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In Which I Meet a Guinea Pig or Two

I recently was introduced to a pair of Guinea Pigs named Archimedes and Sir Gawain (because rodents are made that much more awesome with such noble names). Apparently they like parsley, it was to them like catnip is to cats. Who knew?



These adorable Piggies are housed by Tintinnael, and of course where we are, you can be sure there will also be fibery things. Her apartment is a veritable museum of goodies, from the floor loom to the antique spinning wheel, to the scattered lace pillows on which she is working on her bobbin lace.



To me, this looks incredibly beautiful and complicated and down right intimidating. But what probably impresses me the most about this new (to me) craft? Her collection of hand-painted bobbins.


Aside from the bobbin lace, there is of course always something on her loom.



I love visiting.

All of these pictures were taken with my dad’s Olympus E-P3, which I had no idea how to use and left it on trusty ol’ Auto for the most part.

As a final note, it’s been a while since I’ve shared any music. My original plan was to share a chilling scene from last week’s Doctor Who (geek alert!). But BBC America does not like my location and won’t allow me to watch any videos with that scene; I can listen to it, but I can’t watch it. So, instead, here’s my most recent and obsessive discovery.

I present to you Phildel‘s “Storm Song” from her debut album The Disappearance of the Girl.




2 thoughts on “In Which I Meet a Guinea Pig or Two

  1. Hi Carla,
    It’s kuken23 from lj, do you remember me? It’s been ages! I’ve had your blog saved on my PC… And do you know what, I also do bobbin lace! My mom taught me how to do it, it’s a tradition in the region where I am from. Would love to hear from you, hope all is well with you!

    1. Hi! Yes of course I remember you!! It’s so great to hear from you again :D

      That’s amazing that you also do bobbin lace ^^ I love to see crafts handed down like that according to traditions. I think it’s really a beautiful thing!

      Do you still have my Email address? It hasn’t changed so you can still contact me through that. I would love to hear about what you’ve been up to! It must be years since we last spoke!

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