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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Artful Halloween

In spite of Hurricane (what??) Sandy, I still managed to get a couple projects done this week. Not my zendala yet--yet!! It's hard to find time when hubby and kiddo are both home with school and work being closed, then the power and lights go out...*sigh* The house should clear out again tomorrow so planning a little zendala and Holly portrait time--yay!

And here we go:
 
The Diva's Weekly Challenge was to use the brandy new pattern, Bunzo (the swirly cone-ish bits in the center of the left side and the far right corner). I've also been wanting to play with a combo of Fife, Bales, and Suzanne McNeill's new pattern, Snood, and threw in a little 'Flord'. Not 100% happy with how this turned out but considering most of it was done with no light, well...hoping for better results with the week's zendala...

Then, I had signed up for a bookmark swap on Facebook and finally got that finished and ready to mail:
Front: Helen William's Leaflet pattern

Back: Eye-wa, Bales, Tripoli, 'Nzeppel
Wanna do more of these!! But....too many other projects waiting in the wings and Christmas swaps coming up...Christmas! Shopping and baking and presents to wrap--I'm already in the mood for my stash of Christmas dvd's and cd's!! Aaahhh, love this time of year!!

And speaking of things I love, we spent a good chunk of the day beach adventuring today! We couldn't get back down to Horseneck as the road had been washed out from Sandy, but stopped to take some harbor pics, play with a couple super cute dogs, and agitate an already hurricane agitated crabby--poor guy!




That's actually downtown New Bedford in the background, taken from Fort Phoenix beach. I love lighthouses!
Love New England, love living here, very thankful we didn't get hit worse from Sandy....Hope everyone has a happy Halloween! Trick-or-treat!!

11 comments:

  1. Like your combination of tangles. They flow well together. Did you laminate your bookmarks? What type of paper did you use. They look nice.

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    1. Thanks Donald! I didn't laminate--the cheapest I could find laminate paper was almost $6...to swap a bookmark?? Seemed expensive...I used watercolor paper--cut a sheet into six bookmarks so I have more to tangle later! Yay!

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  2. Dawn love what you have done with leaflet! Your colouring looks fabulous - can I pin it? It's gorgeous :) Your challenge piece is lovely, too! Bunzo is an interesting one to work with - I am still in my brainstorming phase :)

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    1. Yes! You can pin it! (I love your boards!) Wow--thank you! Can't wait to see what you do with Bunzo!

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  3. Your Bunzo is great! The bookmark is too. I have made quite some bookmarks and found out that people really love to get one.

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  4. Dawn, your Bunzo looks great. And I like your leaflet bookmark very much. It is great how you put your colors in the pattern, I love it.

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  5. Wow! You did the Bunzo challenge in the dark? I'M impressed! Very nice.
    Barbara

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  6. Really like your challenge piece especially the great depth with Bunzo

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  7. Super creations, great the photos!

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