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Dawn Sellers
Hillsboro, Oregon USA
Living in the Pacific Northwest, blogging about art, antiques, knitting, jewelry, chihuahuas, cats and everyday life.
Interests: knitting, mixed media art, making jewelry, collaborative projects with other artists and trading art. i love nature and being outdoors as much as possible.
Recent Activity
For anyone that may be following this blog after such a long absence in any activity . . . . I am now using Blogger. You can find me (and a different direction/focus on blogging) at Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Dawn Sellers
I am still here. I've just been super busy with our new adventure I hope to return here soon. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Dawn Sellers
Making jewelry today but needing a little break. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at Dawn Sellers
I am finally getting around to doing the finishing work on my sweater. I hope to be wearing it next week. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Dawn Sellers
This was the moon this morning on my drive to work. More beautiful than the picture can show. The sky was filled with stars and the air was crisp and cold, I even had ice on my car! Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Dawn Sellers
Such a rainy January day. I've been working on jewelry again. Pictures soon! Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at Dawn Sellers
Child Looking at Santa on the Beach Originally uploaded by State Library and Archives of Florida I am almost certain this is what Santa will be doing on the day after tomorrow. A little relaxation in the sun will be well deserved. My road trip to Arizona was fun, but I woke up with a sore throat the morning we left and have been sick since. Managed to rally for the time down there but now that I am back home I am exhausted. Really ready for a few days off. Since we celebrated our holiday early with both families... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
These crochet snowflakes are so fun and easy to make. The pattern is free over at be sure to use a nice yarn for them, they do not tale much so scraps would work fine as long as the yarn is all the same weight. I'll be putting these on presents today for a family Christmas celebration. We are headed to the beach with Doug's family. We are suppose to have heavy rain today so should be an interesting drive. Then it is back home to get ready for the road trip, Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
I am making a few of these to use as gift tags for Christmas. Found a great tutorial over at they are very easy to make. I haven't done any crochet in awhile but I do enjoy it. I'm using Rowan Handknit Cotton and a size G hook. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
CC Cardigan Originally uploaded by DawnSellers One thing I continue to learn over and over about myself is that I like to start new projects. I have lots of ideas that constantly pop into my brain, I get really excited to get started and then just as quickly, lose interest. Sometimes I’ll pick up the project again and finish it sometimes it will linger for years and sometimes it will just get tossed out or unassembled and the pieces used for another project. What does this all mean? How can I focus and finish things? Remember that NaNoWriMo thing? I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
rainbow11_26_10 Originally uploaded by DawnSellers It is so hard to believe that December is here already! This month is jam packed with activity for us including an early Christmas celebration with Doug’s family at the beach, which we haven’t even started shopping for, and then Road Trip! Doug & I will be hitting the road in our new to us travel trailer, pulled by our cube truck filled with antiques. We will be traveling to Arizona to set up and sell in Quartzsite. I’ll road trip it down with Doug & the Chihuahuas and then I have to fly back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
Harmonia's Rings cowl/scarf Originally uploaded by DawnSellers Unfortunately there are many things that get in the way of just curling up with a blanket, a cup of coffee and a new knitting project. Work being the biggest obstacle. I have started a new knitting project - Harmonia's Rings Cowl in a wonderful merino wool. It is knitting up quickly which is always nice. The days are so short now, dark when I leave for work and dark when I leave for home. Carrying this little knitting project along does help though. NaNoWriMo update: I am not nearly where I should... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
It feels so good to finally be able to share this with everyone. We have a beach house! We closed on the house and picked up the key on September 17th but have been working on renovating the entire house before we shared it with the rest of the family. One by one we lured them to the beach and then surprised them. This weekend completed the final surprise so now I don't have to keep it a secret anymore. I'll do more posts on the before and after pictures so that you can see the whole renovation but for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
Ferns Originally uploaded by DawnSellers I keep repeating those words to myself this morning. Every year when November rolls around I remember that it is time for NaNoWriMo (check out the website for all the info Every year I say to myself "I should do this". Well, this year I have signed up. I've been thinking a lot lately about writing, I even have a few plot ideas. The big question of course is - when will I find the time? I've been browsing the forums on the NaNoWriMo website and reading some of the suggestions for beginners, lots... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
