Monthly Archives: June 2011

One for the road!

Holy Moly! I kinda dropped off the map, didn’t I? Well I’ve been busy busy picking up Andrew and Liam from the big airport (LAX – ugh! Usually we’re able to fly in and out of a smaller airport that’s much closer to home) after their big adventure. My Droid broke (thank GOD for my friend Liz who lent me her phone so I could navigate to the airport and Andrew could call me so we could find each other). And finishing up a web design project. And getting ready for another big adventure – Logan and I take off to Massachusetts today to visit with family and connect with some old friends (yay Facebook!).

And of course…I needed a new bag! I made one more convertible tote, just a bit bigger so my iPad has some breathing room. I’ve got a new Droid, so I should be able to blog on the trip…but if you don’t see me here for a week or so, you know I’m having too much fun! 🙂



19 Years and Counting

Today is my 19th wedding anniversary – and my husband is over half a continent away!  Andrew and my older son Liam spent a few days beginning the cleaning and organization that has to take place when parents move to nursing homes. It was a rough few days, and now they’re in Chicago taking in… Continue Reading

One Moment | Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

So, the hubby and 14 year old Liam are back at his home in Indiana, cleaning out the garage. (One thing uncovered in the garage: 40 rusted, leaking cans of ETHER from the 1970’s!!! YIKES!) Logan and I have been hanging out here in California. What keeps coming around in my head is the “Coulda,… Continue Reading

Inspiration | Fennel Flowers

I’ve been thinking a lot about my botanical sketches lately, I’d like to add some new flowers to my sketchbook. I was out in the backyard, photographing a couple of scarves, and lo and behold, the fennel flowers in our garden looked incredible. I thought I’d share them with you. Continue Reading

When the going gets tough…

…the tough get organizing! 🙂 My husband and older son are gone, back to his home in Indiana. His Dad had a stroke about a month ago, which means that both he and Andrew’s Mom, who has advanced Alzheimer’s, have both had to move to nursing homes. Andrew’s sister and brother have done a LOT… Continue Reading

One AHA! Moment

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, I think you know that I love making bags. One thing that really floats my boat is figuring out how to construct something so the bag can have the function that I want it to. Well, I’ve been ruminating on a certain type of bag for awhile… Continue Reading

Inspiration | Shades of Grey

I know I’ve talked before about how inspiring Jan DiCintio is. Her choice of colors is impeccable, and her patterns begin as hand-draw images, which give me that evidence of the hand that I find so important. Her newest organic fabric line is called “Shades of Grey”: and I just LOVE it! Now – I… Continue Reading