It’s been a lovely week, from top to bottom:
All the summer clothes are stained and little toes grow into new sizes of shoes :: soap in one and honey in the other, happy to support my friends and local businesses filling up jars :: a little friend that has been visiting our yard, eating the clover and leaving us ‘presents’ on the sidewalk :: the annual crab apple pick, so so many shaken off the tree and taken to a local restaurant – happy to pass them on :: celebrated our eight year anniversary! found this gem from when we were 18 and working together at a summer camp, where playing dress up and dropping people in the lake = young love :: I am loving this book, since canning intimidates me. Even if you don’t follow the recipes, the idea of small batches is wonderful ::
~ happiest long weekend to you! ~
From top to bottom, wishing you a happy week…
Does everyone want a guinea pig, or is it just me. still :: Knitted goods, by Lucky Boy Sunday :: These amazing tents! :: This cup, not just for camping :: The Fanfare organic flannel collection by Made By Rae, because seriously, this fabric is so nice. It puts fabric store flannel to shame :: This book, because I read it in two days (! unheard of !) :: Bobo Choses clothing, sheesh, i love it :: Those masks are kind of amazing? :: knitted crown, because I still want one, and still can’t knit :: Donna Wilson turtle 🙂
In July, I made these custom wedding dolls – a gift from my dear friends to their sister. Without their knowing, I worked from pictures of the wedding outfits. I was loving the sweetheart neckline and lace of her dress, and the way the veil turned out as such a nice detail. On him, it was the removable navy suit jacket, the stripey tie and the stubble (!) These dolls somehow felt extra special and I feel lucky to be involved in such a gift. Happy wedding R&J!
I am so excited to share this loveliness from Felting Dreams – these little mice have been Etsy favorites of mine for years now. Who doesn’t love a teeny tiny mouse all dressed up? The little glasses, the overalls, Gah! The cute is overwhelming, plus her styling is genius. I just love everything about it. The maker, Johana, is a fiber artist living in Chile. She uses little wire frames, wool, and other bits to create the clothing and accessories. I enjoyed reading her ‘about’ section of her Etsy shop, it feels so honest and humble and fits perfectly with these sweet little creatures.
Felting Dreams is here on Etsy ~ Thank you for letting me share these Johana!
I have been hesitant to share the news of getting a new studio space for a while now – summer has been a bit overwhelming (when isn’t it though?) and I could barely even think about this space. I wasn’t even sure that it was the right thing to do, since my kids are little and working from home allows a bit more flexibility. But as I’ve painted and started to move things in over the last week, I am more and more excited about it. The space is a garage that was built as a studio, and was the former workplace of my dear friend Cathy – so I have already spent a lot of hours there over cups of wine and good conversation. I am excited to have a place to work that is away from my home, so that I can spend some focused time there and not be distracted by household things. And the truth is, I need the change (I.always.need.the.change) Hopefully a lot of lovely plush things will come out of these doors. To new beginnings!
From top to bottom,
I know these are weeds, but I avoid pulling them out because they bloom purple :: the sprinklers turned on for the hottest evenings, and if (when) we ever move, there will be a moment where I miss this archway covered in grape vines and this big lovely yard (work that it is…) :: hydrangeas always remind me of my friend S, over at calligraphy of east :: I don’t do that much photography ‘work’ anymore, but when I do, the images that come out of it surprise me so, and are like nothing I could have planned. This little face is my friend’s sweet daughter, and the mama is ready to greet another sweet little face at the bottom here :: above, she wanted a canola field but we were too late in the season. Fortunately, in Saskatchewan, there is always a field of something yellow, somewhere :: and a little bird from some product photos for my dear artist friend (see, I really only photograph my friends…) Shauna Buck, and part of her Alphabetical Aviary series ::
Hope you’re having the nicest August weekend,
xo – erin