Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wool Felted Bag

Bag front.
Back of bag.

Needle felted natural dyed wool fabrics and fibers.

Beautiful Blue

Indigo dyed silk velvet that I found at the bottom of my fabric stash, I haven't decided what to do with the fabric yet.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Felt Continued

Now with some stitching, I have no specific plans for this piece other than for it to be bright and cheerful.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Downsizing and Shop Update

Been working in the studio today, going through supplies and have decided to downsize, I'll be listing more silk bundles, silk fiber packets, wool bundles, etc. tomorrow in the shop! The need to downsize has more with the need to focus and so long the extras are hanging out the desire to dye more fabric and fibers becomes diminished! 

Upcoming dye pots for this weekend include walnuts, curly dock, and indigo, and I can't wait.

Curly or sour dock, I have three beautiful stands in the yard right now, all parts are usable including the roots.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Plant ID

Whatever it is it wintered over, I'm not sure if it's mustard greens or not, ideas???

If you click on the images a larger image will pop up.

When I picked off a part of a leaf it smelled like lettuce or grass not peppery.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dinner 042312

I made homemade spagetti sauce and meatballs, known as "gravy" if you are italian, for dinner all because I had an eggplant to use up, which I turned into eggplant parmesean.

The recipe for the sauce and meatballs is posted a few posts back.

What's left of the eggplant parmesean.  I baked the breaded eggplant this time, instead of cooking it in the skillet with oil first, and WOW the taste was so much better, I can't recommend baking it first enough!  I also left off the mozzerella cheese this time, and my best friend Brenda brought me some organic parmesean cheese to use, the taste was out of this world heavenly!


Experimenting with some charcoal and paint this afternoon, I tried this once before but wasn't thrilled with the results, the charcoal ended up as on big smear across the paper making the paint look dirty.  This time I used a harder charcoal pencil and the results were better. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Shop

I opened a new shop page on my website!  I have to admit I was slow to set up another shopping cart but after last weekends fiasco of not being able to get tech helpfor my BigCartel shop, tech help apparently is available ONLY during M-F and ONLY from 9-5 eastern time, I caved.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hand Wringers

Blessed are the hand wringers...

OOOOPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSS That one isn't in the Bible and neither is blessed is the worry worts...

It's been a long day but I've realized one thing that is the most important of all... if you don't have Jesus you don't have anything except worry and hand wringing!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Natural Dyed Wool Bundles

Each bundle consists of 4 pieces of wool fabric 9x6 inches, all fabrics dyed using natural dyes. 

Muted Mauves and Blues

Jeweltones - Indigo, Cochineal, and Copper were used for these deep rich colors!

Indigo Blues ranging from a dark indigo blue to a medium value indigo!

All bundles are $18 each not including shipping, please email me for a PayPal invoice at

Edited at 1:10 am central time: Sold!!!

En Plein Air Painting

I spent some time on the porch capturing the colors of the crabapple trees.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Studio Newsletter

I changed my newsletter service today to one that would be way easier for me to use, and the upside is that it's also free!!!


I decided to make my life simpler today and I started with my newsletter service.  If you signed up to recieve the old newsletter and would still like to recieve my newsletter please re-subscribe. 

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

WIP - Granary 040212

My goal is to finish this piece this week!

Snack Time

A young male red squirrel eating red oak tree blossoms!  The tree is covered, and heavily, in blossoms this spring.

Bleeding Hearts

This years Bleeding Hearts are beautiful, the plants filled out nicely and with plenty of blossoms for the pollinators.

In Full Bloom

Added more trim colors to the porch yesterday.

Sour Cherry Blossoms.

Flowering Crabapple.

Flowering Crabapple

Hot in April

Young male red squirrel resting on a red oak branch.