SOLD: Blue Ice Large Scrunchie

Scrunchie Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.

Materials: Large elastic rubber band & Premier Cotton Flare Yarn in blue ice.

These large scrunchies are specially made for thick, longer hair. Scrunchies may be wrapped around more then one time.

Keep your long hair tied back in the hot days of summer, cooking, cleaning, etc with this handmade tropical cloud hair scrunchie.

Soak scrunchie in luke warm water & air dry.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL. Your scrunchie will be shipped in a small plush mail envelope.
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Christmas 2017 In Troy, New York

Happy Holidays near and far and for those who are no longer with us, the Prock family did a family tradition.  Alternating Christmas with mom’s cousin Deb from her house to our house has been a tradition ever since I can remember.  The last couple of years we’ve spent Christmas with Deb because mom has had a few surgeries and with moving Sow’s Ear Studio back home.  Nice food, conversation, laughter on Christmas.  I love taking pictures of the Christmas trees, Santa Claus, food, and sometimes us.  This lovely Christmas tree was taken in the living room.

Of course no Christmas is complete without some snow.  A beautiful white Christmas.  I personally am sick and tired of snow and would rather be on the beach, but I’m blessed with what I’ve have.  Five inches of snow, and I feel more on the way.  I’m thinking of the fact that this is the first winter without not having to shovel home and the shop.  Further more, I’m looking forward to not having to pay to have the parking lot at the shop plowed.  Just dealing with shoveling at home.  Now that Sow’s Ear Studio is back home for good.  See our new studio come alive at home along with Rosemary’s new Etsy shop.  Sow’s Ear Studio’s Etsy shop won’t be open until after the first of the year.

From the Prock family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.


Bittersweet Day, Moving With The Next Chapter

Today was a bittersweet day for both Rosemary D’Alberto Prock & Lauren Prock of Sow’s Ear Studio. We’ve said our final goodbyes and we’re officially out of 1597 Union Street. With the final move and unpacking at our new studio at home, we’re gonna do a huge mailing after the first of the year. Stay tuned as our new online business comes alive at our home. Rosemary D’Alberto Prock will still be doing painted furniture, accessories, and Lauren Prock will be doing crochet items for the home. It was a sad goodbye today, but we’re looking forward to the next chapter of our business as well as the next chapter of our lives.


Winter Solstice Prayers 2017

As a child, I celebrated Christmas, was raised as a Catholic, and now I’m finding a whole new perspective in spirituality, crystal powers, tarot cards, believing in God and Goddess, and sharing solstice prayers with everyone in Christmas cards and blogging.  This is my winter solstice prayer for 2017.

 

 

 

 


SOLD: Peppermint Candy Cane Crochet Hook

CROCHET HOOK SIZE: USI9/5.50mm
Give a peppermint candy cane stocking stuffer for Christmas. Give the gift to a crochet artist in your life. Not only are you giving them a piece of art, but their hand is less likely to feel tired while crocheting long projects.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade crochet hook will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further shipping details, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

OTHER MATERIALS: Susan Bates Crochet Hook, sparkling red polymer clay, sparkling white polymer clay, liquid polymer clay, super glue.




SOLD: Vintage Penny Crochet Hook

CROCHET HOOK SIZE:
I9/9-5.50mm
Weathered, vintage, copper pennies is another one of my favorite kind of vintage. Crochet all of your masterpieces with this handmade crochet hook. Not only are you holding a piece of art, but your hands are less likely to feel tired after crocheting for long periods of time.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade crochet hook will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further shipping details, click on the “policies” window next to this description.


Hello Thanksgiving 2017

Dear Friends:
Sorry Sow’s Ear Studio and I haven’t posted in a while, but we’re almost at the end of moving 1597 Union Street to 867 Warner Road. It’s been a long hall with the move and 20+ years of wonderful memories at a wonderful location. Now it’s time to make new memories with our online business back home. For the month of November, the Prock family had two wonderful Thanksgivings. First Thanksgiving was celebrated with the D’Alberto family at Galway Lake, New York. Uncle Larry cooked the most wonderful meal and I brought mashed sweet potatoes and mashed cauliflower with spinach. The original Thanksgiving day was celebrated back home in Niskayuna and Mazzone Hospitality prepared our meal. A perfect meal for 10 people, we had lots of leftovers and enough for a few days. After Thanksgiving, it was time to get back to packing and cleaning up what we brought home. With a little bit of time on my hands, I was able to make the annual Jib Jab video for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and our blog. Here’s my recipes for my mashed sweet potatoes and mashed cauliflower.

MASHED SWEET POTATOES: by Lauren Prock
3 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into small pieces.
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and sea salt butter.
Cinnamon.
Honey.
Raisins (optional)
Pecans (optional)

In a large saucepan, add a 1/4 stick of butter, honey, and as much cinnamon as you like for taste. Add chopped and peeled sweet potatoes and cover saucepan. Stir occasionally and add 1/3 cup water, the water will help soften the potatoes and mix with the butter and cinnamon. Add a little more honey as needed, this should take approx. 30-40 minutes. I prefer cooking the potatoes this way as oppose to boiling because you’re getting a better taste from browning the potatoes and not boiling the potatoes. After potatoes are done cooking use an electric mixer or masher to mash. After mashing place potatoes in a bowl and add raisins and pecans on the top.

MASHED CAULIFLOWER: by Lauren Prock
1 Cauliflower Head Chopped.
1 Bag Of Spinach.
1 Clove Of Garlic.
Garlic Press.
Pinch Of Pepper.
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive and sea salt butter

In a large saucepan, add butter, pepper, pressed garlic, and chopped cauliflower.  As cauliflower browns, add half of bag of spinach and place lid on pan.  When spinach is cooked down, add the other half of bag of spinach.  When spinach is cooked and translucent, mash spinach and cauliflower together.  Add in a serving bowl.

Stay tuned for our business to be moved back home.  


SOLD: Baby Boy Blue Blanket

SIZE: 30 x 36 1/2.

AGE: Newborn-Infant.

MATERIALS:
Peaches Sugar n’ Cream Yarn in Teal Splash And Lily Sugar n’ Cream Yarn In Light Blue.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE PIECE:
Teal is my absolute favorite color and I love sharing the wealth with buyers, friends and new little bundles of joy.

This handmade blanket is perfect for a stroller, car seat, crib, basinet, or the floor.Bundling up your new bundle of joy in the winter in the car, at home, or on a little nature walk during the fall.  Blanket is machine washable in cold water and can be tumbled dry on low heat. All cleaning instructions will be mailed to you upon purchase.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade blanket will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further shipping details, click on the “policies” window next to this description.