We’re firmly into summer here which means a lot of staying indoors except in the early morning or evening. It’s just too hot. Yesterday afternoon the temperature was 98 with a heat index of 108. It was like a sauna. The little girls have a wading pool in the back yard but they’re only permitted … Continue reading Living life
Cozy House Curios
Yes, this is Tuesday and not the beginning of the week, but sometimes I get a late start.* There’s always so much optimism in the beginning of a week. I imagine how productive I will be, how I will stick to the diet, how I will wear my step-counter and exercise more, how I will … Continue reading New Week
Ancient Faith Artisans
I have some exciting news! Cozy House Curios is one of 24 Orthodox shops being featured on a special page on Ancient Faith! I strongly encourage you to go to the page to check it out. You can find almost anything: Orthodox cards, icons, carved coffins, prayer ropes, embroidered bags for blessed bread, saints peg … Continue reading Ancient Faith Artisans
Custom Orthodox Priest Doll
I just finished this custom priest doll. He was made from photos of the priest and is intended as a gift for him. I hope he likes it!
I'm exhausted but I will toss an update out quickly. Cozy House Curios I've been working on a commissioned priest doll to be given to the priest himself. Except for the ironing he is completely done. I will take nice photos tomorrow but I'll put up a few here so you can see: I'm also … Continue reading Monday Updates
Sticking in a plug here for my shop, Cozy House Curios. Given that we're moving in just over 2 weeks I decided a moving sale was in order. Almost everything in the shop that is already made and ready to ship is 40% off with the coupon code MOVING2020. The two exceptions are larger dolls … Continue reading Moving Sale
Advent always seems to be a particularly busy season. This is easy to explain: it's the busiest time of year for my shop, we're beginning preparations for Christmas, there is a lot of hand-made work going on by multiple family members which requires my help, and we're still doing schoolwork, of course. This year we've … Continue reading Preparation
New Priest Waldorf Doll
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.
Dormition, Roses, Wool, Miniatures, and Clouds
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
Yarn Along for August
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August