TRAVELS-acadia national park

Greeting from Acadia.......

.......it's a long way down!


WISH LIST - factory stools

We have a small breakfast bar, but only use it for prep. We don't really need bar stools, as we have a dinning table....but it would certainly be nice. I'm pretty set on getting factory/industrial style stools. Here are a few I'm liking.

$96.99, Safco Diesel Series Industrial Stool, School Outfitters

$159, Cooper's Small Draftsman Stool, Wisteria

$195, Modern Times Factory Stool, Sundance

$199, Turner Stool, Crate and Barrel

$295, Vintage Barstool, Restoration Hardware

$295, Motorcycle Beechwood Stool, Slowshirts

$495, c. 1920's industrial toledo metal furniture co. stool, Urban Remains


WISH LIST - wall decor

My birthday is coming up, and as such I've complied an unlikely wish list. I've had my eye on these pieces for awhile.

Tulips are my favorite flower, and I love the sketchy hand drawn feel of this Merrimeko tapestry. Would be great on canvas stretchers over a bold or darkly painted wall.

TULIP, Designed by Maria Korpi-LJUNGBERGS
$70.00 at Textile Arts

I love what Ork Posters has done with city neighborhoods, not to mention I've been looking for something to add a punch of red.
$22 at Ork Posters

The shapes and yellow heart that make up this handprint poster from House Industrials is really great.

Marilyn Neuhart Logo Large



For my mother's birthday this year, her main gift was essentially a gift card. As not to just give her an envelope, I wanted to make her an additional something. I decided a Tissue Pocket would be a cute little handmade gift, as it creates a nice presentation for the card, while also useful for upcoming cold weather sniffles.

There are quite a few tutorials online for these, but I followed this Tissue Holder Tutorial from Joanna at Stardust Shoes.

As this project uses small cuts or remnants, I didn't mind making a practice piece for myself, in case I messed up (which I did). This one was made with strips of Arcadia Retreat Bark Leaves printed cotton and osnaburg.

For my mother's tissue pocket, I did just a strip of mauve cotton with osnaburg, as she usually keeps a variety of pink toned accessories in her purse.

After I made mistakes on my initial Tissue Pocket, the second was easy. This pattern would be good for small holiday gifts this winter.


Enjoyed the last weekend of summer motorcycle camping on a Harley Electra Glide Motorcycle. Usually the passenger of a Honda Shadow, this was a luxury experience. Here we are riding through Myles Standish State Forest in Carver, Ma.

Summertime came and went so quickly, I can't believe we're already two weeks into September. Luckily, Autumn is my favorite season! I love the smells, the crisp air, and the colors.

The already cool weather has inspired me to begin a fall crochet project. Browsing Ravelry patterns, I came across this Convertible Cowl pattern by Justess Designs. An easy and stylish project, I look forward to wearing it soon!