::Tangents is the collection spot for the things we're thinking about, obsessively researching, and doing at home and on the web.
I just finished Beverly Cleary's memoir My Own Two Feet. I read and reread her books as a kid, and now my boys are doing the same. Interesting to learn a bit about her life and where the inspiration for Henry Huggins came from....
I'm growing Coreopsis tinctoria this summer. I started it from seed and am hoping it will self sow. I'm picking the blossoms every couple of days and drying them-by the end of the summer I'll have enough to dye something! It has been years since I grew this-it is one of my favorite dye plants, gives a strong orange that is very fast.
Roof progress is being made, but OF COURSE much slower than we had anticipated-even though we KNEW it would take longer than we thought....When I said the roof would be on by next week at this time maybe it would have been more realistic to say...in a couple of weeks, or even next *month* at this time?
I've been working on the characters and set for the stop-motion short I'm making. It is very fun. I REALLY want to show you everything right now, but think it would be a bigger treat for you if I don't give away all the details now. But here are a few peeks of some things I've made.
Tiny basket of yarn that is 2" square, filled with lace-weight yarn I hand-dyed in tiny batches.
Side table with a "book" and Playmobil mug my son added.
Finally, the tiniest slipper I've made so far, it's knit from lace-weight yarn and doesn't even measure one inch long. The design is modeled after one of the designs from The Knitted Slipper Book, of course!