Sunday, March 7, 2010

Picnic Blankets

So, the winter wool good season is over, and I'm contemplating how to keep selling over the warmer months. I figure I can either build up stock and prepare for the fall and winter, or I can diversify a bit. I plan on doing both. My next venture will be upcycled/recycled sweaters felted and turned into picnic blankets. I'm thinking of backing them with upcycled/repurposed jeans or other sturdy material. A double bonus of this is that I'm expecting my local thrifstores to be a great source of wool sweaters this time of year. I am excited about this new adventure. I love trying new things and growing as an artist. I'll post pictures of the process and finished product as I go. First step, a trip to the Goodwill!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fingerless Silk and Wool Mittens

Winter is not quite over! There are also quite a few chilly spring days to come! These wrist warmers are perfect for this weather! They are soft, warm, breathable, and oh so cute. They can also be made in a variety of color combinations and lengths. No two mittens are exactly the same! They only take a day or two to create, so there is still time to get them and enjoy them before summer is upon us!

United Way of Duluth, Power of the Purse Donation

I was invited recently to donate one of my pieces to a wonderful cause - a literacy program that the United Way helps to fund. I chose to donate a purse I'd been working on. The purse is inspired by the Lucy Bag pattern by Two Old Bags and is used with their permission. There are some wonderful purses being donated, I encourage you all to check them out!