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Crafting On

The days are in the upper eighties and the nights are in the upper forties.  It's a strange combination, but it does mean the windows can be open to the fresh air each morning.  The afternoons, though, are for hibernating.  That said, sewing on a long, full dress has not been in my plans in the past week.  I did try to sew a sun dress for myself (this one), but I wasn't really pleased with the pattern.  Willow was, and she took it for herself.  Oh, to be seven again and have everything I put on look adorable . . .


Happier makings, though!  Look!  A rucksack!
This is from The Children's Year.
I made two twisted cords for the drawstrings and tackled eyelets.
It's the perfect size for a five year old Junior Ranger.

Gnome Puppet

And a gnome!  Isn't he fun?  Stacey inspired me, again.
He's from The Gnome Craft Book and has a green friend cast on there beside him.

Rose Toner

And here's my first rose petal project, rose water.
I think I would call it rose toner, instead.
Real rose water, now that would be something special indeed!

And with that, time's a-wastin'!  Okay, not really, but I did wake up very early this morning.  I suppose I could enjoy cleaning up the basement for a bit.  I think the children will be glad for a warm breakfast of Cream of Wheat before nature school.

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.


( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )
Jun. 14th, 2016 10:29 pm (UTC)
Such a flurry of creativity! I *love* your gnome puppet. (Ours wave to yours from the Ozarks). That rucksack is adorable - I've considered making that many times. I may just have to try it now. Maybe in pink, for Elizabeth. I can almost smell the rosewater from here... I have a bottle of it that I ordered a while back, and I dearly love the scent. When I was reading about the Shaker communities, I remember reading about the process of making rosewater... an intensive effort. We have temperatures in the 90s already, and I am so not ready for that. Not that I ever am! - Stacey
Jun. 15th, 2016 11:13 am (UTC)
Thanks! We wave back. I would size the rucksack up a little, but maybe not. Next year, rosewater! It will happen!
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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