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  • The Story Behind The Delaware Baby Quilt

    The Delaware Baby Quilt is almost entirely made with natural dyed fabric, almost. The bright peach fabric is actually a vintage cotton Liz Claiborne skirt.  The bright turquoise fabric was in my fabric collection and I'm not exactly sure where I acquired it but I do know it is a sandwashed cotton, meaning it has been gently buffed into a smooth and soft texture, resembling a suede but having the practical qualities of a cotton. For this quilt I dyed the sashiko cotton thread used for the quilting in a red onion skin dyebath, the result is a pale pink thread. This quilt is entirely hand quilted.  I prefer to hand...

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  • The Story Behind The Minimal Wallet

      I designed this wallet inspired one that I picked up in Cherokee, NC during my travels.  After using the wallet for a few months I concluded that it is a simple & perfect wallet, and today I am pleased to announce it is for sale in my shop!   But the path that it took to get to my shop is not as straight forward as it may appear.  Lately I am finding a great amount of inspiration in making gifts for friends and family.  It is a perfect platform to get an idea out and craft with love.  This wallet was inspired by...

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  • INSIDE MY LIBRARY

          Inside the book "Living on a Few Acres" copyright 1978 

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  • MY INSTAGRAM PHOTO

    Today I was featured on Mashable!!! Pictured below are some screenshots, visit the full article here.  

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  • INSIDE MY LIBRARY

                      New blog series called "Inside My Library" laden with my inspiration images directly off my personal bookshelf. I have been collecting vintage books for almost 2 decades &  now I'm ready to share! Many more great blog posts are in the future, and as always feel free to ask / tell me anything, I would be glad to hear from you!  Inside the book "America's Magnificent Mountains" copyright 1980 

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  • BABY CACTUS

      I am enchanted by this baby cactus necklace.  Lauren Serota gave it to me as a Christmas gift and yes, it actually is a necklace. It is to be watered every three months by simply soaking it in a glass of water for 30 mins.  I enjoyed watering it so much!  It has me thinking, I am going to try growing cactus from seed! How exciting will that be, baby baby cactus, and lots of them! 

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  • WHERE DO GREAT IDEAS COME FROM?

      It became an act of patience. When I took a few months to travel I experienced an entirely new level of great ideas. It's hard to find the words to describe how I felt. I felt a complete range of emotions and after the 4 months were over, I had grown tired of documenting and receiving information. I felt a deep need to execute.  A good analogy would be comparing it to the process of making a reduction.  Take balsamic vinegar for example.  If you take the time and patiently heat a pot of vinegar it thickens, and sweetens, and evolves into a...

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  • INSIDE THE STUDIO

     

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  • MY LITTLE STUDIO

      The truth is every surface of our house has turned into my work space.  One of these days I will document the real craziness.  But I wanted to show a little peek at my new set-up.  It's wonderful how black paint seems to make everything pop!  Even rings true at grocery stores and farmers markets. If you haven't noticed before, next time try to be conscious of what farmers market booth draw you in...I bet they have black bins holding their produce. 

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