Monday, September 23, 2013

wool shop


If you're still following this blog... it's probably because you haven't updated your RSS feeds in far too long.

While I love having this record of my life to reflect back on, I wanted to let you know that I've moved onto a new venture: Wool Shop. 

Please take a moment to check it out and follow along with my journey.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

thank you, ira glass

I needed to hear this.

In case you don't know who he is, Ira Glass is the host of my favorite radio show of all time, This American Life.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

arrow mittens

One of the many things I've been working on lately is designing knitting patterns.  I've made more swatches in the past few months than I think I have in my entire life.  I know it sounds naive of me, but I really imagined I'd get it perfect on the first try.  Sigh... not quite.

Although my day job is in media / advertising (and I do love it), it's quite corporate.  I always feel that I'm missing an important part of myself in my work that isn't quite satisfied with that alone.  My new years resolution is to take my casual crafting to a new level and start publishing my own work. 

These arrow mittens are one of my first original designs.  However, I can't decide if I like them enough to officially release the pattern.  What do you think?

Monday, January 30, 2012


Yesterday I went to the Columbia Flower Market and then stopped by Ryantown, Rob Ryan's studio for a quick browse.  It took all of my willpower to walk out of that place empty-handed.   

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Well, I said I've been busy didn't I?  I recently started to needlepoint.

I learned to needlepoint as a child from my Great Aunt Ju (short for Julie).  One of the things I enjoy most about craft is that learning and making are usually shared experiences passed down from one person to another.  I don't think I'll ever be able to needlepoint without thinking of her.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

i'm here! promise.

Why, hello!

I'm here!  Well, I never really left.  I've been absent for a very obnoxious reason.  When blogger updated a few months ago it lost the links to all of the pictures on this good 'ol blog.  So, slowly but surely I've been trying to recover what I can, and delete what I can't. 

In the meantime, I've been busy.

I went shopping at loop last weekend and took away with me some yarn that I'm itching to knit with.


I've also been working on a little something for myself from a Kim Hargreaves pattern.   

Now that blog is back up and working I'll be updating regularly again, so, let's be friends?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

goodbye, camberwell


I know I've been missing from this blog for a while.  Life has been busy with work, traveling, and moving.  Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my old 'hood, Camberwell.  But, I'm excited for my next adventure north of the river!

I'm off to Croatia tomorrow and promise lots of pictures and posts upon my return.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

wild horse

love these pictures of a wild horse by max wagner.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

le dans la

le dans la.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

original makers club of louisville

Although I haven't lived there for some time now, my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky will always be one of my favorite places in the world.  For a small city that goes largely unnoticed, there are some pretty great things happening there all the time. 

One of the things I love most about Louisville is the vibrant culture and strong support for local businesses.  So, I'm very pleased to have recently discovered the Original Makers Club of Louisville: a website (and book) dedicated to highlighting the city's local treasures.

I'm so happy to see some of my favorite places on the website, and am also pleasantly surprised to see some things that are new to me.  I'll be back home for a wedding and to visit family next week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll have some time to go out and rediscover my little city with the help of this website.

Oh, and they have a pretty great blog, so don't forget to visit that too.