Monday, December 28, 2009

Yay! Xmas gifts!



Thanks to my incredible parents I have an excellent new digital camera for the holidays. I've blogged before about the problems with our last digital camera, after a jammed lens it was never able to take sharp closeup pictures again. Now I have a camera better than the old one ever was. And how do I celebrate my new acquisition? By taking artsy pictures of my iguana of course.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tote Bag Pattern

For anyone interested I've found an awesome free tote bag pattern. I've made one already for a holiday gift and am thrilled with how it came out!

Tonight I'm spending the evening finishing up my tree and listening to Christmas carols. Snacking on some delicious treats from my friend Kayla's Caribou Gift Company. An excellent way to spend the evening.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Angel progresses




I'm loving my new gold paint. It's hard to see in the pictures but her hair is almost gilded. Love it!



Heres a little dolly I started on but am not not so fond of. Maybe she'll be finished. That's a ball of wool next to her to try out different hairstyles by the way. I promise I don't have giant hairballs just lying around my house.



And just for fun, this is my favorite Xmas decoration. My big, fat Santa. So jolly.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Work in Progress




Still fairly early as you can see. Mostly blocking out the colors at this point although I do love painting faces so much I had to start detailing there for fun. Now work is on hold until I run out to the store and pick out some gold paint for her hair, halo, wing detailing, dress detailing. I love the gilded look of Gothic angels. I used to have an antique gold paint but it seems to have wandered off. All my other paints are present and accounted for. I guess it went to seek it's fortune in the wide world where it would be used more frequently.