Monday, September 2

One Thing Leads To Another


In July I wrote about my love for Sophie Digard's crochet work and posted a photo of a handful of little flowers I'd made.


Two of those little flowers made their way into this little newborn headband.


 . . . Which led me to crochet the bands of several other delicate little pieces. 

They're for a newborn shoot I have scheduled this week. I can't wait to meet the new arrival!


Last month, I shot maternity photos for her beautiful family.


This crochet project was also born out of those little flowers I made in July. I thought it might take me a week or two to complete, but it took five. It was a learning process, but was very satisfying. I enjoy the feel of the yarn in my hands and in my lap as it piles up, and I have gained a new appreciation for every little crocheted piece of work I see. I hope the recipient enjoys it!


I also made some books last month. There are many more lined up on my studio table. Talk about one thing leading to another.



And I worked on my photography site -- after purchasing the domain name, paying the host and buying a template, I stepped away, as the task of setting it up seemed too daunting. I still have work to do, but stop over if you want.  http://www.lesliemarshphoto.com/

Happy Autumn!

17 comments:

  1. Every little 'bit' of what you show here is AMAZING Leslie. I was asking myself what I especially Love here in this bundle of creative 'show and tell', where I devoured every little morsel, and it came down to your last photo......I LOVE how you capture the 'light' in your subject's eyes. Your portraits are always filled with Love and Light, and incredible detail....and I always get deliciously lost in your 'good' bokeh. I'm also deeply touched by your commitment to your creative process....it is an amazing force in you.

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    1. Thanks, Marianne! The last photo is of my youngest son and his girlfriend, and he's a really good place . . . they're in a good place . . . and it shows. That particular bokeh comes from the large maple tree at the end of the driveway. It shades nicely and provides just the right backdrop, especially with the sun shining through it.
      Oh, and I'm in a really good place too. :-)

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  2. It is always wonderful to see the projects that you have been working on. I like everything you do...I have a feeling that you will be dyeing as soon as the leaves begin to fall. The blanket is beautiful...and finished :) Mo'a

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    1. Thanks, Mo'a! Yes, dyeing soon. I noticed a bunch of black walnuts had fallen during my walk with Scout this morning. Tomorrow, we'll bring a bag to collect them, and then it begins.
      Yes, finished. :-)

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  3. So much to see in this post. The books are my favorite -- I can never get enough shots of those! And congrats in the new site!!

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    1. Thanks, Seth! I can never get enough of books either - despite all my wandering around in other directions.

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  4. Wow, you never stop and look at all that lush goodness flowing from your hands. xox

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  5. Hi Leslie, I just stumbled across your blog because I ALSO WANT TO CROCHET LIKE SOPHIE! I've never done crochet before, but I've tried knitting and it doesn't work for me. Would you mind sharing some of the useful resources you've found? Was it difficult to learn? I came across this incredible free tutorial last night http://www.craftyminx.com/2011/11/crochet-school-.html/ so I'm going to start there. Your work already looks beautiful and gives me the encouragement to try myself! Thanks! Melissa

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    1. Hi Melissa! That tutorial page that you found looks like it covers it a lot. I love how detailed her explanations are! Here is a link to my crochet board on Pinterest. I think that just about everything I know came from links I found and archived here. http://pinterest.com/lesliemarsh/crochet-and-knitting/
      Of course, there is a lot more than that pinned here, but at least you can find some interesting things. Good luck to you!

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  6. Thanks, Leslie! I hope you post more of your finished pieces :) melissa

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  7. Leslie,
    I really love your current work and hope to see you very soon.
    ox

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I hope to see you too. It's been too long!

      xo

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  8. OOH! Ooh, ooh, ooh.

    That crochet is to die for!
    Off to see your new site.

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    1. Thanks, Chris! I really enjoy it - maybe settling into my grandmother stage. ;-)

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  9. oh my you have been so busy... and I used to crochet.. I know what you mean... :D

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