Monday, February 13, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

And for today's homemade Valentine's projects... A pink knitted bunny!
This one is actually headed to Costa Rica with my best friend Britt. She's going there on a school trip and she's bringing as many toys and stuffies as she can manage for the kids over there. So right now I'm in the process of knitting up as many animals as I can handle to send with her. Bunnies and ducks and kittens, oh my! So here's to spreading the love.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Make me new again.

I got this skirt from a friend and it's been sitting in my dresser waiting for me to do something with it. With Valentine's Day coming up I thought I would get in the spirit (for the first time in my life) and make a funky little dress to wear out on a date. Well actually it's now two separate pieces - a skirt and a top - but what's the difference really.

I cut about 11 inches off the bottom of the skirt, and made a sort of tube top with the remaining fabric. Added a zipper, took in some side seams to create a better fit, made some straps. And a couple darts and a pucker later I had myself an outfit.
The White Witch's Land

There's something so eerie about a place like this. The untouched snow, the strange soft light. Everything feels so quiet and fragile. Maybe you shouldn't go any further. It's so delicate and breakable. And yet your feet keep taking you forward. Creeping along in a whisper. Touch nothing. When you leave, leave quietly as the falling snow fills in your footprints. Your heart will know what you've seen, but it will seem as if you'd never been there. And it is quite possible that no person will find that place again.

I love when Britt comes home for a few days and we have time to whip up some photos. She's willing to do just about anything, as was evident during this shoot. Although it doesn't look like it, it was very cold, very windy, and snowing like crazy. Luckily we found a spot at the bottom of a wall of rocks which provided just enough shelter for us to work a little more comfortably. We also decided to stop shooting about 10 minutes before an ice age decided to hit and we suddenly couldn't see more than 10 or 15 feet outside my kitchen windows.