Life has been so full, yet somehow when I try to write there have been no words. So instead of words here are a few pictures…
With the kids back in school and P back at work things around here are starting to return to normal. Last week went surprisingly well. The girls’ first day of school was Wednesday. I’m always so nervous for them on their first day- especially at a new school. They however did not seem to be phased one bit. Here they are on the way in…
And yes, they did pick out those outfits entirely by themselves. Crochet poncho? Why not. Mesh fingerless gloves? It’s all in the details I’m told. Have I ever mentioned that my kids are very opinionated when it comes to fashion?
Anyways, with everyone out of the house I’ve finally had time to work on some ideas that have been brewing. It all started with this necklace
I bought this necklace from a friend of mine who sells Stella & Dot and I absolutely love it. The only problem was that I couldn’t find the right earrings. Stella & Dot sell some, but I wasn’t wild about them. I wore plain gold hoops with it, but they were just ok. So, I decided to make some. This is what I came up with and I’m pretty pleased.
They’re simple enough to not compete with the necklace, but they are also pretty enough that I can wear them on their own. The stones do actally match the necklace although I know that they look a bit darker in this picture.
Well, it turns out that making earrings is pretty fun and kind of addictive (you have been warned!). I’ve made way more than I intended to so I’ve listed a few in my shop. Let me know what you think.
Hello! I apologize that it has been such a long time. So much has happened since my last post. First there was this…
Then there was a whole lot of this…
To be completely honest P did all of the driving and the girls and I went to stay with my parents over Christmas. My parents have moved to West Virginia since the last time we visited so we were all excited to check out their new area. There were beautiful farms everywhere and lots of great hiking.
Finally, the day after Christmas, we made the last leg of our journey and landed in the Sunshine State! This is where I was born and where we lived before we moved to Seattle. I’m so glad that we had the chance to experience the Pacific Northwest and I will miss my friends there tremendously, but I can’t tell you how happy I am to be “home.” I took this picture one of the first days here and I think it pretty much sums it up. Oh, how I have missed the sun!
I hope that your new year is starting off just as beautifully.
26 days. This is how long I have before my family picks up and moves yet again. I’m excited about this move, but like all moves it is bittersweet. I’ve done this quite a few times now, but the feelings are always the same: sadness about leaving the people you’ve grown close to, uncertainty about whether or not this is the right decision, excitement about the possiblities.
In one very important way, this move is different from all our others. For the first time we are choosing to move back to somewhere we have lived before. I’ve never done that before and I’m keeping my fingers crossed- I know that this place will have changed in the few years that we have been gone. I know that we have changed too. Still, I’m very hopeful.
Anyways, we’ve known that this was coming so we’ve been trying to seek out all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I’d seen breathtaking pictures of Deception Pass and I finally made it there myself. It did not disappoint.
Lately we’ve been…
Visiting Nightmare at Beaver Lake
Setting up a cemetery
Practicing our flying skills
Donning crazy wigs and costumes
And enjoying some snuggles
I hope your fall is splendid as well!
As you may have noticed, I like to make stuff. I always have a project of some sort going and the evidence of this is all over my house. There’s the knitting on the table in the living room, the pile of fabric and patterns in the dining room (I’ve got to get moving on those Halloween costumes), the box of old belts and metal blanks (trying my hand at handstamping)- you get the idea. While we don’t have room at the moment for my own studio space I’m hoping that before too long…
Here are some studios that have been fueling my daydreams lately:
Janelle Gaw’s studio via The Everygirl
Amanda Soule’s studio via SouleMama
Artemis Russell’s shed via Junkaholique
And have you seen Caitlyn’s space??? So, so, lovely! via roostblog