Category: Handmade

Touch . Make . Hope . Future

Do you ever think about how much effort goes into the creation of what you do/wear/use?

I have been struck silly and meditative a few times over last month where I am just reveling in the fact that every item that I make, I am carefully and intentionally handling every single millimeter of fiber that goes into the project in question.

Whether woven or knit or crochet, I handle every single fiber. Often, multiple times. This does not account for the handling needed to create the fiber in the first place. If I am using hand spun fibers, or fibers that have been……


Herstory…

My herstory (vs. history – I am a woman. it is my story – it is my her-story) is long and convoluted. I don’t have the patience, memory, or time to go into ALL of it, but I was pondering while making yesterday. I was warping my loom in the quiet of the morning. The puppies had all eaten and poo’ed and gone back to bed. I was taking notice of the tchotchkes and mementos I keep around the home that have worked their way into my daily life. I was taking notice of the places I have been and how I……


Time, dreams, making joy.

I need your help.

Wondering how may people out there have ideas constantly bouncing around in their noggins? What do you do about it?

I am always at a state of needing more time to make the things I am dreaming of in my head. I need to do “normal” (and sometimes less fun) things like work full time to pay the mortgage, do the dishes/laundry, clean out garden beds, play with the pooches, take out the trash, etc.
We all do.
While these things are VERY important to my life, my health and my ability to live, they are also necessary……


2016 Scarf Project

Source: 2016 SO Scarf Project: The Final Fifteen

SO Washington is the latest state program to join in the Scarf Project, and that brings us to fifteen states participating in the Scarf Project. This is amazing.

If you Knit or Crochet, it is time to get those hooks and needles busy! Complete details on the Scarf Project can be found here.  https://colouringwithyarn.wordpress.com/special-olympics-scarf-project-2/2015-special-olympics-scarf-project-2/

You’re welcome to join the Facebook group – Knit and Crochet for a Cause https://www.facebook.com/KC4aC  – and on Ravelry – Special Olympics State Scarf Project  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/special-olympics-scarf-project-2 – meet the other crafters who are also working on this project and show off……


Growing Opportunities

You may have also noticed, the webpage had a bit of a “makeover”. There is more info, access to social media and photos of my work. Please poke around, share this page with your friends, subscribe to my mail list and check back!

I keep hearing this week “A rising tide lifts all boats” and it makes me think about doing what I can to raise the “boats” in my network. These are local makers in the Pacific Northwest that all have their own skill/ability and are sharing their talents with the world.

Give a peek to the “kNiTpUnK Creative Tribe” on……