If you do what you love, the money will follow...right?

September 19, 2017

A new direction!

This is a time of huge changes in my life...
  • My "baby" Mia is off to college and so I have less day-to-day responsibility.
  • I have space for a creative studio in what is now Mia's / guest room.
  • I've started a new job, out of the classroom.
  • My teaching schedule is lighter since there are more folks working at the shop.
  • I'm trying to get clarity on what I want to do in the field of education...with whom,  in what context, and where in the world. 
Nikki's life is changing too...
  • Her twins are off to two different MIDDLE schools (OMG!) for the first time.
  • Vivian is rapidly getting ready for "school" too.
This fall I'm going to participate in something called the Innovator's Mindset MOOC (http://immooc.org/sign-up-for-the-innovatorsmindsetmooc/). I'll be blogging this here.

I'm also reading a book called Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) as part of a discussion group at work. We're thinking and talking about how we can make Montessori work for all students, especially those that seem to be part of a pernicious achievement gap. 

January 21, 2011

A work in progress...


Sam's Quilt. Fashioned after a Kaffe Fassett "Nona Quilt"
A friendly commission, one year later...



June 09, 2010

and some clothes for the girls


a lazy day skirt by Oliver & S, tutorial over here.
one of about 7 i have made. these are very easy and very cute.
and so fast, that you feel like a star, after about 20 minutes of labor!

one of two halter style dresses made using a favorite
dress as a pattern.

i have made some other things, shorts, more dresses, apron style
open back tops from vintage simplicity patterns, lots of fun, not a lot
of photography. hopefully i will get some pictures up soon!

June 06, 2010

more dollies and blankies for E & F




too bad i forgot to take a photo of the blankets unfolded...ahhh.

May 19, 2010

another gift







my friend requested orange and green... used some of my favorite scraps of fabric in the teeny tiny piecing. can't wait to see this one all sewn up and quilted.