Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Farm Shop Hours ~ Unless otherwise stated in postings below:
10:00 - 4:00
{{ if you would like to visit us on a day we're not open, please call or email ~ we'll arrange a time }}

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fabricating ~

Hello Friends & Folk!

Well you would never know that there is a looming snowstorm coming our way ~
the sun is shining brightly, the skies are blue and the temps are {relatively} warm...

we are stocked up with wood & food 
just in case we get snowed in here tomorrow & saturday.
which, btw ~ our little Farm Shop here will be
due to the impending weather predictions!!
{stay safe}

I have been working on my new fabric designs for my Spoonflower shop ~
I've sketched up a few as you can see below:

 ~ fun prints in my signature 'primsical' style ~

now that the designs are out of my brain and onto my paper,
I can begin the process of colorizing them...

how do you like my make-do lap desk?
it's one of my many old wooden noodle-boards that I use on a big pillow on my lap

a cozy spot near the wood stove and plenty of natural light to work by ~

here's the view from my vantage-point:
water bottle always at-the-ready, magazines & books on and under the coffee table ~
a sweet smelling lit candle and a banked wood stove...
my little slice of farmhouse heaven!

next ~ I'll begin the arduous task 
of masking out the parts of my drawings that I don't want the paint to cover...
I'll be using a combination of watercolor paints, Pigma ink pens and Prisma artists pencils
to complete them for the finished look I want for the fabric.

different color ways will be used, too
and that means multiple sketches need to be made of each design.

I am never quite alone when I work, 
~ as Iggy is my shadow.
he gives his paw of approval ;)

I'll share the completed fabrics soon!

I also have a couple of new Spring-themed cross stitch & punch needle designs coming...
and for those that want {need!} one {or more?} of Peter's new rug hooks,
I promise they are coming soon!

Stay warm & cozy this weekend if you're in the path of the storm ~
please bring in your pets if you can 
{ I'm sure Daisy & Pinocchio would LOVE to come in with us!}
if you're unable to bring them in, 
please provide them with fresh water & food...
~ old towels make for great bedding as does hay bales!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Sherry said...

We are waiting on the same storm! I hope you stay safe and warm.

Janet said...

Lovely sketches....stay safe and warm...maybe the storm will "miss" you...we have no storm coming where I am...but Its cold.....staying warm in southeastern Ontario... Canada :)

Jacqueline said...

Warm wishes to get you and yours thru the impending storm

Lil Raggedy Angie said...

O Lori , such great sketches ! One very talented woman indeed ! Sending prayers for warmth and safety during the storm ! Snuggle up that adorable kitty. ~hugs Angela

Anonymous said...

Like your beloved Iggy, you have my "paw" of approval (and admiration) as well. Stay warm, stay safe, and stay inspired, dear Lori...

Colleen said...

LOVE your sketches!!! I can't wait to see it in fabric :o) Stay safe in the bad weather coming!

Cheryl Reeves said...

oh lori and ladies please be safe. Im glad you have a fireplace for heat.

Love Your fabric designs and the process to get them to Spoonflower. I'm sure you couldn't do it without Iggy..right?

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