Foraging & Feasting

I am an amateur forager... wait, that's giving myself too much credit. I am an aspiring forager. I read books and a lot of online material about the topic. I'm proud to say that I've picked some wild stuff (shown above, mustard greens). I am lucky, though, because the area in which I live is …

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The Best Ceramic Bowl Ever!!!

I know it sucks, but I'm in love! Also, it's my first, so by the laws of nature, I have to be in love. I began the class 5 weeks ago and after the first session I was not in the best of spirits. Turns out being a ceramicist is actually pretty difficult. I am …

A handmade life?

I originally designed this website/blog as a showcase for my crocheted and crafted goods. However, even from the beginning, I knew that wasn't exactly what I wanted. I want to create a space where I can share with others my journey from buying into the consumerism-hype, not caring about the loss of quality in our …

I’m An Amazing Hooker. Be Jealous.

I first saw this on Pinterest, but I couldn't resist seeing if I could get it. This image comes from CafePress, which is a pretty cool online shop where you can buy already printed items or have your own designs printed.

Loop & Leaf

"We are a yarn shop specializing in unique, artisan yarns designed to enlighten & inspire. A few brands we carry: Habu, Shibui, Handmaiden, Lorna's Laces, Jade Sapphire, Lantern Moon, Araucania, Koigu, Madelinetosh...." Loop & Leaf is a shop located in Santa Barbara, CA and has recently become my go-to place for all things yarn. Not …

Plarn

I know this has been covered everywhere on the internet, but I think it is such a fun, simple idea. For those of you who have not read up on this, plarn is a portmanteau, or blend, word that was created to describe the product of making plastic strands to use as yarn. If you …