Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Another woven fabric . . .

I am really enjoying weaving my own wool fabric, then "felting" it,
and using it in my penny rug designs.

I love the one-of-a-kind feel of this piece.

Jeweled Penny Rug
Beautiful woven wool fabric, backed with National Nonwovens WoolFelt
Measures approximately 10.5" x 17"

I am making more in different colors and will be posting them soon . . .
See you then!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Just the beginning . . .

I am so excited!!!

I am now offering "Companion Kits" for my designs and smaller "Kits" that
don't require a pattern! Some of the kits offer pre-cut shapes too!

Please come by my ETSY Store!

Pinetree Studios
This is the 25 Pennies Star Penny Rug ~ I have a GREAT E-Pattern for it.

This is one of the "Companion Kits" 

And another!

Thanks for looking! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My Studio's New Look!!!!!

About a month ago I decided to redo my studio. Boy, am I glad I did!!!!

The way this room is set up now is so organized
and easy to keep that way!!!!

Come look . . .

Thanks for looking!
Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Something new . . .

You know that I have made several mug/candle mat, penny rug and table runner designs
using woolfelt and wool. Yes, my designs are unique and . . . sigh, beautiful.
(Giggle, I LOVE what I come up with!!)

But I got to thinking about how almost common these designs were
becoming. So, I started working on a new twist to my designs.

I am a weaver and love working with yarn. I began experimenting with these weavings
and have now started making my own 100% wool fabric! I enjoy "designing" my
unique fabric and then using it as design elements in my patterns. I will also begin to
use more embroidery stitches to accent these elements.

Below is just the beginning. This is my first piece using my woven fabric.
There will be a lot more to come so stay in touch!

The black is woolfelt. The light and dark grey, and red fabric was woven by me.

The mat is approximately 7" in diameter ~ perfect for a bud vase, cup or glass.

Thanks for stopping by ~ have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dogwood is Blooming!!!

Dogwood is in bloom! How I love it!

You can find this e-pattern (and others)
at our ETSY store ~ just click here

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!!!!!!

So much happened in 2014, and although I could say that I was happy to see it end,
I can honestly say it was a good year, and I am grateful for the experiences.
But seriously, isn't that the way it is each year?

I've really "fine-tuned" the direction of Pinetree Studios ~ yes there are still
more than one distinct "studios" in my studio!
Lots of down-sizing as "they" say and I am quite happy with the results!
BUT . . .  I am always allowed to change my mind!!!!

So, lots of new fabric designs in the works already,
e-patterns, finished designs, and kits too.

A new line of embellishments.

A new line of artwork.

It's going to be a fun, full, fantastic year!

Have an awesome day!!!!
See you soon!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Time to start thinking ahead . . .

I don't usually post about things like this, but it has really made
me stop and think ~ I DO need to post this.

My husband and I, and my daughter and her family (who live nearby), have been
threatened by a fire only a few miles away from us.

James, my son-in-law, is a Wild Land Fire Fighter and when
he said, "Please head down the hill." Well, let me just say,
we didn't hesitate! Both families are back in their homes now
and safe, as long as the wind blows away from us.

The reason for this post is this, DO NOT for a moment think that you
are always safe from any type of disaster/destruction, whether it
is from a natural force or a human force. We are ALL susceptible.

So . . .
** Make sure that you have a list to help you grab stuff you need or just plain want.
 ** Make sure that you have photos of your belongings for the insurance company.
With info and current replacement value.
** Put your photos and data files stored in three different places
(online is a good choice for one of those places).
** Think now about how you are going to file your taxes if all of
your records are destroyed, because guess what ~ you still have to file.
** Don't be lazy ~ put documents and those small, precious items you are not using
in a fire proof, lock box. If you can grab that and go, that's best.
If not, at least it might survive whatever you are facing.

There are always other things to think about ~ so if you have a suggestion
please post it in a comment.

Thanks for listening ~ please prepare.

Taken looking over my roof. Just three miles away.

Taken from Union Valley Dam