Tuesday, January 29, 2013

simply, selfishly

I always hope / expect that I will leave things alone after the latest home reorganization. maybe, maybe this time.. since I finally did what I actually wanted, rather than what felt new but was still meeting some sort of generalized expectation for the interior of a house.

there are a few canvas floor cushions for guests to sit on.. I had a few people over this past weekend and, to me, it felt like the best way to open up this small space.

this set up feels honest. I find its really hard to come by that feeling

Monday, January 28, 2013

( kids ) book

did you ever read this book when you were a kid? I kept having the story & message pop into my head recently, and luckily my rather sharp Dad somehow remembered the title (truly, I'm impressed)

reading this book gave me the early notion that once something material was no longer useable in one way, it still very well might be in another. so important!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


for sale- SOLD


we no longer need this mid-century wooden bench, so its available if anyone would like to purchase it! bench only, no cushions or sheepskins- or cats- included. seattle local pick-up would be best, but shipping is possible.

though, with purchase of the bench I could tell you the secret of where I found my navajo churro pelts :)

email me at info@shopmetrode.com if interested! $150

Friday, January 25, 2013


I'm working on a photo project. feeling a bit rusty, but glad to be trying to make images I like

Thursday, January 24, 2013


recent weaving on my floor loom with this yarn

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

here, it is

kauai is a vibrant, surprising, varied, strange, relaxing, beautiful place to visit

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

( where )

we are in kauai

Saturday, January 12, 2013

rabbit ( weaving )

I cut several rabbit pelts into strips & then stitched the ends together to form a continuous strand for weaving, on my lap loom

images show front & back

made also..

& I made this last week. I wanted a place to store throw blankets in our living room. I wove deerskin leather & then hand-stitched around the edges, leaving the four outermost ends long enough to attach to the hardware of the table legs (made a small hole in the leather, fitted this over a threaded post & replaced the washer/nut over it)

( made )

a few things I've made or added to our house recently. the sun is out again today so photos are actually possible!

\ jacob lambskin on this ottoman
/ walnut slab table- I bought a finished slab from this store, then made walnut legs for it on the lathe & put it all together with the critical help of my friend joel
\ felted wool rug I made

Friday, January 11, 2013

through knit

my friend Brynn & I designed a knitted curtain for the back door of my house, and Brynn knitted it flawlessly. only issue with such an item- edges roll on the sides.

this is the first time I've seen this shadow cast through the curtain by something called the sun.. which has decided to visit us in seattle today

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

sale / woven & leather

mine & Julia's woven / leather totes + clutch are now on sale at 30% off! shop here