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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fiber and Bone

I've been gone for such a long time.
Hibernating as I usually do during the winter months.
I've read a few books and spent some time searching Pinterest for something to spark my creativity.
I'm keeping it simple and organic.
Using materials that I already have and trying not to add to the hoard of stuff that seems to have taken over a few areas of our home.
Fiber and Bone is a simple little necklace that I made to wear with  some of my favorite Spring linen pieces.
The base is made up of two layers of tightly woven gray burlap.
I found the bone beads a couple of years ago at a local flea market.
The cord is hand spun nettle connected with an antler button.
Simple and Organic

Karen

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thank You

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Linda, from itsy-bits-and-pieces.blogspot.com.
I was lucky enough to be the winner of her recent Halloween give away.
Love this paper owl!
And these sweet flash cards that spell out HALLOWEEN, as well as the pretty orange ribbon that they're hanging from.
How about this pumpkin seed pack!
And this cute vintage cupcake decoration.
This is just a portion of the generous packet of goodies that Linda sent.
Thank you so much Linda!
It was the bright spot in my week!

To visit Linda's blog go to www.itsy-bits-and-pieces.blogspot.com
It's one of my favorite blogs and is also listed on the side bar to your right.
You'll find tons of ideas and inspiration there, from vintage decor to DIY projects and also a link to her shop where you can purchase vintage items for your own decor.
I hope you take a moment to check out her blog.

Karen

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Handful Of Acorns


ACORNS
Making felt acorns is something I do each Fall.
Most years the acorn caps I find from the oak trees here are kind of small.
This year I found some huge ones.
I've made hundreds of these things and given them all away.
These ones I think I'll keep for myself.
Keeping it simple as always.

Karen

Friday, October 16, 2015

Crocheted Vessel

Autumn always sparks my desire to grab a hook and some of my hand spun wool and do something creative.
This was crocheted in a simple spiral pattern.
No counting stitches, just doing.
Enjoying the idea that I spin my own yarn.
Created my own beads by stitching some fabric scraps around some small wooden spools.
Vessel was made by doing a single crochet over hemp cord.

Karen


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wine Bottle Vase

Inspired by the ART of Manon Gignoux.
With a wine bottle, a few scraps of recycled textiles and some random hand stitching, I made a vase.






 
Live Well

Karen

Monday, October 12, 2015

A Quiet Weekend

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
The weather was so perfect here in PA. 
My husband was away fishing with his daughters and I was lucky enough to have a couple of relaxing days with my BFF.
Have a great week!
Karen