Completed Projects · Events

More Cashmere Mittens!

You might remember all my adventures in making mittens from fulled wool sweaters.  I’ve pared down my wool collections to just cashmere (and some other wools to use under the suede palms) and come up with a few more pairs of cashmere mittens for this year’s craft shows.  These mittens are made with suede palms… Continue reading More Cashmere Mittens!

Completed Projects · Events

Newest Cross-Body Bags!

I’ve been working on these new cross-body bags for months among the other parts of my life.  I had the idea of creating textural crazy-patchwork bag flaps and then decorating on top of the patchwork.  Remember the glass beads and embroidery thread I posted about?  I happily put those to use.  Each bag flap is… Continue reading Newest Cross-Body Bags!

Completed Projects · Works-In-Progress

Embroidery and Linen Bags

I’m continuing my embroidery obsession, as you can see below.  The next two photos are of a tote bag I am making for myself.  I cut out pieces of fabric from the yellow floral vintage sheet featured in this post.  I looked at the big flowers and decided they needed some filling in, so I… Continue reading Embroidery and Linen Bags

Musings

A Much-Needed Day Out

I live with my local-guitar-teacher husband and two teens in a semi-rural area that has a lot of housing development but no public transit within walking distance.  And we have one vehicle.  We’ve managed to work out the logistics of this over the years, but today I needed to get out with no agenda, no errands,… Continue reading A Much-Needed Day Out

Fair Economy

Christmas Tree Ornaments: Local and Global

Years ago I made Christmas ornaments for our tree, but I had the idea that I had to make them in sets of twelve.  Later, as I started selling my crafts at craft fairs and browsing other crafters’ goods, I realized it would be more fun to collect from other makers one special ornament at a… Continue reading Christmas Tree Ornaments: Local and Global