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 patch of this a smidge of that

In my wool kitchen today, putting wool away from an order, washing wool, and dreaming of lovely color combinations.

It is so wonderful to have wool in my hands, examining each texture and color nuance.

I love to organize it by color, creating soft muted rainbows of fabric 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

A blizzard of crafts in the summer

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Packaging my rug hooking patterns to get ready for orders is a regular task that I do here in my studio. As DSCF1057I do the mundane work like folding the linen patterns, I like being surrounded by my favorite things and my rug hooking tools. They are reminders of why I created this mail order business. I love fiber arts of all kinds and rug hooking in particular. Before rug hooking — which was a long time ago — I cycled through all kinds of arts and crafts, being inspired to make something for myself or my home or as a gift. Continue reading