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Some random snaps from around here lately.

This time of year requires huge amounts of high energy output, ironically, during a time that I more naturally would rather rest and focus inward, on nurturing myself, tending to my home and devoting a little extra time to family and friends. It’s always been sort of therapeutic for me to look through the recent photos I have taken. I think it gives me a chance to linger on the small things that I enjoy so much, and which usually get lost in the busyness of the day.

The simplest nothings are often the best parts of the day.

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Garden, kitchen, studio. These are the places I seem to spend most of my time recently. The garden is just doing it’s thing these days, making lots of food. There is a lot of food coming out of our relatively tiny growing spaces! Our main meals are almost 100% homegrown right now. The realization never gets old, that an entire meal is homegrown. I can really geek out on that sometimes, it’s just so satisfying.

The studio has been a busier place recently, and I have so many things I thought I might get done up there this summer – from painting the floor and some of the dark beams overhead, to building a new table. How does one renovate a space that is overwhelmingly occupied? I haven’t figured it out quite yet.

Speaking of the studio, my friend Camille, the talented craftswoman behind Red Onion Woodworks, has put up an infusion studio tour on her blog, Wayward Spark, if you’d like to check it out. And be sure to see her her beautiful raw edge cutting boards. I have been on the verge of treating our kitchen with one of her boards for so long. They are all one of a kind natural beauties, so if you see one you love, it’s best not to let it pass you by.

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It was a working weekend, though I still made sure to include some time off. Saturday has become a day where we catch up on cleaning and organizing, watering plants, and starting little projects that got pushed aside during the week. I love this time, and it’s amazing how much we usually accomplish together.

A few snaps from the weekend…

1. an impromptu, clean-out-the-fridge fruit crisp was made (with crisp based loosely on my memory of Stephanie’s)

2. weeding in the warm sunshine

3. always something on the stairs, going up or going down

4. lunch in the making

5. homegrown rosemary – there is lots, being dried and stored

Not captured on camera was: the incredible mess that some critter made of the insulator panel in the hood of our car. OH MY WORD. I guess it is nesting season // The pollen clouds bursting forth from the alder trees. Have you ever seen a tree do that? It’s amazing (and a little frightful if you have allergies) // The sound of the birds these days, chattering away excitedly – yes, indeed, I think it is nesting season // The rooster that now lives up the road, and crows every morning at 4am // The bounty that Steven was paid, for revealing the name of said neighbor, to a different neighbor, who has been kept up in the wee hours of the morning (hee!)

How was your weekend? Did you drink beer and eat cabbage??

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in the studio






It’s been tough to keep focused this past week or so. I’ve been restless, and have had so much energy -  both creative and physical. It’s a pretty fun state to be in, but it’s not always the most productive (it’s just not possible to do everything at once!). I keep thinking it’ll pass, but it’s been well over a week now. Is it spring fever? How bout you – are you feeling a change lately?

PS Thanks so much for your entries on the giveaway. I loved reading all your comments – some so heartfelt! – and I’ll be sure to try and share more about the things you all mentioned you’d like to see more of.

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a few things




+ Amazing score from the ‘free books’ shelf at the humane society. Clothbound, from 1949, with beautiful illustrations and a lot of information. I have a nice collection of bird books going and I refer to them all.

+ Gold Pothos we hung in the bathroom last month. I can’t quite tell yet if it’s totally happy there…. maybe a little more light would be nice.

+ A wallet I made a while back, and will add to the shop when I reopen.

…A few snaps from the week, and a few words about the shop… I haven’t been feeling well this past week, which really slowed me down on my plans for reopening the shop. I’m feeling way mo betta the last couple days, and am getting back on track. Gosh, feeling dragged out and cruddy sure makes you appreciate feeling well even that much more.

I hope everyone is feeling healthy. I have been hearing about the major flu epidemic that’s happening right now. Take care of yourselves xo

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little bits of thread












Some things from this week…

It’s been a week full. A full week.

The snaps above…

:: A cozy corner. I should sit there more (I sit right across from there daily).

:: Our beautiful handmade-in-the-Pacific NW wreath. A gift from our parents, who we love more than words could ever say.

:: Stocked up on tights. I wear tights a lot in the winter. Love them.

:: A little pile of wallets and clutch parts.

:: Christmas cards… winter note cards. Remember that photo?  And tea. And pomegranates!

Mostly, I just wanted to drop in before a small eternity passed by. It’s a busy time, and my head is mostly buried in piles of fabric, and my clothes covered in little bits of thread. Feeling happy, a little restless, and quite excited for a bit of a break soon.

How are you all? I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful season. xo

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Rose with the sun this morning. I love that.

Feeling full of momentum and excitement these days.

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+ An order of wrap wallets, wrapped up in tissue

+ We had a little photo shoot today. The dark olive rucksack is coming back soon.

+ Some garden pickings from this morning.

+ Textiles from the archives of my shelves. I have so many amazing materials I need to start using.

+ Mountain peaks in my afternoon latte.

+ Our lovely neighbor is cleaning out, and has given us some real gems this week, including this cozy alpaca which I have just freshly washed.

It’s been a jam packed week, and I’ve been working non stop. Tonight I’m looking forward to some simple relaxation time right there on that chair with that alpaca, with my beau at my side, listening to the birds give way to the night crew, under the almost full moon… maybe even a glass of wine in my hand andsome home made pizza. Yes, that sounds pretty nice.

Enjoy the start of your weekend… xo


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A few snaps around the studio, via instagram.

I have been working hard to catch up from the whirlwind of May and June. The Country Living feature was blockbuster. Hoping to make some time to get a few new bags up in the shop soon(ish). I guess “soon” is relative when each day is packed full.

Happy Monday everyone! This past weekend felt eternal, in the most awesome way.

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+ I learned to make mojitos, then tried one at a restaurant… (mine are better!).

+ Family.

+ Fresh cilantro.

+ Wading together in the warm sunshine.

+ Waxing moon.

+ Warming up after a cold swim.

+ Love in a Mist, in the garden.

It’s my birthday tomorrow and one of my few wishes each year is to go swimming. Born in water in a water sign, I am in love with water. To me, summer is swimming season. With rain in the forecast we took yesterday’s hot summer day as our chance, and stole away for a bit in the early evening. It was the best thing ever.

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