Peter Rabbit and the Power of People

Four months ago, Sepi (my sister-in-law’s sister-in-law) invited me to join her and Annica’s friends in organizing a baby shower for Annica. My brother and Annica are due in late April and we are all super excited for the baby to come. It took four months of planning, pinteresting, and crafting between a team of…

Unfortunately, happiness is NOT a warm bagel

Without being too overly dramatic, I am experiencing my version of the end of the world. A world that is devoid of eggs and cheese. Let me explain… For the past two years or so, somewhere in the middle of my pregnancy, I started to develop eczema. Probably something to do with hormones triggering something…

Friday Five: Good & Random

It might sound silly, but my mood seems directly tied to the effort I put into writing my Five-Minute journal. When I am too busy to make note of and remember the good things, they fall off the radar and I get myself all worked up into a ball of stress again. So yes, I…

Kitterly Pattern Roundup

Have you met Kitterly yet? Sometime last year, I remember being on a call with Mari and Elizabeth as they told me all about their plans to launch this brand new website that couples patterns and yarns in the best possible way. We talked about how much work it is to sift through nearly 200,000…

TNNA Winter 2015 Recap

Feeling like a beginner again! This past TNNA was held in Phoenix in early January. I haven’t been to the past two shows, it’s been a while since Liisa has attended the show, and Ashley… well she started working with us this past fall and she’s never been to TNNA before! And plus, this time…

Friday Five: Three Words

This Friday afternoon, I’m swaddled in the baby quilt I made for Russell, hands freezing as I type and watching the rain pour outside. But it’s all good. Over on my year-in-review post, I had mentioned that I was devising a strategy for my year and how I approach work, family, and life in general. Somewhere…

Happy Friday Five: The First Edition

So with the start of the new year, my husband and I (I think he’s still doing it) have begun the practice of writing a journal. I’ve been writing journals and diaries since I was a kid, documenting all the gory details of every unrequited love, every disagreement with my siblings, and every career-related heartbreak….

A Year in Review: 2014

This blog started off over ten years ago as a place to record my notes about what I was knitting and baking. Over the years, I’ve used it to share my crafty projects and random experiences, but more recently also to journal the things I am grateful for in this creative life. I started it…

Many, many thoughts

It’s late (read 9:05 pm) and so many thoughts are running through my head. I need time to finally, finally get clear and process 2014 before I can begin 2015. Each year, I spend the time between Christmas and New Year’s settling down to take stock and press the reset button. I’m collecting and working…