Wednesday, September 26, 2007

today was a project day - i spent several hours cutting out pieces for some patchwork pillows, and stitching them together. the rotary cutter leaves tiny pieces of fabric on my cutting mat that are too small to save, but quite beautiful.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

i am loving the texture of these bubbles in a glass of soda.

Monday, September 24, 2007


i have been busy recently updating my website and etsy shop. this is a picture of the latest version of my triangle-shaped handbag, and its my favorite so far. have a look at my other sites for more recent items!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

we recently watched a surf contest in nearby trinidad. basically the contestants take turns showing off during heats. we didn't see the end of the contest, but i was rooting for one of the younger surfers who was having trouble getting past the surf break. being new to the sport myself, i could really relate!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

i have been working a lot recently on refining some designs for sale on etsy. i did a photo shoot over the weekend, and love the look of all of the thumbnails lined up together in iphoto. my etsy shop is up - i'm still working out some kinks and adding more designs, but please have a look and let me know what you think!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

its funny, i thought i traded in hip hop for banjos when i moved from brooklyn to humboldt county, the hippie (and pot-growing) capital of the us. actually, i know i did, but the north coast journal seems to think otherwise.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

i have been pretty busy the last few days, we've had houseguests, and i started a new part time job this week. i'd forgotten what it was like to be a working girl! here are some pictures of what it looks like from my seat at the computer in the morning on a sunny day. i've made half curtains to keep the sun out of my eyes, and there is a beautiful shadow from the window on the orange wall behind me.

Monday, September 10, 2007

our bathroom mirror stays steamy for a long time. somehow it reminds me of a giacometti portrait.

Friday, September 7, 2007

slow growing

it has taken all summer, but our tomatoes are finally ripening. we planted them in a homemade greenhouse in march. they started to turn red last week. (doesn't get very warm out here on the coast!) now it looks like we will get a lot of tomatoes all at once - time to make sauce!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

i found it!

a weird, depressed northern cali city deserves a wacky postcard, no?

Monday, September 3, 2007

meal time

here sean is feeding the dogs their evening meal. we are constantly entertained by our cat poe, who makes regular attempts to eat the dog food. sometimes he is successful, but usually he gets deterred by the golden dog alexi, who is very protective of her food. this was the first time he was bold enough to wait around at the feeding hour, and surprisingly he wasn't chased away..

Sunday, September 2, 2007

surf spray

i used to buy bumble & bumble's surf spray for my hair. at $17 a bottle, it approximated the carefree, tousled texture that comes after a day spent at the beach, hair thick with salt and sand. and it seems the aim of many hair products is to make clean hair look dirty anyways. these days i surf and don't wash my hair very much, giving a similar and much less expensive result!

the colors of a recent workday - pink water in the sink and blue fabric for a new project.