Thursday, April 27, 2017

Birds and the Bees


One of my favorite springtime activities is watching all the little Chickadees 

that frequent our bird feeder.  

So inspired by all the little Chickadees here, I made this cute little 

felt version. 





I was as happy as the Chickadees when I discovered that the little Lilac 

tree I've had in a container on the deck for 4 years started blooming

this spring!  




Of course, they are too small to cut and I am sure the whole 

plant could use some TLC since it just wintered over as is, 




but this little Lilac tree has given me hope that wherever it 

might end up this summer will continue to thrive and bloom

in the future. 



For those of you that follow me on Instagram

you might have seen that I am working on a new pattern called 

The Hotel of Bees Shawl.




The pattern consists of sections that resemble honeycomb, and little 

bees like in the photo below.  

It's such a fun pattern to work.  If you'd like more information about the 

pattern, crochet along, or the pattern designer you can find the links 

on my Instagram. 





Since participating in the Hotel of Bees crochet along, I've become 

increasingly smitten with anything bee related!  

Look at these cute little cookie stamps I found at Sur la Table










Ok, no more cookie baking or crocheting right now.  I am going to be 

busy, busy, busy as a bee (or a Chickadee) these next two months! 

Hopefully I can explain a little further the next time 

I'm able to buzz in with a post.





Until then, thank you for stopping by for a visit and a cup of tea! 



Becca 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Inspired by the Rain


Spring has arrived despite the 

gray and gloomy skies. 


Just look for the sparkle on the budding tree limbs, 

and listen to the songs of the birds!  





For their song is not about gray nor gloom, it's about new life and abundance!





Green is everywhere! 

(Ok, even in places I'll be weeding later, but that can wait) 




An abundance of water is a gift.




Stillness in some places for now, but I don't see 

sadness here, I see hope. 





Rain creates a softness to everything and makes me feel at peace. 




So, if your Springtime is still rainy, I wish you peace and hope and remember 

this famous quote. 




"Some people feel the rain, 

others just get wet." 

~Roger Miller


Until next time, 

Becca 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hello March


The calendar says it's March, but the rain and the 

chill in the air reminds me it's not 

quite Spring which gives me some time to work on 

a few more wearables for those future warmer days!





Thoughts of spring have inspired me to work with yarns and 

threads of linen and cotton.

(Although, the cozy wools still feel more comfy to me right now. )








This shawl is the Queen Anne Shawl and was a lovely pattern 

to work up, especially with linen. 

You can find the pattern HERE

I enjoyed it so much I'm thinking of crocheting another one in a 

different color. 




...and just a sneak peek of another Springtime shawl I'm working on that's 

crocheted with cotton.  

I've really been enjoying making shawls for those beautiful spring like days with sun yet you still 

need a little "touch of Cozy" in the shade. :-) 




Speaking of cozy...

Lucy does it right! 





Becca 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Winter's Palette



Seeing color in the dead of Winter. 




























Soft, quiet and subtle





Becca 


Monday, January 9, 2017

January...


...cold, crisp gray days, 




long, dark evenings made cozy with coffee and wool. 





I love the look of Winter, when nature is at peace. 





Creating and crocheting all things cozy. 




Have you seen the popular "Messy Bun Beanie?" 

I've enjoyed wearing and making these this winter. 




Inspired by some of the colors in nature for my 

scarves and hats. 





 All you need is love, 

and a little cozy wool. :-) 





How are you spending those cold, crisp gray days of January? 


Becca