Friday, January 23, 2009

Peas and Jam

On a recent thrifting trip, I bought a vintage craft book. It's from 1981 and while that's not usually a decade whose crafts I admire, this particular book had some real gems! Like giant crayons with faces in a GIGANTIC crayon "box". Adorable. Anyway it also had a pattern for mason jar potholders. I'm not sure if you know about my obsession with jars. Really, I love and collect all sorts of containers. But my favorite is the jar. I like them teeny tiny and super big. I also seem to have a bowl collecting problem, so much so that there are always bowls which cannot fit into the cabinets so they sit on counters and shelves. I can't seem to resist buying a lovely bowl or jar. So how could I resist making jar shaped potholders?

Clearly, I could not.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I had the idea for these woolen coasters before Christmas, and finally got the chance to make some. They are made with 100% wool felt and wool roving. The flowers are all needle felted. I have to say that if I could only choose one craft to do forever it would probably be needle felting. I love it so. These are in the shop.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Making and Naming New Softies...

Is my true calling.
Meet Fenway, Danforth, Piedmont, Omar, Pilar and Murray:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What could be better than...

Coconut cream pie with hot coffee? Perfect for a January afternoon.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Year Ramblings

We've been doing a lot of nothing around here lately. It's been very refreshing. In between doing nothing I have been knitting and working on a few very late Christmas gifts. Namely this one for my niece, Olivia.

I could see myself tossing everything aside for the world of miniatures! Is there anything more adorable than tiny versions of everyday objects? I think not. I have left the house unpainted so that she will have something to do when she gets it. With the new baby in the house, it's always good to have something to keep the 5 year old's hands busy. The house is from Michael's and is actually a cd holder. I believe it's the same one that Angry Chicken mentioned awhile back.

I did manage to get a huge shop update done yesterday, with lots more to come.

I've been meaning to get these photographed and blogged about for awhile now. Inspired by all the great pine cones out there lately, I came up with these little pendants. I love the way they turned out. I am particularly fond of the white one.

eta: I almost forgot to mention that I was interviewed by Christine of Flapper Girl Creations. The interview is here.