As soon as I stumbled upon this free owl ornament from Holly’s Hobbies, I knew I needed to make it for my Great Grandma. My household has had the same Christmas tradition for the last 20+ years. In the morning, we eat breakfast and open presents at my mom’s house, and then around 4pm we… Continue reading FFO Friday #18: Festive Owl Flat Ornament
It took me a little while, but I finally found the perfect storage solution to keep my ornaments safe and smelling like Christmas all year long! Continue reading “How I Store My Handmade Cross Stitch Ornaments”
I’m trying to find the PERFECT fabric to stitch my Stargazer on. I know I want opalescent, and I know I want something that looks like the night sky. I’ve gone through every online fabric shop I know of, twice, and I just can’t commit to buying anything. So this is the beginning of my journey to try and make it myself (D’artagnan helped). Continue reading “Ice Dyeing for Stargazer: The first of (probably) many”
After seeing the Q-snap pouches everyone has been making (The Evergreen Needle!) I decided I needed to have one. For some reason my cat LOVES to sleep on top of my projects. I never see him doing it, but I come home to stretched out and sunken fabric in my Q-snap. Not good! I’m not… Continue reading My Q Snap Project Bag
One of the first plants I learned about in school was Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium; Mahonia nervosa). It’s one of the most useful and medicinal plants in the Pacific Northwest! From ‘Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs‘ by Steven Foster & Christopher Hobbs: American Indian groups used the root as a blood purifier and general… Continue reading Natural Dyes: Oregon Grape and Evenweave
I know I just posted about how excited I am to experiment with natural dyes, but I also have a massive stash of RIT dye that is begging for some exploration! I have a new project I’ve been wanting to start that is ALL black stitches, which is rather boring when you’re working with white… Continue reading Experimenting with RIT Dye
I have to preface this post by explaining something about myself – I am a HUGE nature nerd.