Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn Joy

A sweet friend of mine brought by these home-grown gourds and baby pumpkins the other day.

I love how they look all together on my kitchen table. They scream (in a good way!) autumn joy to me every time I pass by!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Marketing Models

Three of my cute day-time co-workers did a 5-minute model shoot for me the other day wearing my scarves.

How cute are they? (And the scarves don't look too darn bad either!)  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Working in Wool

I took the day off from my "day job" today and should have spent more time working on wool. Instead, I spent time some time creating this fun little video.

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hot Eddie

Do you remember Eddie? He's the little character that had a blast going for a drive with me one fine spring day.

Move over Eddie.....HOT Eddie has arrived. Well, actually, he's not HOT, but he sure can be warm!

I've just finished a crop brood cluster family of Eddies but with different faces. These Eddies are made to go in the microwave for about 35 seconds. [Not much longer or the rice in-erds will burn.]

Once they are warm and toasty, they become little hand warmers for those crisp, blustery, winter mornings. They are the perfect size to slip into your coat pockets, drop in your boots to warm them before heading out the door, or, heck, you can even slip one down your sweatshirt for that extra special warm-up!

Their faces don't include buttons, so they are all wool and rice - fully prepared to slip in the microwave for a quick warm up.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Retire? Not Me.

Oh folks, I can't begin to tell you how true this is for my retirement!  :-)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Coulee Region Women

I was surprised and please to see my leather flower pins in the most recent issue of Coulee Region Women magazine.

I sell them and other items through LARK Boutique, a fun shop in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Check out the fun on page 45!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happiness Walking

I'm trying to get better at being active and now is such a beautiful time of year to get walking.

I have a standard walking path that gets me moving for 1 1/2 miles.

It's a lovely walk with great fall foliage, cozy homes, and wonderful black labs that come bouncing out to greet me.

Here. Take a little walk with me.

Until tomorrow....or until the snow flies!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Scarf is Born

I recently made a comment to someone saying, "I haven't touched any wool all summer". Now I know to the average person, the response would probably be, "Well, why would you?" But as you know, for me, it's an odd thing.

But wait...

Hark? Do you hear something?

Is it the angels singing? The Alleluia chorus perhaps?

I believe they are celebrating for me because I've actually begun to get a little of my creative breath moving again through my lungs.

Last weekend, I worked on cutting quite a bit of wool. Stacks of it. Many stacks. Beautiful stacks.

After all the cutting, low and behold, I even started sewing! This season I've decided to create a new style of wool scarf. Partly because after about 4 years of making basically the same pattern, I wanted to do something different. And I also felt certain that my customers might like to see something different as well.

I really am in love with some of the bigger/longer scarves that wrap multiple times around your neck. They always look to be so comfy, cozy, and casual. So, after something online that I really liked, I wanted to try creating something similar.

Take a peek and see what you think!

Do you notice that sweet lace on the left side of the scarf? That was part of the original sweater and I loved how it looked as it made it's way into my scarf.

LOL. My sweet little planter boy stayed nice and cozy all night long!