December 29, 2009


 Here are a few things I've been inspired by recently:
  • Jenny Lee Fowler will blow you away in this computer art age. I really do appreciate work not traced or photoshopped. Her creations are truly unique and beautiful.
  • Kailo Chic's purses make me happy just looking at them. The fabrics are bright and bubbly.
  • Darla Jackson from Alfalfalovesme has a special way of bringing your darkest emotions to the surface with each of her pieces. She also is offering free shipping until 12/31.

December 27, 2009

French Press Felted Slippers

I did it! I made this gorgeous pair of slippers in less than a day to give to my mother for Christmas. They took me a little longer than 90 minutes to do the actual knitting than the Yarn Harlot site suggested, but they're done and quite lovely. I'm confident the knitting will take less time if I make another pair. I've felted with Lamb's Pride yarn before, but I may have just fallen completely for the Paton's Classic Wool used for this pair of slippers. Without having very much time or four days to block them, I used the household hairdryer to speed the process along a bit. I have exactly enough yarn (in two colors) to make two more pair.

The best part of this is that my mom was pretty shocked & loves them.

If you're interested in finding the pattern, please visit the designer's etsy shop: French Press Knits

December 20, 2009

Feelin' drifty

We knew it was going to happen. This morning, we woke to 24 inches of beautiful snow. I love snow because it makes me feel like a child. I enjoy the silent hush that befalls the landscape and the way my dogs play in it - they are jubilant!  Snow always makes me want to bake and hold my family dear. The cuddling factor alone is truly worth it.
Have you had snow yet this year? Did you love it? What is your favorite thing to do when you're snowed in? Why? I'd love to hear!

December 18, 2009

So much to do...

This year Christmas seems to be steaming ahead of my ability to keep up.

I've had so many custom orders that I am very thankful for, and those have kept me happily busy. I've been putting my own holiday preparations aside while I finish what seems to be an endless list of chores and such. In another week, it will all be fine and fully enjoyed and the stress of the holiday season will be expelled from my psyche only to move onto new and exciting projects. 

Switching formats after the new year will be a great break from the ordinary and I've been thinking about what I'd like to do instead of fiber for a while: clay. I have a potter's wheel, kiln, and a generous supply of clay to keep me muddy and occupied. The possibilities can be endless. 
Until then, I'd like to take a moment to wish you a Happy Holiday season. I hope it is fantastic for all. Would you please take some time to be charitable for those less fortunate? I've been making a few hats to drop of at my oncology center in the hopes of them being 'adopted' by someone who would love them.

December 8, 2009

The Knitted Science

What happens when science nerds get hold of knitting needles & crochet hooks? Discovery the brilliant world of knitted science here:

December 2, 2009


Before we all know it, the Christmas holiday is here. With a mere 23 days away, I invite you do buy handmade this holiday season. It's a fantastic way to support the independent arts.

November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I always reflect on what it means to me. There is so much for me to be grateful for: family, friends, love. I also take some time during the crazy moments to sit back and absorb that moment. What are you thankful for?

November 17, 2009

Lace In Translation

Tord Boontje was born in The Netherlands.  He studied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven from 1986 to 1991 and received a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art, London (1994).  In 2005, Boontje moved from London to Bourg-Argental, France, where Studio Tord Boontje is now located. I've been intrigued by his work since the first time I found it and we're currently shopping for his curtains for our home.

November 13, 2009


 Each day, I find something that inspires me to push myself more and more creatively. Above are a few of them and you should take a look at some of the other items in their fantastic shops.

November 10, 2009

Know Better Learn Faster

I simply have fallen for her music and equally for her lyrics. To be honest with you, I haven't been able to listen to much else for the last few days now. I hope you enjoy this little video. If you like it, you should really really check out her site by going here. Both of her albums are fantastic.

November 9, 2009

Good Things

Today was my slowest Monday ever! I stayed in bed for a little while before getting up to open the curtains and walk the two pugs who are usually tossed about above and below the comforter somewhere. It is super sunny and 70 degrees today and there is plenty to do: cleaning the house, heading to the post office to ship this weekend's orders and of course stopping to find some new fiber for custom projects. Not bad weather at all for November. We had a yard sale this past weekend and today's late morning was well-deserved.

October 30, 2009

Kseniya Simonova

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

October 29, 2009

Splashy Colors & Baby Hats

The colors are changing all around me! Everywhere I go, there is a beautiful collection of bright splashy colors and dusty blues with greens. I love Fall!
I've also been making baby hats for family and friends. It seems like everyone is  or has a baby and they've been cute and fun to make. I'm thinking about making a few to donate and a few for my shop too. If you're reading this and know of an organization or children's hospital, I'd appreciate the suggestion.

October 27, 2009


I've found so many beautiful things on etsy and find myself perusing them quiet regularly. If you have a moment, you should take a look at the above.

What's The Story Morning Glory?

I'm not a very wordy person, which is why I've never started a proper blog before this. I figure that perhaps, this can be a place where I will simply share a wordless photo, a light-hearted post, or even some internet finds. This is new for me and I'm looking forward to sharing and learning.
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