Saturday, September 10, 2011

September swimming.

Even though it doesn't feel like it at all, fall is right around the corner. With the new season ahead, I feel a little bit more inspired each day to dig up the art and craft supplies. I'm going to try really hard to keep up with this blog this fall and winter, and if I'm being quiet, it's probably because I am also blogging over here.

We've spent so many hot days at the river over the summer, including Spencer's birthday at the Washougal. It was such a fun day! Weather is still in the 90's, and we are all longing for A/C at this point. It turns out, cold water in a spray bottle is the next best thing.


The only craft related projects I've worked on all summer have been a few knitted ones. I knitted a hat (which still needs to be blocked before I can get a good photo) and some matching fingerless gloves (those I am still working on). At least I can share a few photos of the lovely yarn!

I stumbled upon a super cute store here in Portland, which happens to be right down the street from my new home. It's called Artemisia. I had never thought about making terrariums in the past, but I was sold on the idea the second I walked through the door. With that said, I now have a new hobby. I'll share my two first terrariums.

Spencer and I went berry picking at Sauvie Island a few weeks back, which resulted in a freezer full off berries. I've been enjoying frozen mixed berry smoothies, and I also made a mixed berry crumble!

Cupcake and I had a nice long walk, and a rest in the grass at the Lone Fir Cemetery today.  It was so nice to get out of the sun for a while, and sit in the shade in the cool grass.

I've been excited about this sunny hot weather all summer, but I am also kind of glad it's coming to an end. I'm so ready for this!

I was inspired, and made these. Yum! Now I am really craving apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes.

xo, S.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Spencer and I spent last Saturday at the Japanese Gardens here in Portland. If you haven't yet been, go! It's my new favorite place. Absolutely gorgeous!

I've been working on some secret projects lately, here is a sneak peak! <3

My prints finally arrived, and they are up for sale!

Set includes two water color prints on 8x10 off-white water color paper. Each one signed and numbered.

Hope you are all enjoying sunny, warm weather!


Sunday, May 1, 2011


Spencer and I celebrated our 6 month anniversary yesterday. It's hard to believe it's been 6 months since we met on Halloween. I never thought I'd be so attracted to a boy wearing a maids outfit. It was indeed special.

What's more fitting that celebrating meeting on Halloween, with a picnic at a Cemetery? Not much. Actually, it was cute, and peaceful as fuck. I made pasta salad, and sandwiches, picked up some cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries. We had gorgeous sunny weather. It was perfect.


Check out that super cute crocheted blanket Spencers mom made years ago, I love it! I'm super inspired to make a summer quilt of sorts. Maybe ill give crocheting another shot.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


We finally had  (almost) a whole entire day with sunshine here in Portland. My friend Sarah and I spent most of the day at the dog park, with our cuties, Wartooth and Cupcake-Ramone.

Spencer and I went thrift shopping last Saturday, and I scored the cutest vintage mod dress, and a rad vintage globe. I'll be back with a better photo of the dress later.

I finished that baby hat I had started in my last blog update, of course it ended up being waaay too big. It actually fits my head. Yeah, cool. So I started over, and it looks to be right this time. It just looks like a half finished green beanie now, but I can't wait to get to the dinosaur part of the hat, the spikes, it's gonna look cute! I promise I'll post pictures before I ship it out.

I hope you all are enjoying sunshine and warm weather! What craft related projects are you currently working on?
<3 S.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

If it's still raining.

Am I allowed to keep knitting? Spring has definitely not arrived in Portland. Two days of sunshine here and there doesn't count when there are endless days of rain. Yesterday we even had a hail storm. Lovely.

Sometimes I wonder, and worry that Spring, and Summer, will never happen. Then I remember last year. It is totally worth the wait. Meanwhile, I'll be knitting. Hey, it's mid-April, knitting hats seem totally appropriate, right?

I am currently working on a dinosaur inspired hat for Clark, Spencers nephew. I feel like I'm pretty good at knitting, but there is something about knitting a hat that is ever so difficult for some reason. Throw me a sweater pattern, and I'll have that thing finished in no time. Am I the only one struggling with hat patterns?
With that said, the hat is way too big at this point, so I'm probably gonna end up starting over, oh well.

I made a crochet baby blanket for my nephew awhile back, I posted some iphone pictures of it in my last post, but here are some actual camera photos.

I've also been busy making gifts for some pretty special ladies. I made a fabric, knitting needle/paintbrush roll for both my mom, and Spencers mom.

If you are interested in seeing what I've been painting lately, check out my other blog.
I hope Spring made it's way to wherever you are.

<3 S.