Friday, July 27, 2012

Feature Fridays resume with....Deer Little Fawn!

Bad blogger, Ash!  This is what I have been saying all week.  I missed our last Feature Friday, but am resuming today with another of my favorite blogs, Deer Little Fawn.  Even the name is super sweet!

Deer Little Fawn is, to me, primarily a blog about Beth's craft-scapades, and posting neat things she finds along her everyday life....all very pretty little things.  She is a great artist, and has her own shop, Forest Lodge Illustrations.  

So cute!

She also has some great crochet creations, like these sweet, simple little crochet bracelets.

And how cute is this necklace she embroidered

I totally want one!  I just love this idea.

So, go check out her adorable blog.  Thanks, Beth, for sharing!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Whoopsy - Friday Feature....On Saturday! Lola Nova

After a work week of about 60 hours, I sorta crashed yesterday.  But I did not forget about Friday just happens to be on Saturday this week!

This week I want to feature a super creative, super elegant and super fun blog that I have been following for a long time, Lola Nova.   Lola Nova is a wonderful photographer, and shares with us her crocheting and sewing expertise with many tutorials, like this one for these super sweet potholders.  

I love her style.   And I love reading about her adventures.  Lola Nova just has her own new sewing book which will be released very soon, which is so very cool! I hope to pick one up when it is available here in the states myself.

I really love her summer wallet.  I need to whip one of these up.

AND...I just love this about her blog.  The Tale of the Long Lost Lumberjack!  I just love the idea of telling a fun, fantastic story on your blog.  You have got to read the Lumberjack's story!


Lola Nova...thanks for being so creative and sharing your fun with the world!

And to all, happy weekend!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Oh, how I want to be a fiber farmer

My hubby and I have recently begun talking more seriously about finding a home of our own.  But even more specifically, a mini-farm.  It is my dream to own a small piece of land, and have a garden to sustain our food needs, and fiber animals for our craft needs!

As the conversation has become more and more serious, we have begun our research on animals.  Hubby wants goats, I want sheep and a friend of ours that might join us on this journey like llamas and alpacas.  

So...we hit a huge fiber show that comes to town once a year called the Black Sheep Gathering.  It is freaking huge!  With about 3 huge fairgrounds-sized rooms full of fiber related wares like roving, spinning wheels, drop spindles, felting supplies, and much more, and about 3 livestock areas, we were in heaven!

I, of course, forgot to take pics of anything but the animals... so here are some adorable fiber animals!


And goats!!  Ok...the goats are pretty freakin cute....I do have to give that to my man....


And the pink goat!  Isn't that weird?  The owners sold safe fiber dyes and they showed it off by dying a whole goat!

Yuppers....I want to be a fiber farmer something bad!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Feature Fridays and sewtakeahike!

It is Friday already?!!  What happened?  Well, even though I have yet to blog about things going on in my little world, I have been loving getting to showcase other (more prolific) bloggers! So, it is time again for my new series - Feature Fridays!  

Today I want to feature Penny's blog, sewtakeahike.  Penny's blog is one of the first I started following several years ago when I had just decided to start blogging.  Her blog is gorgeous I think; well organized, nice colors and great content.  And how about that perfect name?

I am not a quilter.  I have taken a few stabs at it and found myself getting a little impatient.  BUT...there are several super inspiring things that Penny has made that make me want to give it another go.  Like...

I really think it would be fun to make a yo-yo quilt!  Penny has a yo-yo along  that tells how to make and sew together those cute little yo-yos into a whole quilt!  Below is a pic of an initial 4x4 square she made....

And I had not really seen or understood paper piecing, but man, is Penny good!  I mean, how incredibly cute are these!?

Ack!  I love them!  I wish I could go to one of her workshops.  Would be so fun!

Penny, thanks for sharing with us! If you'd like, grab my new Feature Fridays on the sidebar. :)