Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I wanted to come up with something that could showcase the handspuns I've been getting and make it affordable for those who are looking for something one of a kind without draining their wallet. So the "skinnies" are born, these long lovelies could be a scarf or a belt.
The first one is a pretty Caribbean colorway with handspuns from Etsy's Dreamymeow and Handspunanddyedtoo. The other colors I purchased locally from yarn shops. The colors represent the colors of the tropical islands with the sun and sand. I just love these colors, it just takes me on a vacation without leaving the house.
The second skinny contains a handspun from Wildthyme, dyed silk from Silkandshine and a mink/cashmere yarn from Great Northern Yarns.com. This next to the skin soft beauty will make a great home for someone who adores purple.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Earlier this year, we had put together a small group some fiber artists from our church (Church of the Highlands-Auburn campus). We had weavers, knitters, crocheters and one quilter come together and share experiences and have some fun. We had a blast and we'll probably do it again this fall.
One of the Auburn students during spring break visited Williamsburg, PA and took a class on spinning with a drop spindle. Pictured here are 3 mini skeins that she gave me that are now in my collection of yarn.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Most of the Etsy artists I've met have been good to me. The local artists have been super to me too, especially Darlene and Linda. :-)
Friday, May 8, 2009
She became our family member a few years ago when my son carried her home from the county dumpster. She either got lost or was abandoned there, either way, she was hungry and stinky.
She had a sweet disposition that charmed us into taking her into our home.
You probably wonder where we came up with the name Darby Queen, it was my idea, she is named after a Ranger obstacle course in Ft. Benning, Georgia. We are pretty much an Army family and support our US Army Rangers. Why name a dog after an obstacle course?? Well....why not?
I said she is the family dog/therapist....this is where she earns her keep. Our lives sometimes get very stressful and she has this unique ability to calm us down and melt our hectic day away.
She loves anyone that comes over to our house and makes new friend with her calming charm. She is probably one of the most laid back dogs we've ever adopted.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This first ruffle scarf has lovely lilac colors in it with a heather grey and green. It reminds me of the lilacs that would bloom in the spring up north.
I tried taking good photos of this, but I'll probably try to photo it in direct sunlight. Maybe it will turn out better.
The second ruffle has a wider color spectrum with yellows, pinks, greens.
This would be a nice spring time scarf or do what I did and wear with black to make the colors pop.
This lariat/scarf was an experimental piece that yielded a beautiful result. Inspired by a pattern from Timaryart (Etsy shop), it is crocheted corkscrews that from a distance looked like blooming wisteria (the purple part). For anyone that is looking for something different in the accessory wardrobe, this is quite a "unique whip".