Sunday, August 19, 2012


Mia paints cool shoes.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Spinning Again

I hadn't spun for quite a while, not since Sleeping Beauty. I'd broken the brake band. 
Finally I got a new one though and decided to give it a whirl again.

I used some (I think?) Corriedale wool which I've had in my possession for quite a while.
Spinning was a little rough at first, but soon settled down. Plyed, it evened out very nicely and is overall probably a two-ply aran or heavy worsted weight yarn.

This is before dyeing. I had been planning to make a (shh!) SECRET PROJECT with blue wool but I was fresh out. Rather than buying some I figured I could just dye my own.

Not quite as royal blue as I'd hoped, but it definitely fits the bill.

A clue you say? For the (shh!) SECRET PROJECT?

Well, here you go.

That's all folks!

(posted by Chloe)

P.S. Apologies for the long absence. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

This is a drawing I drew from last year. It was for my friend Kayla who was about to play the part of Rapunzel in a show we did down at the Kansas City Irish fest. We're doing it again this year and I have the privilege of playing Rapunzel this time! I'm so excited!
 Mia Isabel

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Handspun Scarf

I don't know if I've ever posted about this. If i have, forgive me! :)
Last year for my birthday, I was given an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel!
It's absolutely amazing and I love it!

I believe this is the only handspun article I've taken pictures of.
When I was given the wheel, I promised my grandpa that I'd make him a scarf from the first yarn I spun.
It was uneven and lumpy, with a few knots in places, but it was remarkably soft!
The finished scarf is wobbly from yarn thickness issues, but I think it has a lovely rustic feel.

I hope to find time to spin soon...
(Posted by Chloe)