Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Tangents! Make sure to eat an excessive amount of candy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Penguin Brigade

I've been working on some new needle felted ornaments that I will have available at craft shows and soon in my Etsy shop. I love how cute and soft these itsy-bitsy penguins are.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GIANT ghost

Last weekend I got to enjoy dropping off this 3 foot tall ghost to its new home. Compared to the things I normally make, this 3 footer is a giant! I am always thrilled to do custom orders like these that get me a little bit out of my comfort zone - it's a good way to get those creative juices flowing!

This close up I took even has an actual ghostly orb in it. I guess I made my giant extra realistic, and he attracted the real thing!


Friday, October 17, 2014


My parents recently did some fresh new landscaping around their home. Ever since I can remember, they've had green shrubs surrounding the front of the house, and they tore those out. I don't feel nostalgic about the loss of the bushes, though. They were always covered in very scary spiders. I'm sure the eight-legged nightmares aren't happy about being evicted!

During the tear-out process we realized that the stumps left over from the bushes were pretty neat. I seized that stumpy potential and brought home three of the remnants. They're currently drying out in the greenhouse. It's going to take all the patience I can muster, but I'm envisioning some pretty epic works of art coming from these after they finally dry!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Typically, in the winter months, our greenhouse is shut down completely. In the past it's been used as storage or an extra place to finish woodwork. This year, we're testing out a new, greener, approach. Last weekend, Jason and Tim helped me set up a few 'dirt boxes' which I planted with (mostly) cold-weather vegetables. I did sneak in a few peppers and tomatoes as well, just as an experiment. I'm hoping that by Christmas I might even have a few fresh veggies. What a present that would be!

The set-up looks a little sloppy, but I think it'll do the trick! You can even see that I've already got zucchini, yellow squash, lettuce, and peas sprouting! Hooray!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Decorating

October is really flying by! I finally got my Halloween decorations out in my house. I especially love that little white ceramic ghost - I just want to give him a hug!