Monday, June 27, 2016

Aries Shawlette

It's not completely finished yet, but I couldn't help it. I had to share! (I'll weave in the ends and block it soon)

I've been working on the Toshstrology collection since January, and while I'm severely behind on the monthly projects, I did just finish the Aries Shawlette. (Toshstrology can be found on it's $15 for all 12 patterns, yarn is sold separately...I've been getting mine at Jimmy Beans Wool)
The pattern has this cute little short rows section that creates a pretty awesome look.
And the pattern includes this awesome edging around the top. I'm looking forward to blocking this one.

Can I just say, Madelinetosh yarn, is my all time favorite...particularly the vintage yarn (this shawlette is knit with the Merino Light yarn). I love how it feels and how it knits up. It's fantastic (all Madelinetosh yarn feels amazing- vintage is just my personal favorite). I'm using the vintage Madelinetosh for the Taurus Slouch hat that I started immediately after the shawlette. I'll post it as soon as it's done.

Saturday, June 25, 2016


A few weeks ago, I was approached to do a drawing for a logo. Since I'm not a graphic designer, or specialist with logo's, I was hesitant. But they assured me they just wanted a drawing of their dog with a hat.
I couldn't refuse that request.
This is Weatherbea, the spokesdog (get it, like spokesperson except she's a dog) for RodaLuLu's Puppy Fancies.
Need a dog collar? Leash? RodaLuLu's might just be your answer. I like it, because they're all handmade. I don't currently have a dog- but the second I get one I'll be purchasing a collar from RodaLuLu's (and they have a Texas shaped dog charm! Of course any dog of mine will be representing the Lone Star state, regardless of my location).

"Weatherbea" was completed using 2b, 4b, 6b and ebony pencils, on 8 1/2" x 11" 20lb. paper. I did have to use a little white paint on the eyes and some of the hairs to make them stand out a bit better. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Precocious Penny"

For starters, our internet has been acting up for the past few weeks, this is the first time I have a half-way decent connection, and even then, it's pretty crappy. So I'm sorry I haven't been posting.

This is "Precocious Penny". This little girl is one of the most amazing little kids I have ever met in my entire life. Whenever I'm around her, it's like interacting with someone who is much much older. She's almost intimidating (but adorable so the intimidation goes away quickly). She's also added to my growing list of favorite children (which this list is based off of the kids flipping me the bird, unintentionally. I have the photographic evidence of this little angel giving me the bird while I was reading to her.)

This drawing was completed on 8/12" x 11" paper using 2B and 4B pencils.