zOMG, do I love my hobbies! Love them. There's something really satisfying about creating something from mostly-nothing. Whether it's a dress from a length of fabric, or slippers from a skein of yarn or a picture from colored threads, or jewelry from a handful of beads, I love it all.
My favorite thing is playing with mud. I adore sculpting clay and throwing it on a wheel. I'm not as good at that, but I do enjoy it. Recently, here's been a distinct lack of pottery in my life due to the distinct lack of a kiln. But that's about to change! My mom is getting a kiln so now we can play with mud whenever we want. I can't wait to go glaze shopping! I also like decorating with sticks and branches and rocks.
This is a mobile I made from sticks, leather rocks, shells and some antique bells.
This is a wall hanging I made based on a Celtic knot pattern called, Sisters.My very favorite tea mug...it's more of a vat really, but it's great in the winter. This is a four seasons sculpture I made a few years ago. It hangs in my living room.
This is my masterpiece. I didn't design it - a sadist named Teresa Wentzler did. It took me ten years to make, and I will never stitch anything on black fabric again. Ever. This isn't my actual stitchery. I couldn't get a good picture of mine without taking it out of it's frame and well...that's just not gonna happen. Imagine it's matted in dark green in a dark brown frame. This is hanging on the inside of my front door. This isn't my pattern either, though I did make substantial changes to the colors - I think the pattern called for pale pinks and blues. Yeah...not in my house.This is Killian's stocking. I made it sometime between the time he was born in September and his first Christmas. I have no idea how I did that with a newborn. None. This is one of my own designs. This is Corwin's stocking - also my design. Luckily, I had a longer period of time to make his.
This is my friend Jen's wedding dress. The sleeves are lined with a pale pink gossamer type fabric and there's pearl beading around the neckline and sleeves, including little pink glass flowers.