finally, after being long-inspired by Jill (and after hoarding the supplies for ages in my garage), i've begun my own version of her crochet dream-catcher project. the large one i stretched on a circular, flat basket tray, and the smaller on is on an embroidery hoop. while neither of them are quite finished, i very much enjoy looking at them and deciding what to do next.

one of the things i love most in this life is resurrecting our grandmother's textiles and treasures into new beauty.

geometry is everywhere

another photo collage i did for the shop.


Ghost Dancer

You might remember me mentioning Rhiannon of Ghost Dancer before....and here I am, mentioning her again, as she's collaborated to produce these stunning images for her jewelry line:

Dreamcatcher Series
Shot by Daniel Jung
Wardrobe: Alexandra Coyote
MUA: Ivette xhimboka
Hair: Emmy Swenson
Model: Ghost Dancer

You can find Rhiannon on Facebook here, and I am posting these images via Earth Age.. the celebration of the magical women continues...


the shift

I have officially moved to Lost Boys & Lovers! I love all of you so much, so please come over and follow me there as this new adventure unfolds. 

beneath our feet

ahhh, at last i have arrived in my new home (new look! same great taste!). for those of you who have followed me over here, thank you. the journey continues ever-forward. i am slowly but surely switching everything over to my beloved brand, Lost Boys & Lovers. here is the new blog, my new shop is filling up, and warm Autumn winds are on the horizon.

in fact, it is these exact winds that are fueling these changes - these and all the changes underway. it is time to plant new seeds in the garden, as the summer harvest begins (and the canning, the drying, the cooking). suddenly everything in my house looks tired, ready for renewal and cleaning and rearranging before winter returns.

Autumn is an almost-unbearably powerful season, and it is one of my favorites. the deepest ache it brings, the reminder to look further inward, to burrow within ourselves. in California (my part of California), i am still blessed with hot sunny days and blooming flowers - Autumn creeps in slowly through the earth and air, but I still dry my hair quickly in the afternoon heat, and I'm taking advantage of these final weeks (months?) of shorts and miniskirts, white shirts and iced tea.

cheers to the ever-changing seasons, to our ever-changing selves, and to all of you! may the blogging adventures continue, our gardens continue to grow, and our hearts grow ever-more open, turning toward the sky.

(wearing vintage wrangler cutoffs (thrifted), plain white tee (clothing swap), and my beloved vintage leather boots& purse)


Autumn approaches....

Ahhhh, my dear friends. I've been a bit absent from the blogosphere, I've been traveling and swirling around the West Coast, seeing friends and dreaming of the future. I went to Portland for a hot minute and collaborated with some beautiful, talented women on a photoshoot for Lost Boys & Lovers. It was, to say the least, a joyous and wonderful (windy) day. Keep an eye on the LB&L blog, as soon I'll be moving over there for good. In the brief meanwhile, here are a few photos from our day in the Pacific Northwest (thanks Kelly!).