Friday, July 31, 2009


THIS JUST IN... the Urban Craft Uprising (sat & sun 11am-5pm) will be happening in the air conditioned Seattle Center. Hooray.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Urban Craft Uprising August 1 & 2 in Seattle

I have been sewing up a storm despite this unusual northwest heat wave. Mercifully, the air conditioning was turned on in the funky studios which has allowed me to put in 8 hour days. I sold so many baby caps at market this week I need to double my production to be ready for the UCU this saturday.

The heat and the push to produce has me listening to some serious rock.
After a mellow warm up (planning the day, cutting fabric) listening to something like Beruit or the Cave Singers it goes straight to guitars. Most frequently I play The Breeders Last Splash, Liz Phair Exile in Guyville and the Soundtrack to Dogtown and Z boys which ends with the sweetness of Rod Stewart's Maggie Mae and a chance to stretch out and do an air mandolin solo. Also in heavy summer sweaty work rotation is the soundtrack to The Wackness.

I do mix in contemporary music, but there is something invigorating about what you listened to as a teenager that gives you the energy to keep working despite your 30something aches and pains.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Spent the morning in the shade on the back deck printing napkins and hankies. The moths are fluttering above my overgrown garden and it pleases me so much.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

freshen up

It's another rainy wednesday and I'm trying to brighten this little blog. I managed to delete all my links to favorite people and shops and craft fairs and etsy. Hopefully I will have it all back soon.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

summer hats, gallery walk

This past month I've been creating new styles of cotton hats, including kids sizes.

Art walk this Friday July 3rd 6-10pm. 1316 Bay Street, Studio #208. I still recommend entering through the alley due to the construction at the front of the Pickford Dreamspace.

Thanks for all the support this spring at the market. I will NOT be at the farmers market the following saturdays this summer:
July 4
August 15