This week I said goodbye to one of my hooked rugs, packing it up to go to Texas. A customer who loved it purchased it recently and so I took it out of storage and examined it in detail. I took the opportunity to take a few Continue reading
I enjoy packaging orders for my mail order business and I make it as fun as possible for me.
To that end I put as much creativity into the packaging as I can. I think that receiving a beautifully packaged order is just as important as the order itself. At least it is to me. Continue reading
With Spring right around the corner I feel like I needed a large helping of warm sunflower sunshine. That is what I have decided is the precise dosage for my ills at the moment. I know that I mentioned cake in the title, but I regret to having no recipe. Until the sun warms things up, I have news from my Etsy shop as I continue to add patterns this month. Maybe this can be a creative burst of sunshine for March.
I have been thinking about my voice here in cyberspace. Many of you know me as a rug hooking designer through my business Primitive Spirit and that I specialize in vintage style hooked rugs. You may have just found my blog and are interested in fiber arts like knitting or crocheting and enjoy reading about what I am working on.
I thought today I might share some thoughts about myself so that you would understand more about where I am coming from. So here are some things about me. Continue reading
After seeing my rugs, many people want to learn how to finish their hooked rugs with a crochet edge. So I am updating my photo tutorial for my blog readers today. Continue reading
As a rug hooker I am always trying to find ways to use my linen waste. Linen backing fabric is expensive and being a very strong fiber has potential for reuse. Waste not want not. When was the last time you heard that saying? Perhaps it is time to dust off that old quote from yesteryear. It has come back into fashion as we now call it Continue reading
Happy Valentines Day to all my blog readers. Since we can’t be together today to celebrate, let us take some time and share a happy moment Continue reading
I have just listed a new PDF instant downloadable pattern set called Flow Blue. I also have the wool available. Continue reading
2017 and a new year to love life and be creative! I have not been hibernating the winter away. Oh no! I have been ripping wool and hooking and conjuring up new things for you. More on that very soon. Continue reading
Season’s greetings from my house to yours! This year I put tiny white twinkle lights on the tree and strung some cranberries for garlands. Simple and old fashioned just the way I like it. The garlands dry and can be used from year to year.
I feel happy doing such crafts. I am reminded of all the years of making ornaments out of things I had around the house like cotton balls and cardboard, scraps of fabric and yarn. A happy life of creating anything I could imagine.
My old teddy bears sit beneath the tree guarding the packages, reminding my childlike spirit to come out and not take myself too seriously.
Have a wonderful loving holiday time, filled with color, beauty, creativity and inspiration.
Your crafty friend,