Yesterday we went to the Arboretum with our drawing II class. It was my first time there. There were autumn themed flowers, pumpkins and tons of little kids there. We were the only high school there. Most of the kids hid in the plants, put on their headphones, and drew. Then others sat in the sun while people walked by observing with curiosity. Cassie and I found a shady spot over looking White Rock Lake and knitted until noon, then ate lunch, and strolled around and took picture. It was a relaxing day.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
My brother Charlie is getting married this weekend. They are have a BIG Catholic wedding in Dallas. I decided to help my mom with the rehearsal dinner by making the name cards for the seating chart. So far there are over 80 people coming to the rehearsal dinner, it feels like an additional wedding.
I took shipping tags, borrowed stamps from Cassie, bought ric rac, and had some vintage lace from my grandmother. I don't like my handwriting very much, but I got over it and just dived in after messing up one. I'm hoping to string them up with ribbon and mini clothes pins on a chalk board or an old piece of wood.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
A student walked into class one day with leggings and it gave me an inspiration to make some of my own. Cassie has a infant hat loom and I think it will work. The Booker T. kids have awesome fashion and just being here for a week has given me many ideas. This will be my next project.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
About 11 years ago I started making feathered earrings. It all started with being a bridesmaid in my brothers backyard wedding. I picked it up again two summers ago. I got so many compliments I started making and selling them at Cassie and my Handmade Ginger booth at the Denton Community Market. I hope to make more. They are great to wear with your hair up and neutral colors.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
On Monday it was my first day at Booker T. Washington in downtown, student teaching. I got lucky and was placed with my requested teacher and friend Cassie. During planning period we found this store called Shabby Sheep in Uptown Dallas and journeyed there after school. It was like being a little kid in a toy store, trying to find something to buy with the bit of money you have. We both bought a hank of hand dyed ultra soft wool yarn from Manos del Uruguay or The Hands of Uruguay, a non profit organization that brings economic and social opportunities to rural woman. The two woman who owned the shop were very nice and even turned our hanks into a user friendly ball. It was fascinating to watch. We will definitely be back to get more goodies.
My friend Cassie started knitting about a year ago. For my birthday she gave this yarn and big fat needles to begin this new hobby. This is my first attempt, a make shift cowl. It's super warm and easy to wear. Just twist and fold it around to make it a more interesting wear. My new addiction has begun.