2022 Christmas Stockings

This year’s stockings look a little bit different from past years. I found a bit of embroidery and tiny bells add quite a bit of sparkle to the mini stockings which would be fun to fill with sweet treats. While the larger (7.7″ – 9″) stockings are decorated with stripes for a cheery, country look.

Handmade Christmas Stocking

I generally use 4 layers of wool for my ornaments, adding a loop to hang the stocking from. Stockings are so simple and you can make any size from tiny to large. Next I selection the fabrics and fiber I will use for embellishment. For this stocking I chose some green merino wool, cotton scrimContinue reading “Handmade Christmas Stocking”

Christmas Ornaments in the Works

As usual, I seem to be running a bit behind, but definitely focused on finishing up more handmade felt ornaments for the holiday season. Mini felt christmas stockings, approximately 6 inches tall and ready to fill with little treats, will be heading to 4 Ravens Gallery in Missoula this week.

First Sunflower Harvest

This year I grew my first Hopi Black Dye Sunflowers. As seen by the photo below they did quite well. I started harvesting the heads when I noticed the birds were starting to go after the seed. I cut the stems about a foot from the head and bundled them together to hang upside downContinue reading “First Sunflower Harvest”

A Blast from the Past

I found this post from June 28, 2012 on an old blog that I didn’t know was still in existence. So fun to read about my sheep as I’ve been sheepless for a number of years now. Thought I’d better post something or I’ll have missed the whole month of June. ¬†Are summers crazy orContinue reading “A Blast from the Past”