May 15, 2007

Cookie Eatin Hat

I've been all about being crafty recently it seems. But I saw a hat like this somewhere and decided I had to have it. My intentions for learning to knit this year were just so I could have this hat. And so I have done it. I have made my cookie monster hat. Now... I just need to figure out where I can wear it.

May 09, 2007

Embracing the Sweetgum tree part 2

So this year I have made it a point to try to get to a point where I like the sweetgum tree that drops spiney little balls all over our front yard. After reading up on the tree and realizing that they only bear these spiney little fruits after they've reached the ripe ol age of 20 years, and the fact that it is our only source of shade in the front yard... I have decided that I need to just fall in love with the tree and find a use for the balls. So I've gotten crafty. You saw the spiders from Halloween. This so far I've made a

Sweetgum ball Christmas Tree centerpiece

and a few Sweetgum ball Puffer Fish Ornaments

I wonder if these would sell? There are just so many Sweetgum items one person can have in their own household, and I've a feeling I will be getting close to my limit by the end of the year. But the tree just keeps producing more balls. More sweetgum art to come.