Update

05/20/2013

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I've been busy working away on a bunch of new work including some pieces for the upcoming show "Collections" over at the Silk Weaving Studio. As I mentioned I'm collaborating with Claire from Heyday Design who does such beautiful porcelain pieces. I can't wait to see our pieces interact with each other.

A little sneak peek of mine (sorry about the darkish picture).
Weaving is getting more and more difficult with my bulging baby belly...I'm much slower too. I guess this is a bit of training for when the baby comes because things are going to slow WAY down. 

xo
 
 
It's been a while, hasn't it. I've thought of you often little neglected blog (and blog readers). Here are a few things that has happened since January:

  • I had a birthday...yeah that happens every February. It was lovely. I received some lovely presents, one of which are the most beautiful hand knit socks from my best bud over in the UK.
  • Spring has sprung here in Vancouver. It's pretty sweet. You know it's spring when all the cherry blossoms come out (and there are LOTS).
  • Lots of my lady friends have had babies! So many little baby boys around, it's the best.
  • Working on a very exciting project over at the Silk Weaving Studio, which we will be announcing very soon.
  • Started my pieces for the Collections exhibition that is happening in June, in which I am collaborating with this lovely lady. I've been such a big fan of her work for a long time now and am so excited to see our pieces together. More details on the show to come.

And...well...I am making something else. Probably the most difficult thing I've ever made...a baby. Yes, I am expecting, due this summer. We are so excited. After feeling very sick for the first while, I'm happy to report that I'm feeling good these days.

So there you go, you're up to date. I will do my best to update this space a little more often.

xo

 

Ooops

06/24/2012

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Wow it's  been a while...does anyone even visit here anymore? According to analytics you do...my apologies for not updating lately. In my defense, I have had a lot going on.

One of the things I've been up to is...I got married! I had a super romantic wedding and married an awesome man. I feel really lucky.

Now that things are starting to settle down, I'm going to get back to work full blast. I have some new ideas that I've been working out and can't wait to make it happen. Basically it will be a new collection of wovens and other textile delights for Fall. In the meantime, I still have some Spring/Summer things available through my etsy shop so please visit and take a look.

And lastly, thank you lovely readers for continuing to visit. I will try my hardest to actually make it worth your while.

xo

 

white

03/18/2012

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bday pies

03/10/2012

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For the Mr's bday back in Feb, I baked him a mixed berry pie. He loves pie. I prefer cake but whatever ;) Although berries aren't in season right now in Vancouver, I did get some organic ones--he really likes berry pies. I don't normally bake pies because the dough is so tricky but I followed Smitten Kitchen's recipe and it worked out great. Have I mentioned how much I love Smitten Kitchen? I swear every recipe that I've tried from her blog works perfectly.

There was a little too much liquid while baking so it sort of flooded the one side of the pie....ah well, it was so delicious and the filling did firm up after cooling.

Below is a test swatch of something I'm working on. Printed warps...I'm in love with them.

xo
 
 
One of the things that I've learned since trying to sell my work is that you constantly have to review things. Review your work, review your website, your shop, everything until you find something that works and feels right. I'm also always reviewing ways to streamline my process, because as you can imagine, weaving takes a while and in order to make my work somewhat affordable, it takes some careful planning and research.

Another thing I'm always thinking about is how to photograph my work properly. It's still something I'm working on but this week I feel like I'm getting closer. This latest series of pics, for me, captures what the textile is about. I wanted a way to capture colour, sheen, texture and  how the textile drapes. I also wanted to see all the pieces together as a series...natural dyes look great together.

Anyway, I should get the day started. I'm weaving the whole day...I feel really lucky that I get to do that.

xo
 

Sunday

02/05/2012

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I've written before about how much I love Sundays. I always feel creative, probably because I feel relaxed.

I guess for some people Sundays suck...cause it means back to work. I remember feeling that way in a past career. But now, I feel really lucky. I get to work on my own stuff and weave for someone else too! It's really rad...it's kind of a dream come true.

Some new silk bracelets in the shop. I'm really in love with these. I've been wearing one for a while, giving it a test run. They look so pretty especially stacked.

Happy Sunday.
xo
 
 
I can't believe it's the end of January already, how did that happen? I had all these grand plans and didn't get through half. Time to write a revised to do list.

I've been taking pics of things I still have for sale...that's been difficult because there has been very little sun in Vancouver.

I also have been weaving tons and doing some of my own product development. I mentioned before that things are slow with this but I like where it's leading me so I'm going to try to be patient.

Coming soon, some pretty textile jewelry. Little things to wear on your wrists...

xo
 
 
Yup, it looked like this yesterday morning...it didn't last but everything is still white. I walked to the silk weaving studio yesterday (it's only about a 20-25 minute walk) and the streets were quiet.

Tons of people were still waiting for their buses--everything was delayed.

Doing some dyeing this morning.

xo
 
 
We woke up to snow here in Vancouver. A light dusting anyway. It's cold enough that it's not really melting either...really pretty.

I'm in my studio, weaving, spinning and dyeing.

I'm trying to be more of a regular poster on my blog...I used to be so good. Gonna try.

xo