New Creations & Sweet Treats

Good morning!~ I am writing to you today very pleased with myself— I finally, FINALLY— finished the natural dye linen quilt that I’ve been working on since last spring. The quilt is made from different bits of linen that I dyed using madder root, indigo, coreopsis and black walnut. This piece has been a big […]

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Welsh Knitters painting & the unique Welsh dress

A few years back, I was searching for vintage photographs of women knitting, and came upon the subject of Welsh women knitting while wearing the most intriguing ensemble I’d ever seen! What caught my eye immediately was their distinctive tall hat– and the wonderful mix of pattern in their dress. The women photographed are usually […]

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Scandinavian Craft: "Snoflinga" Cross Stitch Pattern

Good morning friends, How are you doing this morning— or afternoon? It’s a very gray and chilly day here, after a few days of absolutely glorious, springtime weather. I know….totally not fair! And it didn’t last long, as those too-good-to-be-true weather days tend to do. I know in many places, there is still plenty of […]

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Baking & Painting

Good morning friends, What a gray, cold day it is today. I’ve been trying to get outside despite the weather, and taking my little English dog on a very English walk (cold and rainy!) Well, at least we have a dry day today! In my painting and, really, in my living, I’ve been focusing on […]

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January Quiet

There’s a Christmas song that starts “in the bleak mid-winter…” and while to me, Christmas is never bleak, I think right now at the end of January, we’ve reach that description. Lately I’ve been trying to cheer myself with little gatherings of flowers, like this bouquet of chamomile (found at Trader Joe’s!) and I’m on […]

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New Prints in my Etsy Shop

Now that the holidays are over, I am working on getting my etsy shop restocked and new art available for Midwinter. At this time of the year, I’m all about being cozy and I think you can see it in these pieces. By Lantern Light “By Lantern Light” is my latest painting, and it was […]

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A Year of Scandinavian Craft: The First Weaving

Although my love for Scandinavian crafts seems to stretch back beyond memory (let’s be honest, it probably truly began with that Kirsten doll I got in the second grade and all her fabulous fiber art accessories) ,my love for Swedish weaving has grown just within the last few years. It all began at a fiber […]

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