Tuesday, September 30, 2014


It's been a busy day so one of my first projects is the last to be tidied (ish) up. This week's Make It Monday is Mason Jar Stamping. I cut the stamp out of fun foam and put some Club Stamp Mount It Glue (it stays tacky after it dries like Aleene's Tack It Over and Over which I also use). It's the little blue thing on my Versamark Inkpad. I stuck it on my finger so I could get the ink firmly on the glass over all the glass designs. All I have to do is find the handspun I want (I moved it last year apparently lol) and make the decorations on sticks. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

I accidentally printed too many copies of this bunch of Witch's Fingers Grapes, but photo extras have become my new canvas. I used the new Tim Holtz Alphanumerics to cut out the word "grapes" and the Papertrey Ink's embroidery border die to practice some cross stitching (aka analog pixelating). It will probably come as no surprise that my favorite line from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (movie) is when one of the grandparents says "I like grapes."

On the home front, (touch wood), no more problems with my hand. And a dream of 40 years is about to come true. I will be the proud owner of a Walking or Great Wheel next week. Now I just have to find a place to put it and brace myself to have people over. I'm not called Auntie Social for nothing lol.

For more crafty sight-seeing, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander.

Update: A walking wheel is a spinster thing : D. It's the sort of wheel that has a spindle (like Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on). The wheel is turned with a hand (unlike flyer wheels where you sit and treadle the wheel while you are sitting). And by spinster, I mean a woman who spins (yarn or thread, not a stationary bicycle). There are a lot of these around, but many of them are missing parts, or the wheel is warped. This is a video I found on YouTube, she's really skilled : ).

updated again I've been a spinster since 1978, I have an Ashford Traditional wheel, a Lendrum and a Haldane, all flyer wheels, a charka and a varying quantity of spindles. But this will be my first Great Wheel : D.


Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi and thanks for popping over to see me. Pleased to hear your hand is much better but I don't know what the wheel is you are talking about. It must be something good if you anticipate visitors.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

shazsilverwolf said...

Glad your hand is better this week. Also intrigued about The Wheel- you must tell all next week. With pics!. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #43 xxx

Anonymous said...

I like the jar, but the wheel is fab. I never knew you were into spinning! It's big, so yeah, where are you going to put it!

Brenda B 54

Unknown said...

I heard from Brenda that you were getting a spinning wheel! I have been wanting to weave since I took a class 26 years ago--but since the floor loom overwhelms me, I got a little handheld loom. Very happy! Can't wait to see you in action with your new wheel! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #56

Eliza said...

I am so glad you explained yourself with the wheel because I thought you were talking about something else entirely. Hhhmmm what was I thinking? Glad to hear no more problems with the hand. Hope you have fun with the wheel.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
Happy WOYWW #2

glitterandglue said...

Wow - I've never seen a spinning wheel like that before - it's great, and she certainly is very skilled. Having all those different wheels yourself, do you spin on a regular basis? Wonderful!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, I'm interested in seeing your new wheel....whenever I see people spinning, I find it fascinating. Are you going to shear your own sheep too??! ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Make it Monday looks fun! I've followed your link and watched the video. Your jar looks promising - I'm sure it will look awesome when it's finished!

Krisha said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week, and for the comment.

Great little mason jar art.

I am not a spinner, but when I get a chance to watch anybody demonstrating I get mesmerized by it. I think it would be a relaxing thing to do.

Krisha #58

Hazel said...

Lots of interest here. Hope the hand continues to improve. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I’m late commenting. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

Chrysalis said...

That all looks so exciting. I love reading about crafters who tread a different path from me - so fascinating and inspiring! Do show what you come up with, using the wheel, won't you? Have a great week, Chris # 16

fairy thoughts said...

im glad you explained about being a spinster becauseoverin uk it means an oldef lady who had never been marriedd ha ha