Minnesota Textile Center garage sale 2016- our kind of garage sale!!!
Fabric, yarn, wool, the list goes on. Looking forward to the 2017 sale!
Ideas for color combinations can come from anywhere. We love the colors we find in nature. Our center photo is a close up of flowers from our summer garden - the inspiration for our fabric selection. Grab your camera and get inspired!
New pillow shams - a great way to match room accent colors with the current season.
Cotton washcloths are quick knitting projects- 12 x 12 inches is our preferred size.
Make 20 or more to create a summer sampler blanket.
Hooking with yarn today using the Oxford punch needle method. A red hue is our starting color in honor of International Women's Day.
This project has been waiting to be finished for some time. We are making the quilt bigger by adding some additional blocks to the design- this will be a gift quilt.
Use up wool from other projects with a geometric rug design- each square in our 'Squares in a Rectange' rug measures approximately 3 x 3 inches. Design your own! All you need is foundation fabric, a permanent marker and a ruler.
Who doesn't love a dress form?
Using a dress form is a perfect way to see your knitting project in process. It is rewarding to see it grow and great to get a sense of how it will drape.
Quilts and lake life go hand in hand. They are the perfect addition to early morning coffee on the deck, a crisp evening star gaze or a rainy day spent reading. Cozy in and enjoy.
My mom enjoyed sewing and knitting. She always had a project in process.
When we were young, my sisters and I joined my mom on fabric store outings.
My mom walked through the aisles of fabrics, lightly touching many.
I now find myself doing the same thing. The possibilities of creating something unique is wonderful.
I love that I inherited her love of fabric.
My dad was an architect.
Growing up, my sisters and I spent time at his office.
The space had warehouse height ceilings with large, hanging white globe lights.
The furnishings were earth toned, very modern and low yet comfortable.
The entry space held miniature landscapes of the firm's building designs.
The glass conference room stored poster sized black and white photos of finished projects designed in the office.
Drafting tables lined the outer wall of the space.
On each table there were big sheets of drafting paper with drawings in process, multiple sizes and types of pencils, eraser bags and a dozen or more different kinds of shape makers and rulers. The creative energy in the space was endless.
It was an appealing and inspiring place to spend time.
One of the drafting chairs from my dad's office is now in my studio, I love it and use it daily.