Friday, October 28, 2011

100% Superwash Merino Cable Cowls in the shop! The softest wool ever and super warm. Handknit by me in charcoal or cream.

Thank you, Charlie, for the photos!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I finally made some new fall pillows for my couch, two from a gorgeous, creamy, vintage wool blanket, and one from the last of some navy blue ikat fabric I brought back from Indonesia ages ago. I made the tartan pillow last winter, and am happy to have it sprucing things up this fall after a summer in storage. I love trading around pillows, artwork, etc. when the seasons change, it makes my house feel refreshed, and it's less costly than buying new stuff. Might be time to move some furniture around too, slightly more daunting though.

Fooling around making color co-ordinated banners from stamps, just for fun. I used Angela's stamps, and just ran them through my sewing machine with white thread. You could do it too!

It's raining like crazy today, which is good, because I need to stay inside and get work done. Sunny days I get too distracted going on long bike rides when I should be working.

If you feel like procrastinating on this rainy day, check out these links (all found through
16 House):

Brydie Brown

The Design Files

Megan Morton's Sydney home

It's freezing in my house! Time for another cup of tea and another sweater to layer on. BRRRR.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Clothespeg dolls 1, 2 and 3 are in my shop now!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wouldn't be fall for me without apples. We went picking last weekend. I made baked apples the other night, stuffing the cores with a little oatmeal, chopped almonds, brown sugar, raisins and butter. It wasn't a big hit with my family (probably not dessert-y enough), so I've been having the leftovers for breakfast. It seems like a pretty healthy thing to eat.

I've been making this apple raisin cake this fall. Not really so healthy, so it's best to not have it sitting around the house tempting you when you have an afternoon cup of tea. But it's a great cake to share with others!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lost and found stuff:

I forgot about this tray because it was too far back in the cupboard. A gift from my brother from when he lived in Mexico. Now that I've rediscovered it I want to use it all the time.

Postcards from my parent's recent trip to Wales. After I took the picture I noticed the frowny face between the postcards...from my daughter. Wonder what she had to complain about?

Almost lost this plant to neglect this summer, it is slowly coming back. I love the tiny green leaves.

Just finished reading Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. It took me a little while to get into the story, but about half way through I decided it is one of the best books I've read in a long time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October...the leaves are changing slowly. Fall doesn't seem to be in a rush to get here this year, but the days are getting shorter. I'm working towards some holiday shows, sewing, knitting. I've made a few new clothespeg dolls that I will post in my shop soon. Isn't this antique wedding dress pretty? It's sitting in the corner of my studio adding quiet inspiration to my work days.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Knitting, reading, inspired. Finally finished knitting my sweater. It's a bit funky, and a bit too big, but I don't mind. Just glad to have completed it. Taught myself to knit cables. Sometimes things are simpler than you thought they would be.