The photo is some of my experiment of dyeing with marigolds. With the bright orange and red flower petals, I expected the fabric to turn orange. Surprising!
This project. Though I did not find it before it was pulled from Youtube, I'm intrigued by what I've seen.
A recipe mentioned on The Splendid Table.
The soulful words and awesome video* in this gorgeous post.
I am back home again, after spending some time with family out of state. This weekend, I'll be helping out here. Come on by if you can!
In just a few short weeks, the Handmade Holiday show will take place. You've seen my work, and Joseph's work. I thought I'd share a bit of Joseph's business partners work with you today. Rick is a local beekeeper. He has hives in various farms in the area, including Brent and Tuesday's , and the Piedmont campus. His Green Bee Farms honey is wonderful stuff.
As you can see from the photo at the top, Rick is also a talented glassmaker. He creates necklaces and earrings with his glass pieces. I hope you'll come out and support Rick and 39 other local artists on December 3rd. Keep your holiday dollars in the area by supporting local, small businesses. They'll thank you, your local economy will strengthen, and in turn support the area. A good thing all around.
We had our first frost a few days ago, and one every day since. I harvested the last of our summer garden... a handful of okra, several eggplant, tromboncino squash (heartily recommended- these bore faithfully all summer and fall), 3 tiny tomatoes, pimiento peppers, a few crowder peas and raspberries, and a bouquet of zinnias, sunflowers, celosia, and purple coneflower. The leaves are dropping in earnest, and the air is rich with the spicy, earthy scent of Fall. While researching links for the tromboncino, I found this interesting recipe. And another. Enjoy!
A couple of my hats are soapmaker and gardener. A simple, green lifestyle is what I aspire to, and something I continue to learn about. The organic gardens here grow food, flowers & herbs. This home was built with the help of several other folks. It took many years, but is now my sanctuary, and where I'm learning to honor my creativity. Believing words are powerful, along with soapmaking, is how the blog was named, rather than there being any exceptional cleanliness here on the homestead :o). Thanks for taking this journey along with me!