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This Week it’s all about the Donuts

August 24, 2017

It’s Time to Wake Up and Make the Donuts Grange Fair is here!  Welcome the familiar fair smells of fried foods, animals barns and we can’t forget the tractor or truck pulls.  This year wasn’t any different from the others except my son, Octavio, and my daughter, Oksana, and I all work the donut stand. We wake […]

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The Maker’s Journey

July 15, 2017

The Maker’s Journey Playing with wool or any other yarn-y medium is an art.  From shearing wool, cleaning, combing, spinning and down the line it all adds up to one glorious beautiful skein then project. Is there a part of the journey that you adore?  Is there a part that you would skip? When I start any […]

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Can They Get any Cuter

July 13, 2017

Crazy over Coopworth Sheep This year’s breeding goal- smaller herd of lambs.  I never thought I would say such a thing.  Standard thinking is the bigger the herd the better.  Enter in-> a new way of thinking. Due to the size of our land there wasn’t  way I could possibly achieve my goal of having a nice, big […]

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Feast Your Eyes on these Vibrant Yarn Colors

June 30, 2017

Feast Your Eyes on these Hand Dyed Vibrant Yarn Colors Okay! Truth be told. I am very attracted to autumn colors. Autumn is my absolute favorite season and the beautiful hues of reds, browns, yellows, greens and oranges come with it. Plus, I think fall matches my skin tone the best. As an indie dyer, I have […]

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The Mysterious Colorway

June 29, 2017

  The Mysterious Colorway I was so excited about dyeing up this colorway. I already had an idea planned in my head how I wanted it to look. I was aiming for a cottagy feel where the cool shades of peach would meld into the warm shades of moss green and deep magenta. Keep reading […]

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Get Away to the Frederick Fiber Festival

June 28, 2017

Earlier this month we set up a booth at the Frederick Fiber Festival in Frederick, MD.  The booths spanned both indoors and out.  The indoor vendors had wonderful air-conditioning and the outdoor vendors were housed in this most amazing  giant, white big top tent.  The showed was filled with glowing  fiber enthusiasts ready to shared their experiences and […]

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I Found my Fade Shawl

June 23, 2017

  I Found my Fade What a great shawl to knit. “Find your Fade” made it through my knitting group and a couple of us collaborated on colors and schemes to make it happen. It took me awhile to come up with my colors. My style if fairly simple with normally one or two colors […]

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We are Packed and Ready to Go

April 26, 2017

We are so excited to attend Raggs Fiber Affairs and market this weekend, April 29, at the Delmont Firehall in Delmont, PA. This is our first time there and we are already met with warm greetings.  Toni Ritchey from Raggz fiber recommended us to a reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune.  An interview was made on […]

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Choosing Your Vibrant Slice of Color

April 22, 2017

I am drawn to bold, big color. Color makes me very happy. It moves me to action, relaxation, motivation, creativity and the list goes on. It has played a big role in my life since I was in elementary school. My grandma gave me a scrap book that I filled with posters, newpaper articles, cards and of […]

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Beauty and Craftmanship that Never go out of Style

February 15, 2017

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” -Michelangelo   This quote embodies all DIY-ers.  Beauty is seen in the things you touch and create.  We all have it within us to create something out of nothing whether it be with words, wires, […]

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