Choosing the Right Materials

It takes time to learn how fiber/fabrics behave I’m a relatively new knitter and am working on my first sweater for myself…I’m 9 months into it! I hope I love it. The yarn is a locally milled and sourced, undyed Alpaca. It’s a rich, deep chocolately brown that I adore and is so silky to […]


How I Plan My Garment Sewing

I have a strong inner nerd, who loves to plan, sketch, dream and consider the possibilities before narrowing it all down. I love taking inventory of what I have and looking for holes to fill with my garment sewing and knitting…I LOVE filling a need. In my wardrobe, in my life, in my work. So, […]


Living Wholeheartedly

Have you witnessed, or experienced your own, wholehearted expression? There’s a magic to it. Something I can’t quite articulate; that I can only see from the corner of my eye. People lean in, energetically drawn to a person who is able to show up without pretense, without armor, without the need for adulation. Wholly in […]


Our Bodies are Just Right

I’ve been teaching a series of classes locally on sewing knit garments…a t-shirt, skirt and leggings. The students and I jumped right in with pattern drafting on the skirt and leggings and with pattern manipulation on the t-shirt because that’s what I love. The ability to get your most perfect fit. The magic that comes […]



I’m pondering grace today. The word keeps surfacing in my reading and thoughts and this morning I decided to spend time with it’s meaning. It’s a nuanced word…moving with beauty and elegance; in favor; a sense of politeness and consideration; ornamentation in order to beautify; the thanks we give before eating, and the one that […]


Honestly, Change is Hard

My wee boy began preschool this fall.  It’s been hard.  It’s the first time he’s been dropped off with a gaggle of other kids with or without his mama.  Each day has gotten a bit harder as he begins to anticipate his fear of being “left”.  It breaks this mama’s heart when he runs after […]


Surface Design Exploration

I’m a maker.  It’s in my soul.  Making gives my everyday life deeper meaning.  While I love making clothes, I’m not always in love with the patterns or colors or types of fabric that are available.  Using materials that are gentle on both the planet and people is a value of mine but that limits […]


Natural Dye Notes – Onion Skins, Cochineal and Logwood

I’ve been dabbling in natural dyes for a couple of years…not consistently or often, but on occasion.  At first I wasn’t hooked. That’s not really true, I love the concept…taking plants and natural materials and making dyes for our cloth in the same ancient ways as our distant ancestors.  That appeals to me big time.  […]


The power of enough Space and for the love of squash

In my garden there are several volunteer squash plants.  I’m a first time gardener, so rather than wisely thinning them out, I’ve delighted in their wish to become an edible harvest in my little garden and have left every single one.  If you are a gardener you know how this ends.  While I was not […]


My love of Bullet Journaling

  I’ve always been a lover of lists.  Lists with little boxes to check when completed.  Packing lists.  Making lists.  To do lists.  Grocery lists.   Lists of restaurants visited on a 3 month road trip.  List of books I’ve read.  All of the lists.   Making a plan and writing a list has brought me a […]