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stitched botaniclas

my next workshop : Sweet Paul Makerie

My next workshop is open for registration. I’m teaching  Stitched Botanicals this coming April (11- 12th) at the Sweet Paul Makerie. You can get all  the  details about the weekend, classes (the teacher line up is spectacular – so many people I admire) and registration right here. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been a huge Sweet […]

on November 13, 2014 1
becky's bird

birds made from my pattern

I’ve collected a few images of birds made from my pattern to share- people have made wonderful, imaginative birds and taken fabulous photos:  from Becky – “the stand off” from Christina – Daisy Chain Creations from Amanda – Hanging by a Thread – A snow scene! In Dots – by Irene (love the tags) from […]

on November 12, 2014 4


I’m working on a large project, a collaboration that I can’t show you until January or there abouts – the photo below is of some of the many, many muslin drafts I make on the way to a new design. This is the first time I’ve made something jointed and pose-able  (which these will be) […]

on November 5, 2014 2
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


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
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