Pinto & Cocoa were meant for each other Originally uploaded by DawnSellers I’ve been hanging out at the mall lately. Everyday this week, that is where I have spent my lunch hour. I’m loving the free wi-fi at the Barnes & Noble and that I can just grab some lunch at the food court – so many choices. This reminds me of my teenage years when hanging out at the mall was one of my favorite things to do. Different mall, different friend, different city but still the mall. It all makes me feel rather sentimental. I’ve been thinking a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
July_2010 008 Originally uploaded by DawnSellers Cocoa is thinking of starting her own clothing line. Last night we enjoyed a great show at Portland Center Stage We have seen Sunset Blvd. Before but it has finally been released to be done by smaller theatres so were anxious to see what Portland Center Stage could do with it. Overall, I recommend it. The set was simple but worked beautifully. I loved the moving staircase. The costumes were amazing, sparkling, feathers, & fur. I loved how they did such a big show on such a small stage and how they made... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
October_2010 Sky Originally uploaded by DawnSellers I've been sick these past few days, crummy, yucky sick! But the work doesn't stop and I've been as busy as ever. I did take one day to just stay down, which for me meant staying home and catching up on laundry. It seemed to work, I'm finally feeling human again. One of the things I love the most about the Pacific Northwest is the amazing weather we have in the early fall. This photo is totally untouched, just snapped with my little Canon Elph - which I found after having 'misplaced' it for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
101/365 - relaxing, hot bath. Mmm. Originally uploaded by poppysoir I have been sick for the past three days. All I want to do is go home and take a nice hot bath and sleep. I hope I feel better tomorrow, I have so much to do this week! Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
Stay with me here, I have made a few changes to this blog and more are coming. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Oh So Charming
I have been doing some research on the history of denim this week (did you know it was in use as far back as the 1700’s?), and came across the Volkswagen Jeans Bug from the early seventies. I had forgotten how cute these vintage bugs were. The Jeans Bug’s interior is all denim, how cute! Curious to see if there are any of these still around, I did a quick online search and couldn’t find any for sale. I could find parts and such but no complete original ones. I know Volkswagen has brought back the Bug in recent years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
MCCALL MAGAZINE COVER, GIRL IN RAIN Originally uploaded by George Eastman House The leaves are all changing - beautiful colors of orange, red and yellow - and the rain has started. I'm starting to feel the chill in the air and actually pulled out the leggings this morning to wear. I considered the boots, but just couldn't bring myself to put them on just yet. The Chihuahua Army had their photoshoot last night and they were so much more behaved than I ever imagined. It may have been the fact that the treats never stopped, but they were all so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
Steampunk Originally uploaded by DawnSellers Last weekend I took some time to work on part of my Steampunk costume for the upcoming Time Travelers' Marketplace & Ball happening in Hillsboro, October 9th. I will be vending at the Marketplace - all kinds of fun vintage clothes, accessories, books and just a great selection of stuff! So, I will need one costume for daytime, when I'll be moving around, setting up and helping customers and another for the evening Ball. I decided rather than start from scratch with fabric and patterns, I would do a bit of creative upcycling to come... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
Azuki keeping an eye on me Originally uploaded by DawnSellers So much work to be done and so little time. This time of year is busy, add on top of that a couple of big projects that I can't yet post but believe me, they are big projects! Still working on the Time Travelers' Marketplace and Ball scheduled for October 9th. I am starting to feel like we are not going to get everything done that needs to be done. Yikes! The October Art Walk includes a partnership with Pacific University and their art opening at their new Health Services... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
Photo of Tavi from her blog, taken by her dad. I discovered this new blog today and I look forward to reading more and following along. Tavi Gevinson is just adorable, has a great fashion style and I love that she loves vintage styles. I think this girl has a bright future ahead of her. The one thing that really sticks out about her (to me at least) is that she started her blog and her parents had no idea what exactly it was she was doing until she asked them for permission to appear in an issue of New... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Dawn Sellers
The only laboring I did yesterday was the two loads of laundry I finished last night. The majority of my day was spent sitting in the salon while my mother was getting a perm for 4 and a half hours! I think I read every issue of US and People magazine, I am now completely filled in on who is doing what with whom and who is wearing what for fall. I also had my hair cut, short. I have very thick and straight hair. It was mid way down my back and I had lost all motivation for curling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Dawn Sellers