Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stitching my way back

I've missed creating so incredibly much!!!!
One of the downfalls of having four surgeries and two emergency room visits in six and a half weeks is that my arms took a beating with all of the IVs and blood drawls.  So, for the moment I'm not crocheting because my left forearm aches something terrible after a short amount of time.

I've been dreaming up different ways that I can use my stash of cashmere and merino wool - I still have much that hasn't been felted.  My imagination has been working overtime with designs and I just can't work fast enough!

Tuesday night I snipped the feathers, petals, leaves -let your imagination tell you what they are- to create this headband.  It went yesterday with a friend's daughter as a gift for a birthday party.

purple elastic with cashmere adornment

I have three more that I have cut and are waiting to be stitched ... fanciful and fun for little girls.  Each piece of cashmere or merino wool is securely handstitched to the elastic headband.  There are no small buttons beads to worry about, everything's soft and easily handwashed - messes happen afterall!

left to right:
espresso elastic with cashmere and merino wool adornment
red elastic with cashmere and merino wool adornment
white elastic with cashmere adornment

I am looking forward to reopening my shop and listing these new creations ... and hopefully more... during the first week of July.

I hope that you enjoy these new delights and I look forward to creating some for babies and for us grown-ups!

Thanks for stopping in and have a blessed week!


  1. If your imagination has been working overtime, that means you are getting and feeling much better. Good luck on your full recovery. There is much great creative work left for you to do.

  2. My brain is feeling better because I'm not on super painkillers any more, but my body's not keeping up. I am amazed by how little I do and then I'm in pain and/or completely drained of energy resulting in me being useless for the rest of the day. I'll be two weeks out on Monday from my fourth surgery, so I guess I just need to be patient.
    I'm looking forward to a full recovery! Thanks for your kind words!