Welcome to the creative home of artist and maker Charlotte Lyons.

The first thing I did for the new year was shop new dish towels for the kitchen. That's going to be my new year's routine now. The old ones were veeeeeery old, so ready to be retired.

And as it turned out, on the same day, I discovered that the ones I designed for Natural Life were actually available and for order through the showroom and company catalog! This (above) is the first round prototype and this below (different towel base, new trim choices) is the sample towel for order.

Towelsite Darling, if I do say so myself, and just one of four designs making their debut in Atlanta this week at the Gift Show.

The other big NEWS is that I will be teaching this June at Squam Art Workshops in New Hampshire! I'm so thrilled, so honored to be invited to join this event, to teach and learn alongside these outstanding instructors and students at this glorious lakeside retreat. And I can drive there- no planes, no bags to check, no boxes to ship. Just load up the car, push PLAY and hit the road!

I'm teaching the Felt Cottage class and the Stitch & Stash book, a new class created just for this event. Take a minute to visit the website and explore all the offerings and the images of this enchanted place. Registration begins February 1. Hoping you will make plans to come sit by me and sew!


Back to work on the felting for our Sessions class here in just a few short weeks. Full to overflowing with wonderful students, sweets from sponsors and stacks of yummy sweaters to play with.

Happy days, indeed!

80, but really more like four 20 year-olds

baskets of wishes