I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do creatively this fall. The house has been inching along, much slower than we had hoped, but at least I’m actually having realistic moments of pure excitement that I might actually get to work in my studio before 2009 is over. I spent three afternoons on the floor of my studio with a heat gun, attempting to scrape-up ancient tar paper and trying not to think about all the toxins I was inhaling because I refused to wear a mask in 90 degree weather. Thank you people(s) who laid down ridiculous amounts of laminate over laminate over laminate over tar paper over lead paint on my hard woods: really, I wanted the killer headache I had for three days because of those fumes. Really, I did.

Since most of my extra (not-school-focused) time has been spent working on the house, not much is happening in the leather department. I miss it. I made this last week, just because I wanted to wear something purple and something with a tiny buckle:


I also knit this in Maine for my tiny niece:


I’m sensing a purple theme coming on…I’m not sure whether I’ll be sticking with it or not, but I’m feeling it right now.

Today, I am:

Wondering why we bother having a blog about our house renovations when we never update it.

Wearing jeans and wishing it wasn’t already feeling so fallish.

Hoping the market is full of really good veggies this afternoon.

Envisioning the table I’m going to build for the studio (with the help of a friend) that is long enough to lay out multiple projects at once and might even have wheels so it can be moved around the room. Dreamy.

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  1. Posted August 27, 2009 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Rach! That cuff is AMAZING!!!

  2. Dawn
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 9:47 am | Permalink


    I am repurposing an old door as a table/project desk for my studio also with wheels.

    BEST idea ever. :)

  3. Kate
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    That cuff felt amazing to wear! I will be borrowing it more often!

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