Sunday, January 15, 2017

It's January 15th ALREADY????

Oh WOW! I can not believe how time flies!!!!

It is a NEW year AND I am totally ready for what this year is going to bring . . .

So, what have I been doing.

Well, for one thing, I have finally finished my studio and getting it set up. I am really proud of the way it has turned out too. Trying to organize all of my fabric and yarns has been an existing problem for me and then it finally occurred to me how to do it!

First off, I guess I should tell you what it is that I do here . . .
I am a designer, weaver, artist (pen & ink and graphic).
Looking around here on our blog should give you an idea.

I looked and looked all over Pinterest (and other places too) and could not find anything that suited my particular problem of storage. I am happy to post pictures here and share my solution, hoping that this will help someone else with their storage challenge too. 

This picture shows 21 ~ 4 Wire Basket Units from Ikea.
Yup, that is 84 wire baskets!!!!!

I won't bore you with how many trips I actually made to the store to get my
studio organized, but it was a lot!

I have stored my::
fabric ~ woolfelt, wool, cotton, flannel, batik, handwoven fabric
yarn ~ wool, wool blend, cotton, twine, novelty, ribbon, roving
finished items, work in progress and my items for sale.

Each basket has a label and is lined with paper so everything stays in the basket.
Boy, am I happy!

Next . . .
I love this view!

Again, from Ikea ~ the desk and legs along with two drawer units that also store files ~ a must!
I have most of my pens, markers and watercolors in this area too. My computer too.

Then . . .
My cutting center. Again Ikea. Table and legs. Two files drawers that can best be described
as units that could store maps.
I have my weaving tools, embroidery threads and tools, rulers & templates, fringers,
yo-yo makers, knitting and crocheting tools, etc. in these drawers.
Up on this peg board (there is another that stores my cutting tools) I have some of my pin looms,
weaving yarn spools, project bags (so I can grab and go).

Lastly (not really)  . . .
My library and embellishment center!

2 of my five rigid heddle looms.
Button, beads, charms, wire, tools, more pens, dies, etc.
I love this center!!!!!!

So, this is what I have been working on to get ready for this new year.
I am excited to work in this fabulous studio!

Please come back often to see what I am making . . .
my husband and I actually have more in store, but that is another post!!

Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

More weaving . . .

I really am having a wonderful time weaving these table runners/decoration mats!

My problem is that every one that I make, I want to keep or give away.

I have just listed four of them on my ETSY Store.

I am going to continue making them.
Seeing what weaves up on my loom is a process I love!

Each are woven with either a 100% cotton thread or a 
cotton/linen yarn and high quality Batik Fabric.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

A new table runner!

For a while now, I have been wanting to weave a table runner
using fabric. I have read a lot of information that is available on the Internet
as well as in some of my books and including purchasing patterns. Never felt quite
comfortable in taking the plunge. BUT, I finally did! 

I am really glad I did the research ~ no one resource
had all of the answers, tips or techniques.
My suggestion for anyone who wants to make one of these is to simply do it!

Pinetree Studios
Batik Fabric Jelly Roll by Moda

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 My 20" Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom

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 Full length view of finished table runner

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 Decorated with plant and pumpkins on my table.

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Close up view of these beautiful colors!

I am so happy I finally put away my fear in making this.
Will I make another? YOU BETCHA!!!!!!

Have a marvelous day and thanks for looking!

Monday, July 25, 2016

More on the way . . .

I really am enjoying weaving my own fabric and turning it into beautiful
decorative home decor pieces. Here is the latest!

Indian Summer Penny Rug

I just love the autumn colors of this penny rug ~ my husbands favorite too!

Check back soon, this e-pattern will be up on
PinetreeStudiosStore on ETSY soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Oh happy day!!!!

I am so excited to have finally finish writing the e-pattern
for this Jewel Tone Stained Glass Penny Rug!!!!

 Measures approximately 10.5" x 17"

I've had so many wonderful comments made about this penny rug.
It is so vibrant and looks great under one of my Tiffany Lamps!

The jewel tone pennies are cut from a fabric I wove on my pin loom.
So relaxing and it really does make up fast!

The nicest aspect of this Stained Glass Penny Rug is there will never
be another one made exactly like it! So unique!!!

Click on over to our ETSY Store for the e-pattern.

Occasionally I will be putting up finished ones for sale too!

Thanks for looking ~ have a GREAT day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Patterns and Home Decor Goodies!

Been very busy!

There are several new e-patterns and finished Home Decor goodies
at our ETSY Store ~ come take a look!!!

 Dogwood "Whatever" Mat
Finished Product and E-Pattern

 Pine Cone Tile Coasters

 Crocheted Cotton Coasters

 Patriotic Crocheted Coasters

Pumpkins ~ Mini Photo/Art Holders

Hope to enjoy!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

When all of this started . . .

I was "Spring" cleaning and changing out my decor when
I happened upon this penny rug.

This was my very first penny rug I designed and, I have to say
that after all of this time, it has really held up well.

I tried to replicate it a few years ago and couldn't find the exact colors
that I had originally used. So I went looking for similar
colors and found some that were close enough. I will say though, even now,
not all of the second choice colors are available.

I have had custom order requests for this design and even though I designed this
in 2008, it's is becoming a "classic" and I believe will
be a pattern that can be used years to come regardless of using
the colors I had originally used.

Dogwood Penny Rug
designed by Mary Elizabeth Martin/Pinetree Studios
Two colors choices

I am happy to say that this pattern is still going strong
and can be found at our ETSY Store.

Thanks for looking and have an awesome day!