Thursday, August 30, 2012

New stuff...

Bed rest has resulted in new merchandise added to Etsy.  Check out the shop and let me know what you think.  There are six new scarves in stock to check out.  Some wool, some chenille/wool and some that are no wool.  Something for everyone!!

On the mend.

This week took me by surprise when I ended up in the ER in the middle of the night Sunday/Monday with what was identified as gallbladder issues (stones and infection).  By Monday night, I was gallbladder free.  YAHOO!!  No more pain.  Well, no more gallbladder it's healing pain.

SO...while I spend countless hours in bed resting this week, I'm going to work on owls.  You'll remember them from previous posts...found here.  By tomorrow, I expect I'll have a dozen or so finished.  Photos will come up once they're done and then they'll be for sale in the Etsy shop (found here).

Happy healing to me!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

This morning, the family and I embarked on our first visit of the year (we're lazy on Saturday mornings) to the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market.  Wow!  We picked a great morning.  No rain, but also no blistering sun.  We found chocolate ice cream (and Connor loved eating it at 10:30 am), chicken souvlaki pitas (yummy McYummy), and a clown to make a monkey balloon.  Overall a great trip.  We came home with locally grown peaches and cream corn for supper and baby carrots fresh from the ground.  It will be a good eatin' day.  Not bad for the first day of vacay.

As for the weaving world...have you been to the Etsy Shop yet?  If not, check it out.  Make it a favorite of yours so you can find out when new items are added.  And thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Do you "like" me?

In case you were unaware, my work is featured on a Facebook group page.  You can access the page here and like it.  Then you will be kept up to date on new products (yes, I update Facebook faster than the blog), sales, promotions and other stuff I feel like sharing on a more frequent basis.

For those who are new to this blog, I'm now selling my work on Etsy and you can visit my shop by clicking here.  I'm working away at more new products to add.  Keep checking back.

It's a beautiful day in my neighbourhood.  My family and I are getting ready to head out on a camping trip for a few days - I love organized procrastination from studio time.   I'm sure I'll see many treasures along the way that inspire more work.  Much like these Mermaid's Tail scarves were inspired by our trip to the Fundy Bay last summer (and currently available for sale in my Etsy shop).  Enjoy!

 Mermaid's Tail scarf - dark blue
8" x 60" plus fringe

 Mermaid's Tail scarf - light blue
8" x 60" plus fringe 

 Mermaid's Tail scarf - olive
8" x 60" plus fringe
Mermaid's Tail scarf - white
8" x 60" plus fringe

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Etsy, here I come!

I have jumped, both feet, into the world of Etsy.  I've looked and enjoyed the site for a long time.  Many friends have asked, "Are you on Etsy?".  Well, now I am.  The shop is called sarahshandwovens or *unbeweaveable by Sarah McIntyre.  Either should get you there...and so will this link:  Sarahshandwovens.

I invite to you visit, look around and shop away.  I'll be adding new inventory as it comes off the loom and is finished.  You'll find scarves, table runners, owls (large and small) and bath accessories.

This is an adventure.  I'm 10 years in and I wonder what I'll be doing differently?

Why are there so many songs about rainbows?

I have finally - yes, finally - completed a project that I put on the loom oh so long ago.  The rainbow warp has been woven, sewn, fringed and washed.  It is now many different items.  All different from what I had thought they would be originally - I love being surprised by fabric off the loom!

So without further ado...

 small table runner - cotton and cotton chenille

 hand towel and face cloth set - cotton and cotton chenille

 scarf - cotton and cotton bouclĂ©

 scarf detail

 scarf detail #2

 woven pouch or bag - cotton and wool

bag detail

This feels like it's the beginning of something great.  A bit like Christmas!  There is a small piece of the cotton and wool fabric that was too long for a bag, so I'm thinking it will become two large pillows.  It's lovely too.  After a wash and dry in the machines (thank god for them) the fabric is very soft and cushy.  Perfect for pillows!!

The next warp going on is the Zebra Wood warp.  Click for a reminder ;)  It's all gorgeous too!  

Here's another runner that I made a while back and thought I'd post now.  It was the remnants of a commission warp - love having extra!

 table runner tan/yellow - cotton and cotton chenille

table runner tan/yellow detail with fringe

As always, if you see it and like it, contact me about buying it!  'Tis the season to be thinking about gift givin'.