Saturday, December 22, 2012

Crocheted Healing Forest Mandalas

Green is healing, and so is the forest.

For me, connection with trees and nature is important.  As a nature intuitive, I work to develop relationship with trees and nature.

My forest mandalas are small crocheted meditations that remind me everyday of the wisdom and healing power of nature.

Monday, December 10, 2012

My Crocheted Cowls are Listed in the "Top 10 Cowls" on the Internet

Woweee!  My hand crocheted chunky cowl neck warmers were voted as one of the "Top 10 Cowls" on the internet by Simply Crochet Magazine.  What an honor!

There are thousands of gorgeous cowls and cowl patterns on the internet.  I feel really honored to be recognized on this fantastic list.  The Chunky Cowl Neck Warmer in Lichen (available in my Etsy shop) was pictured in the article:
Thank you so much Simply Crochet Mag!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Spinning Wool into Yarn.

I decided to take all this wool roving I have lying around and spin it into some yarn on my drop spindle.  I took a class on drop spindling at Weaving Works a while back, and I have to say, I've pretty much forgotten everything on how to do it!  It felt like it was a little more work than I remembered, I'm not sure if I am quite dropping the spin correctly.

Anyhow, I spun a single ply yarn from a combination of colors and types of wool.  I then crocheted the warmest hat I've ever worn.  It might be too warm!  

It must be the icelandic wool. The yarn, even at single ply, was really thick.  

Next time, I might try and spin a thinner yarn, even though I love thick, chunky, uneven "art yarns." 
But overall, I am pleased with the hat.  Now it needs to get cold enough here for me to wear it outside!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Felted Rocks

I somehow felt like an incomplete fiber artists since I had not ever felted a rock.

So last night, I was inspired to felt some rocks using some icelandic wool fiber I have in my fiber stash. I gathered the rocks from outside my house, so they were all kind of uneven and more rounded.  I can see the potential if I had used smooth even rocks from the beach or a river.

I'm really into cairns and stacks of stones, so the smooth rocks, or rocks with more of a flat surface would be helpful for that.  A cairn of felted stones would be awesome indeed.  The process of felting a rock is simple enough, now I just need to get to the beach and gather some smooth stones!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tiny Needle Felted Barn Owl

I started felting animals when I was first learning to needle felt about 5 years ago.  But I never made an owl.

I had also never seen an owl in "real life."  I had been a birder for over 10 years and not once seen an owl.   I always heard owls in the night calling to each other while I was laying in my tent while camping.
But last month, an owl just "fell" out of a tree right in front of me at the park.  And then I realized I was surrounded by three barred owls...lucky me!  They are very cool animals to observe.  They remind me of cats with wings.

Well, I decided to try and needle felt a barn owl.

I think he is kinda cute. I gave this one to a friend, but I think I will make several more this week.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Just Posted: My All Time Favorite Classic Crocheted Cowl Neckwarmer

This is my one of my go-to, my favorite cowl styles.

I just adore creating with and wearing this 100% undyed Peruvian wool yarn.

I'm pretty convinced you will love it too.

Handmade 100% undyed wool cowl neckwarmer scarf. $98 at Queen Heron Creations on Etsy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Big Chunky Crocheted Cowl Neckwarmers

Big News: I just reopened my Etsy shop for the winter.

I am excited to connect with customers and create my best work for you.

I live in a nice large space, and I have had time to de-stash and get organized since the move.  It always feels so good to get organized.

This season the majority of my work will be natural fibers and neutral colors.
I will continue with 100% wool, and just a few wool blends.
Alpaca cowls will be a big part of the shop as well, since alpaca fiber is so deliciously soft!

Just listed at my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Release the Stash!

It's gonna be a hook-tastic winter!  When I feel that little chill in the air, warm and soft yarn calls for some sweet love and attention! I just released the yarn stash today to do some inventory and did some serious winding up.  Prepare for winter! 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cream Crocheted Hat with Flower Pin

Here is a hat I made recently.  Spring is a time of transition, and I wanted to make a hat that was light-colored and not black or grey.  I found the flower pin at Joann's.  I ended up giving this hat away to my friend.  At this point, I think I have almost too many hats.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Been So Long!

Happy Spring!

I have been taking a break from crafting for a while, but today I created something springy and had to share.
After I spent some time online looking for lovely hair accessories, I decided to try and make my own very romantic floral crown for fun to see if I could actually figure out how to make one myself.  I found some flowers and wire at Michaels, and came home and made this pink flower crown in about 1/2 hour.  Very feminine and springy!
I also just ordered a pretty vintage-looking floral crown from Etsy seller KittenPaws Vintage, and I cannot wait to get it very soon!

I will also post about the crocheted shawl I am working on very soon.