Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Crochet, Mixed-Media, Free Patterns!

Let's start with the free patterns! Caron yarns is celebrating Christmas with a Twelve Days of Christmas email. Each day for twelve days they are sending out a free knit or crochet pattern. The first pattern was for a red stocking for the front door. Hurry over and sign up for the newsletter and start receiving these patterns. The Connections archives are at the bottom of the page and you can find the first of the Twelve Days of Christmas patterns there. Enjoy!

The Gwendolyn dolls are finished. I made the red/orange one first. Then the blue/purple big sister. Same pattern (Gwendolyn), but with some hook size changes. I didn't put an edging on the little sister skirt, but I did on big sister so you really see her pantaloons. Their eyes are black faceted plastic beads -- cheaper than buttons and easier to find. They were a lot of fun to make and I think my little girls in California will enjoy them.

Listen With Your Heart is finally finished. I took the background class with Paulette Insall, Hurricane Ike came ashore, then the destruction/construction/painters were busy and all the art work, art supplies, craft stuff, yarn -- was under plastic -- some still is. Our part of the painting of the walls isn't finished. Mr. Dragon had to set up a studio in the wash room on top of the washer and dryer to get his homework for his art class done.

I'm very happy with Listen With Your Heart. The background is a little busy, but that's okay. With my notes from Paulette's class and this piece, I will remember all the things I learned! I'm ready for the next project already making its way around my little gray cells, but it will have to wait. Girls Day is coming up this week. Finally! I'm getting together with my two best buddies to craft, bead, paint and shop. Yipppeeee!


KathrynAntyr said...

The background class sounds fabulous. I love how "Listen with your Heart" turned out. I'm working on a mixed media painting right now and could use some of your lessons!

The subject and message are so important. It is easy to get distracted with every day living that we forget to listen to our hearts.

Leah said...

beautiful painting! i love the texture you've created.

Mom2fur said...

Gwendolyn is adorable!
That is so cool, btw, about finding that old "Santa" box with the boxes from way back in the Eighties. I would never give those away, either.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Hi, SnapDragon.. It's the former Bookpage RIF (PatsSchado)here, now known as Pat- An Arkansas Stamper.

Love your Listen With Your Heart piece and your crocheted dollies.

Someday when you have nothing better to do, I invite you to visit me at http://anarkansasstamper.blogspot.com

Sending best wishes. - Pat

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

P.S. I see you like Julia Spencer-Fleming. One of my favorite series. I am always ready for the next one.