.....Once a true "City Girl"originally from the Mid-West...now a beloved "Country Girl" who lives on our wonderful llama/alpaca ranch in the High Desert of Southern California. We have horses, poultry, golden retrievers, kitties and all kinds of other wonderful animals in addition to our llamas! One of our horses even pulls a carriage...A Surrey with Fringe on Top!
We are able to give our daughter a rich education with many unique experiences by homeschooling her in this wonderful part of the Mohave Desert.
We enjoy abundant wildlife, gorgeous desert wildflowers, plenty of hiking trails nearby, and a beautiful view of snow capped mountains in the winter. All of these treasures in nature bring me inspiration in my creativity.
I hand make One-of-a-Kind Fiber Art Designs - Limited Editions and no two are alike! Unique wearable art that looks something like you might find on Rodeo Drive in California or in a New York Boutique.
I create beautiful hand knit, hand woven, hand crocheted scarves, hats, shawls, afghans, handbags, belts, tea cozies, wall hangings, and more, out of luxurious natural fibers and synthetic ribbons and yarns that I individually hand select for color and texture.
Sometimes I embellish my creations with beads, buttons and unique synthetic designer yarns and ribbons. I also create many beautiful hand felted and needle felted designs.
I offer beautifully hand dyed roving and unique hand spun fiber art yarns on occasion! Check back often in my shop on Etsy to see my new additions. http://www.lateadadesigns.etsy.com/ I have a nice selection of Fall 2008 Preview items available now.
All of my creations are made in a smoke free cat friendly environment and are usually created while sipping a cup of a favorite herbal tea!
I had a friend of mine, Paige McGrath, who is the editor of a popular llama magazine, Llama Life II, design my banner and avatar for my etsy shop with my favorite things in mind....llamas, spinning, knitting and sipping a cup of herbal tea! She does such a great job drawing these fabulous llama cartoon characters in her magazine!
I'm so glad I learned how to spin. A group of us get together up in the mountains in Wrightwood and bring our latest projects to work on. Sometimes I'm spinning, knitting, crocheting, or weaving on my Ashford Knitter's Loom...and of course sipping herbal tea!
Several of us "Fiber Fiends" Home Schooling Parents gather and work on our creations while the kids enjoy outdoor activities on "Park Day" or you might even find us in the Barnes and Noble Cafe area or the Food Court working on our creations in the local Mall. Sometimes we even hang out at a local Star Bucks.
We grab every chance we can get to spend time doing what we love and is relaxing!
My newest venture is now learning how to make a Blog!
My friend, Collette, who has been very successful selling her hand-spun and hand dyed yarns along with roving and unique creative items encouraged me to start a shop on Etsy and to make a blog! If it wasn't for her, none of this would have happened! Take a look at what she creates at Lazy Perry Ranch on the right column of my blog.