Thursday 31 July 2014

Daily Dose of Fibre! Ahhhh ...

It has been so long since I have played with fibre on my break at work ... life gets crazy busy, other errands and things to accomplish in the few moments I get for my coffee break and the precious half hour for my lunch.

I'm running around like the Mad Hatter, not taking time to slow down for a cup of tea!

And that's not good ... 

I forgot, until today, how very important it is to use my breaks at work for just that ... breaks.

Breaks from the stress, breaks from the noise, the craziness and our incessant need to fill every single waking second of our day with crossing things off of the never-ending to-do list!!


But not today ... 

Today I slowed down and did some playing, and some learning, and shared some laughs with (the other) Nikki while we experimented with fibre on our breaks.

... and it was AMAZING!

Definitely my technique leaves a LOT to be desired as I made my first rolags on the blending board and learned to comb and hackle and diz with wild fibre abandon!

But with every passing moment I could feel the difference my choice had made: in the lightness of my mood, the quickness of my smile and the happiness of my hands as they created with the lovely fibre before me.

So from now on I think I need to make my breaks my breaks, learn to schedule some unscheduled time, and add "playtime with fibre" on to my to-do list!

Happy Break-time Everyone!

xo nikki

Monday 21 July 2014

The Joys of Summer :)

Garage Sale-ing in my local neighbourhood on my trusty vintage bicycle :)

The basket was a wee bit full on the ride home ;)

xo nikki

Thursday 17 July 2014

East Kelowna Community Market this Saturday July 19th!!

This Wee Hoot is on his way to the East Kelowna Community Market - seen here in his cozy nest of hand dyed Teeswater locks from Nickelbee Art Studio and Supplies -

 It's this Saturday, July 19th from 8am to 2pm and the Wee Hoot patterns will also be available!

If you are in the neighbourhood, stop on by, we'd love to see you!

xo nikki

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Warm Woolies for Winter !?

Warm woolies for Winter ?!? What ??

I know, just when Summer has finally arrived, the days are long and hot, and everyone is thinking of beaches, and sand and the joys of flip-flops!

... and I'm talking about the warm coziness of Winter woolies ?!?

Is this girl crazy? Has she completely lost her marbles?

Well ... maybe. 

If I'm not careful there may be a public tar and feathering! But bear with me ... and feel free to put down the pitchforks ...

I am weaving my first wool blankie!

And really in order to be ready for the chilly North winds of winter - you kind of have to weave your wooly blankets in the Summer. They take a surprisingly long time and a LOT of work - more than even I imagined!

But I know I will be happy with all the effort I put in when I can cozy up with my wee ones in front of a nice wood stove on a chilly Winter's night :)

Okay, okay ... I'm done with the freezy talk!

Bring on the Mojitos!!

Happy Weaving everyone!

xo nikki