Saturday, July 25, 2009

...Two Potato.

A few more pages from the book in this post... too many good things to fit into one post (click on photos to enlarge)!

This page is one of my favorites... reminds me of a Paul Klee painting:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One potato...

Last year at my public library's used book sale some really fun old children's arts & crafts books decided that they had to come home with me, and seeing that they were such a bargain I couldn't argue! One of the books was "Potato Printing", written by Susan Strose. It is part of the Little Craft Book Series published in 1968 by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. This post reminded me that I wanted to share the book with you. I do hope that I am not infringing on any copyright permissions by sharing these page shots (click on photos to enlarge).

Thanks to Caitlin Mociun, I now not only want to try potato printing on paper but also to make a stylin' top or dress. Stay tuned for project updates.*

*Knowing the way I work, don't expect to see an update for MONTHS. Seriously. It takes me ages to finish a project.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Close to her heart.

corrected 7/18/09:
Back in April I wrote this post about a photo locket I had made for myself. My sister mentioned that she loved it. Luckily it had been my plan all along to make one as part of her birthday gift. I wanted to wait (to post about it) until after I gave it to her on my trip out to SF in April, but being me I managed to forget about it (the post) until now...

All wrapped up:

After much debate I decided to make a tiny origami box to hold the extra photos:

I was lucky that one of the vintage lockets I bought had this inside:

My sister was very happy with her present!

Monday, July 6, 2009

More scenes from my weekend.

I had such a nice weekend that I couldn't fit it all into one post...

Scenes from my weekend.

I had a great holiday weekend. I hope you did too!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Live free or die.

A very happy Independence Day to you all. I wish you fun, good food, and fireworks this weekend... and especially to those in my metro NY area, some blue skies and SUN!

(Photo of Rockefeller Center on Inauguration Day 2009 by Jennifer Zinn)