Monday, October 31, 2011

( everyday )

current free time activity of choice..

Sunday, October 30, 2011


good news! images in store can now be clicked for a full resolution (1000 x 1000) view. good for details!

(definitely take a closer look at this, if you will)

gift / fabric

last year I bought a number of 1 yard pieces of vintage kimono fabric as holiday gifts for friends. I think there's a lot of creative possibility in receiving a small piece of lovely fabric, & I'll be doing it again this year

through nov. 3rd, there's a 25% off coupon code too- SHOP25 at creatively supplied

Thursday, October 27, 2011

family ( quilt )

I'm working on a new project, just something to do for myself & ultimately, my home

my mom & grandfather sent me an older family quilt this week, one in need of some repair. I decided to give it a full update using fabrics I've saved over the past years & months

I'm adding in some batting where its fallen out; using some very soft alpaca

I think its going to take a very long time, not least because I'm making up any idea of how to do this (& my sewing skills could use improvement.) but I'm excited

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

coming soon!

next week, new in store..

leather totes
wooden housewares
handmade jewelry

(top left image, credit)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

( everyday ) +

finally have a little tiny pair of everyday earrings. I stopped by totokaelo to say hello to christine, their newest employee.. she sold me on these. I can't remember the designer now, but they were quite reasonable/affordable despite being 14k gold

(& for the first time, I saw this ring in person.. it is really stunning)

Monday, October 24, 2011

I've just been given two gifts-

one in concept, as its to be completed at a later date, holding the promise of a wonderful surprise in the mail sometime soon

one on my doorstep this evening

I'm overwhelmed by the feeling of being given to-
the power & beauty of giving freely

& I love these gifts, so the impact is multiplied..

the feeling of being known, loved & understood

these things aren't things, but vehicles of love & feeling, appreciation
& happiness.

I feel so grateful. thank you so much, friends

home / idea

recommend: cream canvas shelf & drawer liner

it lays very nicely (the quality is good)

( little bit )

color in kitchen.. we have red, light blue, dark green

( pie sunday )

we made a pie yesterday. it was a long, really lovely process. & now I'm enjoying the outcome :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

( friend )

man. I am going to miss my friend. have a great trip, toby!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

( idea )

I am really inspired by this idea.. check it out!

no trash project via mociun

Friday, October 21, 2011


vintage chunky knit sweater $46

les prairies de paris chunk cable knit sweater $305

( pine )

I'm a big fan of this color. it is always striking.. apc wool sweater

(must not buy wool products prior to scandinavia trip..

Thursday, October 20, 2011

( fall )

my friend brought me some toasted pumpkin seeds. yum!

( bed move )

last week (or maybe two weeks now), we decided to saw off the large headboard we'd had on our bed frame. I didn't love the color of it, and it was too big.

a simplified platform bed made for various placement options. for now, we've moved it under the windows. we have such weak winter light here, and I thought it might help to be nearer to it in the morning

I also moved in a chair/lamp as a place to read before bed. its not really 'finished,' but I like the way this set-up feels. next, a pair of bedside tables..

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

( swatch )

close up printed silk blouse
close up printed cotton skirt

( textural )

its the cumulative sense of texture I like most about these pieces. the whole vision is calm, modern, present & friendly. & it turns out erin and I are hometown buddies..

soft rock

I think that this is so cute

Monday, October 17, 2011

[ update ]

a few more for fall & winter!


vintage printed silk blouse (sold)
vintage oversize caramel wool cardigan (sold)
vintage belted grey wool coat (sold)
vintage chunky knit wool sweater
vintage navy wool trousers (sold)
vintage printed cotton skirt
vintage dove silk blouse (sold)

( pendleton ) print

I'm always excited to see what pendleton has added to their collection in the fall. I like these shams.. its really just the black & white & grey ones for me

Sunday, October 16, 2011

( warm legs )

if I were to get one more fall/winter item, it'd be these leggings

the seller, charlotte, is one of the sweetest women I've worked with recently. her customer service is exceptional

Friday, October 14, 2011

( seattle flea )

today! I'll be at the century ballroom indoor flea market from 11am-3pm. my friend ashley will be joining me with some wood & ceramic pieces for sale

I hope you'll be there too!

where: indoor flea market, 2nd fl. oddfellows building (Pine & 10th, Capitol Hill Seattle)
when: saturday 10/15, 11am - 3pm (today!)
what: wool throws, vintage clothing, wooden bowls, sheepskins, felted pieces & more

( at home / coffee )

warm soy milk, small scoop of sugar, tiny bit of cinnamon, stovetop (decaf) espresso..

(my favorite [thrift store] saucer.. it makes me really happy)

I've never had a coffee I enjoyed better than this super simple (& affordable) one at home

( glass & sun )

useful. were I in the market for new glasses, these would be them

Thursday, October 13, 2011

( sheep lady )

I've worked with a few artists this fall to make a some nice custom clothing items. last but absolutely not least was this felted jacket, the design for which was mine & the creation, monika

she felted gotland wool over cotton gauze, and lined it all in hand-dyed silk. she's amazing, and self-taught!

( prints )

christine & I made a nice trade.. prints for jeans!

Monday, October 10, 2011

( update )

vintage clothing update!

vintage loden wool cardigan ( sold )
vintage wool stir-up trousers ( sold )
vintage merino sweater coat ( sold )
vintage grey cashmere pullover ( sold )
vintage burnt caramel belted coat ( sold )
vintage minimal charcoal shift ( sold )
vintage olive wool maxi skirt ( sold )
vintage heathered wool-blend sweater ( sold )
vintage tangerine jersey skirt ( sold )
vintage charcoal merino maxi skirt ( sold )