Thursday, December 17, 2009

Better stocking picture

Here is a shot of the whole thing!

Stella's Christmas Stocking, stitched by a very nervous new stitcher!

The letters are stem stitch, which is about as fancy as I get yet, with some little french knots,  Everything else is blanket, strait or tack. 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Finished bag!

Thanks to Fiona, I am so over my fear of the sewing machine!  I ripped out bad seems, instead of letting them fester.  I fear not the machine. Yay! 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My friend Jessica Kaplan asked me to assemble a pair of earrings from some beads and findings she fell in love with - here is the result!  I love to do this sort of thing, and would like to try doing commissions and design work for friends as well.  Let me know if you want to be a guinnea pig...

Values, meet my Hobby. Hobby, meet my values.

I am going to embark on a little experiment, to try to find the links in the supply chain for all of my crafting material, to make sure that I am not inadvertently supporting child labor, conflict minerals, or other grave human rights abuses.   Want to help?