Monday, September 29, 2014


Pinafore/Apron top added to the shop last week. I've always loved making these.

The nostalgia of little ones wearing pinafores over pretty frocks goes hand in hand with the practicality of modern day uses as an apron,smock or summer top. I chose pink roses in Liberty fabric for that good old fashioned pretty look.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

textured shawl recipe

Orlane's Textured Shawl Recipe is a beautiful and simple patten with such a pretty result and I have had it in my queue for ages. I used blackberry dyed yarn that I bought from Camellia Fiber Co. I had the yarn already when I saw how lovely Rebekka's shawl looked on Instagram I knew I wanted one for myself. The color changes in different lights but seems mostly like a creamy white with a tinge of pink. Since it is a merino, alpaca and silk blend it is both strong and soft. I used almost all of two skeins. I plan to block it again as I think it can use it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

apple picking

Apple picking September 21, 2014. Golden Delicious, Macoun, Jonamac and Jonagold. The apple trees were hit by hail a few weeks back at this orchard but, we found some good ones anyway.

playing catch up

The computer was out for over a week! So now it's time to play catch up here but, first I just want to show you this granola which is hands down the best granola I've ever had. It's My New Roots Chunky Chocolate Buckwheat Granola and it's amazing. I made it last week and I agree that's it's more of a snacking then a breakfast granola. I highly recommend making this as soon as you can get your hands on the ingredients and buckwheat (found at Whole Foods) is really healthy for you.

I've spent the morning practicing my calligraphy, it's challenging yet relaxing. I have to remind myself to go slowly.

This beautiful antique hydrangea has been nice to look at while I work.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

union suit

A size 1 union suit knit with Spud and Chloe Sweater. I have always wanted to knit one of these! I think it's pretty special and would definitely be the most amazing layering piece for taking a baby outside in. It is gender neutral so that it can be passed down as well. The yarn is 55% wool, 45% organic cotton and superwash which makes it easy to care for. It took some time to knit but, the pattern was very easy to follow and enjoyable.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

loop collar 2

I've been caught up and have been neglecting this space for too long. I am going to make an effort to improve my behavior but, with patience and a bit at a time.

There have been adventures and first days of school and new things started and somethings finished.

Today, I'll show you my second loop collar because it's a really fun knit and can be started and finished in a day which is a nice sense of accomplishment which I admit I need in my craft projects. I used Blue Sky Alpaca in super bulky in color 1008 black bear. The color is much harder to photograph being dark and solid but it looks great in person.
I am pretty excited to pair these with jackets and coats this Autumn.

I knit a size 6 month baby sweater a few weeks ago over four days as a commission and am almost done with a union suit for size 12 months. I have alternated between trying to organize and sew in the attic and now that the weather has been cooperating (since yesterday) and cooled off some piecing of quilts has been happening. I am embarking on a calligraphy course this week which I am excited about. A few days worth of garden work has involved a lot of clean out and thinking about some fall crops.