Monday, October 2, 2017

Welcome, fall!

It's fall! Aka, my favorite time of the year. I've been crocheting up a storm! I've also been making some mail art. This stuffed pumpkin is my favorite item that I've crocheted recently. 




Monday, June 5, 2017

June update and culinary arts

     I haven't updated my blog in a while. I have been creating (mostly crocheting and making mail art), but I just haven't gotten around to posting my work to this blog. If you want more updates from me, please check out my Instagram. I'm EricaBerrie on there. A link to my Instagram is here.
     I made some crocheted pieces for a future yarn bomb. The yarn bomb is being organized by the artist Knitteapolis. She is going to yarn bomb at the Minnesota State Fair in Minneapolis. I mailed her some motifs as well as a large mesh rectangle. The rectangle is modeled here by my sister's dog, Harlow. I used Lion Brand's Shawl in a Bawl yarn.

     Here are some pictures of some of the mail art I've made recently.




     Besides crocheting and making mail art, I've been baking and cooking up a storm lately! Most of what I make is for my Dad and his employees. They love the baked goods I make for them! My mom and sister also like to eat what I make. Besides cookies and quick breads, I've also made a quiche and stuffed shells. Today, I'm going to make energy bites and hummus. I don't have a food processor, so I'm hoping I can make the energy bites in my blender. Pictured here is a yummy banana bread I made two weeks ago.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn Goodness

I've been working on some crochet projects. I made a bunch of motifs for a yarn bomber in Arizona. I'm currently working on making five sweaters for an animal rescue in New York City. The sweaters are for some chickens they rescued recently. I've been making some mail art, though I really should make more. I'm going to try to set aside some energy to make mail art this week. I have some "add and pass" projects I need to work on, too. 







Saturday, July 2, 2016

All Good Things

Hi all! I had a fairly busy May and June. I did some crocheting (I even got two orders! Yay!). My favorite is a collar I made for my sister's dog, Hudson. I also made about 25 postcards. I made the postcards at Panera (a cafe) and also at my desk in my bedroom. I usually only make postcards at Panera but for whatever reason I was inspired to make some in my home, too. I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer!






Sunday, April 17, 2016

Review of Crochet Concupiscence

I first heard of Kathryn Vercillo through her book, Crochet Saved My Life: the Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet. I’d bought it as an early Yule gift for myself a few years ago, when I was fairly new to crochet. I then found Kathryn’s lovely blog, Crochet Concupiscence
Crochet Concupiscence is a thorough blog, covering a diverse array of topics related to crochet. In addition to the “Home” page, there are currently sections for her aforementioned book, crochet patterns, crochet tutorials, and her wonderful Mandalas For Marinke project (for which I crocheted the mandala seen below). There are buttons on her blog’s home page that take you to posts about crochet art, crochet fashion, crochet tutorials, and crochet patterns. One of my favorite features of Kathryn’s blog is that she includes extensive information about vintage crochet. 
Kathryn diligently updates her blog at least a few times each week, but usually more. There is almost always something new to read on Crochet Concupiscence. In addition to keeping up this blog, Kathryn writes for the About.com Crochet page. She must be one busy woman! I appreciate all her efforts and adore Crochet Concupiscence.


Friday, April 8, 2016

April 2016 happenings

I've been cranking out some postcards at the rate of about three a week. I also submitted a small mixed-media canvas to a mail art show in Japan. I've also been doing some crocheting. Recently, I've made two hats for people I know who are losing their hair from chemotherapy. One of the hats is for my friend Pepe's mom and the other is for the mom of a former classmate of mine. Please note that I'm hosting a mail art call for entry. Please send me a postcard with a word (in English only, please!) written on the front (and decorated however you'd like). On the back, include your return address, my address, and postage. I'll mail you a postcard in return! My *updated* address is: Erica D./13 Hewson Ave/Waldwick, NJ 07463/United States of America. I'm going to use these postcards to make poetry. Thank you!




Monday, February 15, 2016

crocheted motifs, oh how I love thee! (February 2016 update)

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. I exchanged gifts with two of my friends to celebrate. Alas, because of the post office being sluggish, I didn't get my gifts before the holiday. That's okay, though! I can be patient (sometimes). I also exchanged Valentine's day cards with people from my postcard exchange club and some of my pen pals.

I've been crocheting a fair amount of motifs. I love to crochet them! Do I have a use for them? Not usually. But they are fast, fun, and easy. What's not to love? 

I made two paintings last week. I also started on another one. It felt good to whip out my acrylic paints again. I so rarely paint. I really should do it more often.






 
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