Thursday, May 31, 2007


Now that I am happily married, I thought we'd get back to some serious crafting. About time.

I took a beautiful felted sweater from the rack at the goodwill,

and tried my hand at making a pair of slippers.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Maker Faire recap

This weekend was the Maker Faire. It was enormous, tremendous, and some of the craziest stuff I've ever seen. And fun.

I did some formal demos over the weekend. And loads of informal ones.

My possie for the weekend included Bunnie, and Kathy, who both worked tirelessly. I have to say, all the husbands in the party worked a whole lot too. Bruce, Matt, and Rob all put in some serious hours supporting the whole affair.

I missed the Mentos and Diet Coke fountain demo! That was a loss.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

wedding pictures

There is still an abundance of choices people make for their wedding day. Allow me to share one with you. The men wore kilts, and the women (including the bride) wore purple, and fairy wings.
That is priceless.

Monday, May 14, 2007


For the CRAFT ROOM, there is an abundance of 'craft' happening. It's all behind the scenes. We are preparing to go to the Maker Faire next weekend. I will be doing 3 demos over the two days: "demystifying Circular knitting" "knitting a t-shirt rug" and "felted flowers". It will be a jump into the 'faires and trade-show' world. Exciting.

I heave a sign of well-being and rest after a few days away. Fine food. And lovely company - my husband.

Sunday, May 6, 2007


There are a million little details that made the day tremendous. It wasn't about being the center of attention. It was about being surrounded by support, and joy. And having those qualities made tangable for a moment. My cousin did the flowers. I inherited the necklace, and the morning of the wedding it was given to me. (So I had my grandmother close.) I borrowed the earings. My trusted Aunt helped me glue up my hair. My uncle spoke. Friends gathered, and dressed up, and got themselves organized. And 144 eyes and 72 hearts watched as we promised. It is so simple. And yet, it is so extraordinary.
I am breathless.
I am effervecently happy.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


My Mom is here at long last. If you are very lucky, and you try really hard, you have a Mom as good as mine. She arrived yesterday, and drove up to spend the afternoon with me. We had lunch and a latte at Tartine. And she got to see the house for a minute. AND she got to see the dress. Ah! The dress. We are now making a little chiffon 'thing' for the top of the dress, just at the shoulders. She is going to take it and do some handwork on it in the next few days. She was dead heading flowers in the back pots while we talked. And then she discussed when and why it's important to change the size of the sewing machine needle for different projects. Holy COW. I had no idea. I'm 86 years old and my dear mother is STILL schoolin' me in the sewing. Goddess of all things craft and needle art: The Bunnie.