ship work and a dark bird

Spring really fires me up and I’m having a super busy and super productive month. Besides all the air and freshness the extra daylight in the evening makes such a difference.


I find I  work best early in the morning to mid afternoon and then I usually get a significant creative second wind between 5 and 8 PM – how about you? Other people’s creative practices are always interesting to me.
A couple progress photos for you:

dark bird

A  dark, crow-ish sort of bird and and sails for several new ships. I’ve been saving that antique embroidered cuff on the lower right  for 6 years- waiting for just the right ship. I’m finishing the first full sized, multi sailed extravaganza sort of ship that I’ve made in a long time tonight and I’m excited to photograph it  tomorrow – excited enough to get up extra early.


  1. I look forward to seeing it! I’ve only ever made paper/cardboard ships, sometimes with a simple handkerchief sail.Now I’m tempted…
    By the way, I have a picture on the blog of spider silk and a friend says, in comments, that it takes almost 100 strands to get thread strong enough to sew with!

  2. I love your ships and the idea of a multi-sail one is delightful, especially with these beautiful sails. I also think the contrast between the exquisite lace and the patched sail is wonderful – a true treasure ship…

  3. I don’t know how you do it – your work is amazing and so creative. It truly takes my breath away. That ship is something right out of a fantasy dream! Fingers crossed for the day you come out with bird patterns!

  4. Wow, what an inspiration .. who needs spring?

    I’ve been watching this Lady of the Ocean evolve and I am so impressed with the final result. Well done.

  5. A dream in white, so lovely and full of fantasy created. Bravo!

  6. I find I’m most creative in the morning when no one else is awake and I can sit and knit quietly with no distractions. I’m pretty productive early afternoon but flag late afternoon. Beautiful work.

  7. Hola, me gustaría saber como hiciste el cuervo, el próximo halloween el disfraz de Maléfica y me gustaría añadirle el cuervo como mascota, me ayudas por favor? gracias

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