a statement.

You probably follow me on social media, and have seen me post this statement there. But in the event you don’t, and given the lens of this blog, I figured it made sense to include it here, in full. Please let me know your thoughts and thank you for continuing in this fruitful dialogue amongstContinue reading “a statement.”

make | loom beading.

I received this amazing beaded loom kit from Purl Soho last week and decided to teach myself a new craft. I’ve done a ton of peyote style beading but never tried weaving beads on a loom. I’m really pleased with this pattern; once the loom was set up (abysmal process), the beading work is doneContinue reading “make | loom beading.”

tracking journal | knitting + makes.

I’ve been tracking the days I make something (a new recipe in the kitchen, a textile art, beaded jewelry) and the days I knit, so I can gain perspective on how much I actually do create in a given year. It’s been a fruitful process because when I’m feeling like I haven’t been creative, IContinue reading “tracking journal | knitting + makes.”

misc. make | gouache beaded necklace.

I’ve been into making jewelry of late. It’s kind of this groove I am in–peyote beading, painting wooden beads, earrings. I’ve even opened a new shop, which only features this side of my making. This summer, I made a gradient wooden necklace that features shades of orange and turquoise. I’m in love with the endContinue reading “misc. make | gouache beaded necklace.”

process |shop.

I had an etsy shop years back–almost ten years back! I wasn’t at a time or space to really grow that shop or make it work. So, it closed. Lately, I’ve been thinking about certain aspects of my making–some of which I’d like to share with the world.  I’ve also got nearly a month andContinue reading “process |shop.”

sew | summer shirts.

I desperately want to get better at sewing. It never happens, mostly because I don’t have a sewing machine. And so, my mum takes me down to her studio every once in awhile to give me a lesson. But, I get lazy sometimes, and don’t want to work on my projects. I’d rather just hangContinue reading “sew | summer shirts.”

make | hand painted necklaces.

I love trying new things. As part of my recent and burgeoning studio practice, I started painting a whole host of beads without any idea where it was going. And then, I hit the spray studio. And then, I remembered I had antiqued leather and linen yarn in my stash. Eventually, these necklaces were born.Continue reading “make | hand painted necklaces.”

inspiration.

This winter, I’m learning to quilt on Sundays from my mum. She’s been a beautiful hand quilter for years, and I’m finally ready to learn her craft. At the Deerfield Fair this past weekend, I saw one of the more incredible hand quilts I’ve seen at the arts and crafts building in years. This quiltContinue reading “inspiration.”

conversation hearts.

Yes, I actually did tackle making this hallmark Valentine’s Day candy by hand. Let me tell you, it was a lot of work. The upside? Customizing the flavors, colors, and sayings (though I have yet to write anything on these babies mainly because I was so sick o of working on them 1,000 tiny littleContinue reading “conversation hearts.”