we’ve moved!


Hi folks, the new site is live and the blog has now moved. I am still working on importing the content of this blog over, but you can now find us at http://www.shopinfusion.com/home/blog. If you use a bookmark, or subscribe through RSS or email, be sure to update to the new address. See you there! xo

shop news



Hello! I realize it’s been quiet here this year. We’ve been working on some new projects for infusion, with the most exciting being a new site. And I’m happy to say it’s coming very soon!

We have a tentative launch date set for Monday, February 8. There will be a new home for the blog, a new web shop, space to share photos, our process and more. My Etsy shop will remain open, and will reopen on the 8th as well, though the new web shop will be a more dynamic expression of our creative interests, with a more active change and flow of work.

This project has been in the works to various degrees for years, with it often taking the back burner for long periods of time. Each time I would pick it back up, we’d have to pretty much start over. I’ve really pushed forward over the last couple months and it feels pretty excellent to be so close to completion.

I will check in here once more before we open, but soon we’ll be saying hello from a new space. Thank you all for visiting and reading along here all these years, your lovely comments and support. It means so much to me! I’m looking forward to a fresh, new start and I hope you’ll join me there.

Be back soon… x


a glimpse of 2015

At the beginning of each year I create new folders on my computer for the year ahead. During this time it’s fun to look back at the year that just passed.

This year I picked out something that stood out for each month. So much happens in a year, through the seasons.

A monthly highlight in 2015…


We started the year with a trip up the coast to Cape Perpetua. Little did we know at the time, we would be married there later in the year.



I painted the floor of my studio in February, which was an exciting finish to a pretty huge, months-long studio upgrade. I feel so grateful to Steven for always looking out for me and wanting to help me make things better. He has been forging the way in helping to keep my work spaces fluid and functional from the very beginning, when I worked on the floor in a studio apartment!



In March, gardening was underway. We replaced the sheeting on the hoophouse, seedlings were planted, and fava beans were the first seeds to be direct sown in the soil. It was a mild year from start to finish.



April was a stressful month for me and a pre-planned getaway couldn’t have come at a better time. We stayed in what has become my favorite lookout tower yet, nurtured by mountains, crisp cold air, lots of sunshine, cozy fires and a welcome dose of R&R.



My woodcarving really started to blossom in 2015 and in May I was exploring new tool additions, and would soon begin more ambitious projects.



In the first days of June we saw the first tiny fawns.



We welcomed July from the woods of Southern Oregon, at our favorite camp spot.



In August I taught my first leathercraft workshop.



We did a lot of road tripping in September, and finished our travels with a campout with friends, right on the river. While this might seem like a strange choice of photos with all the other possibilities, I remember how radiant and alive I felt when this was taken. This was one of the most healing and joyful adventures, bringing out the best in all of us.



I had a particularly hard time letting go of summer this year. Swimming, gardening, abundant fresh food, camping, bare feet. I wasn’t ready for it to go. I remember this day. I had canned applesauce and then brought out a selection of the goods I’d canned that summer. The autumnal light was filtering into the kitchen in a way I hadn’t seen since the year before. It can be so bittersweet, the way time passes.


And October deserves a second mention, because it’s the month that Steven and I decided to get married! Looking back at the photos from this day have left me smiling so big. Passing through time with this man has been the best thing I could imagine doing. He is and has always been profoundly present for me, and together we have a fortitude that makes me feel confident we could do anything.



Everything felt new and full of fresh potential in November. I also fully sank into the quieter time that comes with fall and winter. I loved the endless rain and fog and we focused on our home, deep cleaning, organizing and settling back inside after months with a more outer focus. It was a period for ideas to culminate and take shape. The pressure of the approaching busy-ness that the holidays bring for me in my work was also embraced, and I was able to use it more effectively than ever, which meant transforming what can often be experienced as stress, into something much more productive.




We started the month of December in Portland. I attended a holiday maker’s market and we were able to spend time with our parents. And we ended the month with family at home. For as full a month as December was, it stands out in my mind as having been a peaceful and restful time. I am so excited for all that is coming to fruition right now.

small shop update

A handful of small goods have been added to the shop!


Envelope card wallet

I love these little guys. I carry one in my bag, made with natural veg tan, to hold business cards and change. This fits quite a few credit cards.




