Sometimes orders come in and I just can't wait to make them... then I struggle with the mix of 'excited for the customer to get it ... but don't want to see it go 🙊' Allll the feelings! 😳😍😭😊 This blanket was one of THOSE orders; The giant cable knit blanket in Forest. I can't make any more before Christmas (because it might actually push me over the edge, I'm teetering very close as it is 😂) however the pattern is in my book if you want a bash yourself ...or just give the book to someone who knits and stick a post it note on this page 🙊 always a winner 👌🏼 anyway, wanted to share it with you coz I think it's nice 😁 happy Wednesday 😘
I've been trying to create more space in my life for learning new things and also, inevitably, space for failure as well. I know that if I create anything new or exciting it is only because I have given myself grace to make the mistakes and time to make messes that end up in the trash. What brings me the most joy and peace on the days when all of the work gets scrubbed out or deleted, is knowing that I am just as whole and valued as the days when I make beautifully successful designs. ❤️
Crafty Pop-Up at the Plainfield Firehouse!
Friday 12/15 5-8pm and Saturday 12/16 9am-12pm
Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department 169 Main St, Plainfield village, Vermont
Come support your local herbalists, crafters, and artists and get nourishing herbal body care products, fabulous witchy apparel, inspirational stamped utensils, adorable sock monkeys and games, completely hand-crafted jewelry, delicious herbal remedies, fragrant evergreen wreaths, luscious truffles, intuitive healing sessions, and other gifts for the holidays and beyond!
This is a homegrown, grassroots event, please help spread the word! Free. All ages welcome. There will be soup and treats for sale and tea (party) by donation.
More info on Facebook at "Crafty Pop-Up at the Plainfield Firehouse!" ******************************** Please park on the street (not in the fire fighter/fast squad or coop parking spaces)! /// Accessibility: There are 3 steps in front of the building and 4 steps inside, with a rail at both set of stairs. The bathroom is quite small, an accessible bathroom with a ramp is available next door. The event is held in a public space and cannot be assured to be scent-free. Vendor scents will be limited to pure essential oils, no artificial fragrances.
More goodies were sent to @thelocalcollectivehf. Are you done shopping I sure wish I was 🤦🏼♀️. Every year I say “next year I’ll start earlier” and every year I don’t. #mustbreakthecycle
Wood is a living thing. Wait what? More appropriately, wood moves and expands and contracts with the change of moisture, and moisture content changes with the turn of seasons.
That’s something to think about when designing and building custom pieces. •••••
Why does it take more time and effort to build a table top with breadboards the correct way? Because to allow for the movement of the table top wood requires special joinery techniques 😀🙌👍. •••••
Can you tell what I’m researching and learning about this #woodworkingwednesday ? Never hurts to expand (see what I did there 😜) your knowledge on a subject. Different wood types are affected by humidity change in different ways!!! Do yourself a favor and google wood movement. There is a ton of information out there such as these two snippets from Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking!