BUTTON EYES and simple, child-like shapes. The start of yet another new project. Welcome to Creature Feature:
& Lola Lettuce.
These are just two of many which will begin in illustration form and end in fabulous fabric.
AND! This Singer sewing machine that my Joey found for a piddly $25 dollars at a store going out of business.
Okay, yes...so it does have it's quirks, but after thinking about it, it's quirkiness may be just the ticket I needed. Part of my new line of work lends itself to being 'unperfect' on purpose.
Yesterday, my friend Dee asked me to check out this this quaint, little shop called
in Elm Grove. In the back of this little cottage, a wise woman in her 80's sits and teaches free crochet
classes on Saturdays. 6 of us gathered around to share stories and learn a new craft.
After all was said and done, I'm afraid I'm not a fabulous crocheter. The atmosphere alone, which was filled to the brim with stacks and stacks of yarn, card catalogs stuffed with crochet hooks and knitting needles, followed by rows of vintage buttons was...
to say the least... candy for the eye. I only wish I had brought my camera. Passing crocheting on from one generation to the next was never sweeter.