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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.