Monday, April 13, 2015

Pretty Things & Hobbies

After living in Carlsbad for a year, we finally made it to The Carlsbad Flower Fields. They only open for a couple months every year and we had missed it last year. So glad we got to walk through the colorful fields before we move away from this beautiful city.
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Since I work from home, I've picked up a few hobbies. That's not right. I've picked up a lot of hobbies. And most of them useless and random.

Left: crochet; Right: hand weaving
I've gotten really good at crocheting flowers! I'm trying to learn how to crochet other kinds of flowers but it's taking some time. So instead, I've been crocheting the same flower over and over again but in different yarn thickness and/or color.

Did you know that looms and wall tapestries are back in? Oh, the things I learn from spending too much time on Etsy. Anyways, it's back in but I don't have the money or the skill to actually weave a full-blown tapestry with a full sized loom. I opted for making my own handheld loom with cardboard and yarn. Surprisingly, it's very fun. I'm liking it. Once I finish my first woven...thing, I'll post it.

I haven't done too much yet on my new old sewing machine since knowing myself well, once I start on that I'll be obsessed. I'm trying to finish up random house projects before I tackle a new one. Thinking it over, it's probably a good idea to hold off on sewing until we move into our new home and then I can go crazy with making pillow cases and curtains. Although, Russell did ask that I use my new machine to sew shut the holes in his pants pockets.

We've gotten a couple more orders on our Etsy shop and that has been keeping Russell busy. It's been a creative mess at the Henry household. I fear for our future home. We're going to have so many random things.

Until next time!

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