Inspired by the various tutorials on the internet on how to turn ugly plastic mini blinds into roman shades, I decided it was time to consider window treatments for our place. Since we rent our condo, disassembling the mini blinds was out of the question, unfortunately. So instead we jerry-rigged the curtains to function along with the blinds, keeping the blinds intact. I used basic un-dyed muslin which made for a very inexpensive project. It didn't quite materialize as I had envisioned in my head (does anything ever?), but I am pretty satisfied with the results nonetheless .  .   .


it only took a few short weeks,
to learn that nettle is no good for dish rags
hole after hole after hole.
i've wound the hemp (again, by hand), 
and hope that it will fare better.


~ small metal tools


~ my sewing box


linen dresses .      .             .
(made by me)


a flowering tree from last month

one scrub cloth complete . .    .
in simple garter stitch to go with this unruly yarn.


~   small ceramic spoon i made last spring



projects are slow-going   .     .               .

center-pull yarn "cake"
wound with a fat knitting needle and my hands
the process is very satisfying.

helpful video here