Thursday, 24 December 2020

Where is Arne? Week 4

 Dec 22

Bonus one:

Hint: All you can see is his red mitts.

Dec 23


Dec 24 - 1,2 and 3

Thanks for playing!

Have a gentle, safe Christmas.

Monday, 21 December 2020

Where is Arne? Week 3

 Dec 15

Dec 16

Dec 17 (This one is trickier)

Hint 1: All you can see is his legs and boots

Hint 2: Look in the book bins

HInt 3: Look in the back right bin. 

Got it?

Dec 18

Dec 19

Dec 20

Dec 21 

Friday, 18 December 2020

2020 Christmas

 This 'card' is in memory of my parents who died within 7 months of each other. One bird is slightly ahead of the other; my Dad died October 24, 2019 and my Mom followed on May 31, 2020. 

Monday, 14 December 2020

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Covered Ground: Landscapes and Lichen

 At the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, in Yellowknife NWT,  from December 2020 to May 2021:

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Where is Arne? An Advent Activity

This is Arne. I made him to do a hiding game with my grandchildren for the advent season. While I hope they have fun with it, I also want to harness some of their delight and anticipation for Christmas. 


I am sending one photo of Arne hiding everyday until Christmas. I will do a weekly round-up here. 

Arne has wire arms and snaps at his ankles to help him do tricks. 

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Christmas Wreath

 I had a slightly different vision when I went about this but was determined to only use materials I had already. 

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Wedding Card


Gift cards for the art gallery and museum, plus an annotated map with cool places to check out and a few historical notes. 

Friday, 2 October 2020

Autumn Sewing: The Blanket Jacket

 I had a wool blanket in my cupboard that once belonged to my parents. It had an Eaton's label on it so it had been around for a long while. I have pulled it out before and thought about what I could do with it. Then I toss out the idea and put the blanket back in the cupboard. This week I pulled it out again.

Before starting, washed it. I was quite willing for there to be some felting. It came out looking pretty much the same as before.

I altered a pattern I have had since the '90's and made a practice piece out of cotton. After making some more alterations, it became the lining. I cut the pieces out of the blanket. I wanted the stripes to go around the bottom of the sleeves, so had to set up the pieces with that in mind. 

Then came assembly. 

I knit a neckband.

I made use of the blanket binding for the front band and the pockets. 

The finished jacket. 
One thing that pleases me is that I was able to make use of things I already had. Even the buttons. They came out of Mrs. Schlosser's button tin. 

Yes, that is rick rack.