Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More Painted Glass

It's official.  My painted glassware withstands wash and wear better than my kids' Hello Kitty Thermos cups.  Well, the paint/design withstands, obviously my wine glasses would break if you dropped them on the pavement after soccer practice.  Even washing by hand, I have noticed that Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse are fading and chipping after just 2 months.  Grrrrrrrrrr.  

Anyway, back to painted glass.  By the way, these painted designs should last years if handled and washed properly.  

Sleepy Hollow stemless wine glasses

Sleepy Hollow stemless wine glasses

Seaside Twilight champagne flutes

Samhain champagne flutes

Frosty Sea stemless wine glasses

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cozy Crochet

Virginia is a beautiful state, but there are quite a few weeks in the summer that are downright miserable.  When the heat index is 107 and the only creature stirring outside is a hungry mosquito, the last thing one would normally think about is wooly scarves!   Crocheting is actually quite accommodating for indoor, air-conditioned days when the kids are stuck inside reading, practicing their instruments, and ...well... watching way too much My Little Pony (friendship IS magic, by the way).

It was a very long, hot summer!

These scarves are in my Etsy shop.

Of course I had to make a "Rainbow Sash!"