Rie Cramer - Autumn
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In an article on CNN today by Jacque Wilson, "This is your brain on knitting"
- Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say
- It may also ease stress, increase happiness by releasing neurotransmitter called dopamine
- Leisure activities such as reading and crafting may protect brain from aging, study finds
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Someone is sitting pretty today.
Last night, I cast on while watching "Tudor Monastery Farm" (thank you youtube!) and two episodes later, this pair of shoes was finished for Miss Allietta.
A gray merino wool with a yellow ribbon tie.
I was so please that they turned out and fit her so well.
And I think she is, too.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I'm looking forward to making some friends for her this spring. In other news, I sold the piggy in my etsy shop. He's going to be living down south. He'll like that. It's been so frigid cold and snowy here.
I have two more pigs waiting for finishing touches that may be listed soon. Or they may want to stick around and play with Allietta. We'll see.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Curly tails. Perky snouts. Hefty torsos. Floppy ears.
Stuffed pigs with knitted curly tails and bodies made from felted wool sweaters. This is the sort of creature little arms can snuggle, carry in a football hold, and use for a nap time pillow. They look lovely tossed onto sofas, or guarding the hearth.
I made these for a country craft fair that I was in with my friend Sue of My Checkered Past. Sue creates a new life for old furniture and architectural elements by transforming them with paint and ingenuity. It was Sue's first show with her furniture business, and I was happy to be able to help her man the booth and show some of my wares. It was great to spend the time outdoors in September with a lot of recycling/old-stuff-loving enthusiasts.