Mushroom Dyes

Jun 12, 2014

Last December I took a class on how to extract color to dye fiber from mushrooms – it was incredible! The colors of this little knitted mountain man above were entirely procured from fungi.

If you come across the opportunity to take a class with Alissa Allen, GO FOR IT. She is a wonderful teacher, and is so so sweet.  Unfortunately, our terrible drought situation hasn't encouraged fungi to sprout. Of course, my concerns about the drought don't have anything to do with mushroom dyeing.
I've updated my blog layout again; what do you think? 
I also opened an Instagram account, and it's only filled with photos of Moses! Isn't he adorable?

Have a great weekend!

Feb 21, 2014

What’re your weekend plans?

We’re headed on a road trip to a beach town for friends’ birthdays, yes, multiple birthday fun! I wanted to share some recent screenshots I took of a movie dear to me, Kiki’s Delivery Service. This movie always cheers me up, and I especially love to watch it when I’m sick.
When I grow up, I want to be a witch, but more like Kiki's mom! 

Happy Lunar New Year!

Feb 10, 2014

If you celebrate this holiday with family and friends, I hope you had a good party. I was told -- from two reputable sources -- that if it’s the year of your zodiac animal, then you’re unfortunately going to have a rough year! So, for all you horses out there, I wish you good luck! 

I haven't touched my watercolors in a while and when I painted the horse, I felt sooo happy as if I were hanging out with an old friend. 

I've updated my Etsy with some new items: an adorable tea pot and my hand knit hat. Please visit and purchase if you're in need of (perhaps another?) tea vessel and comfy hat. 

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