Loving my holiday break, because I have time to edit + post photographs like this one, from a roll of slide film I took back in october.
At the moment i’m currently listening to beach house, trying to knit myself a cashmere cowl neck scarf.
As far as knitting is concerned, I have no idea what i’m doing, but that’s totally ok with me. It’s a cold and overcast day and i can’t think of anything i’d rather do then curl up on the couch and try and tackle this project.
Also, we’re planning to roast a chicken tonight, with fingerling potatoes.
You know how i get about roast chicken and potatoes.
That and a (few) glasses of wine, and i’ll sleep well tonight.
Just in case you were all wondering, that’s my handsome man right there.
He’s the greatest. really, he is.
For those of you who don’t know him personally:
He’s a skateboarder with long hippie hair, who likes pizza + wine, painting + drawing, listening to vinyl records and crafting stuff out of wood (such as my beautiful jewelry rack).
…and yes, just like me, he thinks he’s living in the 1960’s.
Isn’t he wonderful?
He can also play the drums and make a mean turkey burger with baked yam fries and a spicy aioli dipping sauce, but that’s besides the point.
He’s really just the bees knees, and I honestly can’t wait to marry him!
Speaking of wedding, I have some exciting news to share later this week.
If that kind of stuff excites you…
Then stay tuned.
Well hello there.
I’m happy to report that i’ve survived finals week! I’ve only got one more semester to go and then i’m finally, finally, FINALLY finished with my studio art degree. I’m so close i can almost taste it.
Unfortunately, i can’t taste anything right now since i’m currently at home nursing an awful cold.
Not a fun way to start my holiday break, ay?
Either way, i’m glad to be finished with a grueling and long semester and ready to bring on the christmas craftmaking and cheer! I’ve been playing the new she and him christmas album non-stop, which I think is driving John a bit crazy but I DONT CARE. It’s fabulous and you should listen to it if you haven’t already.
I’m also very excited to start on some commissioned jewelry projects for the holiday, as well as have more free time to post on here.
Also, my kinfolk volume two is in the mail.
Also, hot toddy’s are blowing my mind right now. So good during the winter months. expect a post with directions on making your own ASAP. I’ll also post some photos of our sweet little christmas tree, which i’m proud to say is something special this year.
More on all of that, and lots of other things, soon.
Soon my friends.
Been meaning to share this photograph with you all for awhile. It’s from a couple of weeks ago after the farmer’s market and I just love the way the colors in this one turned out. nothing done by me, just the magic of film.
-my etsy store is up and running! i’ll be posting more jewelry and handcrafted goods there as much as possible so check back often for new items.
-just came back from a short trip to Mendocino; where we stopped at my most favorite book store EVER, one that i’ve been going to with my family for years, and i came home with patti smith’s memoir, just kids and the essential new york times cookbook (of which i’ve been drooling over for quite sometime, but was waiting for the right moment to talk myself into spending the $$$ on it). score!! john also picked up voodoo vintners, a book on biodynamic viticulture, which he’s really excited about, and i’ll probably want to read that one after he’s finished with it.
-been working on some new braided scarves, as well as some headband/headwarmer versions, which i’m really excited about. thanks to a friend who bought one of my scarves and decided to wear it as a headband, i felt encouraged to try out some new designs. look out for photos soon!
-this year, i’ll be cooking thanksgiving dinner for my whole family. i couldn’t be more thrilled! as if you thought i wouldn’t be. hah. anyway, i have a menu planned and i’m getting really excited. for those of you who care, i’ve decided to spatchcock the turkey (yes, that is actually a word), which speeds up cooking time and keeps the bird nice and moist throughout. i was already on the fence about the idea, but then my fabulous and amazing friend billy wrote this blog post about spatchcocking, and then i knew it was a done deal.
-speaking of billy, he has a cooking blog called wit + vinegar, which you should all check out immediately if you know what’s good for you. he’s a great cook, and on top of that he’s the funniest damn dude i know. seriously folks, he’ll have you cracking up by the first sentence. and you’ll probably want to go and make his recipes, too.
- that’s it for now. more thanksgiving debacles and updates heading your way.