It's easy to think our beautiful creations are a waste of time, but they're not.
Even for those who don't know anything about textiles, Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe by Deb Brandon is a beautiful book. The photographs are rich and colorful, augmenting the text without replacing it. A textile sampler that talks about weaving, dyeing, knitting, and embroidery traditions from many different cultures,... Continue Reading →
Even before I realized that animal companions kept me from feeling lonely, I looked to them for comfort. At a time in my life when I wasn't ready to commit to taking care of a pet, I found a way to have the same comfort without all the work. I learned that stuffed animals aren't... Continue Reading →
After sharing about my recycled sock kitty, I started cruising the web to see what else I could make with socks. I found some great ideas. The classic sock critter is of course the monkey, but I've never really liked the traditional pattern (those red lips freak me out). However, people have taken the sock monkey in... Continue Reading →
For Halloween this year, Tiny the T. rex decided to be Elizabeth I of England. She looked through books until she found a dress she liked (the jewel encrusted gown of the Ditchley portrait), then asked her Aunt Rexie if she could help her with her costume. Aunt Rexie took one look, sighed, and then got... Continue Reading →