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Calder and Company
It seems that I have to be creating something at all times. I always have my hands on some project. I hold multiple college degrees (and loans for those) in various discliplines which influence my creative world...
Interests: knitting, gardening, writing, sewing, photography, primitive rug hooking and of course raising my brood of young boys!
Recent Activity
~Well, I know, its about time I re-enter the "blog-world". I had a horrendous spanish graduate paper final and paper due, and right about the time, mi esposo (my husband) put a virus on my computer (accidently I know)! So... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Finally, the "oh no crow" rug is finished (seems like I started it a lifetime ago). I have a million spots on where to put it, on table, in office, near bed...guess I need to start on another rug. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Calder & Company
~My sweet guy of seven, lost his second tooth last week, so glad that I had his "new" tooth pillow that I hooked--ready to be stuffed...Whew! ~N. needed a fairy pillow--so I thought to design something that was just for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I know I used to post several times a week, and now I am posting about every two weeks. My computer time seems to be less and less these days, so I will try and catch up with the "making"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I know I have been missing from the world for a while, but I have been busy learning espanol, entertaining, absorbing nature, and making of course! (will share soon) ~Some of our moments-by-moments include (de Nana): Magic tricks, Stick fighting,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I woke up today with my three year old using his hands to manipulate the corners of my mouth saying, "happy face, sad face, happy face, sad face...ect." So I found it appropriate to add a little happy face to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Calder & Company
~found this embroidery of a stamp from Norway in this (Scandinavian Designs: A Japanese Craft Book) book. ~I love the way you can add personal embroidery to a child's garment. Are those two "in cahoots" or what?? ~some rocks from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Calder & Company
~there is something magic about being around water, so when our family has had enough of the city, we head for the wide, deep bodies of water. ~My husband likes to stop at every river to check it out. This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Calder & Company
~When you have three little boys eating around the table, the chairs are only going to last for so long. It was time to reupholster! It is a great way to use up discontinued decorator fabric. Ugg, they REALLY did... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I find that summer seems to speed up once we are over the middle, so we are trying to get out of doors as much as possible. Leisure bicycle rides, strolls around town, ankle wading, water splashing, carrot picking...those are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Recientemente, we made a trip to Madison to meet with some family. Lo siento (I'm sorry) if I keep posting in Spanish. I have been speaking Spanish all day every day for the last week, and it is hard to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Well seeing that my husband has been on a fly fishing trip north of the Arctic circle for the past 17 days, my time for journaling has disappeared. We have been busy (as one can imagine) and I will try... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I know, I disappeared off the blog world for a while...The way that I see things is that I just needed a break from the--computer, creative, photo grind for a while. Since school has ended, we have had many sport... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Calder & Company
~As you know, I create a lot of my own garments. Sometimes when I start a new garment the design comes from a need (like say I need a new dress--sleeveless), and sometimes I find a pattern that I want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I have FINALLY had a morning to be at my house. Whew! First, I had to mail out the boys thank you cards (for their birthday presents), then tackle some projects in my sewing room. (Like finishing an Amy Butler... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Each one of the boys received hip waders for their birthdays this year. It has saved the boys from ruining their shoes and having eternally wet socks/feet. It allows them to explore more freely... ~We do gobs of hiking with... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I have been busier than a one armed paper hanger! I honestly layed in bed this morning thinking about my day and wondering what I should tackle first on my morning at home. We have had four birthdays, three full... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Speaking of spring insects, here is a dragonfly pillow that I made a while back. I did not design the original dragonfly pattern and unfortunately--don't recall who did (to give them credit). The pillow ended up being the perfect size... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I was looking for a boy's tunic pattern that was simple design, with a worldy flair and quick to sew up. The tunic Balthazar by Citronille was exactly what I was looking for. I have looked and looked through the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Calder & Company
~We have had a beautiful lead-into spring, up until the snow lately (and another big storm tonight). It is lovely to see the bulbs pop up and my 'Goliath' poppy's are reaching out more each day. I have wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Made these vests for my newly three year old. I was looking for a vest to use up some smaller pieces of fabric and this was perfect. The pattern number is Kwik Sew 3100 and I made a T3. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Calder & Company
~since I have been kicked out of my sewing space this week due to some house updates--I have been working on rug hooking...more details on this soon... ~If one is ever going to tackle has been this long, long... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Worked hard on this rug last week and finally finished it is ready for binding! Woo hoo! It is such a good feeling for it to come together... ~I did change the colors a few times as you can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Calder & Company
~Received this pattern back in October--and have just recently completed two. The pattern is from Wikstenmade and can be a top or a dress and both are included. ~I made a size medium top in fabric from a local quilt... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Calder & Company
~I can't resist making a few new hats every season, so when I had some Sublime yarn leftover from other projects, I decided to look at their patterns (not to mention I own about ten or more of their pattern... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Calder & Company