Thursday, February 26, 2009
I made a trip Down to visit family in Kentucky a couple of weeks ago, and I visited a yarn shop called Crafty Hands. What a great shop! I wish we had an LYS like that around here.... the shop owner carried such a wonderful variety of yarns. Unfortunatly I was really only able to stock up on yarn for my gnome hat orders.... but I did snag a couple of cool items!
I am knitting up a pair of baby leg warmers for Cael, and Rowan put in a request for some arm bands as well. When you knit the socks on the needles, you do need to use dpn's for heel shaping.... I'll probably do that project after I make Ro's arms bands though.... I will try to remember to blog it once I get there to show how it works.
Ah..... here is a picture of the stash. It is mostly Brown Sheep for the shop, and a few sock yarns. I plan to order some handspun from a couple of sellers on etsy soon. I am also going to pick up some wool and do some dying myself. I think it has almost been a year since I did any wool dying, and my supply is starting to run out.
There she is! The reason I went down for a visit was to see my brand spanking new niece Molly Elizabeth Tandy. What a little beauty! Such a sweet little one.... Cael and Rowan loved her, and now Ro is asking me for another!!!!! I said, "where do you plan to put another baby in this tiny little house?"
She said, " In my bed."
Friday, February 20, 2009
So, you can purely love these for the sake of being a softie lover.... or you can dig in a little deeper....
This colorful little totem/talisman will watch over you and bring you protection. Infused with a natural essential aromatherapy oil of your choice.
Each individual little totem is about 10 inches tall and is made up of a hodge podge of beautiful fabrics (vintage and new), buttons, lace, applique, wool felt and hand dyed and spun yarn (by my favorite! fabulosity.etsy.com).
Lie it on your bed, couch, or drag the little thing around with you everywhere you go for maximum effect!
These are all one of a kind little beings, and there are many, many to choose from so you can find yourself a perfect match!
Here is a list of available oils to choose from:
Anise ~ cheering, mildly euphoric
Bergamot ~ uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building
Cedarwood ~ emotional stress, anxiety, powerlessness
Cinnamon Cassia ~ comforting, energizing, warming
Citronella ~ purifying, vitalizing
Clary Sage ~ centering, euphoric, visualizing
Eucalyptus ~ purifying, invigorating
Grapefruit ~ refreshing, cheering
Geranium ~ soothing, mood-lifting, balancing
Jasmine ~ calming, relaxing, sensual, romantic
Lavender ~ balancing, soothing, calming, relaxing, healing
Lemon ~ uplifting, refreshing, cheering
Orange ~ uplifting, cheering, sensual
Patchouli ~ romantic, soothing, sensual
Peppermint ~ vitalizing, refreshing, cooling
Rosewater ~ romantic, supportive, gently uplifting
Rosemary ~ clarifying, invigorating
Spearmint ~ refreshing, cooling, vitalizing
Thyme ~ cleansing, purifying, energizing
Ylang Ylang ~ uplifting, cheering, sensual
~ or ~
None ~ I don't want to send you a stinky doll if you don't want it!!!
Please note: These little beings are NOT intended for children.
Why? Hmmmmm... not really sure. Ask someone at the CPSA.
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I wrote each number down on a little strip of paper (1/2" x 1"), and had my daughter Rowan dig in and choose the numbers.
So, I am pleased to announce the winners!
The winner of Giveaway No. 2:
Marcy Lumpkinmaus is....
Thank you so much to everyone that entered my giveaway!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I am utterly obsessed with the story of Peau d'Ane now. In the story, Peau d'Ane's mother, the Queen dies, and her last dying wish is that her husband never marry again unless the woman is more beautiful than she. Well, as you can guess.... who could possibly be more beautiful than the Queen..... her daughter, Peau d'Ane. Her father wishes to marry Peau d'Ane, so she seeks council from her fairy godmother who advises her that it is unnatural for daughters to marry their fathers.... regardless of whether or not they are king.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Leilee is 13" tall (sitting - toes to the top of her head) and is hand sculpted out of polymer clay over a rigid armature. She is hand painted and finished with a UV resistant gloss glaze. Her dress is comprised of vintage fabrics, hand dyed vintage lace.... and a pair of my favorite socks that Rowan wore when she was a tiny babe. Her hair is a Japanese modacrylic wig.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
It is made with vintage woven wool in olive green, and the hood is made from a vintage apron with embroidered little animals. It is secured upon your shoulders with the apron ties. The inside is the warmest, bright pink fleece with a pop art circle design in the hood and a super soft plum colored fleece for the body of the cape, the edge is trimmed in a sweetly woven jacquard trim.