Wednesday, October 10, 2007

i am going to be out of town for a wedding & family reunion for a couple of weeks, so no posts for a while. thanks to the lovely christie, my etsy shop will remain open for business. i've been busy making a lot of stock, so items are ready to ship. i've also got some new products in the works, so there is a lot to look forward to when i return!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

i'm obsessed with the scraps and bits of fabric that end up getting thrown away at the end of a project. these are the ends that got cut off by the serger after finishing the edges on some fabric that is orange on one side and white on the other..

Monday, October 8, 2007


even though, as previously noted, i live in the rainy part of california, the sun is out often. i am constantly surprised by its intensity - there is often a dramatic difference in temperature when the sun goes behind clouds sets. i suppose this should be obvious, but it seems to me that on the east coast the air stays hotter on its own in the summer. dramatic shadows are a beautiful result of those lovely sunny days.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


sean is a wildlife biologist on the hoopa valley reservation here in cali. he studies the pacific fisher, a type of weasel that lives in the forest. this one is whidehch ("little sister" in hupa), a fisher they found as an abandoned infant and have been rehabilitating for release back into the wild. here she is in her temporary cage on the reservation. they let her go this week, back into the forest where she was found. everybody is hoping she'll do well!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

of course, when rains blow through the sky is often quite lovely. i was struck by the perfect cotton ball puffiness of these clouds today.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

i was warned about this

when i moved out to humboldt, one of the most common pieces of advice i got from people who knew the area was to get a good raincoat. summer has been lovely and sunny, with bouts of fog. but fall has arrived, and with it a good bit of drizzle. i did buy the raincoat, and it is getting lots of use!

Monday, October 1, 2007

poppytalk handmade

for the month of october, i am participating in an online street market called poppytalk handmade organized by jan of the blog poppytalk. she has selected an amazing group of designers and artists to participate in the market, and i am proud to be one of them!