A perfectly imperfect, refashioned Thanksgiving dress for @annebash. It started life as my Easter dress. But it didn’t get as much wear as I wanted, so into the dye pot, off with the sleeves, on with the wabi-sabi topstitching and voila! A baby bump friendly raw silk tunic dress.
If you haven’t seen @fencelinefabrics feed yet, it’s worth your time. Not only does she stock a breathtaking range of modern and organic cottons, she also has a fabric thrift store (!!!) full of beautiful rescued treasures. And as this season of giving begins, I love the idea of both making gifts and shopping second hand. How pretty are those silk bandanas? I think they’d make the perfect gift or gift wrapping for a friend. I love to give but I’m really looking forward to finding or making special gifts this year. There is something restorative in removing myself from the crush of the commercialized holiday season.
Also! This isn’t an ad or sponsored post. I just wanted to give a little love to an amazing woman who is making her dream reality. And changing the world for the better.
I’ve been writing all day. Snippets here and sentence or two there. The thoughts keep coming in spurts. It feels like a personal manifesto. A declaration to myself that’s been steadily getting louder. I had to put it on paper. It’s rough. Its non-sequential. But the words are coming. They are growing into something. Maybe I’ll share it. I’m not sure yet, because I’m still not sure where it’s going or what the purpose may be. But. I’m writing. For the first time in years. I unlocked the door, now it’s time to open it wide.
Really? Really, really. I can’t get over the bright blue skies today after a week of dreary. My brain and my heart are exploding a little with beauty and happy and ideas that for some reason hibernate on grey days.
@fencelinefabrics had the most beautiful post yesterday-please take a minute to read it. It showed up in my feed just after I’d had a wonderful conversation with R about sustainability and “want” versus “need” the synchronicity was powerful. Changing the demand power of all consumers isn’t possible but I️’m making every effort to better care for and appreciate my surroundings, to be conscious of my resources, and encourage my children as they learn these skills too. We live in a time of “more is more” even ethical companies constantly release new lines and it’s hard not to be caught up in the excitement of novelty. As a maker, it’s tempting to create something to scratch that “itch.” In this season of thanks, I’m going to refocus my attention to caring for my things and greater thoughtfulness to my consumption. And again, don’t mean to preach, merely to share what’s on my mind and in my heart. 💖
It’s been a fun #aceweek I️ think my favorite part has been the sweet support and loving encouragements I️ read in all the comments across my feed! #aceandjig is a company committed to ethical production of beautiful textiles and garments and they are responsible for the genesis of a community of diverse, talented, strong women who reach out to each other whether they’ve met “in real life” or not. It goes way beyond outfits and clothes. Thank you @thesilentmeow for spearheading another opportunity to connect❤️
Fall, I’m holding you responsible for the #basic and egregious #overgramming . But, pretty golden leaves in water. I think in the Summer I take a quarter of the pictures I take in the fall. These days are fleeting and beautiful and they make me feel alive.
Looking forward to a four day weekend with my kids! AND! Russ is coming home too! And it’s fall!
#aceweek day three. I haven’t found a textile this bandana doesn’t compliment. And the coziest dress, which came back in my life because @annebash is always looking out for me.
Also, you should have seen the looks I was getting from all the cars driving by. Is there anything more awkward than selfies in public?