Sunday, June 24, 2007

First Post, greetings from Idaho

Well, I'm new to blogging and this is my first post. I wanted to create a blog as a place where I could share some of my creative projects, hand-crafted items and poetry.

I live in Southeast Idaho and still work full time, so I never have enough time for all the creative projects I would like to do. I hope to retire in a few years and have more time to devote to these pursuits. Until then, I have to choose my projects carefully.

My current project is a jeans quilt I am creating for my nephew's wedding in July. I started with 6" squares cut from about 5-6 pairs of jeans (light, medium, and dark). I sewed 9 squares together to create larger squares and plan to surround these with a strip of squares made from a medium and dark triangle. See photo of work in progress. I plan to post again to show my progress.
Recently, I've been experimenting with felting, making business card cases, IPOD cases, small purses, and bags. Most of these are hand-knitted items which I have felted but I created a few items using recycled wool sweaters from thrift stores. I'm posting a photo of one of my items, but you can see more on my Etsy store:

1 comment:

gmj said...

This stuff looks great! Wow, and to think it's actually made in the USA. Good luck with your site. GJ