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Saturday, October 29, 2011
I recently got a Sizzix Big Shot embossing and die cutting machine. I am having so much fun playing with it. I try to make Halloween cards to send out (I don't always get it done though) and my new toy was the perfect excuse/motivation this year. On of my basket buddies also turned me onto Distress Ink stamp pads and showed me some new techniques and tools. So, here is what I came up with.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wow, what a busy couple of months I have had. The high light of the month had to be the workshop I hosted with JoAnn Kelly Catsos. I had fourteen very happy weavers at my house for three days of fun. We made two baskets in class, a lovely 4" twilled bowl and either a 4" or 6" Shaker inspired captured lid cathead basket.
|JoAnn displays the two patterns that we could choose from for our first basket.|
|Black Diamonds – of course I had to make both versions.|
|Working on the lid to my 6" captured lid cathead.|
|I made a special basket that was a scaled version of a #9 Shaker captured lid basket.|
|JoAnn shared her birthday during the workshop so of course we had to celebrate.|
|It was only appropriate that we embarrassed JoAnn as much as possible.|
|My completed basket along with the lid mold I custom made.|
|My new 6" basket along with the #9 Shaker I made back in 1989 with Martha Wetherbee.|