A Girl and her Tools.

I'm picking up spinning again.  I sold my wheel many moons ago... somewhere in the middle ages when people thought spinning was WEIRD, and the person doing it was even MORE weird.  Why the heck would one spin wool when you could buy yarn and threads in whatever colour and fiber you wanted!?
It makes me feel humble to see a 'fiber provider', animal or plant... and think: I was naked and you clothed me...

Spinning is relaxing, it keeps me busy... as I can not just sit and watch TV, I have to keep my hands moving.  And if you are spinning on a wheel, that will keep your feet/legs busy too, it never hurts to move your legs, right?   

So.... I'm looking to buy a new Spinning Wheel at the Wolboerderij event in August.  In the meanwhile I ordered a wonderful Tibetan Spindle and Bowl in pretty Pink Ivory and Cherry wood from the lovely Enid Ashcroft on Etsy.   It's a real work of art and I can't wait to have this beautiful tool home and start to spin.  I wonder if I still can manage a bit, will it be like riding a bycicle or swimming?  Or will I have to start all over and learn again.  We'll see.
(picture belongs to Enid)

I also ordered this amazing Hackle and Hand Combs from Beth and Eric but because of the high demand of these gorgeous tools there's at least a 12 weeks waiting time.   But hey... they will be well worth the wait and... as a doll collector I'm used to wait... and wait... and wait some more. ;-)

(pictures belong to BlueMountain Handcrafts)


Long Time No See!

I'm not going to make apologies for not blogging in a month.  I'm really not.  I see so many people write on their Blogs that they are 'SORRY' for not 'BEING a GOOD blogger'. That's okay, but I'm not going to say I'm sorry, I'm sorry.  Wait... no, sorry... I'm not sorry. ;-)

Some of you might think I'm not 'active' on Etsy or Flickr... or anywhere.  I'm still here, but I'm taking care of my husband, as he had a total knee prosthesis and he needs a lot of care.  His surgery was on july 9th, he's up and doing his excercises and and he can walk unsupported.  He's doing well.  

I'm not sewing or doing crochet at the moment but I will start again in the near future.

Anyhoooooo.... I got pictures from Caroline.  I sent her three of my dollies and I think they are about to come back home in a few days.  They only need some details and some gloss. 

Peyton, my Mystic Bayer

Flea; my LatiWhite Belle... FINALLY my teeny tiny one will be 'complete', after all the hassle with Lati. 

And my tiny WhiteSkin Bug

I can't wait to have them home!  Thank you so much, Caroline!