I have a fondness for the inconsistent greys of birch tools, the shattered flecks of ocean colored glass set in porcelain, the overcast blur of winter light,
the concern of emotion that can be stitched in wool,
the soft glow of linen, the comfort of bare feet, the roundness of tummies,
the milkshake of that pink,
the curiosity of pose, the tiny cotton flower crocheted with thread on that cold morning, just because,
the cohesion of handmade,
and if we can leave pants out of it, let’s leave pants out of it.
Fresh eggs – 2 dozen from 2 days, prettiest colors ever.
(These are still covered in bloom (unwashed) so I was told I didn’t NEED to refrigerate them right away ..of course I did, because are you f-ing crazy!)
Blueberry buckle – 1½ pints berries in a 6 x 9 casserole.
(Ok-ish blueberries were made 100x better with the addition of sugar and a buttery scone like cobble top.)
Natural dyed wool – 20 avocado skins to 1lb fiber.
(I keep a bag in the freezer for collecting skins until I have enough to dye with, be sure to give them a good scrub to remove any left behind flesh prior to storing, it will save you a lot of avocado scum headache when you heat the dye pot! You can save and use the avocado seed/stones in the same way.)
Cast on and a candy pouch – Avocado wool, 6 stitch markers & 1 chocolate bar.
(You can purchase iron on vinyl in craft stores and online, it allows you to turn most anything (like candy wrappers) into a sturdy sewable material! You will need a teflon foot for your machine so it can glide across the vinyl surface. Sewing Hack #1: Don’t have a teflon foot? A strip of matte “scotch” tape on the underside of your regular presser foot will work in a pinch.)
Pink grapefruit – Citrus fruit of choice.
(Fresh, no sugar, peel, skin, eat.)