We just got back from Iceland and Sweden. Two trips to Iceland in a year might be slightly insane but I can't stay away from the yarn. This time I came prepared with long lists of what colours and weights I needed for which sweaters and got some of these gorgeous light weight wools to knit tiny hats and scarves for tiny animals. It's still September but I'm already turning to grown up sweaters and tiny hats for animals. Combined with a magical trip to the Josef Frank shop in Stockholm and my crafting to do list is full.
I've sort of taken the summer off. Well not really off but not much sewing has taken place unless you count the 200 feet of bunting I sewed for my sisters wedding. The summer is half over and this is what it has looked like, cooking, traveling, family family family.
After DC's snowzilla winter and a cool March and April, we're finally getting some warm weather and it's feeling amazing. Here are a few of the things I've been drooling over this spring, clockwise from top:
This Must Be The Place Glitter Banner The Talking Heads song was the first song played at our wedding reception so even though I danced to it with my sisters and our flower girl rather than with my husband it always makes me so happy and wouldn't this be stellar hanging over my desk?
Tiny Cat Ring In the summer I always want to wear ALL the tiny little jewelry bits. This ring would be perfect.
Tripod Fox Planter Our apartment is overflowing with Ikea Kardemumma planters in various sizes and this little foxy dude would break up the white without looking out of place and also he's got a little foxy face and is therefore the cutest.
Wooden Dolly Parton Magnet Saint Dolly needs no explanation. My best friend from high school is going to see her this summer and I am so jealous. I keep threatening to name my first child Dolly Parton Burke and MAYBE it's a joke.
All Bodies Are Good Bodies Wreath Because they are, because Grace Chin's paper flowers are gorgeous and because it's good to be reminded to fight the patriarchy on the regular.
Temporary Tattoos Fox and Rabbit My little sister is getting married this summer and she and her twin both have rabbit tattoos since my siblings and I are, collectively, The Bunnies. I don't have a tattoo and neither does our youngest sister or our foreign-exchange-sister-by-default so I'm going to get the three of us temporary rabbit tattoos so all The Bunnies will be tattooed with bunnies for the middle bunny's wedding.
Hey Gorgeous Peacock Cards Do these need any commentary? No they do not. All my friends are gorgeous land mermaids and whenever I send a card I want it to convey that.
Yes indeed!! That magical day when we all put on Argyle Sweaters, go out for lunch and go to the bookstore for a coffee! Right? Oh that's just my family? Huh, I thought it was a national holiday. Oh well. While we are taking our annual sweater picture please use the code HOLIDAY15 for 20% off everything in the shop as well as any custom orders now through Monday, November 30th. If you message me for a custom order during that time I will also honor the 20% off