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Archive for December, 2008

I don’t usually post this kind of thing, but my sister came over today and had on a pair of these super cute boots by Simple. She said she got them at a sidewalk sale in Old Town and she wears them all the time… they are “made of recycled stuff.” I, being way into natural fibers and one who recycles everything, inspected them closely. I swore the uppers were made from hemp and the tread was clearly recycled tires. The loops around the buttons seemed obviously to be inner tubes, and the buttons up the sides looked like coconut. While my sister wasn’t completely tuned in to the details, she did find them worthy of buying and like she said, she “wears them all the time” (and where was I during this sidewalk sale??).

I think I want a pair myself!     My sister has the Hemp ones..

Needless to say, I was intrigued. So after she left, I did a quick Google search for Simple Shoes and was launched right into a whole lotta info about their Eco Sneaks and Planet Walkers. Simple has gone “green.” While my idea of green may be a bit different, and possibly a bit more extreme (green does not always equal non-toxic or healthy to either us nor the planet), I am really inspired to see such efforts. This video gives the Simple story, and how they came to their current, greener state. Check it out… you might want a pair too : )

P.S. ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

We are in for an exciting year. REMEMBER to keep it together, and stay close to what is real. The more of us there are that can hold a space of peace and continuity, the better off we will all be, as a whole. I am excited to be alive and happy to be healthy and full of life, everyday.

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Crimson Twill

I have just posted one more Blossom Bag in Crimson Red Twill in the shop. This is the very last of this fabric.

A cute little bag, a bit shorter than my usual Blossom Bag design. So grab it if you want it, cuz there won’t be more!

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I just received my Eco Ull from AYarnOutlet (who was very nice to work with and has a huge selection of yarns). I purchased 2 skeins of Natural and 2 skeins of Charcoal. It is even more beautiful than hoped! Amazingly soft, buoyant and substantial and I love the natural colors. They have a depth and texture unlike yarn that has been highly processed and dyed. Eco Ull is an eco friendly organic wool with no additives; like carbonization agents, chlorides, softeners, super-wash treatment or other chemicals. The sheep are raised and the wool is harvested in Germany, within the guidelines for ecological agriculture under the EU Regulation. It is certified by Skal International. The yarn is made only in the natural colors of the wool itself.

I also could not resist purchasing this skein of Ultra Alpaca. It is a blend of Alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool, in a beautiful shade of tuquoisey teal, which I love.

Can’t wait to get my hands into this!

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Hello friends! I’m still here! I hope you all have had a relaxing, rejuvenating and peaceful holiday. We have been enjoying rowdy, stormy, windy, rainy weather on the coast. I think I am almost rested. I was amazed how tired I was when I finally let myself just stop and rest.

During this restful time, I started a small knitting project.

Just by chance, I found a teeny tiny selection of wool yarn in Fred Meyer’s craft section – so small I have missed it in the past. I could not pass up buying a couple, as I have been impatiently waiting for some eco wool I ordered on etsy to arrive. Shown is Lion Brand’s Ranch Red. I like it. Rich and red and deep and festive. And wool, of course : )

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A little refreshment… I have just added the Mini Blossom Wristlet in Purple to the shop.

And, available very soon… the Mini Blossom Wristlet in Mauve…

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Yesterday I shipped off the last of the Christmas deadline orders. If you have not received your order yet, you will very very soon! All US First Class mailings were upgraded to Priority, free of charge. The mail seems to be running on time, and I know there is not as much mailing going on as in past years (there weren’t even lines at our post office this week!).  I spent the later afternoon resting and refreshing and I must admit I felt a bit hungover, oddly restless, and mostly just plain tired. This has been an exciting and satisfying season and I am so grateful to each of you, my very supportive and appreciative customers.

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Holiday Deadline

Tomorrow, Monday December 15, is the last day to order “made-to-order” items if needed by December 25. This applies to US orders. We are already past our deadline for international holiday deliveries.

However, if you waited too long, worry not, as I will be offering some “ready-to-ship” items over the next few days.

Do let us know if you have any questions. Thank you everyone, for all your wonderful orders!

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I have been wanting to learn to knit again for months, and just could not justify the seeming time involved, with all the other things I have going on. Well, I FINALLY said to HECK with that whole concept of “not enough time”- I just want want to learn to knit : ) I have learned to knit in the past… twice… and never stuck to it long enough to where it became natural. I feel I am different than I used to be. infusion has changed me. My focus is longer and deeper, and my ability to pick up new skills is sharper and swifter.

I bought a simple book on the knitting basics yesterday, and looked it over briefly before going to bed. Today I dug out my wool yarn, tracked down my bamboo knitting needles, sat down comfortably with book at my side, and within 20 minutes I was back on track. I am excited to assemble this into my morning routine. Mornings are a slow and quiet time for me. I often try to force myself to get my sewing orders done earlier than I am ready. I am a NIGHT worker. So why press my mornings? Right?

Excitedly knitting anew : ) …..

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More wristlets are ready to ship! I have been sewing up a batch of things while filling orders. A couple new colors coming too…

These are available in the shop now:

Natural Hemp

Graphite Corduroy

Olive Hemp / Tencel

Burnt Red Corduroy

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Family Time

We are home from our visit with family. It was a needed break from the day-to-day. We had a nice time, with both our families, who we wish we saw more often.

Starting tonight, I will be catching up on orders. I have really missed sewing the last few days. I love what I do! Thank you for all your supportive orders over the last few days!

This is fluffy, fuzzy Collins… wondering what I am up to taking his picture.

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