Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oh So Domestic...

Autumn is the season that I look forward to the most because it gives me time to actually finish the projects I've been putting off. I want to do nothing more than make art projects, cook/bake delicious things, listen to records, and watch old TV shows on the internet.

As promised, I'm dedicating this post to projects I have recently completed, as well as some that I will be embarking on in the future (like baking pie).

Here are my string art pieces that I just finished yesterday:

I picked up these vintage string art frames a couple of years ago, and just now got around to actually doing something with them. I love the sturdy wood frames and their unique shapes. I used beige twine (the kind of stuff you'd tie up a turkey with) and dyed it shades of grey, black, and navy. What can I say - I'm a sucker for neutrals!

The second, larger frame I wanted to use a backdrop for some of my vintage photo collection. I have a thing for vintage photos of people that I don't know. It's so eerie and beautiful to glimpse into the lives of complete strangers. I think it turned out well - what do you think?

Here is the hat I just finished knitting. It took me two days and about ten episodes of Twin Peaks to finish it. I'm kind of obsessive and impatient when it comes to knitting - I see something and I want it NOW. That's the plus side of sewing vs. knitting - much more instant gratification. But exercising my patience is good for me sometimes...

The hat turned out too big, so I got it wet and put it in the dryer for about 30 minutes and.... PERFECTION! There is a cute eyelet design near the top, but it's hard for me to get a detail shot. I'm asking Santa for a new digital camera so I can take real pictures instead of having to rely on my laptop camera.

Oh, and can you believe that Thanksgiving is in ONE WEEK?! The holiday season sure snuck up on me this year - it feels like summer was only yesterday, and the end of 2009 is almost here. This year I'm taking on the challenge of Thanksgiving desert for about 16-20 people. I'm thinking Pumpkin Pie and Persimmon Pudding.

I'd love to hear your favorite Thanksgiving desert recipes!

Until Next Time....