Everybody's said it, everybody's thinking it, I wish it was spring. Well, I'm happy to say that spring is on it's way. I can't wait until the snow is melted, the cold is gone, & things will be coming alive. Spring things will be added to my etsy shop soon & my artfire sale will be coming to an end soon.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
, including the animals are sick of the winter. Sundays is our day to regroup, relax, & recharge. Magic (above) loves sleeping on the crocheted blankets. Ginger (below) loves sitting next to Lauren while she uses yarn to crochet blankets, scarves, rugs, & more. Looking forward to spring.
Friday, February 21, 2014
I think out of all the things that I've created, the one thing that's been selling the most is my crochet hooks. Mixing the colors, cooking them, adding the liquid polymer clay, & cooking the liquid polymer clay. The crochet hook sets below have been added to my etsy shop today. Three crochet hook sets are $65.00 & four crochet hooks are $75.00. For further details, please feel free to stop by my etsy shop.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for spring. I can't wait until there's no more snow, the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, & it's not cold. I'm looking forward to blogging about spring & the flowers I'll be planting. Can't wait until spring.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
With the snow, Sow's Ear Studio being closed due to the snow, I've been creating lots of crocheted items, & polymer clay items. These three items were just listed on my etsy shop today. Prices, shipping, & other details are on my etsy shop.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Just when I think we're getting a break from the snow, here's another fourteen inches on it's way. On the positive side, I get to spend time at home with mom, crochet, & have a warm & toasty day. Ginger wanted to go outside, so I took her outside.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
With a pound of yarn from Sugar And Cream yarn, it's fun making quick & easy things for the home. I started this rug last weekend & just finished it this morning. All washed & placed in front of the sink at home, this rug is beautiful with different shades of green, tan, & a boarder on the outside. This is an example of rugs that you'll find on my artfire studio & etsy shop. Don't forget that you can get custom rugs made on my shop.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Crocheting different things as a crochet artist is fun and exciting. Picking out the colors of yarn, deciding how much will I need, what I'm gonna crochet, & how long will it take. This rectangular throw is not only full of color, but it will keep you warm through the cold winter months. This blanket will be added to my etsy shop, along with a few other crocheted items. Prices of all of my blankets have been changed from $60 to $40. Cost of shipping remains the same. Bed blankets are also in the works.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Lately, I've been fascinated with sunny art. Our sun is one of the most beautiful things that god created & mother nature brings out when necessary. It's warm, it makes things grow, & it makes beautiful art like these small tiles I'm working on here. I'm thinking about new ideas to bring to the home that are colorful as well as functional. The sun below my polymer clay art is an i-phone wall paper that I fell in love with & wanted to share. Stay tuned to see what happens with these sun tiles I'm experimenting on.
i-phone wall paper.
i-phone wall paper.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Enjoy this quick and easy italian dish that can be prepared with an easy tossed salad (optional). Instructions are below.
1 Box Of Bertoli Campanelle Pasta.
1 Jar Of Central Market Classic (Price Chopper) Roast Garlic Pasta Sauce. If you don't live near Price Chopper, any pasta sauce you use will do fine.
1 Package Of Sweet Chicken Sausage.
In a frying pan, cook sausage until brown on the outside and cooked on the inside. Remove sausage from frying pan and slice into bite size pieces.
Fill sauce pan with water and bring water to a boil. Add campanelle to boiling water. Cook pasta until fork tender. Drain pasta in colander.
In sauce pan, add drained pasta and a little bit of sauce to the pasta. In the frying pan, add remaining jar of sauce and sausage. Serve with as much or as little sauce a you like.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
One of the things that I love about being an artist is being messy, creative, and love the results of the artwork that I do and put up for sale on artfire and etsy. My inspiration is nature and the seasons change. Woods and ocean are just to name a few of my favorite things that I love to focus on when I create my artwork. Flipping through facebook, I discovered these words of inspiration.
Art becomes messy for me when I'm working on polymer clay, painting, and drawing. Crocheting is one of the non-messy projects that's fun and easy to do. The only time crocheting becomes a mess is when the yarn becomes tangled and bunched together. I love being an artist! Do you?
Thursday, January 16, 2014
I don't know about you, but crocheting in the winter is my favorite thing to. Making something functional & something that will keep you warm is even better. This is going to be a bed blanket with a matching rug. I didn't know that snow was in the forecast today, surprise, surprise. Our winter hasn't been to bad, so I'm not complaining because this snow was only 1-3 inches.
Thanks to local people of the capital region, Sow's Ear Studio was able to collect 52 boxes of diapers for SICM. Full post of diaper drive results can be found on http://sows-ear-studio.blogspot.com. Some of the diapers were already downstairs & I brought the rest of the diapers from one of our rooms upstairs. Mom & I feel great that we did such a great deed for the holidays. Thanks for your help folks.
Now our electric fireplace feels kind of naked after the diapers were picked up. See the diaper drive at Sow's Ear Studio next year.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
We used to be season ticket holders for Siena College Basketball. Now we love watching the games at home & go go to the games once in a while. Dad asked us if we wanted to go a Siena game. So mom & I said yes. We had a nice drive down to The Times Union Center. After the game, we were originally gonna go to The Albany Pump Station. To our surprise, it was a 45 minute wait. Instead, we had a fabulous dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Our meals were great & time at The Cheesecake Factory isn't complete without a piece of cheesecake.