Tuesday, July 30, 2013

On the farm.*

Pickles galore. One batch of sweet and one batch of spicy. I'm not a hundred percent sure that two batches counts as "galore" but it's a very small farm.
* Also? It's not a farm.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Around here....

Around here, the dog days are the sweetest - overheated, lavender-scented, and popsicle-stained. Perhaps they are sweet because we can almost hear the gears that will propel us headlong toward the First Day of School clicking slowly into one another in the distance.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sneaky peek.

NEW Earnest Tote - this one in super-soft organic cotton and vintage linen. Organic! Recycled! Hurrah! This one (and more) will be in the shop next week. Or sooner. But, things seem to take two or three times longer than I think they will these days.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

On the Farm.*

I thought the chickens had stopped laying to punish me for going away for two weeks. (Because it's all about me.) Turns out, they were laying - but, in a secret hidden nest in the bushes. aHa!
* It's not a farm.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Around here....

Around here, we are taking selfies with House Finch babies who live on our porch.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thinking about: Tegucigalpa.


Not so much in a honey-let's-go-to-Honduras kind of way. I just like saying "Tegucigalpa" out loud.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's all part of the process.

Working on another version of the Earnest Tote. I think I lost my way a little bit there because I was thinking about reproducibility and wholesale and I forgot about fabric and beauty, flowers, vintage loveliness and putting things together in a way that thrills me. And if I don't love it and feel super-passionate about it - you're not going to love it either.
It's all part of the process.
Good news! I'm cutting vintage tablecloths today. And I put the last Earnest Tote prototype on sale. And most of the other totes too. Bargain! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

On the farm.*

As always, reading is dangerous and I am now obsessed with growing food in my yard. It's all I think about. If I learned one thing from these two books? Before you publicly commit to feeding yourself out of your yard for a month, don't. And if you do, check on your potato crop first. 
Off to rip out the "alleged" lawn.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Postcards from Kauai.

If your mother-in-law doesn't believe in global warming, or gay marriage, or that Barack Obama was born in this country? Don't worry - just get a little sun and saltwater. If she believes that you're doing it wrong? Don't worry, just get a little rum along with the sunshine and saltwater.