Tuesday, May 28, 2013


so many rainy days keeping us cosy, but far from our garden. 
what is your favorite rainy day activity?

Sunday, May 26, 2013


we went foraging in hopes of finding wild leeks, but had no luck. we did find many chives on the edge of the forest, and that made us equally as happy. 

we liked both of these recipes:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

flower days

we have been busy gathering for a yard sale, and preparing a garden. 
summer soon!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

last piece for KCW


i managed to finish one more project for the kid's clothes week challenge. i have a jacket started, but did not have the time to finish yet because i spent one day being sick, and lazy. boo! 
this piece is from another japanese book. i found inspiration from an image via pinterest. 
 original at a wonderful shop, with great prices too!

p.s. underdress on suki made by makie.

Friday, April 26, 2013

baby suki

my dear friend karis recently sent me some photos she took of suki a couple summers ago. looking at them filled my heart. thank you, karis!

p.s. karis has a new blog of photos- a game of sorts she makes with her cousin.  

Thursday, April 25, 2013


when we were visiting san francisco last fall, i picked up a few japanese pattern books. two of the books are in english and the rest in japanese. this pattern was from a book in english. it came together very easily, and quickly, but i was surprised to find i like sewing from the books written in japanese more- it feels more intuitive. 

i couldn't believe the light when taking these photos at suki's bedtime. it seems just weeks ago it was dark hours before the bedtime began. i guess spring really is here.