Cozy Holidays

For the holiday season, take time to smell the snowflakes!

These vintage postcards are a few that I am reprinting and embellishing to enclose with my Etsy orders.

I like every order be fun and to add a touch of creativity to make the package special.

Creativity is my grounding force. Is it for you too?

Make time to add a touch of artfulness to whatever you do today ~ Karen

 

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Wooly Santa warms me in a changing season

Now is the time to start thinking about holiday projects, so I wanted to repost this to inspire you. Choose a small project like this santa and have it ready to hang for the holidays! I have a large selection of instant downloadable patterns available in my Etsy shop. Many of them come in both a rug hooking size as well as a smaller punchneedle size. Purchase them today and print them out at home to start working on them right away. Check the patterns out by clicking here.
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Oh and the pattern is also available printed out in color. This version will be mailed out to you. Find it by clicking here.

For the holidays I have a listing for my Wooly Santa PDF instant download on Etsy. This pattern set comes with 2 sizes: 12″ x 20″ for rug hooking, and 3″ x 5″ for punchneedle embroidery. Continue reading

Inspiration is the cure

The summer has come and gone and I am just taking stock of where the time has gone. One of my projects was reclaiming my grandma’s old cupboard. It had been out on the porch, waiting in the wings for me to do something with it. I will have to blog more about the details of the old cupboard and its significance in my life. Suffice it to say that it is dear Continue reading

Lavender love

Here in Oregon the lavender is in full bloom.

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs so I have lavender growing everywhere.

And since I have many varieties of lavender in my gardens, I have been enjoying their fragrance and beauty, and taking time to harvest them in bundles to dry.

I can then use them for bouquets, gifts, and other crafts. I love how they look hanging to dry! Continue reading

Days of wool and roses

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Here are some new marbleized wools in my Etsy shop. Lately I like to reference my wools with my dye book colors. I have 2 swatch sets: The Dusty Dye Book set and The Vintage Dye Book set. If you have a set this will make choosing colors Continue reading

New in the blog and on Etsy

If you look above you will see that my blog menu bar has two new additions. I now have new pages for tutorials and free patterns.

So now when you want to browse through my blog and find a pattern or a hint, all you need to do is click on Continue reading

A shot in the arm

Here is your chance to make a difference to my creative work on Etsy. Please vote for me in Etsy Small Business contest. It is literally whoever gets the most votes wins, so if all my beloved fans would simply take a minute and vote for me, I just may have a shot at winning $10,000! The contest ends April 7th, so there is no time like the present to click on this link and vote:

https://etsy.wishpond.com/small-business-contest/entries/150607203

You don’t have to be from the US or a subscriber or a customer. Continue reading