Wednesday, November 28, 2007

yes leslie

we really do have a cabin of our own - well, in conjunction with my mom and brother, and with the hopes that all our friends and family will join us there! - on galiano. my favourite place in the world. it is small. but that is ok. it is on 5 acres, and d and i dream of building something of our very own there. someday. we will be heading up there to ring out 2007 - and welcome 2008.

in the meantime, we look forward to lots of days like this...


oh - and of course you are not hounding me too much ;)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


in no particular order


a little head sleeping on our new pillow.

a piece of heaven of our own to get away to.

this face gives me hope

and all remind me to

be thankful.


happy thanksgiving.

Monday, November 19, 2007

me-RRR-y christmas


taking on a personal challenge of
this holiday season.

and getting the kids on board too. we have been having a lot of discussions on the difference between reducing, reusing and recycling - and the hierarchy of prefer-ability here. our words became actions yesterday.

last year we spent time cutting circles out of our received holiday cards as they came down off the piano. (handy 2 1/2" circle punch was a big hit with the kids and the activity was a perfect quiet distraction for a post-holiday afternoon.) this year we are reusing them in the construction of some holiday balls (oh elementary school memories here!) - to hang along our diningroom light fixture. while i thought i would remember how to do this - when i sat down it escaped me. a tutorial was found here.

with hanukkah just around the corner i am looking for something quick and easy to do with the bag of my father-in-law's ties i still have stashed in the cupboard after my belt-making of a year (or 2!) ago. i am thinking headbands and cuffs... any other ideas?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

a better day


my kind of saturday


Friday, November 16, 2007

the end

packing up the house and studio. like little pieces of him leaving again and again. i am finding this much more difficult that anything i can think of.

so looking forward to next week. thanksgiving. quiet. being with those i love. some time to start in on various holiday projects...

sorry if i am scarce these days. continuing to post green gift ideas over at two green chickens. and don't think it doesn't mean i'm not checking in on you.. ;)

just looked at the date - then checked my archives - and realized that tomorrow i will have had this little space for 2 yrs. hard to believe. i had no idea what i was getting into. no idea how it would make me think, do, create, act, speak-up and so on and so on. but you have certainly touched me, inspired me, supported me. and i thank you!

Monday, November 12, 2007





thanks for it all, hon.

{can't remember ever smiling so much before.}

Monday, November 05, 2007

chicken feed

Sam and I are working on putting out a daily post through November of gift-giving ideas... Check it out here. (If you have any enviro-friendly gift ideas - etsy or otherwise - let me know...)

Speaking of gift-giving. Have you checked out Sew! Mama! Sew!'s 30 Days of Gifts to Sew? I am flattered that they included my lunch bag tutorial amongst so many great projects. Thanks ladies!

Thanks for the pillow love. And have a great Monday.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

because melissa asked me

"girl, why don't you sew for yourself?!"

because melissa said

no, i can't wear it. but it makes me happy. and right now that's what it's all about. {thanks for the suggestion my friend.}

have a lovely weekend

{hmmm...something is seriously wrong with the focus on my camera..}