Wednesday, October 29, 2014

remembering nori

All the best to you and yours, present and departed, on this most wonderful time of year.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

white rabbit

Just finished this wintry snowshoe rabbit, just for fun (and practice). I haven't picked up watercolor since elementary, and it's nice to get reacquainted. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Just wrapped up this swaddler for an incoming babe using Lotta Jansdotter's pattern from Simple Sewing for Baby and a much-coveted Charley Harper pattern. My daughter loved being swaddled in a blanket, but would soon wriggle her little arms out and wake right up. This swaddler (or "snuggler") was just right; SO much easier to use than burrito-wrapping a tiny newborn, and keeps the little one cozy and secure.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

grand budapest

Oh hi there.

Here's a lovely little featurette on building the hotel from Grand Budapest hotel. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

the quilt

Our girl's first birthday has already come and gone (she's a year and a quarter now!), and we're now looking at a true-blue toddler. Feisty, funny, always with her hair in her eyes, book-lover (yay!), climber of everything (yikes).

I'd been wanting to sew her a quilt that she could carry with her into adulthood, an heirloom, and her first birthday seemed like the perfect occasion. The colors are based on this piece of art by Teagan White that hangs in her room, and it's large enough to cover her bed while she's little, and later, her lap.

It's a juggle these days, but between caring for the girl and work, I will try to post little creative pursuits as they come to this neglected little blog!