Sunday, November 29, 2009

Handwoven Felted Recycled Wool Sweater Rag Rug .. Ivory, Yellow and Taupe

I finally finished this felted wool sweater rug. The components were laying on my loom room floor for a couple of weeks. Life just got hectic here for a while, it is slowing down now. Thankfully!

ivory, yellow and taupe

Fire At Last!

This is my final post about our new fireplace insert.
It works, the house is warm, well toasty roasty warm.

pacific energy fireplace insert, inserted!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fireplace Insert is Inserted!!

We had the fireplace WETT inspected today, and yahoo, it passed!! We will have our first fire in it tomorrow, I'm excited! One more job off the long long list!

front view

side view

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fireplace Insert Prep...

We decided that it was time to do something with the big gaping unused hole in our living room. We are also tired of being so cold in this house every winter. Mark cut firewood in the spring, so we were part way there.
It's funny how a small job just keeps getting bigger. Today we laid the slate tile so we are on the home stretch, the end is in sight!
big gaping fireplace

stainless chimney liner in place waiting

cut line drawn on the carpet

Mark getting ready to cut away some of the hardwood floor, scary...

who knew there's such gorgeous hardwood under that awful carpet

cutting the hardwood

ready for the cement board

cement board going up

not a clear photo, but the new brick lip to support the front of the insert
Mark did a wonderful job!

cutting the slate tile, what a cool tool!

slate tile in place

now we have to let this set,
it will another 48 hours until we can grout
we're almost there,
soon this house will have some nice wood heat!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pre-Holiday Sale


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and save 10 to 20% on fabulous holiday gifts. Simply search for TEAMT under all items and start saving. Savings will be refunded via PayPal. See individual shops for details.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Recycled Textile Rag Rugs

I have been very busy trying to build my rug inventory up for an upcoming sale in Thunder Bay, with Artisans Northwest. I have also accepted two consignments with different shops. I will discuss these shops in a different post.
I am weaving for the first time with mixed fibre, using more of the sweaters that come to me in my bales. I was only using pure wool, but have decided to utilize the wool blends as well. It makes economical sense for me, as I was giving most of the sweaters to thrift shops in the city. I will still be donating bags of sweaters but now, not quite as many.
I have less than two weeks till the sale so I must get at it, get myself busy cutting textile then weaving.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Boiled Egg For Lunch!

I had a surprise and great thrill this morning when I came online to Etsy. My treasury was on the front page!
It is a fun little collection, and I hope the talented artisans have some sales from the exposure.
Thank you Etsy!

front page!

my treasury with alternatives!