Sunday, November 30, 2008


I have been tagged by the talented Ms.Natsumi.

Here are the rules:
+ you have to link to the person who tagged.
+ you have to write 7 things about yourself. (both weird and normal stuff)
+ you have to tag 7 people and link to them in the end of the post and leave them a comment to let them know.

And I tag....
jeana sohn, ah-yi, kris's color stripes, marirob, cheryl cambras, The Heart of Papercuts,

Gardening this afternoon.

Some things I found digging in the dirt:

Friday, November 28, 2008

My friends and I have made an annual tradition of going to the beach the day after Thanksgiving for a walk. The ocean air and the waves are always so calming.
Here are some pictures from this year's walk.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Waiting for the rain yesterday.

And now it's finally here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

new paint

Tomory's stairs,


Jennifer's hair.



Love getting my hair cut and colored. Especially when my gazillion grey hairs start to pop out. Ah. (Sigh of relief).

Monday, November 24, 2008

I just love discovering new things. The blogging world is such a great resource for that-
I wanted to share with you some images from a textile company in Japan, NUNO.
Photo credit above: Sue Lawtry/ Victoria and Albert Museum.

All other photos courtesy of NUNO.

It appears as if they have two divisions : NUNO and NUNO Works. The company is interested in combining the lastest technology and materials along with traditonal Japanese textile production methods. Their websites are full of amazing, inspiring images. This is just a smattering.
My good friend Debra Baxter (who is a very talented artist...please check out her work), introduced her mom Jo to my blog (Hi, Jo :)
Jo was kind enough to send me a surface design magazine that featured NUNO (thanks Jo!) and now I am sharing it with the rest of you.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Bag: the top part is my own Gocco print on Robert Kaufman Chambray, patch-worked together with Kokka's Shibori Stripe fabric.

Detail of the front:

The back: again, my own Gocco print fabric:

Detail of the back (I'm getting a little better at sewing straight lines...).

Inside lining: Anna Maria Horner's fabric from her Garden Party Collection.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The creative chaos that is our backyard:

Tomory is building stairs for our hill:

Above: Harwood Steiger vintage "Roadrunner Frenzy" tablecloth, freshly laundered.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Got my new issue of King Cat in the mail yesterday. King Cat is a 'zine that John Porcellino has been putting out since about 1989. I started reading it in 1998. I just love it.
The simplicity of his drawings. Reading his work is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Ever.

John also recently put out an excellent book called "Thoreau at Walden"
...which is like his other work...quiet. Thoughtful. Beautiful.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Detail: Every Little Counts shirt.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A gift for a dear friend's will be belated, but better late than never!

These lovely angels are the work of Jurianne Matter. Beautiful, as are her wensbootjes or 'wish boats.' You can purchase them through Linda Ferrol Studio, a wonderful shop based in Seattle.
I have my eye on the Silver Moroccan Pouf !

Yarn. Gorgeous yarn.