Spinning a Yarn

The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns Read More …

The Hotel St. Francis Cookbook

I found a great old cookbook today, while we were working on cleaning things out at my grama’s house, The Hotel St. Francis Cookbook.  It appears to be a first addition, as there is only one copyright date.  Although, because it was published by THE HOTEL MONTHLY PRESS, it is also likely the only edition of Read More …

Craft Month 2011 – Day 19 – Envelope Book

Today’s project is an envelope book.  This project is fairly simple, as it only uses 2 wrapped boards and an envelope.  This seemed like a really good way to store some of the things from our trip to see Dave at the Opry.  I’ve still got a few things to add.  Mostly, I just need Read More …