Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Fence: TaDa!

I know it’s just a fence, but it pleases me every time I see it – obviously the stained, flaky old paint with two big black hand-prints from some comedic kid had been irritating me even though I was used … Continue reading

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Totally in Love with Green

I am just loving green in all it’s diversity… maybe because it is the colour of growth, and strength it refreshes my spirits~ haemoglobin loves chlorophyll… *true*

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The Caddis Worm

I am deliberately turning my thoughts to the small refreshing things this morning, as I foolishly worked all through the weekend, thinking I’d take time off on Monday, then on Monday things got busy. In theory when you work for … Continue reading

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The Joy of Paint

Not paint on my own brush for once, paint in the larger world! I got a flurry of email last week from PPG in Pittsburgh, one of the largest manufacturers, saying they had seen my driftwood headboard and it was … Continue reading

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Zoom Lens

Crazy busy, but when I looked up I was totally charmed to see this bright red digger, like an oversized lobster out on the spit. What is it doing? Can’t wait to find out. Nosy, that’s me.

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Long Days of Summer

Our talented friend Carolyn http://www.carolynrobbinsdesign.com/had a party last night, ten friends and neighbours from this wonderful little community on San Francisco Bay, sitting out in the cool of the evening while the twilight faded and the cities across the water … Continue reading

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Love

I am so in love with creme brulée *sigh*I made these in my doll’s tea-set tea cups, so each is a precious, tiny morsel – makes it all the more delicious somehow…

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Cobwebs

{before}Things have been getting a little too natural along my front fence, so while I hate to disturb the little sisters on principle, I began to think of Miss Havisham’s cake when I saw it. I make an effort to … Continue reading

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Selvedges

The selvedge is the woven side of a fabric, often with a slightly different texture, where the weft turns and goes back to form another line of thread. I love to use the selvedge where possible: it feels fitting. So … Continue reading

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A Beginning

Well, it looks as though I have found my architect. For months now I have been obsessively drawing and redrawing the Petaluma barn I dream of building one day. My parameters are very clear: I need only a smallholding, with … Continue reading

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