Saturday, November 29, 2014

shop small

small business saturday SALE is going on in my Etsy shop – through Sunday night at midnight. 
~ use coupon code SHOPSMALL for 25% off all orders over $10 ~
& thank you to everyone for supporting small businesses!

Monday, November 17, 2014

melting pot

handmade global jewelry
untold imprint tuareg necklace
india medallion necklace
sanskrit medallion necklace
rupee necklace

necklaces in my shop made with old beads, bells, amulets, and pendants from India, Nigeria, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, Ethiopia, France, Myanmar and North Africa.

Monday, September 8, 2014

brimfield

Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield Antique Market
Another year of Brimfield came to a close yesterday and I must say, after three years of being a Brimfield dealer and shopper, I really do leave that little town with a heavy heart. It's not just the experience of selling our wares and meeting customers – it's the fellow dealers and their dogs, spending time with my Mom and my sister Zoe (who comes for every show), drinks at the end of a physically exhausting day, quiet early mornings among the tents, and stories – lots of stories. I found some beautiful things that I'll be listing in my Etsy shop in the coming weeks and above are a few beauties that I left behind ... along with sweet Greta, who stole everyone's heart.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

cutch & sandalwood

natural dyeing with cutch

natural dyeing / sandalwood and cutch

Untold Imprint naturally dyed scarf

untold imprint naturally dye scarf

untold imprint Sandalwood dyed cotton scarf

untold imprint Cutch dyed cotton scarf

I naturally dyed scarves last week with Cutch and Sandalwood. The colors are dreamy – neutral mocha brown and the palest blush pink. Both Cutch and Sandalwood are trees native to Asia. The dye stuff comes from the heartwood of these trees. I'm really enjoying the process of naturally dyeing fabric. It's slow and satisfying. Planning to do a bit more in the Fall months ahead. In the mean time, these cotton gauze scarves are in my SHOP. They're screen printed in antique gold with my 'Meditation' pattern – a repeating seated Buddha – randomly arranged along the length of the scarf.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

pillows






I decided to use some of my vintage textiles to make pillow covers. My first collection is made from a French linen sheet dating to the early 1900s and pieces of a Thai batik tribal garment from the 1960s – they were meant to be together.

In my SHOP now.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

vintage textiles

vintage fabric

embroidered vintage pillow cover

vintage handmade tassel valance

embroidered vintage pillow cover

vintage chicken feed sack

vintage textiles newly added to my SHOP this week. each one lovelier than the last . . .

Sunday, July 13, 2014

squam art workshops

squam art workshops

Many of you may know that I was recently at Squam Art Workshops for their Spring Art Fair and that I fell in LOVE with everything about the place. It was a magical evening among the trees, on a beautiful lake, with the kindest and most creative people. Sounds pretty much like heaven, right? If you follow Squam (and you should!) you've seen a gorgeous, ethereal, woven heart filled with twinkling white lights in many of their photos. Well, that heart was made by the extraordinary Harriet Goodall. Harriet is a sculptural basket maker and she led a workshop at Squam last year called, Gift of the Heart, where she shared her process and taught how to make the exquisite heart shape sculpture. Here's the most exciting part – Squam is offering Harriet's workshop online this summer through August 31st ! That means that from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night, you can experience the magic of Squam. 

All the info you need to join the class is detailed in this link: 

HUGE thanks to Elizabeth, Squam's magnificent leader, for being a torchbearer in the handmade community – nurturing endless opportunities of connection, learning, and creative goodness. 

Happy Summer and Joyful Weaving! I'll 'see' you in class . . .

(...below are a few more of my favorite moments from my weekend at Squam Lake)

squam lake

Squam Art Workshops, Spring Art Fair

Squam Lake

Thursday, March 27, 2014

libby






I thought I'd share one of the songs that I've been listening to quite a bit lately. It seemed to be a sweet match for these photos of Libby. She's a 'Peg O' My Heart' bisque doll, made by the K & H company in Santa Clara, Calif in the 1940s. I found her last week while searching for vintage textiles for my shop and I just can't bear to part with her.

the song is: We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye performed by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra & Mildred Bailey, 1932.