Saturday, April 9, 2016

How to re-upholster a chair in 2 weekends: part 2

Well, here we are... back for part 2, and ready to get this project done! In this post we'll take this piece from a bare frame to a completed chair. From paint to padding, piping to pillows, let's get it done ;D

Sunday, February 28, 2016

How to re-upholster a chair in 2 weekends: part 1

Recently I've been inspired to upholster everything I see... especially chairs! Why chairs? Well they're versatile; can be used alone, in a group, in any room. They're low commitment; inexpensive, quick to finish. And they're easy to find; estate sales, thrift shops, flea markets. I've done 3 in a row (each project lasting about 2 weekends), and so now that I'm starting to get into a real rhythm I though I'd share my process!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Quick cold weather projects

Somehow I let autumn sneak up on me this year... all of a sudden it's 50 degrees out there?!? So of course I'm packing up my shorts and pulling out the sweaters, but I'm also inspired!
I need a quick project that I can enjoy this weekend, in this chilly air: Arm warmers ;D

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Crafting a better space

If you been here before you might remember that around this time last year I was dealing with a "situation" in my basement/creative space. Since then I've been working (albeit a bit at a time) to bring this space not just back together; but to  renew it completely.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mini Batts: bite-sized fibers

I love spinning from a carded batt, but sometimes I don't want to spin up a full 100g skein. Maybe I'm not too sure about a colorway... or I just want an accent single in my multi-ply yarn. Whatever the reason, mini batts are my answer ;D

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Break from the fibers: Custom Cosette

It's easy for me to get lost in dying and spinning these days, so it's always a treat when someone comes to me with a really special request for one of my handmade dolls.  In this case it's Cosette!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday spinning: another fractal experiment

plied yarn pre-wash.
It's the holiday, so of course I'm taking it easy... but between the corn bread and the green bean casserole, I did mange to get in a little spinning ;D

Check out another of my favorite fractal stripe experiments, this time in green and gray.