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Side Panel Carving

A few months ago, I wrote a post about laying out the side panels on this red maple bowl.  Since then, the bowl dried and I carved over the surfaces again with paring cuts.  444 more words

happy turkey day

Happy Turkey Day weekend from North Lake Tahoe!

I’ve been working on creating repeats with water colors. I’m loving this technique. I take an original water color and scan it into Photoshop; clean it up and then import into Adobe Illustrator, where I make it into a vector and create a pattern. 39 more words


Small Business Saturday

I’m under the weather :(, so I have to keep this short.

I’ve got a Black Friday/Small Business/Cyber Monday deal going on this weekend in… 15 more words


MKB Pattern No. 13 - An Opera Cap (Pattern)

Please find below my interpretation of the pattern for “An Opera Cap” (Miss Lambert, My Knitting Book, 1843, pp. 24-27):

An opera cap was worn by a Victorian lady when she went to an event to keep her hair in place, hold in her body heat on a cool evening and maintain her modesty.  377 more words

My Knitting Book

freebie: diamond patterns

This is a set of seamless tiling patterns in jpg format


*personal use only unless you purchase the commercial use license (see link in tab above on blog).   35 more words

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How to draw an octagon

To make my kaleidoscope quilt block I had to create a new triangle template. The triangles fit together to create an octagon. I was a bit stumped at first. 220 more words