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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Aquatic Nirvana Scrumble


A few months ago, I would go to the gym 3 times a week and swim laps to relieve stress and free up creative process. As I was swimming one morning, I mentally zoned out and visualized different shades of blue. I doodled around a bit and crocheted five patches. Today I pieced them together in a larger patch. This scrumble measures about 9 inches wide. Note to self: You need to go back to the gym exercise regularly for your health and creative inspiration.
The scrumble is all crochet and presently unembellished. I'll probably dig through my other stash for embellishments because I know I have some really cool stuff in blue. Once I do, I'll post the update.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Runnin' Down A Dream...swing coat finished!

The swing coat finished Thanksgiving morning. I'm very pleased how this piece turned out. Yes, the name of this coat is "Runnin' Down A Dream", a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:

I'm runnin' down a dream,
that never would come to me.
Workin' on a mystery,
goin' wherever it leads.
Runnin' down a dream.

My friend Sarah was more than happy to model the coat for me saying it was much warmer than the other one. I want to thank the following sellers on Etsy with whom I did business.

Aspenmoonarts
Kittygrrlz
TerraBellaSpun
CamelShoppe
LaTeaDaDesigns
Ilashdesigns
JazzTurtle
Whorlingtides
simplytwisted
I also want to thank Linda Dixon for the polymer clay beads that were made for the coat. I also used commercial bought yarns and ribbons to pull all of this together. It was one fun project.