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Luscious Velvet and Updates…

Happy Saturday!  I figured it was about time I give an update on what’s been going on around here.  I am working on adding new items to the shop, and these are a few new creations currently available…

I just love this dusty rose/mauve velvet–it makes a great handwarmer.  It is so silky smooth and lustrous.

This pouch was handwoven by me, from silk and wool yarns.  The wool yarns (cream and beige colored) were actually handspun by me as well.  The back is made from a caramel linen, and the lining is a fabulous, mustard-colored organic cotton…

Handspun Handwoven Zipper Pouch

This necklace includes reclaimed bits of Kuchi chain, beads and other baubles.  The felted wool is from a knitting swatch.

textile found object mixed media necklace

Though I plan to continue to stitch, March will be bringing on some serious arting vibes!!  The Clearwater Art Walk, an event I’ve participated in for a couple of years now, is coming up on April 6 and I hope to have lots of new work by then.  (There might be another art show, too, depending if I am able to get ready for it…details to come if I decide on it…)

Garden season is nearly upon us, too!  Well, it should be already…there are seeds I’ve wanted to start, but haven’t, of course.

I’ve also started working on what I’m calling Anatomy of a Pouch…I’m not yet sure if it will be a series of posts, an ebook, or what yet….but basically, it’s designed to help YOU sew and design your own zipper pouches.  I would hope to have this done sometime in March, but no promises!

As always, I would love to know what crafty things you’re up to!  Feel free to share here or on any of my social pages, or shoot me an email!

Tribal Stripe Coasters (Free Knitting Pattern!)

{Originally published September 2012 on Prairiesque}

I published this free pattern long ago on my old blog, and thought it was time to post again…this is a simple yet fabulous stitch pattern, (if I do say so!)   Like zipper pouches and coffee mugs, you just can’t have too many coasters.  Make these in some bright colors for a fresh & breezy feel, or maybe try them in a lovely subdued wool for something a little more hygge…

Tribal Stripes Linen Stich Coasters


  • 2 Balls (each a different color) of Sugar’n Cream yarn (or any worsted weight cotton)
  • US 5  (3.75 mm) straight needles
  • tapestry needle

CO = Cast on
st(s) = stitch(es)
MC = main color
CC = contrasting color
k = knit
p = purl
sl = slip stitch


Using MC, CO 20 sts.

Row 1: k1, bring yarn to the front, sl 1, bring yarn to back, repeat.
Row 2:  p1, bring yarn to the back, sl 1, bring yarn to front, repeat.
Row 3:  k1, bring yarn to the front, sl 1, bring yarn to back, repeat.
Row 4:  p1, bring yarn to the back, sl 1, bring yarn to front, repeat.

*Attach CC.  Using CC, repeat rows 1 and 2 once.

Using MC, repeat rows  1, 2, 3, and 4 once.

Repeat from * four times.  Bind off loosely, weave in ends.  Enjoy!