Thursday, August 21, 2008

Colorful Corn

This is some of the most fun corn to grow. It is called Painted Mountain and is a colorful dry corn. We have been harvesting and husking it. We will hang it to dry around the house and it makes a beautiful fall decoration. Later we will take the kernels off the cob then grind it into corn flour. It makes pretty and delicious cornbread.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Heirloom Tomatoes

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Handmade Gifts

I recently had a bridal shower. It was a fun time with special friends. I enjoyed the unique and handmade gifts I received.

These sweet hotpads were made by a special friend

My sister got me this lovely butter dish off Etsy from Sierra Clay Art

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sweet Bouquet

This morning I made this little nosegay from flowers in the garden. I was experimenting to get ideas for my wedding flowers. I really like these flowers and colors. I am hoping to be able to get something similar.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


My wedding colors are green and blue. We have been getting ideas for decorating and flowers. We have been finding pretty blue glass vases and jars at thrift stores. I am also hoping to use blue delphinium in the bouquets. Here are some of our blue finds.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


The other day I died some more wool with apricot leaves. It made a lovely spring green color. The picture is of: white, natural; pink, apricot bark; and green apricot leaves.

I can't wait to start using this fiber!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Perfect Dress

It has been a lot of trouble to find just the right wedding dress, one that is modest and beautiful and affordable. So I decided to make my own. That way it will be just the way I want it. It will be the perfect dress. I bought ten yards of matte satin fabric, a pattern, some trim, and thread. The pattern needs quite a bit of adjusting to make it right. I have started working on that and I made a mock-up bodice last night.