I’ve been bit by the knitting bug these past few days, but haven’t actually done any. I need to finish up some crafty gifts before I can indulge that craving. So, for now, I’ve just been yarn window shopping. I’ve found a beautiful organic cotton/bamboo blend that will be perfect for my [...]
Wow. Looking at the date, it seems like I’ve been working on this all month long. I originally thought I’d have it done in a week, but life with a toddler isn’t very predictable.
This being my second ever embroidery project, I’m really happy with the result. It may not be [...]
My son is 14 months old and obsessed with containers. He’s been like this for a little while now. It started with his wooden nesting cups. Then he really got into it with his people mover – putting the peg people in and out of the little bus. Lately, he’s moved [...]
I’m nearly finished with my Vitamin Parade embroidery.Â I’m on the last fruit, a sweet little cherry.Â Then I’ll stitch in the underline and words.Â I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
I’ve also taken a small detour to teach myself crochet.Â Crochet was a fiber art that I used to think I could [...]
I forgot to mention that we went to the Houston Astros game last night. We were lucky enough to get hooked up with some amazing seats behind home plate. Most of the pics we took were of the babe, but we did manage to get a shot of the view from our seats.
Happy Earth Day!
We’ve been quite busy lately. Not much time to craft and not much time to blog.
We went to the grand opening of discovery green, a new park in Houston. It was really nice even though it was crazy crowded. There were 2 water features for the children to play in, [...]
I don’t know what it is about fruit on parade, but they sure make me smile.
This is my new WIP and second embroidery project. I’m embroidering it onto a hemp apron that one of my bffs got me for xmas/winter solstice. I got the pattern (Vogart 678) from an awesome flickr [...]
For Easter/spring solstice, I knit my first toy. I used Rowan Summer Tweed (cotton & silk) in the color vanity. This was a pre-vegan, or pregan, purchase – before I learned about the process of making silk and boiling the worms alive. This was leftover from a sweater I had made.
I decided to finally try my hand at embroidery and here are the results:
I used a split stitch with 3 strands of black floss for the body.Â The yellow is french knots using 2 strands.Â Finally, the wings are 6 strands in stem stitch.Â I wanted to try out as much as I could with [...]
I remember the first time I learned about the bluebonnet phenomenon here. I had just moved to Texas and was driving to Round top with a friend. It must have been late March or early April 2006. As we were driving, I kept seeing people pulled over along the side of the [...]