Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"What do you do?" "Oh, I collect hobbies."

A few days back, I answered an email I got from the Austin Crafts For Free group (think Freecycle for craft supplies) from a wonderful woman who had quite a few inkle looms and was not only giving most of them away, but was also offering instruction on how to use them. I sqee'd loud enough to disturb the neighbors (ok, that *might* be an exaggeration), and told her I'd love to have a loom and some instruction. Yesterday, I drove over to her house and met a mother and daughter who were also interested in learning, and we all had a lovely couple of hours of instruction and trying out our new looms. I started with a very basic weave (no patterns yet, though I'm dying to learn how to make some of the ones I've seen), and used the same yarn for the warp as for the weft - a really pretty blue/purple/teal variegated yarn of the plain "Red Heart" variety.

Here's the loom -

Here's my first weaving!

I can't wait to learn and weave more!

More Amelie Treasuries

Amelie is such an awesome movie that I had to make two more treasuries on Etsy!

The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain, Part Deux

The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain, Part Trois

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Collection / New Treasury!

My Beadmaille Mask has been featured in an awesome collection over at Artfire -

What Kind Of Mask Do You Hide Behind?

Also, I've just created a treasury on Etsy inspired by one of my favorite movies -

The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We Are The Children Of The Revolution!

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

"Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!"

"Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever."

Behold - a selection of treasuries that embody the very soul of bohemian ideals!

He loves me, He loves ME and that is worth everything by thesedefineme on Etsy
Truth. Beauty. Freedom. But most of all ... Love. by AsteraPallas on Etsy
One night at The Moulin Rouge by thesoapgoatsoapshop on Etsy
Bohemian... by Nataliaraya on Etsy
{ Master Filmmaker Series: Moulin Rouge Part 1, Costume } by alienlabel on Etsy
Moulin Rouge! by zombiedisco on Etsy
Courtesan by SarahRoseReynolds on Etsy

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's Raining Treasuries!

My "Beautiful Courtesan's Wedding Necklace" was just selected to be part of two Moulin Rouge-inspired treasuries - "Truth. Beauty. Freedom. But most of all ... Love." and "He loves me, He loves ME and that is worth everything".

"Love - is a many splendored thing...love lifts us up where we belong...all you need is love!"

Hedgie's Favorites

Hedgie, the official mascot of the Tulstin Troubadours, decided that it wasn't fair that I was making all of these treasuries, and he decided that he wanted to try his paw at making one, too. Here it is - what do you think?

I'm On A Roll!

I'm taking a break from sewing my new fitted kirtle mockup (and apparently taking a break from sleeping as well), and made an Etsy treasury for my nephew, Chase, who is about to turn 1 at the end of this month! He loves monkeys, cars, and soccer.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Brand New Austin Etsy Treasury!

All of my friends have made treasuries on Etsy, and somehow I'd got it into my head that one had to pay money to make a treasury (bid, or what have you). Silly me! I just made my very first Etsy treasury, called "Awesome Austin" - all Austin in juicy orange, pretty pink, and basic black.

"Awesome Austin" Etsy Treasury