Thursday, March 10, 2011

Waldorf Mermaid Doll

This is the most amazing little Waldorf doll. This charming little mermaid was made by, she is an incredibly talented dollmaker from Canada. She has a wonderfully whimsical sense of creativity. In this little darling, she used some of my handspun for the doll hair. You should check out more of her delightful creations on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lexi Boeger - Pluckyfluff Headquarters

Lexi Boeger is undertaking an adventurous new fiber project - converting one of the old barns on the Boeger Winery grounds in Placerville, California into the site of the World Headquarters for Pluckyfluff. This will be a great resource to the fiber community to enable further study of all things fibery as she continues to explore and push the boundaries of contemporary spinning.

I put some photos up 1) Lexi herself in a handspun wool hat that I made for her; 2) original winery building where Lexi lives and 3) a view of the winery which shows the building on the right which will be restored.

I do invite you all to join in to help make this possible. Go here to access all the information to help contribute to making this venture a reality! and click on blog.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More handspuns and Navajo Turquoise

Things have been buzzing in the handspun yarn shop, with skeins flying off the shelves~ Some of the most popular yarns have been used by Waldorf doll makers for doll hair. These dolls are so charming and the addition of handspun hair really adds to the magical quality. It is such fun creating unique color combinations for everyone and it is wonderful for the child recipients of these dolls to have input into how they want their doll to look.

Additionally, I have been washing fleeces and spinning up lots of art yarns and corespun textured yarns for knitting, crocheting, weaving and other handcrafts. There is just nothing like an amazing handspun in terms of softness, texture and colors. I have put up a few photos. I've also been making more needlefelted gnomes and plan to incorporate them into a handspun yarn - how fun is that?

I've also included a photo of a recent gift from my husband of a wonderful Navajo turquoise bracelet. It was a real surprise and I just love it. He has been such a sweetie lately, taking care of me when I have been under the weather and even cooking! He has made me feel really appreciated! Smooches sweetie!