Monday, September 13, 2010

A New Design Sneak Peak

It’s yet to be named but it’s almost complete

I’ll give you a picture for a quick sneak peak …

Witchythingshat I should have this candle mat ready to show in a couple days.

I’m often asked how long it takes me from start to finish when making a new design. 

Wisely, I never keep track of my time.  I don’t think I really want to know.

Once the clear idea is in my head, I’ll sketch it out on paper.

I have a collection of sketches laying about. 

Here’s two rough sketches for penny rug tablerunners that I did last year.  They’re still hanging on my computer cabinet door….

I look at these every stinkin’ day!

100_4480 Gosh, I really like these drawings, but I just haven't had the time to work on them. 

That fall one on the bottom is going to have to wait yet another year to be created because I’ve run out of time for fall things. 

The Christmas fireplace one, I have high hopes to work on that one soon. 

So anyway, once the design in my head is sketched out on paper, I’ll completely redo it, measuring and adjusting the sizes of each little element so that it fits properly in it’s space.

Once I get the sizes and shapes drawn perfectly, I’ll trace each individual piece to create the pattern for it. 

Then I’ll focus on the colors.  Sometimes, I’ll color it in with colored pencils just to give me a better idea of color combinations. 

I always tend to take lots of time getting the wool colors just right, so once it’s finally decided, then the rest is easy for me.

But  how many hours from start to finish?  No idea whatsoever.

I’ll just say LOTS.  :)

My sister, Casserole Carol and her husband had stopped over last week to annoy me  to visit and they saw my latest design just in the beginning sketch stages.  So whatever day that was, until yesterday was how long it took me to create this witch hat and shoes mat.

In other news, our Rachel finally started a paying job today. 

She’s been bored to death for about a month now since she finished up her internship at the Pittsburgh BLA .  (She doesn’t allow me to type in the name of the place where she worked but it rhymes with kaZOO)

I’m not exactly sure what this new job will entail other than she will represent everything and anything to do with Granite. 

I’m going to miss her during the day.  In just a month’s time, I’ve grown used to her being around.  She’s a constant source of entertainment … in other words, the girl is just plain wacky.

Ok, I’ve things to get done …. grass to be cut, doors to be painted, file cabinets to be cleaned, and a lily to be planted.

Happy Day everyone!


Cat Haven Crafts said...

Predicting another winner of a pattern here for you!

Marydon said...

G'morn ~ Anxious to see this completed ...
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Gert said...

Oh I just know this is going to be amazing!! Can't wait to see it when you are finished!

xoxo Gert

Lois said...

Toooo cute and I haven't even seen the whole thing!!!! Looks great.
Lois L.

paulette said...

OHHHH I can't wait to see the rest!! LOVE it!

Lisa said...

Love the holiday stuff! Congrats on Rachel's "real" job!! It is a big step!
I hope to see more cool stuff from you soon!
Hugs, Lisa

Jacque said...

I love the sneak peek and can't wait to see the finished project.

Granapple said...

Have you ever thought of doing designs for banners?