Monday, January 23, 2012

New premade Hemp and Patchwork hippie tam hats are here!

I hope you will enjoy unique One of a Kind head gear.
Apologies: international shipping rates and yarn prices
have gone up again, as always I strive to keep my creations affordable.
Check out some of the newest additions below.

larger crazy patchwork hat

gender neutral hemp tam in earthy green brown

Cuban orange hemp tam with sari silk

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Earthy Church...or spirituality within us and around us

Today a friend posted this Black Elk quote on Facebook and its straightforwardness hit home with me. In our time when religion is either over-used for political or social agendas, wars are fought in the name of god, the thought of living a spiritual life without searching out a specific church building for worship, is a soothing idea.We can walk into the woods, sit on the bare earth or just look up into the sky. Whatever we are seeking is right there, we just need to look, listen and feel. And walk our path through life accordingly.

 "THE FIRST PEACE, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us."

~ Black Elk
Black Elk Speaks
(Thank you Vanessa for your inspiring post:)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Browsing "Free people" crochet fashion

I came across these great crochet fashions...I really need to pick up making clothes again:)
There remains a lot of 1970s influence in these Free people products. Some seem to come straight out of a vintage crochet magazine, with updated yarn and color choices. I also enjoyed looking at their flared pants. And don't miss to peek at the last picture of the plateau crochet shoes:) crazy!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Crocheter's New Tool...The Boye Electric Yarn Ball review

My goal for 2012 is not to work longer or harder, but to achieve more with less effort.
So I splurged on this electric yarn ball winder by Boye (don't you love these gift cards for large craft stores?)
I often buy big cones of yarns and it's rather annoying trying to crochet with a smooth supply of yarn coming from the large cones without pulling off yarn in between after every 5th stitch. The electric yarn winder does ok with these cones, as long as you can eliminate any kind of resistance, feeding the winder smoothly with yarn by hand. It stops as soon as the yarn resists to be fed through the little hooks. The plastic body looks a bit flimsy and the motor is quite noisy. But so far, so good, I love center-pull yarn skeins, too bad that mine don't come out as tightly wound like a manual winder would create. But I am enjoying the help of this little electric tool, I just hope it will last a while to free up my hands from all the winding tasks.
Would I buy this specific winder again? Probably not...I was expecting a better made product for the steep in-store price. Gladly I had a 40% off coupon.