Thursday, July 22, 2010
One project I am taking is a knit Little Red Riding Hood doll from a pattern I purchased from Hand Made Awards. The doll comes with a pattern for a wolf puppet and a basket of food. Too cute. The other patterns are cute, too. I am still working on the Alan Dart Gingerbread House...it is slow going...the candy-canes are a pain...the pattern is not hard but it requires carefully watching each stitch. Not my idea of relaxing beach knitting. :-)
Have a great week.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Look at this unique little desk. I found the pictures at an auction site online. The desk had sold but the pictures are inspirational. This desk is the work of the artist Peter Hunt or one of his helpers. Information about him can be found here and here (click on the link at bottom "Peter Hunt by Andy Jones" for a pull down article).
trompe l' oiel letters on the writing surface. The painting style is folk art, Peter Hunt called it peasant style painting. Peter Hunt's painted furniture was very popular in the 30's and 40's, selling at Macy's and Gimbel's department stores and commands high prices now as well.
I love all the hearts along the side and the hearts at the knees on the man's knickers.
Above are two pages from "Peter Hunt's How To Do It" book. I found a copy by chance at a library book sale a couple of years ago. I had never even heard of him before that.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Look what we are having for dinner. :-) Our first beans are ripe, we are still getting snow peas and just beginning to see the tomatoes. Yum! I made applesauce today, that I am freezing for winter--1/2 bushel of Transparents. I'm a little sick of seeing apples at the moment but we are having some of the sauce for dinner with the veges.
Yeah for summer!!