Sunday, November 24, 2013


so thankful for days like this.  golden days.  when the sun shines down so brightly.  and the trees sparkle.  and the warmth fills my soul with peace.  on days like this i think...everything's gonna be alright.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


daniel.  my brother.
8/4/55 - 11/23/87

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


i love tiny little things, don't you.  i've been making these little envelopes for a long time.  i like to use all of the parts of the vintage books that i chop up.  sometimes i use them in my books.  sometimes i package up a few to give away with a purchase.  they're tiny.  and cute. and so useful...

they look cute attached to a package.
they are good for leaving on someones pillow.
or tucking into their lunch.
i think it would be fun to write something nice and leave it someplace random for a stranger to discover.  to brighten their day.
they are good for keeping lost buttons.  until you have a chance to sew them back on.
you can fit little surprises into them.  like chocolate.

i've put a few sets of these into my shop.  
in case you like any of my ideas.
or maybe you have an idea of your own...

Thursday, November 14, 2013


A room without books is like a body without a soul.
- Cicero -

i could never have one of those e-readers.  i love books too much.  the different shapes and sizes, the smell of them, the feel of the pages...  i like fiction.  i like artsy books.  i like instructional books.  i like inspiring books.  i like blank books.
  i literally have piles of books in every room of my house.  i take books with me when i leave the house.  so there is always something for me to read, no matter where i am.
  and i read. every. single. day.  and just now...when i stepped into my bedroom...and saw the sun streaming in...the way it does in the afternoon...casting a glow over my piles of books.  well, i just wanted to stop right then and there...
how about you...have you read anything good lately?