Friday, August 27, 2010

Figure in the Upstairs Window

I am sure most people in Grand Marais are not even aware of this deserted home, and have never even noticed the figure in the upstairs window. This is about the time of year when the sightings of the figure occur. Who is that anyway? Those appear to be ravens flying in the moonlight...they are ravens!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pumpkin-like Creatures

When the Old Hillstate Castle was purchased by a mysterious and strange doctor, odd pumpkin-like creatures began to be sighted walking around the grounds of the castle. It really was quite harmless, it was afterall just, a few of these "monster"pumpkin creatures with patched up crooked eyes, wearing dirty crumpled up garments, zany socks and scuffed up old shoes. Even so what was going on at the old castle? Weird colored pumpkins that walk were never seen in the area before!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Celebration of Lost Loved Ones

Day of the Dead { Spanish: Dia los Muertos } which is celebrated in Mexico on November 2nd.
This bracelet is my way of celebrating my dad, grandpa and grandma who have passed away. The bracelet contains little charms that serve as remembered times for me, while they were alive. I celebrate their lives through this bracelet I made it as a rememberance to all of them. It was kind of hard to find just all the right items to make it. I wanted it to be very colorful.
A seashell for my dad since he served in the South Pacific during World War II. A very tiny lock and key since grandpa gave me a really small padlock and key when was a kid. Colorful flower beads for grandma since she made beautiful flowers from colorful paper!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Trinkets & Buttons

This is a closed view of a bracelet that I recently completed. The sun was going down and I thought this old cement pillar might be a nice spot for the photo. It is a chunky cuff-style bracelet encrusted with trinkets, beads and favorite buttons. Some of the trinkets are old and some are new. The base of the bracelet is crocheted from wool sock yarn and edged with a varigated Knit Cro Sheen.

While my sister, Nance and my brother-in-law, Chuck visited us here in Grand Marais, we went to the Soo. My sister and I were on a shopping spree for beads, buttons and various other trinkets to create some bracelets that were in a magazine, Belle Armoire Jewelry. Once we got home we were busy little elves as we created. No patterns, we just started creating!!! It was so quiet in the room as we crocheted, sewed and stitched beads on our creations. We were not able to complete our bracelets during their visit, so this is my "bracelet debut". This bracelet means a lot to me, since we worked on them together.