Friday, January 15, 2010

.300.

Not the movie! Um, so, this is my 300th post. I know, right? How did this happen!

Anyway, this calls for celebration, no? Yes, I know we just celebrated eggs... Maybe we should celebrate something every day. I think we would be happy. So, I need to give someone something! A good, old-fashioned giveaway is in order, my friends. Some of you I've known for a long time (since the very beginning of my online adventures!) and some of you I've known for only a while. Either way, I always always appreciate it when you stop by. Those of you who don't comment (I know you're there), do it! I want to hear from you, let's be friends :)



Don't worry, I'll get back to the giveaway in a moment...

That photo right there (screenshot really) is the pattern draft for my first weaving project of the semester. Isn't it beautiful? I'm making two sets of matching-ish neckwarmer and fingerless mittens! I was very inspired by Susan of Avalanche Looms. I'm weaving these in a cotton/linen/rayon yarn, one of my favorites. The yarns on top of my loom in the bottom photo are the colors I'm using. The oatmeal is the background, while the Purple Mountain's Majesty and the Sagey Green will be the foreground colors. The red is just there because I like it...

I've decided, just a moment ago, that my 300th post giveaway item will be one of the sets of fingerless mittens! I know, exciting! Hooray!


To enter, I would like it if you told me one of the things you love about art/craft. Don't worry about picking your favorite, I would never be able to pick mine! Just something you really value about it, you know?


Thank you so much for visiting, you are the best!









16 comments:

Erin said...

Sweet! I'd love some fingerless mitts ;)

But more importantly, what do I love about art, and crafting? Being able to take simple materials and create something beautiful.

raining sheep said...

Cool, I had to wonder over from flickr to enter for the fingerless mitts :) Art and crafting wipes away my work stress and can turn a really bad day into something fabulous. When I pick up my camera I enter a Zen zone.

carol said...

I love it when you weave...

What I love about art and craft: It doesn't matter what the specific process is or the end result. It's about the journey. The discovery. The ability to share something that tells others so much about you. I also love being able to learn about others through their art . craft. Endless inspiration.

Chelsea said...

it is meditative. that is what i love. :)

now, i need to give you this darn thing i keep forgetting to give you.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Craft appeals to me on two distinct levels. My hands crave the act of physically making something; creating, manipulating, skillfully executing materials until I have something tangible in them. My mind needs the process of dreaming, imagining, changing course, feeling elation when I've hit an "ah-ha!" moment...craft combines these two for me and makes me feel, well not to sound like a fruit, but...whole.

Kylie Larsson said...

I love that handmade things are one of a kind. :)

Tribial said...

The simple things. Like drinking wine or beer out of a well made glass, that I or a friend made, feels amazing. It's a self sufficiency thing. Quality is key.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love that when I do arts and crafts I don't feel lazy! Seriously, there is an absurd sense of accomplishment when I finish a project...

jennifer535 said...

I was just going to say something simple like, art is cool, but after reading the other posts, that will never do. So I will give it my best shot for something deep and meaningful:-)

Art can be strangly indulgent in a sense that sometimes I don't care if it makes anyone else happy, just as long as I am happy. But it can also be humble at the same time. I could never create a tree or a mountain or an animal, but it is nice to know that I have the ability to create something wonderful as well and share it with others.

Jen McHutchion

Rachael said...

with art and craft, its the act of just doing until your satisfied.

miss you brit!

Renee G said...

I love that I can use my creative side.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Scott Daly said...

I love the satisfaction after creating something and then the need to do it again and again. It's quite addictive if you ask me. I also love the state of mind that comes along with creating.. it's like you're using all your efforts but when you get in the right mode, and jupiter and the stars align correctly, it's completely effortless.

P.S. I love homemade mittens, I'm sure they're much better then the ones in the bookstore. They keep getting holes in them and these michigan winters aren't so kind to these paws. ;)

kimberly ann said...

it's really hard to pick just one thing to say!

i love craft because, well, it's been a part of my life as long as i can remember. it's natural for me to look at something and think about how i can make it myself. it's much more satisfying to solve the puzzle and end up with something that i made myself!

Brittany Noel said...

Thank you thank you, everyone! I really appreciate your thoughtful and thought provoking comments.

lauren said...

since i work in a "sunroom" it is usually very cold in the winter and i often work in fingerless mittens so i would love to win some! :)

Barbara said...

Fingerless mitts would be AWESOME!!! I love the creativity of crafting. It relaxes me and I am always agog at how yarn can be turned in to something beautiful. Plus I love to make gifties for family and friends, and crafting is a good way to do that.