Friday, November 23, 2007

I Am Learning How To Crochet and I Really Like These Pieces By Emily Barletta...






Hello! I hope you had a nice day yesterday - if you had a Thanksgiving holiday - or even if you didn't...I am still feeling stuffed. I had such a great time yesterday and now I am trying to do the "getting stuff done" part of my Thanksgiving holiday...

So - like my title says - my good ladyfriend G has given me my one free crochet lesson (her birthday gift to me this year, plus yarn and hook!). I also found these great crochet pieces by Emily Barletta that I think are so great and are really inspiring - thanks once again to love forever (sorry to keep snatching your links!). Emily also has a blog here.

I really like the kind of free-form nature of these sculptures. I am excited to get a book with some good scarf, hat and mitten patterns, but once I have those figured out I would really like to try some more of this experimental type of crochet. Maybe it could be like another art-making medium, like watercolour or photography...another way to make something come alive I guess...

In any case - I think winter and the Holiday season has finally arrived here. For one thing - it is really cold today - and they have turned on the Christmas lights on our street! Tomorrow I am going to try to snap some last fall colour pictures in the park and then I guess it is time to start thinking about gifts and maybe a few decorations for our little apartment...

Have a nice weekend!

9 comments:

kayte said...

ooh, i love those! those are even better than the ones i posted!

Bree said...

I thought they were so great! Thanks for letting me "borrow" your link!!

genevieve said...

these are amazing... i think i know my next project!

g

anna said...

these are really beautiful.

Bree said...

Anna!

I've missed you! It is so good to know you are still out there - I am going to email soon and get all caught up with you...!

I love these peices too - I really want to make some just like them...

xoBree

valerie said...

omg! those are the most beautiful things i've ever seen! today..at least...thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Bree said...

No Problem Valerie! So glad you liked them! And also - so nice to hear from you - maybe you could join our crochet party next time?? That would be great! I kind of want to learn how to make crochet snowflakes....mmmm....

rachelle soucy said...

i haven't visited your blog in awhile, and i am glad i did!! i LOVE the pictures of andy warhol's work from the fifties!!! i love the birds and the pear and the strawberries!! actually i love it all!! i just watched factory girl, have you seen it? warhol is such a freak in it!! your mugs are fantastic!! and i can't believe you are crocheting, really you kick ass!!

Bree said...

Hi Rachelle! You are awesome. I really want to see that Factory Girl movie - I missed it in the theatres so now I will have to rent it - I really love those two peices too - I like the "collection" look of it...I really gives me alot of ideas...and thanks for the compliment on the mugs! I am totally into them although I might be the only one...! hmmm....

Anyway - I hope your move went well...I am going to head over to your blog right now to see if you have any pictures of you new hood up there yet!

Talk soon!

xoBree