Monday, January 17, 2011

twisted in the red chair

"What twisted people we are.
How simple we seem...
and how spectacularly we
contort ourselves before our own eyes,
and the eyes of others...
Roberto Bolaño
twisted in the red chair~
so here I sit...
in the red chair...
this Monday..
in pewter..twisted...
and twisting..
contorting myself..
creating..
simple enough..
twisted pewter~
but not simple at all..
something for me..
something twisted..
something pewter..
we will see if it will be spectacular or not~

Monday, January 10, 2011

the elves and the hat maker

"All those poor elves I haven't set free yet,
having to stay over during Christmas
because there aren't enough hats!"

J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

I sometimes think of the fairytale about the Elves and the Shoemaker
I know...
you are laughing...
but seriously...
with so many ideas swarming about in ones mind...
who couldn't use a little help now and again?
An elf could come in handy,finishing up those projects.
Now,I would certainly treat them very,very kindly...
and would set them free..
when they are through with their work...
what I've been up to~
after making some hats...
for a new little one..
a he little one..
someone...far away..
at the bottom of a whole other continent...
taking his time to get ready to
face this world..
while those already here..
are anxiously awaiting his arrival..
so we{smiles}...
made blue...
B is for....
and green,
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and stripes..
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and ears..
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and knotted or not..
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so what do you think??
enough hats???
for awhile anyway {smiling again}...
should I release the elves??

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

magnolia days~

"In our past lies our future.
By our own hands and decisions ...
Whatever you do,
put forth your best effort even if
all you're doing is chasing a never ending rainbow.
You might never reach the end of it,
but along the way you'll meet people
who will mean the world to you and
make memories that will keep you warm
on even the coldest nights"

— Sherrilyn Kenyon (Acheron)
A year has passed...
and therein lies our future...
decisions will be made...
and right or wrong..
we will grow,
hopefully and learn as the days push
forward in this band new year~
magnolia days have come and gone..
and will come again..

but until then..
we may feel like we are chasing
a never ending rainbow...

but then again..
the rainbow just may find us...
a rainbow of color..

something to keep us warm..
as we make memories.....
in the snow..
in the cold...
in the long winter days ahead..

I have met many beautiful people along the way...
YOU..you are all beautiful people...
and for one of them,
Camilla..
I have designed this Ear Warmer..
The Magnolia Ear Warmer for her beautiful
line of rainbow like handspuns
And I am offering the pattern to you all..
a gift for the New Year..
something to make by your own hands..
and something that will keep you warm..
on even the coldest night...
and hopefully you will dream of magnolias~
a wish for a beautiful 2011 to you all...

reaching out to you...
and asking a bit of forgiveness...
for my lengthy absence..
and hoping to visit you all soon~