last day of april

Days spent making spring thread flowers, some sturdy cotton, some delicate mohair, along with afternoons sculpting little things. Right now I’m so captured with the rock like strength and slightly transparent matte glow of cold porcelain, that its inconsistencies and flaws (cracking while drying & shrinking) are an after thought. Both pastimes of no real purpose except being lovely to work on.

I started a Hexie Love Actually at the start of the Covid-19 Stay Home order, using all the bits, and giving myself permission to use the precious skeins, because holding onto “too good to use” yarn seems really silly at the moment.

(precious skein πŸ’•)

Packed for travel with nowhere to go, but that’s the idea. Staying home because we can, is a privilege not everyone has, staying home because we are at higher risk is a necessity for some, so we need to look at staying home even when we’re bored, as a service to humankind, saving lives by not being complacent, impatient or ignorant during a pandemic, remember what’s happening worldwide, we can get comfortable with inconvenience once we realize the reality of what’s at stake. Oh and please wear a f’ing mask.

Off to a steady start, making cute little hexie dots. (I modified the regular blanket to a smaller size, there is a version called Mini Hexie Love Actually if you don’t want to fuss with it.)

Trying to randomly pick & place colors, and it’s so much harder than you’d think, chocolate bunny reassuring me all the while. Mild progress.

p.s I’ve never actually finished a yarn blanket.

Rice to curry ratio was off, so leftovers became rice pudding ..truthfully, we always try to make too much rice, because pudding is one of our favorites.

This is a very concerned grandma muffin that happened one crafternoon, she’s oatmeal, I think. πŸ’•

(precious skein πŸ’•)

Holiday Baking

A baker at heart, I couldn’t help but sculpt some tiny clay versions of my favorite holiday treats πŸ’• (I’m also a homemade buttermint addict, but wasn’t super sure those would translate into a recognizable charm to anyone but me?!?)

Gingerbread snowflakes, handmade one by one, each unique in all the world πŸ’•

If I had to pick one cookie to eat for the rest of my life it would be shortbread, sugar topped shortbreads πŸ’•

You’re invited: Red hots & jingle bells mandatory πŸ’•

Super limited production (only 3 ever!) of these crazy brandy butter holly topped peppermint puddings as cupcakes? 100% SWEET, but also (sadly) 100% NOT A THING or EDIBLE! πŸ’•

Behind the scenes of a tiny cookie factory πŸ’•

SHOP