Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

Busy making as much as I can for Etsy Made Local. I have been experimenting with natural dyes on cotton yarn. This is a batch of 100% cotton yarn dyed using natural pigment extracted from black beans. I first boiled the un-dyed yarn for 45 mins in a water and alum (aluminum potassium sulfate) bath. … Continue reading Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

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The One Where I Felt Brilliant… Until I Didn’t

Christmas is coming!!!! To be honest, the Munchkin family doesn't really do Christmas. We do more of a big New Year's thing, and have a pretty quiet Christmas. But... seeing as how I just got given some absolutely edible Christmas fabric, I feel that some Christmas sewing is in my future πŸ˜‰ While I was … Continue reading The One Where I Felt Brilliant… Until I Didn’t

The One Where There Was Khaki Green

You know how I said last week that I would show you a quilt I'm working on today? Well, that's not going to happen. It's not finished. And this time it wasn't my epic procrastination skills that caused it! We were away for the weekend, and Tootsie and I were separated for FOUR WHOLE DAYS … Continue reading The One Where There Was Khaki Green

The One, Dear Reader, Where I Am Languishing

My plans got completely and totally derailed last night. I had the post for today already sorted out, I knew what I was writing and what photos I needed to take (it was a pattern for stash busting crochet cushion covers, by the way) when the most terrible,Β awful thing happened. I can barely speak of … Continue reading The One, Dear Reader, Where I Am Languishing