Time at home seems to invariably fill with art. My mother and I hide ourselves away in the barn Studio surrounded by bubbling pots of dye from the armloads of Snapdragons or Black Eyed Susans or St. John’s-wort we gathered earlier that morning, or elbows-deep in soap suds as we stand over the felting table, or hunched over hand-drawn patterns for wool murals.

This Christmas we’ve been felting again–my mother working on a new vest of our own Gotland wool and adorned with thin, clinging sheets of silk fiber; I altering and refining a garment I originally made a year ago. Today, we went on a freezing photoshoot beneath the finally-falling snow that wouldn’t arrive until several days after Christmas. I’ve never experienced a Christmas without snow in my life–until this year. I’ve no doubt the rest of the winter will make up for it.

There have been other artistic endeavors too, but those are secret. Spoilers. All in good time.

Photo credits go to myself and my mother.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Bessie Lark says:

    Seriously though, all the likes. IT’S SO GORGEOUS. xD


    1. AnnaEstelle says:

      Why thank you. I thought so too. ;)


    2. Lulu says:

      Uhmm… ok but that is your opinion though and other people may feel differently.


        1. Lulu says:

          Ok but thats your opinion.


  2. Kim says:

    After we buy wondrous ear rings at the Blue Moon and drink Chai tea at the cozy little cafe tomorrow….maybe we neeeeeed to do more felting. :)

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  3. Aunt Sylvia says:

    WOW ladies of Grand View Farms! Great felted fashions :- ) Did they really keep you warm on the photo shoot…or were you faking it?!? :- ) I did see some very pink noses…but then they were not snuggled into wool!


  4. Aunt Sylvia says:

    BTW…who is LuLu?


    1. AnnaEstelle says:

      The vests kept us warm for a while, Aunt Sylvia, but then the snow started coming down faster and we had to go inside to thaw our fingers!
      Lulu is Luke. He enjoys posting really humorous and semi-insulting comments on my blog…I have to take advantage of the opportunity to respond with pictures of Gollum. =)


  5. Michael says:

    Love it. You guys are seriously hardcore, making your own dye and everything. My hat’s off to you both :)


  6. sarahtps says:

    Ooooh. I love the vests. They look so pretty . . . and cozy.


  7. grannyandpoppy says:

    Love the vests! Both really neat and worn by beautiful models. Especially love the pictures of Anna in the weeds! We are finally in FL. Stopped to see Ron’s cousin in St.Augustine for lunch today. Today was our first day of sun on this trip. It is warm sweater weather in North FL. Hope it is warmer when we get to our campground in Zolfo Springs tomorrow. First time tonight to have internet on this trip. Trying to get caught up. love Granny



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