Bunny business

Fibergig, our Etsy shop, invites conversation about our products. This week Sarah admired a linen pillow, but it didn't match her needs. "I want it to be easy to wash and larger, perhaps a square." I agreed to play within those parameters and present several possibilities. The original pillow is in the lower right of … Continue reading Bunny business

Gown of Generations

The request came: will you make my wedding gown into a christening outfit? I photographed the gown and then gently deconstructed it. I cleaned part of the lace and fabric to see if it was safe and if it made a difference. The Christening outfit,  boxed and ready for delivery, was debuted in late December.  … Continue reading Gown of Generations

Working With the Weather

I like to cooperate with the weather instead of resisting it. It's the farm girl in me. It's the sensible mom in me. It's the "be present" mystic in me. Snow and frigid cold is a gift of time for design and prototype development in the studio this week. Fingerless gloves knit by my daughter … Continue reading Working With the Weather

2014, A Year of Listening

I like shoveling snow when no one else is stirring, except the snow plow coming up the highway. Everything is muffled, except the scrapping of the shovel against asphalt, worked out in a rhythm that mirrors the movement of arms, feet, lungs. I am hoping not to fuel up the snow blower this year, but … Continue reading 2014, A Year of Listening

Repeat

The fun part of selling do-its in person is asking folks what verb they would choose to put on one. A few weeks ago I watched a gentleman carefully pick out dance, begin, create. "What would you like to see on a do-it?" I asked. "Repeat," he responded quickly. "Repeat? May I ask what you … Continue reading Repeat

Enough: Time

I attended a small business seminar last week.  One of the presenters began his workshop with two questions: what is you biggest challenge and what is your greatest aspiration?  The most common answer to the first question was enough time. I have been thinking about that answer all week, accompanied by the old adage of … Continue reading Enough: Time

A Change in The Weather

The nip in the air here in Virginia is becoming a frost warning for tonight.  I enjoy seasonal change.  It is a reason to change the menus, my walking schedule, and wardrobes.  I have happy toes in wool socks right now. This week I stitched up three pillow covers from upcycled and sun painted fabric.  Each … Continue reading A Change in The Weather

Questions about Enough

I am a morning person.  I like waking up.  My better mornings are when I remember to prepare the coffee and set the delay brew the night before.  But with or without the smell of coffee, I like the moments between waking and leaving the snugly comfort of my rest. I think about those I … Continue reading Questions about Enough

Singing the Sad Psalms

I have been singing the sad Psalms.  The ones that ask "Why have you cast us off?" and "How long, Lord, how long?"  There are times for the singing of these Psalms.  And I have come to it. I received a rejection letter regarding an entry to an art show.  I am well practiced in … Continue reading Singing the Sad Psalms