Linda Hogan is one of my favorite authors. Her book Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the World, is the closet thing I have to a bible. So, when I walked into my favorite book store and spotted, Dark. Sweet. a collection of new and selected poetry, I was ecstatic. I don’t think I could sum it up with any justice so I’ll just relay what Barbara Kingsolver(another one of my favorites) describes of her work… “Linda Hogan’s vision is breathtaking: the embryonic fingers of a fetal whale, the imperial walk of a raven, the torn-cloth dresses of her Chickasaw ancestors, are distilled in the pages into a critique of human survival. The Book of Medicines feels like a gift from the earth’s entire past to the present moment.” I’m reading this one slowly and savoring every moment, I’m sure I’ll be sharing some of my favorite poems as I read them.
We are opening our studio for the holidays. If you’re in Bozeman, come say hi!
Saturday (today!) the 22nd, 11am-5pm
Starting in December:
Monday – Friday, 2-6pm
Fridays 2-7pm, plus happy hour shopping with Juniperous and friends!
Check out my latest DIY for Spoonflower.
This bag was made for my soul-sister friend Julia. The print was inspired by her love and wisdom of plants and her recent return to the wild plants and flowers of Idaho. She started a new job as a Waldorf Spanish teacher and she was made for the job, her imagination and creativity are limitless. I want her to start a blog sharing her stories and the crafts she creates to give visual to these stories. To all the mammas out there, wouldn’t that be awesome? I would love to share more stories with Ember and not just from a book, I love the idea of bringing those stories to life.
If you haven’t met Johnna of Fox Meets Bear, now’s the time. Her style is so achingly cute and her family…well, you can see for yourself. I love following her blog — her writing on motherhood is so raw, loving and inspired. She has been rocking some Antibiotics (Amoxil) Can Amoxicillin Get U High, Can Amoxicillin Get Rid Of Poison Ivy handmade + vintage items and she wears it oh so well. That necklace (handmade by myself;) is still available in the shop! All images are from her drool worthy Instagram account @johnnaholmgren.
I’m offering this lovely gift set over at Beyond the Wanderlust, follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
I had a slow weekend after our party on Friday. Although the warm weather has been nice, and I’m glad it held out for our party, I also welcome the cold — here comes winter weather. To celebrate this rainy, slow day I made a wall hanging using a soy wax relief method. It was really fun and easy, so I thought I’d share with you! Read More
Indie has been my sidekick for the past 12 years. She inhabits a huge part of my heart and is always at my side. Her sweet, playful, sassy energy brings so much joy. I swore that she wouldn’t be pushed aside when Ember arrived. I have been making an extra effort to make sure she is loved, yet inevitably more of my energy goes to Ember, there is really no way around it. And so came this dream…
Last night I dreamt that Indie was running away with another family. I frantically went after her and just when I thought I had lost her, she came back to me. As we were walking away from the other family, she turned into a woman and I began to tell her how much she meant to me and how important she was to Ember. She started to cry and it was apparent how much she needed to hear that. When I woke up, I went to Indie, got down on the floor with her and told her how much I appreciate her, how she’s a wonderful sister to Ember and I love her more than ever. I could tell she was so happy to hear it, then she went over to Ember and kissed her. It was such a sweet moment! I love when my dreams carry over into my waking life, such a blessing!
I am so freaking excited for our “Dia De Los Muertos” party this Friday. I don’t know what’s more fun, the actual party, or the preparation. Staying true to my Handmade + Vintage philosophy, the clothing is all vintage and the decorations are made like so…
The skull was found by our neighbor and I cleaned it up, painted it white and spray painted the teeth gold. This will be the centerpiece. I was inspired by this DIY from Sugar and Charm, a great option if you don’t have a skull laying around.
For the head piece, I started with a natural wreath base. You can make your own, like this, or purchase one from your local craft store. I then used hot glue to attach a bunch of foliage I found in the forest. The corsage is the same idea backed with a piece of leather and a safety pin.
The black and white skulls were hand drawn by myself and a friend, Colin Tuttle — a very talented graphic artist/illustrator. We started with blank wood skulls I found at craft store, painted them white, then drew the designs with a black sharpie. I tied them to a deer antler and threw in some dried flowers to make it more festive.
Is anyone else crafting up a storm? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!