Monday, June 22, 2009

Your Daily Dose of Purple

So judging by my blog you can see that pink and green are my favorite colors. But running a close third is purple. I Love purple. I think it started when I was about 5 years old. I used to visit my next door neighbor alot (I was a chatty kathy kid). She was an older woman who was always out in the yard tending to her grapes (yes, grape vines!) and bees (yes! bees!). Thinking back now, she was very hippy...Ah hah! so that's were my bohemian spirit initiated. Anyway, the point here is that she always used to invite me in for some cold iced tea, lemonade, etc. and her WHOLE kitchen was purple. INCLUDING the refridgerator. Very cool. I loved her house. Sadly the people who bought my parents old house also bought that house and tore them both down. I know, makes me want to cry. There is something to be said about older houses with character as opposed to new mansions. They are just not the same. So, here's some purple, enjoy!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's day Daddy! I love this very old photo. It's my favorite of the two of us. I was just a year old, the first daughter and grandchild to my Grandmother who is standing in the backround. Have a great day! I am luck to be able to see my dad today.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Path Less Traveled

This year Mr. S and I joined an organic farm co-op. Yesterday was our first day for pickup (we split with another family) and first official day at the farm. This is an awesome thing. You buy a "share" of the harvest from june through november. I have been wanting to do this for a long time now and this year the opportunity presented itself. So this week was pick your own strawberries and snow/sugar snap peas. Trust me I grew up with a huge garden in the backyard and I love to play in the dirt, but I am extremely tick paranoid. This being said you can see the dilemma I was faced with as I went to pick the peas. I was in the row that was so overgrown. But I forged forward and took the path less traveled. I found it to be quite meditative and I could have stayed in that pea patch for hours. I am sharing some photos of the farm with you. My inlaws were visiting us so we took them with us. It was an awesome time and the bounty was plenty! Last night I made a fresh Arugala salad with shaved parmesan chees, toasted pine nuts and a homemade lemon vinegarette, Yummy!!!!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Crazy Inspired

I have been full of inspiration lately! I just keep creating, and coming up with new concepts. And ruffles, did I tell you I am in love with ruffles? I'm giving you a sneak peak at my latest design before it goes up in the shop~the ruffle cowl, wild woman style! I also started working with organic cotton (for the Andrea shawl) I love the softness of the yarn and the idea that it's eco-friendly. I am having so much fun! Isn't that what being passionate for you craft is all about? Joy!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Vintage Shopping

This morning Michele and I got up early and went to the Golden Nugget Antique market. For once it was not raining here! This was my first time to this market although I have passed it quite a few times on my way to New Hope. I went with the goal of 2 things: vintage keys and lace/doilies. It was a super successful day. This is only a small portion of the 2 bags worth of lace I walked out of there with. So lots of handwashing in my future, but I don't mind one bit. I cannot wait to start working with these! I am so fascinated by the altered couture and use of vintage linens/lace/doilies. I bought a book yesterday on How to Manipulate Fabric. This is on my nightstand for reading asap! The very last stall we went to is where I purchased all the flowers and a bunch of vintage collars. All together an awesome day, spent with an awesome girlfriend. Thanks Michele :) You rock!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Happiknits Gets Illustrated

So exciting! I did a collaboration with Holly from Holly Illustration. I think it came out awesome! I approached her with the idea and a photo of a new capelet, and she really captured the essence of my designs. She has inspired me to create a capelet similar to the cream/lilac one in the photo~~it's almost finished! Thank you Holly, your work is amazing!