Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Saturday

Spring in Oklahoma so far has not been as nice as expected. Too windy, too cold, too turbulent.
Today was an exception. A calm sunny warm day to plant, run shopping errands and hang out on the patio.
Construction work on the studio project progressed nicely with our contractors coming out even on a Saturday.
A well-rounded harmonious day.
I did put my crochet work on the back burner to enjoy and work in the garden and get lavender, ornamental oregano, Russian sage, May Night salvia (a sage plant) and Dusty Miller shrubs into the soil.
preparation for concrete pouring
Ode to the old tree trunk
fragrant sage and dusty miller join the NM yuccas
vegetable garden in progress...owls watching over it
tomatoes got big cages to fill
patio action...dogs roll over for a biscuit

these snapshots make it obvious that our outdoor space is shabby (not) chic...another project for another day:)

Friday, April 29, 2011

African Kutu dress styles in crochet

I am planning on adding retro vintage designs to my shops in 2011. I am in love with ethnic styled clothing, and the 70s vibe makes them even more special.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our work studio will become reality now

We have been talking about a studio building for years, and today the ground work began.
I hope things will shape up quickly and our work related items can finally move out of the house, except the office equipment.

I hadn't posted so long. Time runs and most days I just retreat to bed with a Chintz & China (Yasemine Golenarn) book. My online time has been mainly limited to business and customer service. 

Yesterday I re-invented myself back into a natural brunette after over 10 years of straight blond. The longer my hair grew the less fitting light blond seemed to me. (Even though it's hiding gray roots so nicely), but the barbie doll look is not what I had in mind when I decided to let my locks just grow out, without a professional hair cut for 1,5 years.

I have ordered a lot of 1970s mags on Ebay, with the most outrageous crochet fashion, food for inspiration for sure. And along with my desire for nostalgia awoke my wish to buy a vintage VW bug in running condition. So far no luck, many sellers offer partially assembled volkswagen which had been on their pastures for 4 or 5 years, last time they started them (huh, 5 years ago?), the motor was running...I need to crochet too many hats in order to leisurely throw that kind of money towards a lazy seller who cannot pull out the car from the pasture before putting it on craig's list. But, I keep on hunting, before they all vanish.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Boho Tie bolero top...mixing up my hippie tams with clothing this summer

I always wanted to add a larger variety to my shops, but as with a lot of things, it was pushed onto the backburner due to busy times.
Finally I manage to add a few different pieces, starting with this simple but yet modern shrug bolero style.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's been hectic...and my new love for crochet shrugs

The first spring storms caused quite some damage in our little Oklahoma town, we encountered a wild fire in our yard (well, actually not truly wild, our neighbor boy should not have attempted to burn weeds on the pasture, dry bermuda grass will catch fire in an instant and soon you'll have the fire trucks rushing in with sirenes).

Today I will post a few  follow up pictures about  shrugs, I wish I had more time to design clothing and sweaters.
I had made this twilight saga inspired shrug bolero and it sold within a few days.
And, it's me "modeling".

Sometimes you just have to step in, and "woman" up to show off how a garment will fit on a real person...arghhh:)