After having recently contributed to the San Francisco Bay Area real-estate insanity, my partner and I have been grappling with the problem of allocating the space in our coveted "third bedroom". Being away from most of our family and friends, the natural choice would be to use this room as a guest bedroom to accommodate out of town guests. However, I'm well aware that the needs of a quilter outweigh the needs of the many, and that without many quilts, there's no point having guests sleep over anyways. Alas, after deliberating over many different solutions, we settled on the only answer that seemed fit for our Silicon Valley home: A Box.
This isn't just just any box, rather, I think of it as a magical transformer box custom made by a local carpenter. Innocent and cabinet looking, the first thing you'll notice that is a little strange is the double stacked cabinet top. Inspecting from above, you'll see two oddly placed grommets, a couple hinges, and a seam (that has...
Here We Go!
So I know this is the knitting community, but in the spirit of all things fiber arts, I thought I’d share my latest weaving project. I wove this tapestry over the course of two weeks on random evenings and weekends. I’m excited to gift it to two of my friends, who recently bought their first home together. Hoping it can warm up those new walls!
About the Loom
For this project, I used the Lisa frame loom by Louet (massdrop.com/buy/lisa-frame-loom-by-louet). Y’ALL. I can’t say enough good things about this loom. It’s the fourth loom I’ve ever woven on and by far the most fun to use. The others I have at home are the Melissa & Doug multi-craft loom (great for beginners), the Lost Pond Looms Kingfisher (for biiiig tapestries and rugs), and the little hand loom from Ellen Bruxvoort at Fibrous ATX (for necklaces, coasters, and other small pieces).
What I love most about the Lisa loom is that the warp notches are super close together, which allows you to play around...
The new year has always been a time for self reflection for people and I am not immune. I am one of those people that loves the ritual of looking back at the year to see what I accomplished, what I let fall by the wayside and what my intentions are for the coming year. I know it's a mind set because a restock/reset can be done at any time of the year. It just feels very auspicious to me to do it on the first day of the year . A clean slate, if you will.
This new year, one of my intentions is to create more. Whether it be music, stories, or clothes, I feel the need to be able to spend more time on creative projects. Since we did our Quilting meet up at Stitch Lounge last September, sewing has been top of mind lately and will be my first creative endeavor. I've landed on making a button down shirt, but the question to be answered now is who for. Me, my husband or my son? I found this great mens pattern so he may be the winner by default. :-)
What new creative projects...
JUST finished binding a little lap quilt for my friend's birthday. She loves fall colors so I used a beautiful batik jelly roll for a really quick lap quilt. Started and finished this week just in time to give it to her for her birthday this weekend. I think it turned out really pretty and I know she's going to love it! Can't WAIT to give it to her.