i must have been so distracted by this gorgeous Gourmet magazine spread (Peruvian feast) that i let my stitches slip off the needle. oopsy.


beginning a new S.D. project - the best part is that i am taking my time with it. when the mood strikes me, when the light is nice, when the elements are in place - that's when i shoot or swatch. it's great to not feel rushed with a project - to let it come to life at its/my own pace.

Carly - you asked me a question - i can't find your email address: but, yes...sure...good luck!


this is the fabric i bought a little while back...someday they will be napkins. someday.


in the studio today - admiring some buttons and yarns.


a very unglamorous shot of my life right now...trying to choose a color scheme for a pair of mittens in my living room which is undergoing renovations.
the creative process doesn't always cooperate with deadlines, though i finally had my ah-ha! moment for those mittens yesterday. in that moment i can clearly visualize the finished piece, which helps the swatching immensely.
recently, i was working on a submission for a magazine and i had the look and feel established in my mind, but the swatches just weren't relaying that same sensibility. i swatched and swatched...and in the end it didn't come together so i passed on submitting the design. wouldn't you know a few days later i woke up in the middle of the night and i had it - that ah-ha! moment. oh well...i'll add it to my list of designs to make for Madder!