Friday, January 28, 2011

Vegan Valentine, why cotton?

Why not cotton?
The reason I choose to work with mostly if not all cotton is personal. When I first started crocheting I began with a blanket for my unborn nephew and I chose Cotton. Searching through all the yarn and touching each roll I kept going back to the cotton section. Kept touching it and even holding a roll as I walked back to the other yarn sections. 
I love the way it feels smells and works. I tried, about a year ago, to use wool, alpaca blends and other blends I loved the colors they came in and some of the different textures. But the one thing I didn't like, it turned me into an alpaca when I was done working, hairs and fibers all over me and my studio. The other issue, I was left a little itchy. So I stopped working with it. And decided if it bothers me then it must bother other people. So my shop inadvertently became vegan. *many people have wool allergies
My favorite cotton of course is organic and that can be pricey. But the quality, look, feel and smell, yes smell its subtle but there, is one hundred times better. Getting my shop into 100% organic is a challenge. The bright colors I love don't always come in organic cottons. So I try when I can to work it into my designs and scarves. But for now you can know that animal blends will not be in my shop.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The New Soap On A Rope

Rose pink cozy
I love using bar soap, all natural vegetable bar soap. And I have always liked having a good and constant lather of soap on my washcloth. 

I would wrap the cloth around the soap like a little gift wrapped package. The soap would slip out fall on the tub floor with a thud and I would repeat the process.  

White Soap Cozy

Some people call them Soap... Cozies, savers, pouches. I call it genius. Not my own genius there are many options out there in turns of a cozy for your soap. 

Mine have an added touch of detail with a slight ruffle when the drawstring is pulled tight. The draw string is long enough to place around your wrist. 

Black and Grey Cozy

Never experiencing the Soap drop again. Once bath time is over hang the cozy from the spout or knobs in the shower and let it air dry.

For all the Cozy Madness
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