Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fun with the Nuns

I'm always honored when the Sisters at Heartland Farm invite me to help them with events.  This time for another FiberSpace weekend retreat to help teach fiber arts such as knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving.  I tend to stick with the spinners turning alpaca fiber into yarn.  All the while close to tears from the nostalgia being at the farm with the Sisters brings back memories of times spent with my grandmother.  It feeds my soul.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Olympic Knits

I'm so into the 2014 Olympics in Russia.  Two weeks of lounging on the couch with the dogs watching all the winter games and knitting.  I found a great hat pattern exactly like all the USA team hats and made one for myself that also led to a pair of matching mitts.  Both a great patriotic souvenir and reminder of the Sochi games.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

DIY: Boho Boots

Here's another project inspired by my travels.  I saw a pair of short repurposed belted cowboy boots like this in an upscale boutique in Dallas.  They were my size but I just couldn't justify spending several hundred dollars when I knew I could make them on my own so I tucked that idea away in my mental creative To Do list.  Then, this weekend, the inspiration kicked in.  For $47 in accessories at Forever 21 and a pair of old boots and one of my Harley belt buckles, I woke up at 3:30 a.m. and made these rock 'n roll, cowgirl, biker boots. 

Now I'm looking at my old pair of brown boots...

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Cozy Winter, I Love You So!

For being such a sun worshiper, I sure like winter.  It gives us a chance to sit still, watch a movie, the Superbowl or just about anything for that matter.  And of course, there's lots of knitting and crochet.  More hats for the next flea market and more repurposed shirts that I sneak off for an hour at a time to sew on my sewing machine upstairs in my craft room.  Add several inches of snow and I'm that much more thrilled about winter.  I enjoy it completely while it's here.