Longitude Case in midnight blue waxed canvas

There are 4 of these 1 left, ready to ship. I had fun making these, and included some sweet details throughout. Each one has it’s interior seams bound with different printed cottons, and the organic cotton zipper tape is stained with black walnut ink.



Push up Pocket Wallet

A minimal card wallet with a cut-out for pushing your cards out with ease.




Pocket Wallet

My original pocket wallet is back. Slim and straightforward with a little window for snagging cards with ease.


It has been quite dark here for days, which is not so conducive to taking photos, but I’m hoping to have more ready to list this coming week!

a few things

A few things…







Happy Holidays! It’s been a full few weeks. We’ve just returned from a weekend in Portland for the Maven Maker’s holiday event and some time with family. The party at Maven was wonderful, with a great turnout of people and such a nice group of makers. I appreciated the mellow, down to earth vibe and the diverse selection of goods to shop. I wish I’d had more time to slowly look around at my leisure. I did bring home a few treats for myself, with a few other things on my mind that I wish I had. I feel like I’ve caught up on sleep a bit from the past weeks of late nights and early mornings and am geared up for this last push before Christmas.

I plan to have a shop update with some of the things left from the event. Included will be an assortments of card wallets, some waxed canvas longitude cases, some one of a kind pencil cases… I will also have some limited edition satchels coming, which I’m pretty excited about.

I’m offering free 2-letter monogramming on wrap + snaps until Christmas. You will be able to include that preference with the drop down options before adding your item to the cart.

Finally, I wanted to say thank you for a great tote sale. They sold out in a day. I hope to have one more sale in time for Christmas and I’ll be sure to let you know here first.






Just a little bit of peace, from me to you.

small business saturday



Hi folks! Our sale is now live. You can find our holiday tote special here.

Update: we are sold out! Thank you so much!


holiday sale

I hope all of you who celebrate had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


I wanted to let you know that we’re having a ‘Small Business Saturday’ Sale. Starting tomorrow, November 28, we’ll be offering a batch of these totes, made especially for the holidays, for a special holiday price. $52 each until they’re gone. The sale will be up in the shop by 10am Pacific time.¬†

We have the deepest gratitude for the support of our customers, and having sales is one way I try to say thank you. Every purchase you make from a small, independent business truly makes a direct difference.

maven maker’s event


Hi folks! I’m excited to announce that I will be participating in Maven Collective’s first annual Holiday Pop Up on December 5th. For those of you in the Portland area, it will be worth coming out for this.

Maven Collective is a beautifully curated shop, offering carefully chosen vintage goods. For the event, a hand selected group of makers will be selling their wares, Michele Graham of Cider and Rye will be mixing artisanal cocktails, Vintage Baron will be spinning and selling vintage holiday records, and to sweeten the deal there will be a huge giveaway that each attendee will be able to enter.

When: December 5, from 4-8 pm

Where: 7819 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97215

Featured makers include: Martina Thornhill Designs, Infusion Cloth & Leather, Modern Artifact, Milk & Honey Fibers, Selva Floral Studio, Golden Dinosaur Studio and Oru Jewelry

I hope to see you there! As the date comes closer I will try to share some sneak peeks of some of the goods I’ll be bringing with me.


A few snaps from the weekend…






This weekend felt like a long 3 days, in the best way. Focused and fun. We had an amazing quenching rain followed by warm, beautiful sunshine which looks to be here to stay for a while again. After the rain stopped I went out for a run and to my amazement, seeing as how I felt a little tired that afternoon, I set an all time record on pace. Four miles, with an average pace of 7:40. I am not a runner per se, but I like to mix up my activity now and then. I am still feeling high on that run!

I’ve been taking photographs whenever I can for M+M and a new project that Steven and I are working on. The window each day is shorter now with the light changing. I love the light so much right now, leaking into unexpected places through the house.

Autumnal cleaning continues and this weekend we recreated our utility room. It has been a messy catch-all of a room for too long and it’s exciting to have it becoming more simplified and inviting. I love looking in there now, when I see it in passing. There will be no corner left unturned (or un-dusted!) by the time we are through here.

Working on incorporating more hygge into our fall and winter lives, and Steven refurbished some teak candle holders just in time to get out the candles. Dinner by candlelight is so cozy and intimate.

Happy new week, all! Heading up to the studio for a productive work day.