Pin Loom


Tiny Loom

A small part of my weekend will be spent getting to know my new pin loom from Purl Soho.  When I ordered this loom,  I pictured it as a quiet craft I could take along on summer vacation, something to keep my hands busy while away from the sewing machine.   How sweet will it be to sit on a cabin balcony, soaking in the view of the Smoky Mountains while weaving tidy little coasters?  (My family simply cannot comprehend my idea of a great vacation, which is why there will also be zip lining.)   Now that the little loom is here though, I’ll probably have a stack of coasters long before vacation.  Anyway!

Have a great weekend!


Purl Bee/Purl Soho

Citrus Coasters

One of my favorite blogs is Purl Bee, which shares loads of project ideas using fabrics, yarn and more found at the Purl Soho shop in NYC.  I got to visit the shop on our recent vacation and am even more in love!  I bought the wool felt used to make these citrus coasters, one of their recent tutorials.  I spent the last day of my vacation with my feet up, watching the Royal Pains marathon and stitching away.  *Bliss!*  (They were out of the “spring” bundle, so I used summer and am happy enough with the result.)  Even better, I have enough to keep a set and give one as a gift.

I took some pictures while I was there so you could have a little peek at the shop, too.

Yarn at Purl Soho

Such a gorgeous wall of yarns!  I restrained myself and just bought one.  (After all, I can order more later, right?)

Hoop Wall at Purl Soho

I can’t decide if I want to make a wall of fabric hoops like this at home, or maybe mini quilts?

Color Wheel Quilt at Purl Soho

They sell a kit of rainbow fabrics if you’d like to make a color wheel quilt of your own.

Crocheted Blanket at Purl Soho

Purl Soho

White Wreath

I think I’ll be making this wreath, another of their tutorials.

Purl Soho

I hope you find some inspiration there, whether you visit the shop or the blog!