(via building block)
stunning bags from building block in tokyo, the line is not for sell yet but you can inquire for selected styles. so sweet and simple with a stellar touch of design, they make me happy. there are some beautiful handcrafted quilts too. oh love.
and now back to a bit of the normal life. it was a great holiday week + such a treat to hang out every day with miss beans, like old times. we went on ferry rides, visited our favorite shops + walked through downtown to discover new treasures, one being suzanne tidwell’s knitted trees in pioneer square. we had a week full of laughter, spelling, writing new words, baking, cooking + eating, it was all so very lovely.
here are a few lovelies from the week:
-meeting the boy at work for lunch
-finally getting my office (mostly) organized(!)
-purging the old
-dreaming of the new
-hand building holiday gifts
-spending time with family
-watching lucy’s aunt braid her hair
-cups of my favorite tea
-ending the week with brunch and a market trip with friends
take a moment to make a lovely list of your own.
happy friday sweet friends! this weekend we are off to celebrate a very special boy in our lives, joshua. he will be eight. when josh was born he sent dave + i into a baby whirlwind, we were head over heels in love with him + then soon after became parents ourselves. nothing has changed. joshua’s sweet heart, sense of humor + passion for life is unmatched. he is truly special + our entire family is lucky to have him. we will be baking him a cake, like we have done every year since his first birthday, as well as designing a card where josh is always a super hero, this year it’s luigi. it feels like such a blessing to celebrate family + to have all the memories + stories to tell, especially when they start from the absolute beginning. happy birthday josh, we love you from here to there + everywhere! xo.
sweater #2 for miss beans is complete! i followed the fisherman pullover pattern omitting the front panel + making it short sleeved. i used cascade 220, which i pretty much have only used for felting, but i am impressed with the kind of fabric it knits up + i love these colors together. this is a christmas gift for the miss + there may be one more in the works, which dave might give a simple cable pattern a try.
it the midst of all the endless searching for knitting projects for the holidays i came upon this beautiful cowl which i am dreaming of making for myself. the pattern can be found here and is made with the most squishy delightful yarn. i am truly smitten!
today i met a dear friend for coffee + she ordered something that blewn my mind + tastebuds. we met at cupcake royale and she ordered a tiramisu cupcake affogato(!), a cupcake sitting upon two shots of espresso. it was to die for, okay not to die for, but to go back for several more times before the tiramisu cupcake is off the menu. it. is. a. must.
i also wanted to share a short lovely list with you:
-handmade gift making is in the works
-enjoyed a delicious breakfast club at monsoon
-happy to finally have a working furnace
-hanging out with the brother on friday
tell someone something nice
not all who wander are lost
october’s card are trickling in still. a year of mailable art is almost complete + ideas for next year’s projects are in the works. i will be sending a call for artists for next year’s group so if you would like to get on the email list be sure to email your address so i can add you. firstname.lastname@example.org more from this years group can be seen here.
post script: sorry for the horrid lighting, oh iphone + all its convenience.
a few photos from halloween that i have wanted to share, the lovely + regal pocahontas, spooky witch salad and (veggie) sausage mummies and then we were off to collect candy, which lucy has since traded in for some sparkly purple cheerleaders (aka pom poms).
this past week as flown by + now its already wednesday and i have yet to make a list of all the things that i was grateful for last week. so here it goes:
-foraged for mushrooms with my neighbor
-the discovery of pita pizzas(!)
-finished my second sweater for miss beans
-catching up + having dinner with one of
our favorite families (minus the dad)
-lively entertaining having another baby
-waking up to 500 kisses from lucy one morning
knitted my first sweater (ever) for miss beans, the chunky yarn made it a quick knit so i had it done in about a week. i am now addicted and have started on another. i used an acrylic blend which i thought would be nice for washing but as you can see its already starting to fuzz + pill a bit, so from now on i will stick with natural fibers. i love the color choice, which lucy helped with. its a veera pattern that you can get here, she has some adult ones that are lovely too. lucy wore it 3 days in a row, which means its a hit + it makes her mama feel smittened that she can make her things she can wear + feel loved in.