these are the super soft alpaca armwarmers i received from my lovely coworker anicka. she made these! i appreciate how beautifully knitted they are, much nicer than any i've seen in stores. i love handmade!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
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Friday, November 26, 2010
here's just a few of my favorite things included in an Etsy Treasury, Shop in Your Underwear Black Friday. The bowls are in my shop along with a few other things that would make pretty gifts. Yes I know, they're not handmade, but they are vintage and I did hand pick these especially for my shop. Reusing is the next best thing to handmade, right?
Posted by Estate at 8:46 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
i love to give handmade gifts to my loved ones. most of us really have everything we need, and trying to give a gift that is thoughtful becomes easier if you give handmade. as i'm making a gift, i reflect on that person and personalize it to suit each recipient. if i don't make it myself, i have plenty of talented friends that do. it's so much more fulfilling than shopping at the mall!
Posted by Estate at 7:26 PM
Sunday, November 7, 2010
this sweet little sugar spoon just found a new home in austin, tx. a place that i've been crossing paths with all weekend. thanks to all that have shared your little bit of texas with me
Posted by Estate at 9:07 AM
Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
i've been getting comfortable and set up in my new place, which has room for me to work on my screenprinting again. the creativity has been flowing in the last few weeks, the napkin of irish linen screenprinted with berries will be found in estate's etsy shop for now, as i create more i'll open a new shop just for home items
Friday, October 8, 2010
i just made a move into a new place. it's bigger, light-filled, and painted in happy colors. the houses in the neighborhood are mostly victorians, it reminds me of my home town. i've discovered the quirky side of it while walking fran on these cool fall mornings. its been the favorite part of my days this fall. what's you favorite thing about fall?
Posted by Estate at 6:34 AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
the bp disaster got me seriously considering my footprint on our beautiful earth. i didn't drive that far, but i was driving everyday, and i wasn't driving that far!? so with my concern over the oil spill, my need to exercise, my love of being outside, why wasn't i biking? i took the plunge and sold my car! i LOVE biking everyday! i can smell the coffee brewing in the coffee shops, the grass and trees after a rain, it's heavenly.
enjoy the beautiful view i see from my bike every day
Posted by Estate at 1:04 PM
Friday, September 17, 2010
i'm sad to say goodbye to summer. it was a really beautiful and magical summer for me. i know there will be more, but i can't help thinking there will not be another like this one.
a road trip to the desert wasn't long enough
the concert in the park was too short
sunlight shone too shortly on the picnics at the river.
Posted by Estate at 10:58 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
have you been to the portland chinese garden? its a really magical place, one of my favorites in the city. i ocassionally have the privelidge to help cater weddings that take place here. when night falls, lanterns turn it into a twinkling paradise. you may not have the chance to see it at night, but a day visit to the garden and tea house is a special treat too.
Posted by Estate at 10:02 PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
i took a much needed break to slow down and learn to breathe again at an amazingly beautiful ashram here in portland. a long day of classroom work, yoga and meditation reminded me that i'm not in control and that things will happen whether i like it or not. how i choose to deal with it is in my control, and so i begin again with my list making and dealing with things in a postitive way as they come. no more procrastinating!
Posted by Estate at 5:25 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
this was a wedding dress from the 50's that i picked up in the thrift store. i held onto it for several years before i could work up the courage to cut it up
Posted by Estate at 9:53 PM