Sunday, March 30, 2014


A grey day inside and out. The bed and plants in the low light coming through the window

A book on the bed. Rainy day reads.

The plants will take whatever light they can get on this rainy day.

Rainy days are for sketching ferns and thinking of new designs.

Left Hand nitro stout, perfect after cleaning on a rainy day.

On rainy days we snuggle,
we clean,
we read,
we knit,
we sketch,
we play music,
and we reward ourselves with a good beer.

Such is life.

Friday, March 28, 2014

It's Happening... Finally!!!

Garlic finally popping up in the garden. It is good to see some green!

lemonbalm (melissa officinalis) and thyme making an appearance in the garden.

Found some carrots that were left over from the fall harvest.

Peeking through the Thyme at baby lemonbalm

Thyme that wintered over very well!

I have been tirelessly waiting for signs of Spring. While many around the country are still reporting more snow, there are many that are sharing their finds, evidence that Spring is here... Well, I can now join that club! The garlic is popping up and the lemonbalm has tiny leaves covering where its roots lie. The thyme, which has wintered over very well is perking up some and starting to turn from purple to green. I was trying to see if I saw any calendula sprouts from the seeds that dropped, but I think I am a bit over zealous- not to mention that Bessie Mu has decided she loves sneaking into the garden and running in circles, teasing the other dogs on the outside (rolling my eyes).

Do you have any signs of Spring around you?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Smattering...

brilliant sunshine reaching around trees on a bank on the coast

One of the new little owl hoodies! Jellyfish!!! Women's organic cotton, super comfy!

Selfie... Enjoying the light streaming into the bedroom.

Matching tea and yarn. Knitting a sweater.

A girl and her dog. Out for a morning forest romp with the pups.

...Of photos from the past week or so...
I am especially loving that my tea matched the color of yarn I am using for the sweater I am knitting at present. Also, I will be posting some more hoodies for you ladies in the shop soon, including the Jellyfish design you see above.

There has been much going on. Although most of it feels internal. There seem to be a lot of potential things on the horizon, a lot of things to be clearly manifested and a lot in the works. Now all I need is to work on my patience, to help this mixture of excitement and anxiety subside.

Well now lovebirds, what have you been up to?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dual Purpose.

We set out for one of our daily adventures with the dogs with 2 intentions in mind:
1. To tire out 3 pups, who love to run through the woods sniffing everything!
2. To hopefully get a few good shots of the Three Sisters prints...

Mind you I am not the ideal model I had in mind, but we were out and Nate is pretty good with the camera, so it ended with some good shots.

Yesterday was tricky. It said it was going to precipitate, but when we headed out to our destination it didn't look like much of anything. We got half way through the loop we were intending on taking and it started raining so we took the shorter loop. As soon as we all loaded back into the car and headed on to our next errand for the day the sun came out and it was beautiful out! Oh spring, oh New England!

Friday, March 21, 2014

On The Return Of Spring: Change Is On The Wind

Happy Spring!!!

This is a fairly image heavy post, but I couldn't help it. Yesterday was so beautiful out, it was warm (almost 50 degreen F!) and although technically dreary, it was hauntingly beautiful in the woods. I love when fog makes the world feel like a dream.

The pups and I ventured out with a friend and her dog to enjoy the morning...

The mosses and lichens and mycological life were vibrant and seemed to be singing to the warm and damp conditions. I was completely transfixed in wonderment!

There are a good handful of transitions in the works around here and I, not being very patient, am struggling to keep my mind at peace. We are looking to move, to another state (Yay, Maine!) and although we were pre-approved for a loan, we want to try to find a rental first. Not such an easy task with 3 dogs...

Also, this may not effect you so much since you are already here on the internet, but I am working of refocusing my business to online. This means I will be at less fairs and less markets. The internet is a new venue to me, even though I have had a shop online for years, it has been more of a reference site. I mostly have done markets, shows and fairs for years. Let me tell you, it seems to take way more work online than it does networking in person! I am so thankful to the many people who have encouraged and supported me and my work all these years though, thank you and you rock!
Keep sharing and spreading the love!

SO, now I wanna know...
Do you have an online business?
What are some suggestions for having people find you?
What works (or doesn't work) for you?
(and feel free to leave a link to your shop in the comments so I can take a look at your beautiful work!)

I hope you are all enjoying your new Spring, have a fantastic weekend!!!