Tiny Project #1

Its a good thing I love fabric because we have an abundance of cloth in our home. Aside from the patterned yards waiting to be cut and sewn into pants or bibs or aprons, most of the cloth is less refined and heavily used. Dish […]

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What Did You Make Today?

One night last week when I got home from a yoga class, Ray was watching a community television station from Fresno California on his ipad. He was excited to then be able to watch the station on our TV. It wasn’t a program he really […]

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Creative Moments

When I wrote, last week, about beginning something new I mentioned that creativity is always a process of learning and making. I want to remind all of us how important it is to enjoy the process because the final results are rarely guaranteed to be […]

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Bread Day

I’ve been seriously dabbling in bread making for years. I’ve tried both sourdough and commercial yeast recipes. I’ve made free form loaves and loaves in pans. I was baking regularly a couple of years ago and turning out pretty good loaves of bread. But I […]

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Making with Care

I’m not sure the weather could be any more dismal than it is this morning. Everything outside is gray and brown. The snow is almost all gone but there are few welcome signs of spring to take its place. On a more positive note, I […]

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The Joy of Making

At the end of last week I started working on a quilt. I have been wanting to make a quilt for our little one and I decided that I should get started on it while I still have time. I fell in love with this […]

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Over the Weekend

  I’m easing into Monday of what promises to be a busy week. I spent most of Saturday in the kitchen. Using up veggie scraps to make stock, turning oranges, sugar, butter and eggs into orange cardamom curd (which I cooked for too long. I […]

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This Week in the Studio

Aprons, dishcloths, and cloth napkins are all constant use in my kitchen. Well, I admit that I don’t wear an apron as often as I should, but for big projects or days with lots of cooking I certainly put one on. These kitchen textiles are […]

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Simple Hand Salve

Planting seeds, digging in the soil, scrubbing surfaces and getting ready for spring is an exciting chance to nurture new life. But all this work can take its toll on your hardworking hands. After a day on the farm my hands are dry and rough. […]

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