Friday, January 12, 2007

Design Your Own Celtic Knots

Hey! My book, Design Your Own Celtic Knots, is available on Amazon! I invented a method using paper folding and cutting, like a paper snowflake, to easily & quickly design Celtic interlacing designs. I'll post a knot here soon that you can use in your photo editor program to bucket fill and play with. Or get the book and design your own original ones. I teach kids to do it, its so easy.
Go to to see it , or my web site at
Hours of fun, and lots of extra confetti as a side bonus!
We are still snowed in. Maybe I'll go design another knot......

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I Hate Snow

Yeah, I do. We are functionally snowed in here. Its really comin down. I managed to get some supplies in. Hay for the sheep.
Petunia, the black sheep, can't see the white sheep in all the driving snow. So she has been bahing.
I keep thinking of those lucky people in Hawaii....groan.
I got a request for needles set with sheen obsidian. I can't find 10 mm cabs of it anywhere! All my suppliers have stopped carrying it. Go figure. I am thinking I will do some needles set with facetted stones. Won't those be glorious?
I wonder how long it will be before we can drive out? Its a safe bet I will have more time to blog!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Dorothy Swan's Miniature Rugs

Happy New Year all!
Here are some photos of my mother's display of her miniature carpets. They are all one inch to the foot...dollhouse size! She did not use any kits. They are quite perfect, as she is a fiend for detail. She has had them in the Acton Library in Old Saybrook, Ct.

She has put some furniture and dolls in the display.
If you would like to see larger photos to see detail, please contact me and I will send them to you.
My mother is a volunteer at her local historical society. She is pretty amazing!
She is a fabulous knitter, too.