Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dreary Day!

Today is dreary and rainy! I love staying home when it's like this, but had errands to run. I took one of our cats, Lily to the vet to be fixed and declawed, and one of our dogs, Ranger for his check up. I hated leaving Lily, but in the end, she will be a happier cat, and my carpets will be saved!

I'm having a bit of a "brain fart" when it comes to designing rugs and stitchery. Maybe the rain, maybe the change in seasons, maybe I need more chocolate! :o) Anyway, I am in the middle of a rug that is kind of fun to hook, but I really feel the need to start on creating some patterns to sell on Ebay and/or Esty.

Other prim artists are doing some really beautiful pieces, and maybe looking around all the time is a bit intimidating! I do have my fave prim blogs/artists to check out almost every day, and many of them are from a group I am a member of in Ebay. Primitive Rug Hookers Group is a meeting of fiber artists that I'm in awe of! There's also another group on Ebay that have some original items and patterns that are wonderful. I sent in a membership request, so maybe I'll be able to join that group also. They seem to be doing rugs and primitive stitchery that right up my alley.

Wow, this is a dry entry! I've got to start relaxing when I write so it sounds more like me! lol One of these days somebody might actually read my blog, and I wouldn't want them to be bored!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Branching Out!

My first "crafty" love was cross-stitch. While learning primitive rug hooking, it was tough to go from such a precise craft to the free-form art of primitives. I have gone back a bit, incorporating the primitive arts with stitching of a kind. I LOVE old school samplers, and have really gotten into the primitive stitchery that is all over! My latest postings on Ebay are two pockets that for holding tv remotes, game remotes, etc. I have also posted grungy prim easter eggs that sit in a wicked cute trencher I picked up at a local antique mall.

Unfortunately, it looks like these items will go past without selling, but I think I will put them up as my first posts on my Etsy shop. I'm pretty excited about opening an Etsy shop!