Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!  We are on vacation in California, enjoying some sunshine and time with family.  I'm not blogging every day out here (I know, I know, I haven't been blogging every day anywhere) but I am posting an Instagram photo every day for our 10 day trip.  So if you want to see what I'm up to follow me on Instagram here!  I'm always late to every tech-party, but I've been really enjoying Instagram recently.  It's such a great way to capture life's daily beauty and special moments in images.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Under Renovation

Remember in the previous post, when I was complaining about how un-photogenic everything is at this time of year in Vermont?

Well, our house is still under renovation, and as exciting as that is, and as amazing as I hope it will look in the future, it's not very photogenic either.  Quite the opposite, right now, actually.  But here are some pictures anyway that will give you a little bit of a sense of what is going on around here without hurting your eyes.  Mostly everything is either coated in plastic or covered in drop cloths to protect the finished part of the house from the work that is getting done on the unfinished part.  The plastic coated hallway in the bottom photo is totally Dexter-worthy, don't you think?  And see the pink tile in the second photo?  Those were the tiles under the tiles of our shower.  Lovely color, right?  And we have also discovered a hidden window, which was covered up in some previous renovation, curtains still up on it and everything.  Unfortunately is is a window facing the wall of a previous addition, so it's not going to be able to be a real window again, but it will be a great storage nook.

We are leaving for 10 days in California in just a few minutes, and I'm hoping this will become the before, of a before and after post.  I am so looking forward to getting home and seeing what our rough space has become! And while we are at it, if all of the snow could melt, and the mud could dry up, that would be great. Thx!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I mean are you dead serious about this weather?  This March storm happens every year here and it is enough to make every Vermonter want to move to California.  Luckily it melts fast and we get over it, or Vermont would be an depopulated tundra.   Yeah yeah, it's pretty, I know.  You know what else is pretty? Flowers.  Leaves. Grass.  A warm yellow orb in the sky.  Harumph.

Sorry about the long blogger silence.  I struggle with this every year in this season.  I always try to use my own photos on this blog, and there is nothing photogenic about mud, bare branches, and crusty old snow.  I guess it's a good thing we are getting this storm or you probably wouldn't have heard from me for another three weeks.  And I've peppered you all enough with pictures of collages and jewelry.  

I'll try to put together a post about our renovation tomorrow, since it is definitely the biggest news around here, and taking up a good chunk of our time.  And thankfully we are headed to California in a week to hopefully escape the worst of mud season and replace it with some sun and sea.  I promise to be a much cheerier blogger after that! No one likes a grumpy blogger.


Friday, March 1, 2013

New Work

I've been taking advantage of a little bit of down time to by finally creating some new designs that have been floating around in my head for a while now.  It has been a really nice break from all of the jewelry making, and I love it when there are lots of new designs in my Etsy shop!  It is also almost therapeutic to work with all of the bright patterns and colors while surrounded by an oppressively muted palette of grey, white and brown.  March really is the ugliest month around here.  Sorry Vermont, but you know it's true.  Here's a little preview of the new work:
 If you are interested in seeing additional photos and details on these pieces, or to see a few additional new pieces, click here to head to the shop.