For Christmas tree decorating, I’m making these cutie owl ornaments. All upcycled 100% wool and needle-felted goodness. Gotta love em.
And having a blast sewing up lots of upcycled wool sweater Christmas Stockings:
Happy and wonderful Holidays to you and yours!
I’m proud to be a part of the Etsy Maine Team of artisans and crafters!
Come on over to House of Rowan October 25th! Happy Autumn!
House of Rowan cashmere baby blankets, upcycled from pure cashmere sweaters and made on the Coast of Maine…
My latest upcycled cashmere baby blanket with goat appliques. The little baby goats are ready to play! - from House of Rowan
Going up… the Owl’s Head lighthouse is A-okay! Our day out in Rockland after Lucia Beach ended in a romp up to the lighthouse.
oodles of fun and seal watching at Moose Point park on Father’s Day.
This cuddled up little fox is my latest needle felted applique design for House of Rowan’s upcycled cashmere baby blankets. He shares his resting place with a three dotted mushrooms - all woodland loveliness.
Continuing my fascination with imaginative tree imagery, I’ve just discovered this vintage children’s fantasy adventure written in 1969 by 18-year-old author Ruth Nichols called A Walk Out of the World, with fabulous and haunting, other-worldly illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman.
The story presents two troubled adolescents, Judith and Tobit, who escape their confining urban world simply by leaving it and walking into the world of fantasy. Here they find the space and opportunity to grow, becoming, almost immediately, significant figures in a cosmic battle between good and evil two troubled adolescents, Judith and Tobit, who escape their confining urban world simply by leaving it and walking into the world of fantasy. Here they find the space and opportunity to grow, becoming, almost immediately, significant figures in a cosmic battle between good and evil…. (www.bookrags.com)
We’re so thrilled: our six-year-old daughter modeled for the cover (and back cover) of this new book all about fairy houses in Maine. We’re all so proud of her; and we love the book! Fairy House Handbook, written by Liza Gardner Walsh, with photography by Amy Whilton.
My latest in the spring series of cashmere baby blankets. A luxuriously soft baby girl patchwork quilt in baby blues, aqua, and more wonderful blues! Support handmade, found here on Etsy, House of Rowan.
photo: kin ship press
Etsy is chock-a-block with articles championing artists & crafters to quit their day job and become, what I like to call, People of the Handmade Revolution. When I became pregnant with my first daughter, I quit my job publishing an arts and alternative health journal, and I sold my business so that I could work from home making upcycled sweater designs (House of Rowan) and selling via Etsy. Reading articles such as this helps to keep the determination fires lit. - Read the article about Kin Ship Press here.
a remembered craft from my youth: god’s eyes (I prefer to think of them as old, pagan, pantheon gods’ eyes if you like.)
There’s a video here to see how it’s done with drift wood. Lovely fun project for my girls.
(- discovered on Poppytalk)