We are having a bumper crop of Spider Lilies this year. Apparently they are known as cluster amaryllis in Japan and bloom around the autumn equinox everywhere. They are also known as Surprise Lilies and, of all things, Naked Ladies. The leaves come up in spring and resemble monkey grass/liriope, which grows everywhere here. By the time the flowers appear, the leaves are long gone, hence some of the more colorful common names. I have read that they are sterile, but I have laid the spent flowers where I wanted to plant them, and gotten results the next year.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Entry fees benefit "A Place to Bark," a pet rescue program.
Here are closeups of my two pieces in the show:
Boris & Natasha is 7 th from left, up 3 from bottom.
Dancing in the Moonlight is bottom row, 2nd from left.
An online catalog will be up soon.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Here's my entry for this month's Handmade Louisiana Craft along: Custom clothing.
Custom made jumper and blouse for my daughter when she was about 8. The fabrics were just too cute to pass up. A matching vest and clip on bowtie for her 5 year old brother. I woke up one morning and they were grown.. How did THAT happen?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Vote for your favorite piece in Handmade Louisiana's first ever Craft Along. Theme: Louisiana Life. You can even vote for my piece, shown below. Here's the link to the poll:
Saturday, September 5, 2009
There's a new team on the block (well, in the state): Handmade Louisiana. All the members create hand made art or fine craft or sell vintage items. Huge variety of items: rustic to sophisticated, and using pretty much any material you can think of: glass, wood, wire, fabric, wax, ad infinitum. And My etsy shop is profiled Monday, Sept 7 on our blog:
Come visit us, y'all!