Friday, May 4, 2018

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the 'roaring twenties' conjure up images of flapper girls and sky scrapers...jazz speakeasies and, of course, The Great Gatsby...

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” 
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby


                                                                    Bauchamont Hotel, Paris 

i love jazz and i love The Great Gatsby...but what i truly love most about this time period is art deco as a design style...i love the architecture and the interiors... the use of rounded shapes juxtaposed with lined geometric patterns is just gorgeous...black and white with chrome...or dark woods inlaid with geometric designs shined to a high gloss...

here is my homage to art deco...take a peek in the shop...





    

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

wip it wednesday- granny's garden path edition

my gram taught me to crochet when i was about 8 or 10 years old...she started me out on the traditional granny square and i made a blanket out of one big square...i'm not sure if she knew any other stitches...she made all of her kids and grandkids a blanket for their bed with a matching pillow...my sister's and mine were pink and white...slightly different so we could tell them apart...with fringe...

throughout the years, i've taught myself many different stitches and learned to read patterns...but there's something about a granny square that keeps me coming back...i'm currently working on a pattern called 'grandma's garden path' designed by deanna krieg for herschner's...it's a great way to use up extra skeins or bits of yarn from other projects...but i designed mine around yarn that came to me as a gift...i'm not sure i would do a project of this size in hexagon blocks again...but it has taught me a great deal of patience and takes me back to my gram and her granny squares....


Friday, April 13, 2018

featured 'for sale'

this throw i affectionately call my 'retro ripple'... i love blue and the ripple pattern was a challenge for me because i really had to pay attention...this throw can be used as a lap throw or can be used on a twin bed or even a full bed...this throw can be found in the shop below...


retro ripple