Monday, February 22, 2010


Melanie is hosting a giveaway on her blog this is the link, the owls are so cute!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valentine Items

A while ago, I bought some fabric to make Orla a duvet and pillow cover. I also found this remnant and instead of letting it sit in my fabric box for eternity, I made Orla this skirt.
Her reply was "You made this for me" and the jeans her Opa bought her for christmas have become "Opa made these for me." The skirt is long enough and may fit her for a few more Valentine Days.

My sewing skills will most likely remain at entry level, I have made a few things and worn skirts that I have made, and people who actually can sew can identify my handiwork. I did also make these snack sacks. The inside lining is nylon, they are washable and reusable.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fabulous Yarns

A few months ago, a friend of mine introduced me to Judy of Mama Jude's. She gave me the idea for the butterfly shawl. She plant dyes organic yarn as well as spins and dyes fibers into yarn. I made this scarf from her bulky Merino, and it is so soft, and so colorful.

This one is a wool mohair blend, I got this color and some red that was dyed with Brazilian wood fibers, I made a scarf for my sister, since she plays viola and her bow is made from Brazilian wood.
This one is her sock yarn, I don't make socks, this will be a shawl.

This is silk and wool and it is so so soft. I bought all the yarns as hanks and I was able to wind them all easily not one of the 5 hanks knotted. Judy's prices average between $18 and $38.00 well worth a luxurious treat.