March 22, 2015

Pretty Prints and Dyes




 Hope everyone has been well, it's been awhile!  But that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy brainstorming new items and product for the new year.  The photo above is of some new double printed headbands I made with a classic vintage feel.



 I have also been working on some new items involving new luxurious high end fiber.  When you see and feel this fiber you wont believe the softness and quality.  I have had some fun playing around with new pattern ideas. Lately I have been trying to move more towards the one of a kind movement and less mainstream.  I have found that the items I first made when I started creating are a dime a dozen and would really now like to distance myself from that.  Investing is this one of a kind fiber helps me head in that new direction!



                                            
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Here is one of my new designs and products.  This super chunky cowl is one of a kind!  I had a lot of fun working with this 100% Merino Wool, it is so buttery soft.  Don't you just love the giant wooden tree branch button!


                    Happy Knitting, Happy Spring!

September 9, 2014

Thrift find Makeover: Boys Desk

Before:

     

 After:

 

This vintage hall phone table was a $15 thrift find that I decided to turn rustic chic and make into a desk for my eldest son.



 I consider this an extremely easy project as the table top was already stripped and a white coat of paint had already been applied.




      I simply stained the top with a walnut stain and three coats of varathane.  Then I triple coated with heritage blue paint, distressed it with sand paper to show the raw wood and white paint and then triple coated  it with varathane as well.








 I love how it turned out and so does my little guy!  All the supplies I already had on hand so for $15 this frugal Mumma is thrilled!





Fall is in the air!



It has been awhile...and what a wonderful Summer we have had!  With a handful of Summer festivals this year we have been exceptionally busy.  But busy is good and after taking some time to tackle home projects over the last few weeks (posts to come shortly) it is time again to start getting geared up again for our Fall/Winter shows.

Today I am planning at trying my had at making some rustic stockings out of some old Roots Sweaters.  I have a few on hand that I have been hanging onto trying to decide how to put them to use and with Christmas just around the corner (yep, I said it...) I think that Stockings would be a great idea!

I know, why not just knit a few rather than cut and sew...but I am a huge fan of upcycling and these fabulous sweaters are screaming to be made into something functional.  With their cozy warm and chunky design I can already visualize them hanging over a cottage fireplace with the fire popping and crackling.

Wish me luck!