Friday, February 24, 2006

Harlequin Redux

I continue to wonder what fascinates me about Harlequin design over and over, but at least once a month I do some kind of design that incorporates it and I never seem to get tired of working it. This one is the last spread in my altered calendar for February. I had a lot of fun working with the patterns and mylar accents. I wonder if others find themselves returning frequently to a design scheme.....write and let me know so I know I am somehow normal......

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Fairy Tale

If I have the time I normally don't have any problems coming up with Valentine's. I have done everything from black and white ones to non-traditionally colored ones, depending on my mood. This year I decided to go brightly covered for my husband in one that is titled, "Fairytale"........ Our life hasn't always been a traditional fairytale, but even with our ups and downs, we have had our moments of magic. This one was fashioned out of scraps from some of my other seasonal work. NEVER THROW BITS AWAY! I keep scraps of work in a special tub to pull out when needed.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Valentine Mingle

I finally had some time to do some Valentine mingles for some special people and really enjoyed doing them. So much so that I am considering taking this project style and selling them later this year. They sold really well on the Arts de Mer cruise last year and really are a great size for gift giving. I am still thinking it through though, since I consider myself more of a teacher than a seller.

My teaching schedule is filling, although I am still working around family schedules: