Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Solstice, babies!

The days just get longer from here on.... And I'm taking a few days off - lots of new work and maybe news and happenings that I don't even know about yet in Lucky Year 13. See you then!

Pretty pretty giclee by Rebecca Roehr (and more) here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

In the knittery....

There is something so satisfying about this. I can't stop. (danger.)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New in the shop.

There's a new apron in the shop! Super-soft, made of an old tablecloth, and not overly girlish. Maybe your boyfriend will even wear it and wouldn't that be nice?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Around here....

Fresh eggs, belt promotion, frost, and Robber Monopoly - a game designed by my younger son. It's exactly what it sounds like and not nearly as Robin-Hood-esque as I would like.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New in the shop.

There's a new Hostess Apron in the shop. And I will tell you that this one is all for show. It's really gauzy and delicate and gives a lovely illusion of homeyness, even when it's clear that the brioche was not made in situ.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

In the knittery.

I knit this smashingly cool hat for Seamus. He hates it. Also, he did not want his picture taken this morning.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New work.

I'm not saying I've got my groove all the way back. But, I am working again. And more than a bit joyous about it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Around here....

Around here, the hens are wet. Honestly, they don't seem so upset about it. I thought I was ON IT blog-wise last week and then, not so much. This week the to-do list is about a year long BUT I have high hopes and the forecast calls for reasonably dry hens going forward - so we'll see how that works out.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Around here....

Around here - one day late.
Seamus wants to know if "claustrophobia" is "the fear of Santa Claus." Fin is still having nightmares about the Kung Fu Panda halloween special he watched.
Overlapping holiday anxieties! No!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

In the knittery.

Can I tell you what I love about these hats? I don't know why I'm asking. First of all, I made them, which is equal parts incomprehensible and delightful. (To me.) And? They're a very traditional shape, in a very rustic yarn, in very modern (albeit retro - but what isn't?) colors.
Every baby needs a neon wool hat. Every baby I know is getting one. Happy turkey-eating, lovies!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Around here....

Around here, we like an early morning read in Mama's bed. It is a very good way to start the day.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Emily's Birthday Present Treasury.

It's November 6th, which means I'm officially under a month late with my sister's birthday gift. She knows me and would consider this an ostentatious overachievement on my part. These are the things I want to get her - and more. There's a whole Treasury full.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Around here....

Something new. Ish. My Grandma taught me to knit when I was little, but I haven't done it in a long time. Might have checked out every book in the library and bought out the PurlSoho sale section. Might not have.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

You can play this game seven times and still not win somehow?

This is the World Series with narration by Katya Iatsounova. (Katya is my cousin's wife - but even if she was a total stranger, I would still want you to hear this.)

And just when we thought she was starting to get the hang of it, they switched uniforms.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Not feeling it.

Do you ever not feel it? I'm not feeling it.
You probably haven't noticed, but I've been super lazy - not blogging about my awesomeness, no daily braggadocious Etsy listings, no creative binges and no oversharing about them.
Because - yeah. I'm not feeling it. I'm not in a creative space, I don't want to be in my workroom, not inspired, don't want to make anything. It's the strangest thing.
And then I have crushing, inappropriate guilt about it.
And then I go into a death spiral about what exactly I thought I was adding to the conversation and general creative universe in the first place. Because, you know.
And this is not about how business is bad, or nobody understands my work. I'm not just blocked or too worried about other things. I'm not frustrated, I don't have PMS. I'm not even too busy.
I don't even Want to work right now. And that's not like me.
So, here's what I'm going to do: I'm not going to worry about it (that's so not like me). I'm going to take a break (so not like me). I'm going to pay attention to some other things (because it's all about me).

Of course, it's also totally possible that I have just eaten way to much candy this week.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Around here....

Around here, it's raining and my kids are fixing their own breakfast and the chickens are singing to be let out.
I'm thinking about what I want to be when I grow up. What are you doing?

Friday, October 12, 2012