October 31, 2007

room 30

we made an afternoon trip to olympia to visit the lovely jennyrose at room 30. her shop has a great selection of art, home goods, clothing, jewelry, and kids stuff- the kind of shop you always know you are going to find something special. after we visited room 30, jennyrose gave us a behind the scenes tour of olympia where we met sarah utter and peeked into her studio. sarah has some beautiful work up at room 30 right now.

below are some views of room 30- and some small stump goodies! i just dropped off a bunch of prints as well so if you are in the olympia area, stop by and check them out in person.

October 30, 2007


i just got back from a mini vacation to seattle. it was so nice to visit with a much missed friend. i have a few photos of the trip i'll post over the next week. these are a few of her house which has beautiful light.

October 21, 2007


totally awesome

i bought this bear head to sell....like most of the vintage goodies i buy with the intent to sell, i end up seriously contemplating keeping them! but i will be strong. even though i am in major love with this guy, i will put him in the shop later today.

October 17, 2007

diana i love you

i just got my new camera and i am so excited to play around with it tonight. i miss having actual photos since all the shots i take now are digital. but now i must return to packing birch! abby at style me pretty did a really nice post about the site yesterday and i was flooded with orders- the blog world is amazing. thanks abby!

October 15, 2007

sad rabbit

this fella was just added to the shop. he is made from a recycled sweater and has a sad little felted face.

October 12, 2007

rain is good

it is raining buckets here today and i couldn't be more pleased. my good old computer died yesterday and i spent most of the day scrambling around buying a new one! i am so grateful to my fantastic friend karl for recovering all my files and transfering the data from old to new. i am so excited because my new imac is totally amazing, but i have a lot of packing to catch up on!

October 11, 2007

fall goodness

i went to the market this morning and picked up a variety of pumpkins and gourds, kale plants, orange pincushions, and some lovely dark fruits. i love making little displays with the birch tubes.

mini birch

i just got a new box of mini birch tubes- with some large on the way! now i'm off to the flower market to find some fallish looking goodies to do a little photo shoot with them. hopefully i will have them in the shop later today.

October 10, 2007



just finished up this little series of paintings called greetings (1-8). each one is hand-painted on a smooth heavyweight paper measuring at about 6.5 x 4.5 inches. they will go into the shop tomorrow for $45 each. let me know if you are interested in pre-ordering one! (there will be some better pics too- the light is very pink this morning.)

October 5, 2007

beach bums

we are so lucky to live about five minutes from a beautiful and usually empty beach- the dogs just love playing in the water but their manners for jumping on people are not so good.

October 4, 2007

vintage goodies

a few little finds for the vintage section of the shop! i love this "egg cup" so much, it has a handpainted farm scene on it with a sweet scalloped edge on top. it is too large for most eggs that i know of but it could be used as a vase for fresh herb clippings. and i also couldn't resist this wee family of bears. i will be adding these to the etsy shop tomorrow.

October 1, 2007

more birds at home

they're almost done- four jumbo kits will be added to the etsy shop soon.

poppytalk handmade market!

it is so exciting to see the market up and running. there are lots of wonderful "booths" that i need to take some time and go through tonight. i think jan had such a fantastic idea and i am so glad to be a part of it- please go check it out! i pulled out a few of my favorites but there are tons more i haven't gotten to see yet.


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