May 28

In My Studio – May 28

Posted by lori . 10 Comments


Here’s what’s happening in my studio:

Every Wednesday, I do a “Try This” post where I pick a theme and work on it all month.  For May, I’m making flowers with a Flower Loom.  This week, I made a flower using a weaving technique.  I wasn’t super pleased with my flower, but it has a quirky kind of charm.  I want to try it again and see if I can get a neater flower.

I’m also taking the next several weeks to finish up paintings I started while taking Juliette Crane’s How to Paint a Girl and How to Paint an Owl E-courses.  This week, I finished two paintings, a girl and an owl.


I’m also participating in the 2012 Creative Color Challenge.  Each month, I’m making a yarn vase for the challenge.  May’s color palette is Pink.

Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet?  My friend, Dip-Dip, Bridge & Elliot’s mom, creator of the lovely little crocheted cactus I won (check it out here) and the blog Dip-Dip and The Bridge, is  going to teach us.  On Friday (June 1), she’s going to post a tutorial on how to crochet a dishcloth.  If you’d like to join the crochet-a-long, you’ll need a ball of 100% cotton yarn and a large crochet hook.  If you’d like, you can also add another ball of 100% cotton yarn in a different color for the edging.  After we’ve finished our dishcloths, she’ll post pictures of our creations.  I’m going to give it a try.  Join me.

 Daily Inspiration


The thing about glitter is, if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever ’cause glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.

Dimitri Martin

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10 Responses to " In My Studio – May 28"

  • Declan says:

    Other Mum got her cotton yarn yesterday! We still don’t think it would be safe to let Mum loose with a crochet hook. hehe! Deccy x

  • I shall leave the crocheting to people who don’t have 2 left hands. I like your woven flower! Assymetry and imperfection is exactly as it would be in nature 🙂

  • Your vase is so pretty with the loom flowers, what a super way to decorate it.
    Thank you so much for mentioning my crochet-a-long, we are all going to have lots of fun. I can’t wait to see everyone’s dishcloths!
    Lynne x

  • Patty says:

    I love the vase. Very pretty colors. We are going to try to make the dishcloth, too. I have made scarves, but I am still a newbie.

  • Great quote! Love the flower
    Dachshund Nola

  • houndstooth says:

    I guarantee any dishcloth you make will be a thousand times better than mine! lol

    I love how your flowers are turning out! The paintings, too!

  • Penelope says:

    Oh! Love the vase and I LOVE home made dishcloths! They work way better than the machine made ones!
    Nellie’s Mom

  • Tat says:

    Love that vase, very unique!

  • I like the woven flower – I think “quirky” is more natural looking! I love crocheted dish cloths – they are the best. Have fun making them!

  • Sue Taylor says:

    Oh me oh my your vase is FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great to see the paintings finished and they really do look great. How do you manage to get so much done.

    So the thing with glitter is I love it, hubby calls me Suzy sparkle because I always seem to have it on me, but he does get miffed when he and the hounds have that little bit of sparkle LOL and lets not mention the time I split a whole tub of the most gorgeous turquoise glitter over my keypad, boy I was I in deep ***.

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