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

Friends to the garden studio

lianne 2

Friends of mine usually come with a craft in hand, because they know me. I am the craft lady. My way of having fun typically includes making something. So my Washington friend Lianne brought her Star Rug Company snow family design to hook when she came to visit. Lianne loved all my lights and tried out my IKEA clip on LED light on her hooking frame. It is really bright. Continue reading

Black and White

DSCF1041The graphic quality of black and white excites me. I have been working with this contrast lately and wanted to share with you a couple of projects that have turned out to be favorites. I went to the thrift store looking for a stool. I almost passed this one by. Imagine dark wood stain, overlooked by everyone because of its depressing blah everyday-ness. But I liked its bones, and it was sturdy with no structural issues.

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

Studio Saga Part 2: all the furniture

My new studio space is move-in ready and I am moving in! My first priority was housing my wool for rug hooking. Continue reading

Studio Saga Part 1

Not so long ago, the business of Primitive Spirit was very crowded. There was studio A, a small room where most of the work happened. Continue reading