Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tales of Weaving

I was playing with a little potholder loom last autumn.  I used some of my handspun in orange to weave this little bag for a little girl who became a big sister in November.  It was met with great approval by it's recipient.

And every little bag needs a coin purse, don't you think? Especially one with a vintage button. 

Together they made a dynamic duo for the very important job of being the big sister. 

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Spinning My Wheels

This past spring, I had the great good fortune to be able to take a spinning class at long last.  I'm here to tell you that I do believe I am quite addicted and I'm not one bit sorry about it.  :)

Proof of production?  I've got it.  Here are some snaps of my very first skein, from start to finish. 

There have been many projects completed in the last many months and I hope to share bunches of them with you.

In the meantime, I'm off to chase a couple of kids around for the rest of the day.

Happy Monday, Michele

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Well, hello there

It's been a year since things went quiet on here.  Sorry about the disappearing act. 

It wasn't intentional or anything.  It just happened.  As time wore on, I kept thinking I should get back here and update everyone about life and crafts and kids and such.  But then time just kept wearing on and updates kept not happening.  Eventually, I decided to wait the year before I came back.  Take a good long and more intentional break, you know?  And honestly, I'm not sure I will come back.  Or possible start fresh somewhere else with a different focus.  Or carry on here with a different focus.  Or whatever. 

It was surprisingly easy to get out of the habit of writing blog posts in my head.  As my crafting time disappeared in the early days of Isabel's life, those posts disappeared first.  And then as life got busy in the days after her birth, I didn't really want to share what we were going through.  It was a stressful period for all of us and taking the time to update was not in the cards, even if I had had the motivation to do so. 

So many pulls in so many direction brought on the final decline of post ideas.  And without post ideas, well, what does one do with a blog?  But I am thinking about things that might happen in this space again.  Ideally it would happen with regularity.  I'm not making any promises, though, because we all know what they say about good intentions and where they lead. 

For now, I'll just say hi.  How are you?  Would love to hear how your 2012 turned out.  Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know. 

Cheers, and Happy 2013.