Friday, October 17, 2014

Jumping Out of My Skin This Fee-Fi(ber)-F.O. Friday

Well, the initial shrink wrap packaging has finally come off my year-long fiber/design/artistic odyssey:

I have (willing!) sacrificed all other self-publishing projects for this - my first full-fledged, soft-cover, come-hell-or-high-water printed book. Me. Alone. Solo. Seulement. To say I am beyond excited and proud and scared and excited and oh, did I say excited yet? would be an understatement. Amazingly enough, I still have designs in the publishing pipeline (that is, published by others) for this year. To say this has been my busiest publishing year to date would be an understatement.

I'll be unveiling/revealing all via the publication's own blog here between now and the end of the year. 

I'll be adding social media linkies to the blog as they become available/relevant. Please follow the blog, spread the word, pin things, do whatever you feel comfortable with, social media-wise, to spread the word. 

Hang onto your seats, people, it's going to be a grand and (hopefully) glorious ride to the end of the year.

Now please head on over to Andrea's place at Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see what other fiber projects are riding high this week.

Monday, October 13, 2014

(Just Another) Melange Monday ... and the Rearranging is Good

It's Monday. Time for melange.

I've been wanting to rearrange/streamline my living space for quite some time (since pretty much the beginning of summer), and finally got started with things about three weeks ago. I tackled my living/dining area, which is pretty much an open floor plan (with a galley kitchen along one half edge). I cleaned, threw out, rearranged and pretty much reconfigured every little thing. While I'll show more photos of the finished area in a steady stream over the next couple of Mondays, I wanted to start with what is basically an empty wall along one edge (opposite the kitchen). I say empty because there is no outlet and it also houses the forced air heating element, so not too much can be placed along it.

However, I decided to not only rearrange the paintings in my living area, but also to incorporate some of my interior design samples. I so love the design of my Les Lignes Area Rug (published in a special Crochet! Magazine extra edition last fall) and I didn't want to let it languish in a samples box. Additionally, the top of that dress form and the bottom stand (which is actually a candle holder - can you see the candle at the dress form's waist?) weren't meant to be together. I was rather sick of attempting to balance the dress form half on various pieces of furniture with rather lopsided results. I did a mash-up with the candle holder and I love how it worked out.

Soooooo ... from a basic white, blank wall to what you see on the left. I like how the area rug design echos the lines in the painting.

I must admit, I'm pretty proud of myself. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Rearrange

What does 

this rug, 

this painting, 

and this dress form have in common?

Tune in Monday to find out.