Thursday, July 14, 2011

Organic Baby

Wash cloths for the Organic Cotton Fans. I worked on new stitches this summer and finally found one that looked great, felt great and made a pretty excellent wash cloth. They have a wave to them, a textured bubbled type of a wave. Now lets talk COTTON. 

Have I mentioned that I love cotton. I have in the past used Acrylics and wools. Wools leave me itchy and Acrylic well it feels like acrylic, insanely silky smooth and soft but when I work with it and hear a slight squeaking as it passes my fingers, I just don't think something that lays on your body or gets you clean should make noise. Making myself laugh as I type this, now all I think of is the saying "squeaky clean" funny. 

This Cotton is ORGANIC, soft, plush smooth and squeak free. The yarn is spun (not by me, still have to learn that skill) on the looser side of most cotton yarns. That looseness gives it a feel that is hard to explain, like the soft fluffy feel of cotton balls, the really good ones on the top self.

Right now the shop has Mix and Match Set of 3 available. You pick the colors to either give as a gift for a new baby on the way or and this one I love... keep for yourself and make that bath even better.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Items and a New shop

The past 6 months have been a whirlwind of ups and downs and a lot of moving. My Husband who is in the Army and was Deployed to Afghanistan came home after only being gone for 3 months due to an explosion. He is getting better with every passing day. And with that came upheavals, stress questions, worry and slowing down on the shop and life in general. 

As everyday passed that my husband started to recover so did my creative juices and finding that a new (additional) shop with a new start and new items that had been created out of a darker time needed to spring up. The New shop is called The Forks and carries handmade items for Kitchen and Home.
Coasters and Tea Towels with handmade prints and designs
The Forks, the name for the hopeful farm and business came about quite simply. A few years back a person bent a fork creating a cuff and gave it to his friend. Then slowly all his friends had a fork. The forks became a bonding, a link, a reminder. Great times, friends and places. Years have gone by and although there is land or oceans separating us, the forks are still bound together. What better way to honor friendship and memories then to name a dream after something cherished. 

The Forks Farm also has a Blog chronicling the process of dreaming and planning a small family farm as well as cultivating a business from scratch. is still going and will be adding new items very soon. From Fiber Jewelry, organic Spa items, to one of a kind baby beanies.


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