Monday, April 19, 2010


Well... I seem to have fallen behind, with the whole daily posting of things made. It was been very busy lately, ofo course. I have been making a lot though. I promise.
here are somethings:

Here is my bubbie reclining in a comfy new necklace that I knit her...

I think that I got the itch to make things for the pups from Pamy who has always made little garments for the boys...

It has become very important to make things that are not stressful, not related to sales.... not for show, but for my more intimate life. little things for the dearest of the dear.

My friend Despina has started this really cool thing on Facebook called MAKE PER MONTH. Everyone in the group makes something for another person each month...

this is what I made for Despina:

my friend Kendall made me this beautiful little quilt.... which I lost the picture of... check back soon.

Along the lines of studio excitement, Cayewah gave me this awesome old thread spool holder!

It has lots of pegs and other storage places for my threddys and other sewing stuff.
We don't know who made it, but someone did, probably in New Mexico, maybe 50 years ago.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

daily practice

The grad classes in my department engage in an organized daily practice. Each person chooses something managable, simple to make every day. Making is something that can happen for a variety of reasons, due to a variety of circumstances. Making because it is what we do in general, rather than because we are particularly moved to make something is an incredible stregnth, a burdon of sorts, and a colossal relief.

Making always helps me to keep myself together and have better eyes when navigating thru the mountains of things which inevitably come up. As important as the personal act of making, is keeping sight of other people's making and why we make things; what we make.

SO, I am trying to start a new daily practice - it has 2 parts:

1. make something for someone in particular, document

2. find something that someone else made that i love.

there is a lot of figuring to do, and taking these small steps is probably the most productive way to do it.