Tag Archives: craft

Never Too Old

7 Nov

You’re never too old to try something new.  That seems to be the story of my life, so when it was raining this weekend and I couldn’t didn’t want to go outside, I decided to try my new toy–a drop spindle and some roving.

I also got a book to go with the spindle, but I decided that would take too long to read to get me started.  That means, I went to a YouTube video to figure out how to get started.

It was definitely interesting.  I’ve never done anything with roving or yarn before, so spinning my own yarn was a huge step.

drop spindle and roving

I did have expert supervision (although Snickers was sleeping on the job).

Sky (and Snickers in the box)

I did it!

It’s not very good.  It’s not at all consistent, but it’s a start.

I figure lots and lots of practice, and I should start figuring out how to do it a little better.  Then hopefully I’ll get a lot better.

It was a lot easier when Snickers was sleeping rather than helping.

Advertisements

A Present to Me

23 Jul

I usually don’t get myself presents.  You know, except llamas, and that’s just expanding the family.  Anyhow, I got myself a present.

It had been many years since I’ve had a working sewing machine.  I used to sew all the time.  I thought I’d try it again.

But sewing a skirt doesn’t really merit mention on a farm blog.  Forgive the mess; I was washing my bedding.

That’s just learning the machine and getting back into practice.  Then I want to take my feed bags and turn them into tote bags.

I’m getting to where I have quite the variety of bags: goat feed, goat minerals, llama and alpaca, dog, cat, cracked corn.  I decided to start with dog chow.

What do you think?  I think I’m ready to move on to a goat or llama feed tote bag.

SaveSave

When It’s Cold Outside

5 Jan

We’ve had the bottom fall out from the thermometer again.  I do chores, but otherwise, I don’t want to be outside.  I’ve found a new way to entertain  myself on these cold days.  It partly involves cleaning out my closet.  It is filled with books.  It is filled with old vintage books.

books_9102ews

Some are in not very good shape.  What are you supposed to do with a 1950s dimestore paperback that starts on page 37?

book_8837ews

Turn it into art.  That’s my first option.

book-art_8842ews

The next option would have been feeding it to a Minnie goat.  She likes paper, but I think I’ll stick with art.  It looks like I need to do a goat silhouette.

book-art_9073ews

I had a lot of fun with these, so I decided to try something else.

book-art_9074ews

I had fun with this heart too!

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.