Winterfest!

On Saturday, December 16th, 2017, at Chatham’s annual Winterfest celebration, I will be opening a pop-up store for one day only. During 2017 I’ve been reorganizing my studio, and working mainly at altering books. If you stop by 9 Main Street, you’ll see some of that work, finished and in progress.

I’ve also been creating “little things,” as I’ve been recovering from another major surgery. Stop by on the 16th, 10 to 4, to see my one-of-a-kind items – made lovingly, lightly, and locally. Ornaments, woolen goods, and odds and ends from the re-organization of my work-space. One day only! I hope to see you there.

 

Moss terrarium play

This terrarium was created in a small 3″ by 3″ by 3″ glass cube. It has a glass lid, and at one time it housed a candle.3 x 3 x 3 terarrium.1410

The people in the above terrarium are very tiny, at bout 1 1/8 inches tall. I tried it with some larger figures, but they seemed too big –  at their height of 1 and 1/2 inches. See below.

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1 and 1/2 inch people.

Terrarium with 1 1/2 inch people.

Terrarium with 1 1/2 inch people.

Green in Winter

This is a rough photo of a terrarium I worked on this morning. More photos can be found at Sanctuary Without Walls.

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Below are some photos of tiny terrarium pendants, with a quarter to show scale. Some of these were for sale at the Real Food Market Co-op for the holidays, which is why some have chains and others do not (yet).

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Who thought I’d be gardening in this frigid weather?!

HandWork

As some of you may know, I have not been able to work at my sewing machine for many months now. However, my hands have not been idle. Today I took some of my handwork to our local food co-op. These consist of small things I can work on (usually propped up with pillows!). In these short sessions, I’ve had great fun making “jewelry” items from unusual objects. And it’s good to use the “stuff” I’ve collected, giving it new form.

Below is a bracelet I sold today. First, using a knitting spool, I made a denim-colored cord from blue wool, then used beads and springs, (as in hardware from your toolbox), and finished it off with tassels.

Springs and Wool Bracelet

Springs and Wool Bracelet

IMG_1309 Springs : Wool DetailAs I create these little things, I will share some of them here. Then perhaps someday they will have their own page.

Here’s a teaser. Next post: the tiny terrarium necklace.

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