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gray owl

making things

For weeks and weeks I’ve been occupied with lots of the things necessary to keep a making things business afloat  and there hasn’t been much time for making things.  I’ve worked on web stuff, book keeping stuff, teaching stuff, designed some things and did some press stuff (some fun things coming in the spring) among […]

on October 2, 2014 10
botanical inspiration

home

I’m in a year of experimenting and shifting and being a beginner. One of my main life skills is being a good beginner – moving  forward without a lot of attachment to outcome – being willing to act in uncertainty. From the perspective of feeling confident and comfortable The Squam Retreat is a terrible idea […]

on September 16, 2014 5
botanical experiment

headed for squam

I’m headed to the Squam Art Retreat tomorrow to teach my botanical sewing class – I can’t wait to get started. I’m bringing a ridiculous amount of stuff with me – it’s like I’m moving. I’ll also be at the art fair with some of my botanical experiments and I’ll have the prototypes for the […]

on September 10, 2014 3
sri flannels

the other side and sri threads

It has happened – my blog has moved – I am on the other side.  I think having everything in one place is a much better and so much simpler solution and I made lots of other improvements that were overdue  like secure on-site  credit card payments in the shop, an overall better shop experience and backend-wise everything […]

on September 4, 2014 5
mini_terrerium

mushroom hunting

I’ve been taking some time to wander around and pay extra attention to moss and mushrooms and other botanicals in preparation for my class at Squam this year (just a couple weeks away!).  On my last excursion I spotted all sorts of mushrooms – most of which I’ve never seen before. This yellow one with a spotted […]

on August 20, 2014 3
paper mache boat

new pattern : paper mache ships

At last! I hope you make ships!  And thanks so much for the encouragement and good wishes along the way – it helps. This is a huge pattern- 57 pages of photos and  instructions, 3 templates – a Large Ship, a Small Ship, a Little Boat, a resource list and more. Make the three projects […]

on August 15, 2014 10
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