May 31st, 2008

Sylvie with Dolly in my Etsy Shop

I have listed Sylvie with Dolly in my Etsy shop. She is made of a sparse champagne beige German mohair that I hand shaded. I made her silk hand-dyed ribbon flower with vintage stamens which she wears over one ear. She is 7 1/2”.


May 24th, 2008

Pure cuteness – Talking Baby Video

I found this sweet video on YouTube and just couldn’t resist it. The little girl is such a cutie. It brings back fond memories of toddler days with my now teenage daughter.



May 20th, 2008

Sunday at Brimfield Flea Market

We went to the Brimfield Antiques Market on Sunday. Brimfield is a huge week-long outdoor flea market held three times a year (May, July, and September) in the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts. It’s a very old show dating back to 1959. Dealers and visitors come to Brimfield from around the country. The show started on […]

May 18th, 2008

Renegade Sewing

Renegade sewing

Last year I taught Renegade sewing at our homeschool co-op. There were six teenage girls in the class. We deconstructed and reconstructed t-shirts to make clothing and accessories and constructed our own fabrics from cotton scraps that we then made into bags. The girls started out with a little knowledge of sewing, […]

May 16th, 2008

In the Garden – Blooming Now (Part 2)

Did anyone guess what the plant shoots were in the last garden post? (See the last photo of the post In the Garden – Blooming Now (Part 1). )

Here they are blooming. They’re variagated Solomon’s Seals. They’re about two feet tall. I just bought a couple of plants, but they […]

May 11th, 2008

Celie in White Linen Dress in Etsy Shop

I just listed Celie in White Linen Dress in my Etsy shop. She is made of a soft, beige German mohair that I hand shaded. Her dress is handmade of handkerchief linen. She is also wearing an antiqued copper necklace that I made with two handmade […]

May 11th, 2008

W.I.P. – Tea Bath for a Ted: Tea Dyeing in a Cup

dyed teddy parts

Today I want to tea dye a teddy bear. This will be a little panda with darker ears, arms and legs. I’ve sewn the pieces but they aren’t stuffed or jointed yet.


I’m just heating up some water in a teapot. The flame doesn’t show up very well, but the water is boiling. […]