Sunday, May 29, 2011

I love space...building is finished

The structure itself that is, no interior finishing, water or electricity yet.
After burning sage, sweeping the floor, I took ownership of it by hauling in a few tote boxes and my 2 life sized mannequins.
We cleaned our house thoroughly today to welcome dinner guests and feel good about our yard which we worked on yesterday. The promise of so much work space makes me happy, gone will be the days when my work utensils and materials were strewn all over the house or stored away (like now) and not ready to be used.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Retro crochet fashion finally coming to the shop on Etsy

Another 70s inspired piece: the Mesh crochet tunic top
Sample sale price includes the purple head band/wrap:

For the Etsy listing I chose less head shots:), but since you are here to get to know the maker of PSD, it's ok to post some of the goofier captures.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Same ole in Oklahoma...One of a Kind hippie dread hats, too

Tornado threat has passed us by and we are safe. The mere anticipation of dangerous storms is very stressful, and draining energy. Some days more than on others. Today I was not very zen-like and probably would have grown a few more gray hair had I not covered my mane with brown hair color this evening. I said good-bye to my weird blond artificially colored growing locks and went back to my brunette roots, with some gray in the mean while.
I still love to do One Of A Kind items, and needless to say, these patchwork tams are best sellers, but not the money-makers for my little business, their completion takes too much time to really be profitable, but it still makes me happy and feeling creative to crochet these funky tam hats. Great for us hippie people, with or without dreads.

I also listed these, not so ecclectic, but will be OOAK nevertheless as I only had limited amounts of yarn.

1970s style skullcap.

Made with one of my favorite synthetic vegan yarns: LB Homespun in grape purple.
LB off-white baby spun and apple green homespun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Many happenings

Sid had celebrated his birthday, and his 21st sobriety anniversary. After spending the actual birthday with breakfast out, baking a cake and cooking a Cajun dinner, the following day was dedicated to a sweat lodge in honor of his coming off age as a sober 21 year old adult (not actual physical age:) with proceeding dinner at the cultural center.
On Sunday I had organized a large dinner for the whole family and friends at the park, with tons of food and his friend Bobby provided some life guitar and country songs entertainment. The weather was not really very accommodating, too chilly for the time of the year, and we did not have the expected large crowd, but a good turn out anyway.
I have played catch-up with the shop ever since then:)
Today I finally managed to list a few new hats on my website
Purple Sage Designz

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One-woman enterprise and her weekends

If nothing special is planned for a Saturday afternoon or Sunday my idea of an ideal weekend is portrayed in this picture. As a former urban apartment dweller I cherish property outside of city limits where the space is plenty and a HOUSE provides a certain sense of independence and autonomy.
I never seem to get tired off "being at home".
This is especially true in the light of a construction sight right next to this cozy patio corner during week days. I stopped taking pictures of sand trucks coming in and plumbing ditches, too frustrating to post reminders of flying dust and noise, even though all these activities mean fast progress towards our designated out-of-the-home studio work area.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I couldn't resist...the Molly Weasley sweater in Harry Potter

Etsy seller shelleden gives permission to recreate and sell the finished items and wrote a pattern for a very similar coat. normally I design myself, but couldn't pass up this one.