Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
its difficult to judge whether a stop is justified while driving along a road or highway.. a few stops we made along our trip were warranted & worth it indeed
large pyrite & amazing smooth antler beads came from a rock shop, and these buffalo teeth beads and fringe deer skin pouch were finds at an antique mall.. the antler beads needed only a sturdy cord, and I braided a delicate hemp string for the buffalo teeth
I also picked up a couple of items for my shop, and am listing them this afternoon..
& more will come soon!
really like this little shop.. I bought a throw of theirs last year & think its one of the better deals I've found.. really nice quality.. & I think they'd make the nicest gifts
also pondering over their cozy sweater jacket.. now available in solid grey
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I've mentioned ingred before, but haven't gotten a chance to post photos of this amazing collar.. she and I worked out the details over a few careful months, and I am so pleased with this result
the construction is all meticulously hand-done, in a soft (& warm) grey wool
my own images in action will follow.. all images here, via ingred's blog
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
we've begun our west coast road trip & are presently in Oregon.. our first stop was on the way, in southernmost Washington to the Pendleton Woolen Mills! we took a tour, though unfortunately no photos were allowed in the factory.. a shame, as it was an interesting place.. relatively old-fashioned and simple, with many amazing colors and a comprehensive look at the initial wool state all the way through the loom-based construction of some of Pendleton's great blankets
we were able to check out (& photograph) the Mill Store, which had some novel items, mainly the wool by the yard (only plaids, stripes, and solids from this location.) We found a nice plain cream oversize throw for $30 and some gorgeous forest green lightweight wool which I plan to make shams with.. $8.99 a yard!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I've come to realize just today that I've gotten distracted & unfocused.. I haven't made jewelry or listed sufficient vintage in a couple of weeks. I'd like to make up for it this week.. since I'm leaving for a road trip on friday (explains some of the distraction) I'll really need to hustle on this.. stay tuned for new items through thursday!