them together with a selection of different textured yarns. Then I added the beads and pearls. This shawl actually used every single fish I had knitted and over all took about 2 1/2 years to finish!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Contemporary Crafts Market is Over

...and I think I have survived.

I have a lot of photos to post of projects I held back until after the show, but I don't have the time today.

I just opened an etsy shop and will be selling yarn from my stash. I need to reclaim my hallway. There are 9 huge tubs of yarn out there that won't fit into my studio. I think my yarn has somehow been multiplying while I sleep.

It would be nice to have a manageable stash once again.

Today I put up some Ozark Handspun. Love the yarn so much but I will never use the huge amount I managed to accumulate. I decided to sell it at a deeply discounted price so if you want it - here it is - come and get it!