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Freshies

Freshies

  One of the surprising benefits of my summer arm injury has been a refocusing of my creative process. It was initially immensely frustrating to cope with being unable to make and carve pots. I had to embrace other ways of creating the pattern and…

Birch!

Birch!

   Every now and again I do something that makes me take my palm to my forehead and do my best Homer Simpson impression, “D’oh!” Why haven’t I done this before? This design is definitely one of those moments. Easily executed, and awfully pretty if…

Wahoo! Green things!!

Wahoo! Green things!!

Tilling and grading

Coming back from Maryland Sheep and Wool is always the unofficial start of Spring around here. I leave Minnesota when its almost¬†Spring, drive to Maryland where it is most definitely Spring and then drive back in time for Minnesota to bust out the blooms. After long cold winters I always want to shout, “Wahoo! Green things!!”

Last year we were fortunate to lease a community garden space a block from our house. We have always grown veggies, but as our trees mature in our yard we have less and less full sun for the plants to soak up. The community garden space is in full sun most of the day, score! We leased a plot again this year and the kids were super getting all the manure tilled into the space.

Lily and her rake
Our plants this year will include many many tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, onions, shallots, summer squash, beans, collard greens, cucumbers and lots of herbs. I’ll post pictures of the garden throughout the growing season, it is fun to watch it grow!

Bennie the digger

Hearty Heart Heart

Hearty Heart Heart

Update coming your way soon. Lots of fresh new designs, and some old favorites. There will be a handful of gift certificate listings too. Have a mug you have been pining after, the one that got away? Look for the “oldie but goodie” listings tomorrow.…

Bike Buttons!

Bike Buttons!

Looks like someone posted a rather nice sweater with some buttons from my recent trip out west. Makes me want to knit up a sweater like that for my little man. I’ve posted a custom button listing in my etsy shop to make bike button…

Yarn in the Barn!

Yarn in the Barn!

I’m adding another show to this already busy fall. Briar Rose is having their first ever Yarn in the Barn event. I’m a huge fan of Chris (the whole family really) and her fiber is fantastic. It gives me a great reason to return to Michigan to sell my work – its been over three years since I have had a show in the mitten state. Anne Hanson aka Knitspot will be teaching classes too! The details can be found over at the Briar Rose site.
I’m up to my eyeballs in production right now, so there will be lots of fresh pots!

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Knitty 10th!

Knitty 10th!

I’ve made a few special pots to commemorate the 10th anniversary of my favorite online knitting magazine, Knitty. It’s the first place I downloaded a knitting pattern from and over the years it has been a touchstone for what is going on in the knitting…

Wisconsin!

Wisconsin!

Coming to Jefferson? Here’s a sneak peek of a new design just for Wisconsin Sheep & Wool. My booth is open Friday through Sunday, see you there!

Vogue

Vogue

Lookie here. I’m in Vogue! Well, my pots are, which is practically me, right? I’ve renewed a few choose your own mug and yarn bowl¬† postings on my esty shop for those interested in purchasing pots. My work was also published in Interweave’s Sockupied e-mag at the end of July. You’ll see the stitchmarkers are also listed in the etsy shop. I am SO appreciative of the press.
As always the best selection of designs and motifs are when you find me in person at shows. Just a few weeks to WI Sheep and Wool in Jefferson, my favorite Mid West festival. Then a few weeks to Rhinebeck! (and hopefully somewhere before Rhinebeck baby potter #2 will arrive!)

 

 

Summit!

Summit!

It’s just a day before I leave for Sock Summit and I’m proud to say we will have more pottery than we have ever had for a show – ever! Besides the pottery there are gads buttons, stitch markers, jewelry and spiffy new t-shirts too!…