Monday, June 10, 2013

Springtime Arts and Crafting

I'd love to share with you a few little items I've worked on over the past few days.  I've been enjoying all the posts on Karen's Primitive Spirit blog.  She shared a pattern and instructions for a little Birdsnest bag sometime back that I thought I'd give a try.  I changed the pattern somewhat, but used most of the construction directions.

I call it my little "scrappy rose bag".  I think it came out really cute, and I used colors that I've been loving this spring.  Lots of lavenders and greens.... also the addition of rose and golds just make the whole color composition come together! 

I'm working on another rug for a new family baby.  This is a little free pattern I found in the Rug Hooking Journal several years ago.  I've already made it twice with the addition of names and  different flowers.  Just little changes here and there.  But it's the mommy sheep and her lamb that make this such a cute pattern!  This is for a little baby girl named Chesney. 

I haven't seen Chesney's room, but the colors are bright pinks and greens.  It's such fun to play with these brights!

I shared with you on a previous post that I finished my Master Gardener classes.  One of the very nice perks of this program, is that they offer lots of advanced training in a variety of gardening interests.  Saturday a class was offered in botanical drawing.  We spent the afternoon with a very talented teacher who had been doing botanical drawing as a profession for many years.  Below is the piece I drew.

The instructor had laid out all kinds of plants, seeds, and leaves.  I grabbed this one because it looked interesting, even though I don't know what it is (I'm still an MG newby).  Anyway, I haven't drawn in ages, so this was a nice way to begin again.  Maybe I'll get the pastels out this week!



summersundays-jw said...

Love your needlework and drawing! Someday I'm going to take a drawing inspire me! Jan

Charlotte said...

Great colours Dulcy and I love the drawing.

Cathy G. said...

I always love seeing the projects you are working on! You inspire with your beautiful colors and whimsical designs! Chesney will be tickled "pink" to get that rug!
I LOVE your bag too!
Some day I would love to become a MG. In the meantime I poke around in the dirt and learn what I can! What fun to take a class from a master at gardening as well as drawing!
Keep having fun and enjoy your summer!!
Cathy G

Three Sheep Studio said...

Found you blog through "Primitives by the light of the moon".
Your work is lovely, colorful and filled with inspiration. ;)

Jennifer Richardson said...

your drawing relaxes my eyes
and the sweet sheep to welcome
another little to your family
are priceless:)
scrappy joy this gives me all:)