Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More teacher goodies

 For the Muisc teacher.

 The Art teacher.

The Computer Media teacher.

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's teacher appreciation time

Two girls, two schools, and something like 12 teachers to thank.

This is for someone who likes purple.

This is for a Science teacher.

The Language Arts teacher will enjoy this one.

The Music teacher who mothers little girls will get this one. 

Social Studies books will be carried in this one.

These are just one of many causes of my current sneezing marathons.  And the other marathon continues.  More bags to come.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Being a beginner in the quilting world, I feel I get to create my own patterns...

I looked at a stach of fabric and had this vision,

I made it for my table at the Arts Jam.  It now resides in the living room.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Arts Jam

Last Saturday we gathered at the Arts Jam...

Fiber Art Circle

A clear blue sky.

Hand made decorations.

Hand made jewelry.  The artist, Christie Fahey, modeled the piece.  She is amazing. She has more here.

Finger knitting station.

More knitting.

I play a small part in the planning of this event.  It's an excellent opportunity to teach the youngens all about volunteerism.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Eye covers

I started using mine in yoga class during relaxation time.

So I decided to share and make a bunch to give the studio.

So here they are...

And because no one here reads this, it can still be somewhat anonymous.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bicycle bag

Young explorers need a bicycle bag to bring back the goodies after a bit of neighborhood exploration.

This pattern is in the Borders edition of One Yard Wonders.

This is my test run.  It is a bit small.

It was easy enough to make.  I used materials I had at home.

And I must conjure up some bravery soon and start working with interfacing so my bags have more structure.

The bag is velcrowed to the bike like above.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Joana Cor de Laranja

I love all things African and I could not pass up the opportunity to obtain this lovely thing. I named her Joana Cor de Laranja.  She came all the way from Portugal.

Diane at XuXu didi makes them.

She calls them Tête de nègre.

These potholders are without a doubt unique.  I feel connected to my African/Portuguese roots when I have these treasures around me. 

I also visit this, and this, all  Portuguese blogs, in search of traditions and inspiration.

Thursday, April 1, 2010