Tuesday, August 26, 2008

a little time away

i just returned from a camping trip with an old friend in the hoh rain forest on the olympic peninsula. it's one of the most beautiful places i've ever been.
and in a few weeks i will be heading off to chicago for the renegade craft fair! i am so excited to be participating in this fair again, which has continued to grow over the last few years. it's on september 13th and 14th on division street between damen and wood–stop by and say hi!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


i finished reading this book several weeks ago, and it was wonderful. it's barbara kingsolver's story about her family's adventure–eating locally for a year. the storytelling makes it a great read, and the message, about the broader impacts of our food choices and the power that we do have as individual eaters, rings true and vital.
it made me remember how lucky i am to live in a place like seattle, where there are 3 farmers markets a week close to my home, and local foods available at my local grocery store.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

dying yarn

my first batch of indigo-dyed yarn. half of the yarn was heathery jacob to start with, and the other half was white merino, both of which i spun myself. i'm hooked, obviously.
indigo-dyed merino yarn
handspun natural merino dyed with madder.
finally up in my shop!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

and now for something a little different

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

i think this video is lovely. i'll be back with more craft-related posts soon, promise.