Thursday, November 29, 2012

2nd quilt

a couple of photos of the second quilt, completed. this was a custom order.. images by k. johnson

( 1st )

I never posted a full, color photo of the 1st quilt I made.. image by kyle johnson

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

( where to )

anaise is truly the best of stores

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

hand ( dots )

hand painted silk-lined leather gloves. available for custom order here

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


wow.. navajo churro felted pet bed (or beautiful home textile of any sort) $58

Thursday, November 15, 2012

to be ( fair )

it can be a battle to stay positive. maybe this is more true in Seattle, though, probably not.. its something of a challenge anywhere.

to consider what's wrong isn't efforted- its natural, unavoidable maybe. to consciously bring to mind all that is right- not wrong- is less natural

in seattle..

- it is safe
- it is peaceful
- it is not too crowded
- it is close to beautiful nature
- there are many creative & friendly people
- we are pretty open
- it is private
- it is slow to medium paced
- it has lots of good coffee
- it has macrina

we are lucky, and we ought to feel it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

( ceramics )

one of my favorite destinations for interesting & beautiful pottery pieces, bray ceramics. these things grow on you.


Julia has just finished sewing up pouches & wallets from leather I painted..

- small pouches
- medium pouches
- Milo wallets (love these!)

Sunday, November 11, 2012


surprisingly, on our trip to scandinavia last year, I didn't find lots of knitwear (that was really compelling) like I'd expected. two exceptions- one was a men's sweater from acne.. the other, a piece from gudrun & gudrun, a brand out of the Faroe Islands.

forgot all about them. reminded courtesy of craft & culture

Saturday, November 10, 2012

( where )


I'm not one much for bridal- anything- but even my curmudgeony soul must admit how pretty these things can be.. and I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a better source for a beautiful, affordable dress than dear golden vintage

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

( tunes )

"be the best fucking human that you can be !!"


check out Andrew Jackson Jihad. I am so excited about this music.

( nw )

beautiful NW handmade jewelry, here

( tried but.. )

I'm bad at pottery : / just tossing that out there..


jacob pelt

( perch )

handmade wood & sheepskin stool, $87 including shipping from Romania

( available )

 several sheepskins are currently available in Nistock Farms' shop. these are often completely sold out, so I thought I would mention it. these pelts are some of the very best!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

( check )

check out my friend Aly's blog.. it is undergoing a transformation! post 1 of its new life as a politically oriented- yet still stylistically exciting & original- blog

Monday, November 5, 2012

( seen )

I'm always looking around for blankets.. I don't need any. this one, here

Sunday, November 4, 2012

( fewer )

I'm trying to simplify

( packed )

sweet yuka's package

( woven ) then..

I wove this on my lap loom the other day. it wasn't originally what I'd hoped for, so I worked on it over the following days, and finished it yesterday.

its various lives- secrets ;) - and processes are covered over on the back with a black linen patch.

this piece is woven, stitched & stuffed, and the yarn is undyed handspun wool