A Maker

What I make when I’m not in the studio making things…

Long before Etsy and Renegade Craft Fairs made crafting cool I was a maker (Think Deb in Napoleon Dynamite selling her jewelry and key chains door-to-door). For as far back as I can remember, my favorite aisle in the toy store was the long line of craft kits. And I was thrilled by an afternoon spent with a widow from the church gluing sea shells to terra-cotta pots. Pot holders, friendship pins, Christmas ornaments, “wrapped” coat hangers, jams (from the Ocean Pacific days), and anything else I could make with my hands filled my childhood.

Things are still much the same, but luckily for the recipients of my handiwork, the sophistication level has gotten a little better (most of the time!).

A few of the things I made recently while I was cold/snow bound…

 

 

 

 

 

(Yes, I know it is hard to see since it is camouflaged with the cabinet, but that is indeed a TV cozy. That would be the “mostly” part on the sophistication level)

Extra points if you can identify the other art in the photos!

2 Comments

  1. Erin McGrane January 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    love this! you are truly multi-talented and thank you for sharing. 😀

  2. blj January 10, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    Very nice! You should have taken a picture of the scarf you made for me. Love it!

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