Tuesday, March 31, 2009

look at these sweet porcelain pendants in marcie mcgoldrick's new etsy shop!  marcie and i shared an art studio with a bunch of other talented artists back in my brooklyn days.  she included my own etsy shop among her favorites in her blog post about the martha stewart book of crafts and the amazing craft hq at martha.  thanks, marcie!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

two beautiful balls of fiber!

Friday, March 27, 2009

at the end of last year, i got an art studio in an old textile mill building in easthampton.  its my first "real" art studio ever, and i love it!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

these and more, available in my spring cleaning recession buster sale on etsy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

i met amber, a fellow lover of colors and textiles, at the ACC show.  she was my neighbor in the AltCraft section, showing her amtextiles line of shibori scarves.  this month she interviewed me for her textile art newsletter - the full interview is posted on her blog.  thanks, amber!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I got tagged by cal! here goes:

What is your current obsession?
i'm doing a yoga teacher training, which means lots of study with a whole new attention to something i've been doing for a long time...

Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately?
yellow jeans and a reconstructed sweatshirt from cloudbringsrainbows

What's for lunch?
mediterranean salad

What was the last thing you bought?
the yoga sutras and the baghavad gita

What are you listening to right now?
93.9 the River

Say something to the person who tagged you:
hey cal, how about a farm in western mass????

Favorite vacation spot?
i keep dreaming about rome...

What are you reading right now?
Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

What is your current guilty pleasure?
greek yogurt

What will be the first spring thing you do?
bike riding to my studio!

Where are you planning to travel next?
kennebunkport, maine, to visit daytrip society

If you could grow any plant(s) in the world in your house or yard, what would it be?
leeks and fennel and grapefruits

What was the last thing you made?
these and these

. . . . . . .

And these are the rules:
Respond & rework-answer the questions on your own blog; replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention; add one more question of your own. Tag eight other un-tagged people.

i tag:

michele and i went to smith college yesterday for the bulb show and a walk along the campus river - spring is coming indoors and out!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

its spring!  the pussy willows are here!

Friday, March 13, 2009

there was a beautiful streak of light across our kitchen this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

last weekend i helped sean check the track plate and camera traps he had set up for a class he's a TA for at umass.   it was fun tromping around in the woods - he used chicken as bait and animals had to walk through some powder and across sticky paper to get to it.  the squirrels and field mice left such sweet prints on the paper!  and they also left a chicken leg that had been tied to a tree across from a camera trap, but sean told me somebody came back for that later...

Monday, March 9, 2009

textures from some recent photos...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

at the ACC show, i traded two patchwork handbags for these amazing pieces of jewelry from jane d'arensbourg - i have long admired her pyrex glass work, and i'm so glad to have some of it in my small jewelry collection....  

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

i took some photographs of my new patchwork pillows this morning on my parents' couch - a much more sophisticated setting than my own couch.  i'll be posting them on etsy this week!

Monday, March 2, 2009


It was a crazy weekend with my trip to Baltimore for the ACC show.  It was great to be a part of AltCraft, and I'm so glad for the exposure to an entirely new market.  Sales weren't great, but I met some amazingly talented folks and worked many hours on some new products and my best display ever.  My parents were so generous and came down to Baltimore with me to help!  

A few inspirations from the show:  I discovered the glass work of erica rosenfeld,  always love the knits of elyse allen, and totally scored with some trades with fellow AltCrafter jane d'arensbourg - more on those later!