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I've been making things since I was very young. My first-grade notebooks are full of doodles and drawings. My mom sewed, and on her classic black and gold, 1945-era Singer, I started sewing pieces of fabric together, then doll clothes, and by 7th grade I was making my own dresses for school. I began college in 1968 as an Art major, and continued to experiment with many different media. As a young married woman (age 20!) I began making all my gifts at Christmas time for family members: ornaments, stuffed animals, and many other things. I made curtains and re-upholstered furniture for all the houses we lived in. I took inspiration from every source: magazines and books, nature, museums, stores and TV shows. I've tried pottery, oil painting, water-color painting, fabric crafts of all kinds, knitting, crochet, paper collage, beading and jewelry making, shell crafts, furniture painting, paper-mache creations, doll-making, quilting.....you name it, I've probably given it a try. I still get excitement from seeing something that makes me think, "I CAN DO THAT!!", and I go home and get started.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


AFTER spending two wonderful weeks in the Napa Valley with my sister, I am home again and picking up projects that need to be finished!!  Today is chilly and windy, so I'm happy to be inside, letting the creative juices flow.  As I finish this collection of crocheted bags, I'd like to credit Lucy of Attic 24 (http://attic24.typepad.com/) for giving me MUCH inspiration!  She just did a trip to Provence to lead a group in a crochet project while they toured the countryside of France....I would LOVE to have gone!!

Lining of bag above, from a vintage house dress

Lining, paisley with denim cell phone pocket

Embellished with flowers and buttons, lined with vintage upholstery fabric

The first bag in crocheted collection, along with two little hand-painted Columbine boxes.

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