I'm back to work. On new things- on old things- and all things, are moving very very slowly. Oh well, it's nice to be sewing, with mohair floating in the air and stuffing bit stuck to my clothes. Back to my studio, my little space in the world.


the first days of fall...

this weekend on what felt like another summer day, we headed out of the city to pick apples. What used to be a simple family outing is much trickier now that our family is four instead of three, but all the effort gives way to what will be remembered as a perfectly messy, but perfect day all the same. My sister's family (she has two young children) came too- and all 8 of us grazed on apples, ran around, collected bugs, collected apples, and made photographs...

and this morning on the first cool day in forever- Claude and I made a pot full of applesauce. Life, though hard, is very very good.


the new studio

A while ago, we took down a wall between two bedrooms in order to make me a new, and larger studio. It's been sitting in this state for quite a while- since Vita arrived to be exact. But, soon enough we'll get back to work on moving me from one small room in our house into a much larger space- hallelujah. I haven't photographed my current studio much, it's too small and overcrowded to ever feel picturesque, so I'm looking forward to this new space. I can't wait really... there is nothing better than a studio which allows for a clean and comfortable flow of working, and it will be nice to set up this new space with just that in mind.

The first move- my new little office. What was a small walk in closet with a window, will become my new office. I put some wool Flor tiles in, painted, and hung a new light... the shelves are in and soon enough the desk will be there two. Looking forward to writing you from this new space soon enough.


around here...

things are quite good. I'm typing with one hand (a slow and clumsy endeavor - thank goodness for spell check) because as usual I have a very hungry baby on my hands. Vita is growing and eating, and as of yesterday- flashing little smiles our way. Hello Beautiful.

The days are simultaneously flying by and moving at a snails pace- it takes five times as long to do just about anything- get out the door, get dinner made- get dressed! but I have lots of help and we're all adjusting to things remarkably well. Having a baby, this baby, in this house feels like it should have always been this way- I suppose we were just waiting for her time to arrive. I'm very happy she has- and so is her big brother. My oh my, he loves her so.

I know this time is fleeting, so I'm eating it up. Spending my days with Vita, lounging, seeing friends, and caring for our lives which continue with all their demands. One of those being my drive- and desire to always be making- whether for myself, my loved ones, or for my business. These fingers won't stay still....

that said- I've been working on a new project, which I'll write about sometime soon when I actually have two hands,  and maybe a second coffee. But new today- The new Sam the Mouse pattern and supplies are up in the shop! Hurrah!!!


...new pattern...

I started working on this pattern before Vita arrived, and it's almost ready for the shop- check back in a few days! I took my mouse pattern, tweaked it a bit, making it a little larger, and easier to sew...Hello SAM!