An attempt to document my creative pursuits and spew inspiration into the universe.

An attempt to document my creative pursuits and spew inspiration into the universe.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sewin' & Farmin'

Here's what I've been up to these days:
Sewed a new batch of Mitts for Musing (getting ready for Fall/Winter sales).
Sewed a new batch of Pocket Buns.
Tested out a new furry fabric on a bunny...pretty darn cute!
Crocheted and felted; waiting for eyes.
Sewed a new batch of Buddha Bunnies.
Dye experiments with the madder root I grow in a bathtub in the garden. I accidentally boiled the batch on the left; luckily the fiber seems fine, and what a lovely color it turned out! I'm so thrilled to be able to grow a plant in my garden that will yeild such a gorgeous color.
I spun up this yummy yarn from the samples I received in Phat Fiber's May box. The theme was "Blossom and Bark" and there were quite a few samples that were in the pink family. I arranged all the samples in order by color, and just spun them up one after another into a long single. I decided to ply it with another single in green, to balance out all of that pink. This is my first multi-colored barber-pole type of yarn, and I just love it. I'm thinking to use it to make some squares for an afghan. Even though I wish I could spend all the days in the studio, the farm in August requires a bit of attention, mainly in the form of harvesting and food processing. Here's the labor of a recent weekend, left to right: boysenberry-honey jam; super chutney with squash, plums, apples, onions, and dried tomatoes (I know, I's chutney enough for two years!); and sweet & sour Asian plum sauce. Last but not least, August's star....blueberries! (by the bushel!)

1 comment:

  1. oh, the creatures are absolutely enchanting! all of them. i'd love to bring a buddha doll up the zen monastery sometime. mmm...chutney...


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