Monday, July 30, 2007

Wool Blend Hat
I am happy with how this hat turned out. It is soft but holds its shape well. I think the blend will also allow it to be washed without the felting affect a 100% wool hat might show.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

What do you get when you mix a pug and a beagle? A Bug? nope... A Puggle!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pug Stamp #9
I really like how this stamp came out. My set of 9 for my frame is complete, but I know I will be carving #10 soon.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Night Lights!
Ta Da! My newest edition to the Pug Notes Line. I love how the glass tile is illuminated when it is turned on and very rich looking when the light is off. Very exciting!

Stamp Journal
I am creating a journal of my new pug stamps. I am not sure if The pages are complete or if they are just the beginning. Here are a few of the pages so far. The outside is covered in tissue paper, glue, paint and stamps. The inside covers are covered in felt and fabric. The book mark is a pom pom made from wool yarn.

The pages are done in pastels and the the stamps themselves. I also tried a paper collage format.

Pug Stamp #8
My newest pug stamp is complete. I feel like it has been quite awhile since I made one. I have 2 more ready to carve. I only need one more to fill my 9 window frame. More to come...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

2 New Products on Pug Notes
I enjoy finding products that are not only fun but functional and unique.
A 3rd product will be released later this week. :)
I love finding new products for my art to offer to pug and dog lovers all over the world. It is also fun to design and build the web pages for them on my web site.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Book Arts Class
I am having so much fun in my week long book arts class at the Art Student's League of Denver. Day One: We made our papers for our books for the week. It was so much fun! Half the day was spent making paste paper for our book covers. It is a fun technique that reminds me of printmaking and painting where you add pigment (acrylic paint in our project) to paste (flour and water cooked slightly to a gel format) and applying it to damp paper (Mohawk Super Fine). We then made impressions, designs, lines - anything goes - and hung them up to dry. The second half of the day, I made paper to use inside the books with potato printing. Your stamp is a potato that you carve and add paint to to make your impression. This is my kind of fun! The rest of the week we are using the paper to create dozens of book structures. I love this class! The mixed media class I took at the beginning of the year at the League taught me to journal and create art/ideas inside of a book. This class is teaching me the art of making the book itself. I get to sew, fold, cut, paint, design and create. All of my favorite things!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Pug Stamp Preview...
I have 3 more stamps drawn and transfered to my PZ Cut. They are ready to carve into stamps. I thought it would be fun to document them before I start carving. I also took a picture of the collage I am making in my new frame I bought to display them.

Double Knit Hat
I LOVE this hat! It was so fun to make. I used two worsted weight wool yarns to make the main body and switched to a single worsted weight for the top. I would like to say that I planned to do that, but I ran out of yarn while knitting the body, so i switched to green. Then I ran out of green so I ended it on row 41 instead of my usual 50. I have to say the smaller size fits perfectly, and I love the colors and effect that happened with switching yarns. It is my scrap yarn hat from balls I had left over from earlier hats. Now I get to shop for more yarn! Yay!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pug Stamp #7
The ink is dry. Here is #7 in my pug series of hand carved stamps.

I spent the day in the planning stages for new products on my web site, . It is very exciting and will be revealed in the Fall Newsletter. Please email me at if you would like to be notified when they are unveiled.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Red Wool Hat
I just finished another hat. The brim is white and yellow tweed wool knit together. The pom pom is pea green.

Pug Stamp #6
I finished another pug for my collection. I bought a frame with 9 openings, so I know there will be at least 3 more to this collection.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

New Fabric
Wow! I found some great fabric on sale at the store yesterday. It is pre-quilted and batted. I made a purse and a small bag for my camera. They both close with a snap.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Pug Stamp
I just carved another pug stamp. I am creating a pug stamp journal and stationery with the new imprints. I will post journal pages as I create them.

The Blue Bag Experiment
I tried sewing a simple blue bag with a draw string closure and two pockets on the front. I am happy with how it turned out. The drawstring does not close the bag very well, so I sewed in a snap. I will use it for my art classes this summer to bring home all of my creations. I think i will try to sew a few more with wool and a cotton, fun print lining. More to come...

Monday, July 02, 2007

New Etsy Shop
Visit my new Etsy Shop for my one of a kind creations. The new shop is where I sell my hand-made art that is not for sale anywhere else. You will find art made of wool, hand carved stamps, knitting, crochet, sewing and more. Please keep checking back to see what is available.