I am a maker - of things. It doesn't really matter what as long as I can create something - a pair of earrings from beads found years ago in a little, out-of-the way shop or a scarf with some of that ...
I am a maker - of things. It doesn't really matter what as long as I can create something - a pair of earrings from beads found years ago in a little, out-of-the way shop or a scarf with some of that snazzy yarn I just couldn't resist, a pie or batch of cookies or a new recipe that needed to be tested.
A potter primarily, I also have this huge fascination for fibers - doesn't matter if it's spinning them, knitting them or weaving with them - each process is unique and full of treasures to come to life.
"My Grandma's Garden" is in dedication to my Norwegian Grandma, my Irish Grandma, my Mom - all the Grandmas everywhere. A garden doesn't necessarily have to be full of flowers - or veggies - or plants of any kind. In this case, it's simply a garden of handmade goodness - by THIS Grandma.
When I was little, I remember my little Irish Grandma sewing her quilts and clothes on the treadle sewing machine that fascinated me so much - to the point that my Mom started me sewing when I was 6 years old. There was always some sort of fiber work in evidence - at home, at Grandma's - no matter where I was. Sewing, quilting, crochet, embroidery - we saw it all. Odd, though, out of all of us, I'm the only one who knits - or, spins - or throws pots!
My favorite garden? Well, that's my daughter and her husband with a couple noisy, little sprouts of their own!
I hope that after you've visited my handmade garden, you take the time to enjoy a little bit of your own garden (whatever it consists of and wherever it may be) each day!
My Etsy shops:
www.Claydancer.etsy.com and www.MyGrandmasGarden.etsy.com
The texture in Cholla Spa Set reminded me of the Cholla Cactus skeletons seen in the desert and used extensively by woodworkers to create their own special wonders. Using a natural or pastel colorway for this set really sets off the texture - there is a right and wrong side.
This pattern consists of instructions to make a Washcloth, Facial Scrubbie, Bath Scrubbie, and Bath Puffie. 4 ounces of cotton will make all 4 pieces with plenty left over for multiples of the Facial Scrubbies. (I made two of them and could probably have gotten a couple more from the leftover yarn...).
These are terrific sellers at Farmer's Markets, perfect to include in a gift basket for someone special, but really GREAT to spoil yourself.
Add some bubbles, a wonderfully scented soap (I prefer handmade soap or bath salts from my favorite soap maker on Facebook - let me know if you need the link - they're just yummy!), maybe a candle or two and a glass of wine and you're ready to treat yourself like royalty.
Not Important for these items