Wednesday, March 30, 2011

friendly help

I am so inspired by my friend and crafty colleague Becky Johnson's creative funding campaign over on Kickstarter, that I just had to share it with you, readers. Becky is a tour de force,and a treasure to the craft community. She is the lady behind The Sweetie Pie Press. Please visit and pledge! Becky is offering some amazing crafty, creative rewards, plus you will have the pleasure of knowing that you are helping to keep the indie craft dream alive!

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photo still from video: "Sweetie Pie Press Summer Tour 2011"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

this moment

{this moment}- A Friday (or saturday!) ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
Inspired by the lovely SouleMama

Friday, March 18, 2011


My new boots, scored at Value Village!

Contra dancing, I'm the blur in the skirt and red shoes in the middle, at the Toronto Country Dancers March 12th dance.

Our brooding hen, Granny! She's got 4 eggs under there!

Hanging laundry on the line!

Another spring hat for me! Inspired by Kathy's.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

spring toque

This simple hat was made from a mash-up of 5 or 6 different handspun/handdyed yarns, some of them being mash-up yarns to begin with! Grey and yellow is one of my favourite colour combinations, and I humbly think that the bits of blue and green mixed in here are just lovely. There are fuzzy angora and mohair bits as well as some silk, but mostly this hat is corriedale wool.
The hat is a no-pattern slouchy affair, worked in the round, and took only a few hours to complete.
Who says wool should be confined to winter?