Artful Dilemmas

I decided that I would make my full moon celebration quilts 12″ x 12″. I have nothing attached to that number; there is nothing significant about it, it’s just an easy one for me. I have a 12.5″ x 12.5″ ruler, and I trim the edges when the quilting is done so I’ll have nice straight edges and the quilt will be 12″ x 12″. Easy as that. There is a continuation of the journal quilt project going on. It’ll be an online exhibit only. And since my plan is already to make journal quilts, why not enter them? But … Continue reading

Wolf Moon (working title)

I decided that I would do a journal quilt set this year based on the full moons. The plan is to research each moon in turn and gaze/meditate on it as it happens, considering it’s meaning and how that fits into my life. It’ll be a personal journey, of sorts. Saturday was the Wolf Moon/Old Moon: Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. I hope you happened to take … Continue reading

A shrine to…

Love Shrine Originally uploaded by alyson_olander So last night, the fabulous K came over and brought all of her arty supplies with her, for the purpose of making wee little shrines. I made two & she left me with stuff to make more. The stamps are from junque‘s “Little Altars Everywhere” set. Oh hooray! Now I have MORE crafty craziness to make! For more pics, start here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alyson_olander/3189403179/

Grocery Bags COMPLETE!

Grocery bag Originally uploaded by alyson_olander I finished the grocery bags today. Seven ugly-fabulous bags to collect our groceries in for as long as they should last! I actually have an 8th bag cut out and ready to sew, but I don’t have enough cotton webbing left for the straps. Of course, it would be most helpful if we remembered to BRING the new bags when we went on our grocery shopping outing this evening. Oh well.