A free knitting pattern is in my workbasket today

As a craftsperson, sometimes a project jumps into your workbasket. The creative process is often mysterious and tends to have a life of its own, and I would not have it any other way. I must admit, I do make an effort to rein it in.

Overstimulation is a very real problem that we all have to grapple with. But live dangerously we must! Yes, I love carrying a project through to completion, but often I take side roads to this destination by indulging in a moment of inspiration. For me this creative generosity seems to feed my creative spirit, giving me more energy. Continue reading

An old quilt inspired new wool colors

I love pink and brown antique quilts. I saw this quilt online and was drawn into its beauty and style. You can read more about this 1832 baby quilt here. This color combination never fails to transport me to another era. It inspired me to create a batch of new marbleized wool colors. Continue reading

Vintage tool put to work for rug hooking

I am punch hooking my latest rug with extra long strips of wool, so I have been trying to find something to organize my colors on. I remembered that I had this vintage clothes dryer which was the perfect solution as I can drape the strips over the top. And it looks cool. Continue reading

My new vintage chair is business as usual

This chair had my name on it at St Vincent DePaul’s. The scratched up finish does not put me off because no one would be offended if I painted over it. Which will likely be a project for Continue reading

Shabby hooked rugs inspire me, how chic!

I started to collect vintage hooked rugs 10 or so years ago. Unlike many collectors I was not looking for rugs of great value, but what drew me to aquire a rug was purely love. If I loved the colors or the design. And being on a limited budget Continue reading