Lazy J Bar C Farm

Lazy J Bar C Farm

Friday, March 7, 2014

What I Have Been Up To...


...in between working on my Chicken Applique quilt, getting seeds started in my little greenhouse for this summer, volunteering at the Tombstone Art Gallery, participating in a Farmgirl Craft Swap and regular day-to-day cookin', cleanin' and clothes washin'.

These are 100% Mohair cinches hand woven by little ol' me and available for purchase on my new Lazy J Bar C Facebook page here. Mohair is the lustrous and strong hair of the Angora goat and is a traditional fiber for cinches. It's strong, it breathes and it wicks moisture away from the horse; whereas wool is a natural fiber but holds the moisture in rather than absorbing it and acrylic fibers don't breathe. Plus, it's a beautiful and functional piece of handmade 'wearable art' for the horse.

If you are in the market for a new cinch or know a horse lover who might be interested, I hope you will check out my handmade Mohair cinches. They also make nice gifts.  :)

P.S. I will post an update on my Chicken Applique quilt soon. The back is finished and part of the quilting is done. YAY!!

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16 comments:

Buttons said...

They are beautiful wish I had a horse. You sure are busy:) hugB

Willow said...

Nice cinches ~ you did a beautiful job. Will put the words out in my neck of the woods.

TexWisGirl said...

really nice cinches, candy! beautiful!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Not gonna try to fool you, this city girl doesn't know what a cinch is... But, I do appreciate the very pretty colors and weaving:@)

Michaele said...

That is so cool that you actually made these. Really makes me wish I had a horse to buy one for. Wow girl, you are full of surprises.

Robyn Goddard said...

The cinches are beautiful, Candy! Looks like you are enjoying a new creative outlet.

I have garden thoughts too, but it's too early to get very ambitious. I need to do a little research on raised beds and map out what I want to plant. After last year I think I can manage a little bigger garden than last summer.

I am excited to see your chicky quilt.

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm impressed!

Tanya Breese said...

you are so talented!

A Quiet Corner said...

Hope you sell your cinches....they are great!...:)JP

Alica said...

There's nothing like hand made! Those cinches are really nice! Wish I could use some, but I don't think the cows would cooperate too well. :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous work Candy! Now I just need to go find a horse... :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those cinches are beautiful! If I had a horse, it would be perfect haha. Sounds like you've been busy!

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...
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Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

I was going to ask what a cinch is, but then went back to re-read your post! LOL

Marie said...

This is the result of that loom we saw on your kitchen table? Wow! I am SOOO impressed! First of all, I don't think you'd have to be a horse-owner to buy one! It would look great hanging on a wall or on a shelf with a cowboy hat and spurs as a decorative item! You did a beautiful job...they look absolutely professional!

Secondly, I want to start weaving...yes, I know, I want to get back to crochet, have you teach me tatting, and quilt about a hundred things (Not to mention painting! Oh, and the gourd art I want to learn!) but I don't know if you know it, but I have an antique weaving loom in storage, and that just about kills me, not to have it here, and put together, and on display. I thought I might like to start doing inkle or card loom weaving, just because the loom is simple and small and I can think of a dozen things I could make. I just need to be about six people! :-) You on the other hand, since you retired, have been quite the busy bee, and I am so amazed at all your accomplishments! You go girl!

Lady Locust said...

Mohair make the best cinches & they last forever (well, almost:) Nicely done.