Thursday, July 28, 2011

Projects Not Quite Understood

I have been doing some inventory lately, and going through several bins and bags of projects and supplies. 

Some projects are unfinished.  Or finished, but not quite understood.

Like this piece I felted months ago.

At first it was just meant to be a practice sample.  But now that I see it again, I kind of like it here on the black bookshelf.

If anything, every time I pass by it, it inspires me to felt more, so that is a good thing :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Crocheted Bowl for a Sweet Pine Cone

I found this little treasure on a walk a few weeks ago, and I kept it inside my purse for days. 

Finally, I decided to crochet it a little bowl and keep it inside.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mossy Shawl

I crocheted this a while ago and just found it!

This shawl was one of those projects where I tried to follow a certain pattern, but then I lost track and made the rest of it up.

This wool/silk/mohair blend yarn by Noro is so mossy and earthy.  It's  super light and soft feel and mossy/earthy colors makes me want more of this for fall.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Forest Mandalas

After I returned from camping in the rainforest, I saw green.  I went to my yarn scraps and started crocheting circles from green yarns.

These are inspired by my love for circles, mandalas and the forest.

There are so many more mandalas to be made, and I will continue to crochet more circles, maybe connect them and create a wall hanging for our kitchen.   It is so wonderful when nature inspires creativity.

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Project: To the Forest!

mossy trees on Lopez Island
I am very excited!

If you are a "tree person" like me, check out my new blog called "To the Forest!"

It combines my personal love of trees with my belief that being with and around trees can support healing and wellness.

I also have plans in the works for combining my love for crochet and fiber art and my deep love for trees and the forest.

Oh yes....and my Etsy shop is temporarily closed while I revise some of the items and offerings in my shop.

On my latest forest trip, I wore one of my favorite scarves I made out of 100% baby alpaca yarn. The scarf is perfectly soft and warm for cool mornings in the damp northwest forest.

Hope to see you in the forest!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Young Fern

Unfurl,'s time to grow!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Crocheted Aran Afghan in Progress

I have always wanted to crochet an afghan. Recently, I found a pattern I love by Coats and Clark, and I am well on my way to finishing this gorgeous throw. I decided to color block the afghan with my favorite yarn, Cascade Eco-Wool, in shades of natural creams and grays. The completed project will be posted soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Drawings and Doodles.

Drawn with Staedtler 0.3mm triplus fineliner markers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Felt

These are some felting experiments I did last week after I took a laminate felt class at Weaving Works with Faith Hagenhofer. She is an amazing, knowledgeable and energetic teacher who is so inspiring and talented. My scarf project I completed in class is the turquoise and orange scarf on silk.
The other three I made the next day at home with some fiber I have in my fiber stash. The one withe spots is nuno felted onto silk, the other two are 100% wool. On my next day off I will conduct some nuno felt experiments with some silk I dyed with onion skins and tea. I can't wait!

Super Long Ruffle Scarf

My mom sent me some yarn she wasn't using, so I decided to look up some patterns to use up the yarn. I found a Lion's Brand Pattern for a ruffle scarf I thought looked cute and easy. I decided to make it bigger and crochet with looser loops.

Well it sure did turn out MUCH larger than I can even wear!
It is not even finished yet, and it took hours to get me this far. I have it just displayed at home, because I do love the textures and sculptural effect of the ruffles. Maybe someday I will wear it, since I am really tall and could if I wrapped it around a few times. But it is super super long! I think I will finish it someday.....

Thursday, February 24, 2011

1/2 Dozen Eggs in Crocheted Basket

This basket is crocheted from Icelandic wool yarn, then gently felted. Six eggs are needle felted from wool.

Crocheted Nest with Felted Eggs

You can find this crocheted nest with felted eggs nest here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Put Your Eggs in a Basket

I've been eating eggs almost everyday lately, and I wanted to pay homage to this yummy food, and powerful symbol of rebirth, new life, and of course, springtime!

I have needle felted eggs from wool and placed then in gently felted wool crocheted bowls.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Color of Lichen

I always search for a yarn this color.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Custom Hand Felted flowers

I love doing custom order flowers! It is so nice to work with a variety of fibers and colors. These flowers are made from merino wool, tencel, tussah silk, alpaca, and "meriboo" (merino wool and bamboo) fibers. I love the colors! The pink and rosy colors remind me of Valentine's day :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Green Smoothies Are the BEST!

I drink a green smoothie every morning, but this is the best one, and I must drink more! Kimberly Snyder and her Glowing Green Smoothie. She has totally dialed it in...try it!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello Vermont!

Vermont is so bright and beautiful! I love the sunshine...can you tell I am visiting from Seattle? I love walks in the sunny snow.