Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I just purchased a Loom.  I can't wait to try my hand at weaving, and add that to my yarn addiction craziness.

I purchased a Kromski Harp, Rigid heddle loom.

I'm very excited to get started, I hope I have enough yarn to practice with!  I should be receiving it within the next 3 days.

Kromski Harp Rigid Heddle loom

Monday, March 5, 2012

I'm spinning.....

Well, back a few days - I received a big bag of raw wool on Friday, I've spent all weekend washing wool.  Its super dirty - I can't really spin it into yarn as I don't have carding brushes or a drum carder (Fancy Kitten on wish list!) however, I ordered a drop spindle from a shop on Etsy last week and it came in a kit, well two drop spindles and some lovely roving.  A top whorl and bottom whorl spindle - I found I prefer the bottom whorl, I can roll it off my leg and get a good spin going.....
I gave it a go... spun up some thick and thin yarn (HA HA) it looked really cool.

I then dyed it with kool-aid. Berry and Grape.

Just waiting for it to dry, then I'm going to knit a really funky looking hat!

Above: some of the really dirty wool I've been washing, this lot has been washed 4 or 5 times already.

Above: My spinning adventure begins.

Above: two loads on the spindle, dyed with Kool-aid.

Hat knitted up on size 10 needles (CO 50)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So I got side tracked....

I post too much stuff on Facebook and forget to update my blog.

Haven't been here since November - wowza!

So much has gone on, so many things have been handmade, hats, socks, baby blankets, booties and baby boots, PJ pants, fancy frilly outfits, purses and grocery bags.

I'm currently bouncing between crochet and sewing, I have two baby blankets I'm working on and sewing things for my daughter and I.   (no I'm not expecting a baby! HA)

I will try keep up here.....  Last year my goal was just to have more posts than the year before - and I will do that again!................... 1 down.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

First snow....

We woke up this morning to a blanket of white, wet and heavy snow.   The first of the season, I guess my son win's this one.  We had a guess at the beginning of October on when the first snow would happen.

He guessed November 3rd, so he was off one day. 

Monday, October 31, 2011


WOW what a nice warm day for Halloween - we didn't even need to put on jackets for our trick or treating stroll around town.  (the high was up in the 60's)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I've been playing with Mod Podge and fabric.... and this is my 3rd work.

I sketched it out on artist board:

I then applied fabric and layers of Mod Podge.

Its a little tricky taking pictures and avoiding the glare!

Friday, September 30, 2011

And here comes winter!

Leaves are turning yellow, I'm watching the weather reports for frost warnings, missed one this morning so I'm not sure if my last two pumpkins in the garden will be ok or not.  (morning temp was 28 degrees)
I was also hoping to bring in my rosemary plant, if I can find a suitable pot for it, to see if I can keep it alive over winter.

I've been job hunting like crazy, tired of struggling with no money for anything, and with the holidays coming up, I want to make it a nice Christmas for my kids.  The new Kindle Fire is on the top of my Christmas list, as well as a few pairs of lined jeans, my old ones are now a few sizes too big!
Kindle Fire
(links are not posting properly today - see if the above one will work)

Living in a small town I almost always hear about a job when its already been taken, its very frustrating.  I've started to just send my resume out just in case.  Frustrating to see a job I'd enjoy, either disapear before I can apply, or I dont' have the experience for it (like the Natural Resource Tech. job)  I really CAN see myself testing well water, planting trees and things like that, wouldn't it be great to not be stuck in an office all day long?

I really don't want to get a job far from home, there seem to be plenty of those that are an hour or so away, but me driving those distances in winter probably won't happen any time soon.

Well, its FRIDAY - and I was blessed this morning to see two deer in the yard, a lovely Buck and his Doe.... very pretty and a lovely way to start my morning!