Saturday, June 26, 2010

Purple Cat

Here is my latest - a purple cat.

I changed the template on my blog and now the positioning of the text is all messed up. I like to see the text all neat in and place and feel like I should edit all the posts to fix the problem, however, with over 300 posts on this blog, I think I will have to live with it. :(

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ATC Blue Leaf

I was working on the above ATC yesterday when the earthquake near Ottawa occurred. Although I am a five hour drive away from Ottawa, I still felt the aftershock, or rather I should say, I heard it. Both of the drop leaves on the large table where my TV sits, started flapping and making a clattery noise. This lasted about thirty seconds.

I thought it was the vibration from the large truck that had just delivered a dumpster next door. (My neighbour is having her house re-roofed and needs the dumpster to dispose of the old shingles, in case you wondered). It wasn't until a bit later when I tuned in to catch one of the FIFA World Cup games that I saw the earthquake news bulletin flash across the bottom of the TV screen.

As if that wasn't enough from Mother Nature, later in the evening we also received tornado and storm warnings. Fortunately, we only ended up with periods of heavy rains. Today is bright and sunny.

Back to the ATC. I wanted to do a little experiment with acrylic paint on fabric before tackling it on a larger scale. I like the result so I will be playing around with this paint and fabric theme for a while - in between making cats, of course.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blogging For Fun

Ever since the end of our vacation in May, I have devoted much time to our business, with little to spare for crafting. In our business, the Christmas ordering has to be done at this time of year. I have actually been doing quite a bit of blogging, but on our business related blog for the benefit of our customers. Today, I finally get to add to the "fun" blog, which is of course, Cotton Picker.

I finished this kitty today. I used the same cotton a couple of years ago when I made the Goddess Doll below.

The cat image will be one of the cards I plan on selling at this years' local jazz festival.