Monday, June 18, 2007


It's been a tad hectic around here. But hopefully, the dust is settling. Don't want to get into it too much, but 2 members of my family have been to ER, same day, different hospitals, one is home and doing better, the other still there, but also doing better. A third member of my family has been through a couple of out-patient medical treatments. So.... needless to say it's been crazy and knitting, which usually calms and excites me at the same time, has been the last thing on my mind.

Instead I've been spending my late night quiet time, inspired by the current Project Spectrum colors, painting, gluing rhinestones and doing some decoupage to pass the sleepless nights. This box I'm quite happy with. Painted with acrylics and embellished with Swarovski rhinestones. It sparkles so beautifully.

This one's a cigar box. The doodad on top was a brooch made of vintage buttons. I removed all of the backing and made good use of it, since it's been sitting in a jewelry box for several years.

A painted candy tin, Altoids to be exact, embellished with rhinestones and decoupage.

An old button I painted and glued some stones on. I like it.

So while my knitting suffers, I managed to keep the crafting alive through all of the trauma and drama. But I'm back. Have some socks that are way overdue to finish. My second Chevron Scarf sits there, begging me to pick her up. My lace shawl is done crying for attention. These and all of life's other neglected people and things are now going to get my attention.

And for those who have asked, the socks in my previous post are the Gentlemen's Sock, Lozenge Pattern, from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks .

I'm done.


kim said...

Sending best wishes for speedy recoveries to your loved ones.

Your decorated boxes are so pretty and fun. I especially like the buttons.

Nora said...

Oh, I do hope your relatives get well soon. Unfortunately, I'm well versed in the trauma associated with ER and illness. Take it easy and remember to look after yourself. My best you you all. Your boxes are exquisite. x

Nora said...

That is, my best TO you all. x

Knitting Bandit said...

I love the Altoids tin. It always seems like such a shame to throw them away. Now maybe I won't. I think I have some decoupage somewhere, that I bought with great crafty intentions, but never used. And that button! That had to have taken patience. Pretty.