This weekend is going to be about ideas and plans!  I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things instead of just reacting to what’s going on.  Moving, transporting pets, starting a new job and all kinds of life stuff (all good stuff, though!) have shut off the creative part of my brain and it needs some inspiration!

It’s almost time for the Make.Do. subscription boxes to start up again, and that means launching the site redesign (so many typos to fix!), planning a first event (yikes!) and also getting back on the pattern-writing schedule.  And, while that’s going on, there’s the need to decorate my new home. This time, with purpose, and inspired entirely by Justina Blakeney’s jungalow vibe.  I mean, would you just look:



I bought her book as soon as it came out and it’s been sitting on my shelf taunting me and my beige-ness since then!  Finally in the home I love (even if my stuff hasn’t made it here yet!) and that I  WANT to make jungalicious!  Happy Friday!

What’s a Girl Gotta Do?

This is making me feel some kind of way.   I need to figure out what product/service is appropriate for the demographic I represent.  I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be something that’s not nearly as fun as nuggets ….

Stay tuned.


Done (99%)

Or, maybe like 90%.  Spent the weekend frantically unpacking and re-packing boxes to make sure I got under the weight quote and right at the number of boxes on my moving estimate.  It was a festival of origami, swear words, flexibility, swear words and a few swear words.

All my yarn, all my fabric, 2 sewing machines, a loom, a drum carder, spinning wheel, and about 1500 knitting needles are in a truck somewhere in the middle of Maryland right now.  I kept one little project with me to keep me steady while I wait for the movers to arrive and I get really settled in my new thing.  I’ve got a little skein of Socks That Rock that I’ve been working up into a hat.  It’s mindless and easy, and I’m sad to say I’m about done.  I am trying to be strong, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up at the yarn store, or raiding someone’s stash for a couple of skeins to start on this project:



It’s from PurlSoho.  (Details here!) Eeek, steeks. It’s been a while since the terrible steeking of 2014 that saw a month’s worth of colorwork ruined.  I may be ready to try again.  Let’s see what happens!

One More Thing

From Completely Cauchy one of the most talented and inspiring people I’ve never met!  She inspires me to think, or think differently, every time she shows up in my feed.

THIS is how you tell a story.

Just The Thing for Today (via Kate Davies)

Wild goats.  Baby goats.  Goats.  Have a terrific day!

As you may be aware, I have a particular fondness for wild goats. The wild goats of the Oa are a highlight of any Islay visit and you may remember that I produced a design last year in honour of a famous local herd – the Goats of Inversnaid We have recently been doing a […]

via more wild goats — Kate Davies Designs

Nearing the End

It’s not all my fault — I don’t have my bike, so I haven’t been able to ride it, but I have been trying to keep at it with exercise.  I even did mall-walking!  That’s right!  Going back to VB on Friday to collect my things and do a final clean so that I can REALLY start fresh on my new path.  Living in between — even for 2 weeks — has been a bit of a challenge, but one that I’m definitely grateful for.

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It’s Little Friday

So, how about a picture of this cute guy and this cute dog?  Happy LF!

Animal Pictures

via Animal Pictures — Dogs that Blogs