Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Tape

My new favorite thing ... Happy Tape! Found them at a great new little sewing and screenprinting studio/shop in South Pasadena called Common Threads. More about the studio here. Wrapped my nephew's bday gift with happiness this past weekend. Simple pleasures, no?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

drying dishes

color inspiration in my sink.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Room Loom Opening Night

The finished Room Loom by Julia Sherman. Amazing community effort. Check out everyone's contributions here. The Room Loom concept is quickly spreading. Sounds like Julia plans to eventually have all the Room Looms show together.

Evelyn Ackerman wallhangings

My favorite Evelyn Ackerman wallhangings at the Mingei. More here.

Summer Sky

summer skies!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Green Pillows

My first shot using an 8 harness loom doing another shadow weave pattern. I love seeing the yarn colors together on the floor; I made 2 pillows each with a 31 end which made my warp a zaggy 90" long on the warping board; my weaving on the loom with 2 boat shuttles; peek into the studio; and then what one pillow will look like on the couch after I actually sew it :)!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Big Sur

Big Sur is one of those majestic place where you are this tiny blip in all this earth! We spent a weekend at Treebones free of the internet and phone reception and did some serious relaxing with a few easy hikes, time in the pool, and playing backgamon. Lots of fog, but that added to the mystery and grandeur.

1. view at one of the turn outs 2. could not get enough of the colors in dried eucalyptus leaves 3. one of the Treebone yurts with the view of the ocean 4. hiking to see the waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park 5. one of several ladders you could climb over to walk down to the water (thanks Adam for the tip!).

Friday, July 10, 2009


Sometimes you just have to be bold! I love it. Brad Moore photograph via David John