April 22, 2018

Monday Mangiare

For my Instagram meli_melo_art friends...

Thank you for all of the 💕 and awesome comments!


March 26, 2018

Monday Mangiare

Hi, my latest cookie obsession...

Crispy oatmeal cookies with ground chocolate...I will just say this is my favorite cookie, I have made them at least four times in just a "short while".  If you try them, let me know what you think.
Here is the recipe: (PDF)

Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies


November 13, 2017

On my work table...

What do you do with all those Prosecco corks???

Well, I decided to crochet little tree toppers for them! Adorable forest...in no time at all.
I've seen a knitting pattern for these, but really, double pointed needles for something this small???
Magic Loop seems cumbersome too. Let me know if you'd like a basic pattern, and I will write one for you!


May 26, 2016

On my work table...

A small collage of vintage lace, silk , textiles, free motion stitching and embroidery, in progress.

A finished lamby head and nest. Cotton velveteen, wool locks, embroidery mounted on a wooden plaque. Nest is fulled and needle felted...both available in my Etsy shop.

My Indian Head Spinner, also know as Salish or Cowichan Spinner...Mr. B. put her together for me!

Hand dyed lock spinning in aubergine hues...and Namaste farms scrap box "Artichoke"
love, love, love! Hand spun chunky alapaca.
Sorry, I've been away from here for so long...BTW any suggestions on what to name my new spinning wheel?


April 9, 2015

Istanbul Jars...

a watercolor of a favorite photo from our trip to Istanbul...these colorful preserves were displayed in a restaurant where we enjoyed a wonderful lunch.


August 17, 2014

On My Work Table...

Water soluble crayons, sketch and wash pencils, pastels, ink, gesso and acrylic paints. Learning to paint faces...great mini/full tutorials from Karen Milstein, love her painting style!! The multiple mediums make a layered, interesting painting. So much fun.
Need more practice
Try, try, again...sigh.

August 6, 2014

A Thank You...

Long overdue. I won this lovely giveaway from Soule Mama, sponsored by the talented Rachel Kessler of   44 Clovers. Isn't it wonderful? A beautiful hand spun, hand dyed skein of Shetland wool and a handmade quilted needle case...check out the hand embroidered needle numbers inside. A fantastic gift!!  Thank you, Rachel!
Rachel's blog is a must see...she is an inspiring artist and her dyeing knowledge is impressive. Have you ever wanted to try hand dyeing?? If you are interested in purchasing hand dyed items, Rachel has an Etsy shop that will delight you!
I have promised Rachel that I will post my weaving, using her fab skein of yarn as soon as it is finished!  Thanks again, Rachel for your generous gift!