I finished this doll the other day and mailed her yesterday to a friend who couldn’t resist her. I had so much fun making a doll with hair that looks real. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is mohair weft, from an adult angora goat. It’s a little coarse, but absolutely like real … Continue reading New Doll(s)
The newest priest Waldorf doll is in the shop! He's 15 inches, solidly stuffed with wool, cotton and cotton blend knit body, removable cassock, skufia, cross, and censer. Go to the listing for a full description and more photos.
Lately it's been busy and hot. Pretty much the usual. Cloud photography happens more days than not, and sometimes we get a bit of rain. We're in one of the few small parts of Texas that is not in a drought. I've made a few miniature sweaters. The first two went to Emily, the owner … Continue reading Dormition, Roses, Wool, Miniatures, and Clouds
The newest priest doll is available! He's true to Waldorf tradition and very cute. Go to the listing to read the full description.
I just listed two miniature (not 1:12 scale) sweater Christmas ornaments at Cozy House Curios. They're both quite detailed and should delight anyone who loves to knit or crochet. Natural wool pullover sweater: Blue cardigan sweater with puffed elbow sleeves: More coming soon!
Saturday morning we went back to the park and the temperature was much nicer. The playground equipment wasn't too hot to play on and they had a nice time. We walked out on the dock and several small turtles came swimming up to us as if they expected to be fed. We'll have to bring … Continue reading Weekend roundup
I do enjoy watching (and sharing!) videos I find of old handicrafts, and the older the video the better. This one was filmed in 1978 in Kilcar and Carrick, towns in County Donegal, Ireland. It begins with a sheep-buying market which is fascinating in itself, but if you want to skip to the parts on … Continue reading Wool-working in Ireland, 1978
I finally managed to list the felted wool potholders in Cozy House Curios. Here they are!
The usual definition of destashing is "to reduce your accumulation of fabric/yarn/whatever by selling it or donating it." I'm choosing to destash by using items that have languished. Periodically I will acquire yarn or fabric as a gift, from a child who no longer needs it, or (sadly) from a sale I couldn't pass up. … Continue reading Destashing
I had the thought recently that I could use some of my non-superwash wool to felt deliberately. I tend not to use it because, well, felting! Because I had primarily odds and ends I decided on a small project like a potholder. That may be one of the first things I ever crocheted so I've … Continue reading Felting wool knit