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Stitch Rabbit
Vancouver, Canada
A Very Busy Rabbit.
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It ain't pretty, but it's workable. I've moved into the shop in our backyard. I couldn't wait till the interior walls were done. Also, the dye pots and plants and mordants were taking over my kitchen, and staining the walls and floors. So, I moved in early! There's still a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
On my last trip to Yale I scavenged for some old rusty railway parts along the tracks and came home with a nice collection. Using one part vinegar, two parts water and a few rusty old railway spikes from the Fraser Canyon, I made an iron mordant a few weeks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
She will be seven next month. On the cusp of some kind of girlhood that is racing through childhood and not yet adolescence. On the brink of bigger things, a sureness of herself is stirring and showing itself in tiny glimpses as she makes her own breakfast and ties her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
It seems to me that there are not often times in my life when things stop, for even a moment. And there are times when I cannot find a room in my house where there is not something perched on a table or shelf or armchair waiting for me to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
While we were away I got some serious work done on my knitting. A trip away from all the other work aroud the studio and yard gave me some good dedicated time to knitting projects and the last quarter of Book Three of Game of Thrones. (hooked, but it's an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
Thank you Karen! I'm very excited to get to the Hand quilting!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2013 on Oh Brilliant Nature. at Stitch Rabbit
Karen, these shots were taken in the Fraser Canyon in a tiny little town called Yale. The Fraser River runs through it, and it's my most favorite little place in British Columbia.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2013 on Find Me Here at Stitch Rabbit
When I need to breathe a little deeper, you'll find me here. When I am looking for something, you'll find me here. When I want to show them that there is so much more, you'll find me here. When I want to look a little closer, you'll find me here.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
My kids would freak out. I love it!
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2013 on spring chicks at SouleMama
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I've finished the top to my first completely plant-dyed cotton quilt project. I've been foraging, saving, cooking and dyeing with plants over the last few months, and the outcomes are a perfect example of the brilliance of nature, the surprising discovery of color, and the satisfying ability to make it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
Ha Renèe! It's quite the chuckle. Even the kids think its weird.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2013 on Collecting at Stitch Rabbit
Me too Amanda. The winter was so so busy and I knit my little heart out, plus all the other activities... My poor sewing machine was covered in dust, piles of fabric forgotten, and a very, very guilty conscience for all the studio ignoring. Changed for me these last few months, when I started naturally dyeing cotton! Suddenly found myself with yards of beautiful fabric and a whole new inspiration!
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2013 on ready set go at SouleMama
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Trying and failing. Fallen birch bark hasn't made me soft pinks yet. But hovering underneath trees picking up curled pieces of bark has named me the new weirdo at the park. Some dyes are becoming my old faithfuls. And still they surprise me. Twisting and folding and dipping and dyeing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
Our seeds are in! This year my most curious helper is Charlie. I remember Frankie at just over three completely engrossed in the wonders of the garden, and now it's Charlie's turn and I couldn't be happier. We've been spending our days together in and out of the house when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
I need to get started on some fresh new pillows myself! Nice yellows!
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2013 on Pillows- A Spring Thing at Janet's House
I love those moments when you feel like you really got it right in a "cool mom" move. I don't often come across as "cool" with anybody, let alone my kids. I'm pretty socially awkward and I'm fairly strict, and though I'm really open and accepting of a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
Thank you Trish! For dropping in and reading! I appreciate the very kind words. Where are you from?
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2013 on The Process. at Stitch Rabbit
I was talking with a friend over a beer about the importance of documenting your process. Not only for personal reference, but as part of your public outreach in whatever platform you choose. Whether you blog or instagram or tumblr or facebook your personal hobbies, art and business, I think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
I wrote about the same this morning! The mud cannot be stopped from coming indoors - and the grass that was once our "lawn" is more of a miniature construction site for the kids dump trucks and diggers. That's why all my "pretty" pictures are coming from inside the house. Glad I'm not the only one!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2013 on days of march at SouleMama
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After what seemed like an entire river rained down on us this week, waking up to the sun and bluebird sky on Sunday was the perfect remedy to this cabin-fever Mama. Our yard has been a construction site for weeks as we rebuild and relocate most parts of the garden,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
I'm trying to get out more, be more social. It's hard for me, when I've got so much going on at home and in the studio that I'm happy and excited about, but I am also recognizing in myself how isolated I can become - even when it's for something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit
Thank you Zelda!!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2013 on Studio Surge at Stitch Rabbit
Do it!! It's SO much fun and the garden will never look the same - so many possibilities! I highly recommend anything written by India flint - she's amazing.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2013 on More From The Dye Pot at Stitch Rabbit
Hi Sandy! Thanks for dropping in to read! Thanks for the kind words, where are you from!!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2013 on Sneaking In A Little Sewing at Stitch Rabbit
I'm in love with this process! Using metres at a time, I've been dyeing cotton with different plants and flowers and getting really satisfying results. I moved all my dyeing equipment from a big tupperware container into a cabinet in the kitchen, though I am looking forward to the redo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Stitch Rabbit