Wednesday, November 26, 2008

studio today

Working on some things in my studio today. I'll show you how they turned out early next week when I add them to my shop. I have two more holiday fairs coming up in early December, so I'm still working on some last minute things. This afternoon though, was dedicated to making pie. Will and I made two, pumpkin and pecan. Have a great Thanksgiving, those of you who are celebrating. It is a long weekend for us, so I'll see you back here Monday!

Monday, November 24, 2008

almost thanksgiving

It's almost the end of November, which means it's almost Thanksgiving, which means I need to make pies. Raina over at Raining Sheep is posting her holiday traditions and I thought it would be fun to join in. So, first tradition of the holiday season for me is Thanksgiving pies. Pecan for Charlie, pumpkin for me, apple for Lucy, and a slice of each for Will.

Top photo is the Satsuma Press calendar 2008. You can purchase the 2009 edition here.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I like these two variations on purple. Have an excellent weekend!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Here's my hat from Artycho. I love it! I was so happy to get this hat in exchange for a scarf. This color yellow just makes me happy as you can see. You can find one like it over here. There are many other happy colors and styles to choose from too. Thank you Raphaelle!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

taking note

Taking note of a few things in my studio. It's finally cleaned up a bit. And taking note of a few really nice mentions. Thanks to unruly things and e. soule for mentioning my bags and pillows yesterday! e.soule is also selling at poppytalk handmade. Check her out! And thanks to the lovely Artycho for posting about our trade today. I will show you my part of the bargain tomorrow. And noticing this post from Gracia. And these lovely things. And these fabulous photos from Mrs. French. So much to notice.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

paper, ribbons, twine

Now that the Poppytalk show is up I feel like I can reflect a little on the Design Salon show I did this past weekend. The show was great and the best part were the wonderful contacts I made with other designers there. Angela Liguori and I were the first people to set up our tables and were immediately drawn to one another's things. I couldn't stop looking at her lovely collection, and came home with a beautiful notebook, a roll of Italian ribbon with my initial on it (can't wait to sew this onto something special) and a ball of twine. Angela is a book binder and designer who gives workshops, has an etsy shop, and produces beautiful things. She comes from Rome and has written an excellent travel guide to the city on Design Sponge. Get out your passports! She was also kind enough to do a little post about me on her blog. Thank you, Angela! If you live in Cambridge or Somerville, she'll be at the Paper and Chocolate show on December 6th. I can always use more paper and more chocolate. Maybe I'll see you there?

Monday, November 17, 2008

poppytalk handmade holiday market

Oh, there are so many amazing things to see at the Poppytalk Handmade holiday market today! Go have a look and do some early holiday shopping! I'm so proud to have my things included here among this great collection of artists and craftspeople. I am planning to browse and shop a little later today when I have a moment to sit down with a nice cup of tea. Right now I'm rushing out to the post office to mail some packages...they are getting to know me quite well down there, which is a good thing.
I'll be back tomorrow with some links and news from the show this past weekend.

Friday, November 14, 2008

buying and selling

Yesterday I went to Harvard Square to do some errands. I haven't been buying much recently, but I couldn't resist these Japanese socks from Black Ink. I also bought some yarn, and at the yarn shop met the nicest woman who has this cute etsy shop. So, I was buying yesterday and tomorrow I will be selling, and honestly, probably buying too. If you're in town, stop by and say hi.

Design Salon Holiday Sale
Kinglsey Montessori School
26 Exeter Street
Saturday November 15 10-5

And speaking of buying, I LOVE this blog and etsy shop found via {frolic}. It's charming and thought provoking at the same time. Happy weekend folks!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

10 minutes: part two

More snapshots from yesterday. I found the basket in the top photo yesterday morning on my walk. Someone had left it out with their trash. I'm going to put it to good use!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

10 minutes: part one

Today I took ten minutes to take a bunch of snapshots. I feel like together they really captured my day. The kids have a school holiday today, but at the moment they are at the playground with my husband. It is blissfully quiet. The weather is a little gray and gloomy, but I happen to enjoy days like that. I'll post part two of my ten minute photo shoot tomorrow.

At the moment I am obsessed with a few things. Knitting, this etsy shop, and Esti's Magical Forest series.

And I really, really love Liz's photos at Bagged Lunch. Her blog is delightful to browse through.

And last, but not least, thank you for your nice comments on the bags and such. You are all so kind!

p.s. my husband took the photo of me's not a self-portrait.

Monday, November 10, 2008

little goodies

Did you all have a nice weekend? Mine was pretty relaxing...made some lentil soup, worked on knitting, went on long walks with my family, had dinner with friends. Sadly, I didn't take one photo! I'm looking forward to taking some pictures this week. My camera and I are missing each other.

For today though, I have one more shop update. I've added some small goodies to the shop. Just some little, fun things out of my favorite fabrics. Next week all of these goodies will be appearing in the Poppytalk Handmade Holiday Market. It opens next Monday, November 17th. There will be so many great vendors selling lovely holiday wares...I can't wait to see them all!

Have a good Monday.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

in the shop

Autumn '08 bags are in the shop now! Thanks to my friend and talented photographer, Kim who took the bottom photo!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

change is good

Thrilled. Proud. Relieved. That's how I'm feeling today. Go Obama!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Just a few leaves today...still working on fall shop updates and getting ready for upcoming holiday craft fairs. The first one is on November 15th. If you're in town please come by and say hello. There will be many fabulous local designers and crafters there!

Saturday, November 15th
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Design Salon's First Annual Holiday Sale
Kingsley Montessori School
26 Exeter Street