Guatemala – a Study in Color

Guatemala is often referred to as the land of eternal Spring, and it’s textiles’ vibrant colors and nature motifs reflect that.  Guatemalan textiles have alway stood out as uniquely beautiful to me with their bright colors, intricate patterns, and silky textures.  I came home from my last trip inspired to incorporate some of those colors…

Vintage Embroidery Patterend Napkins

When my Grandmother passed, she left behind a large collection of old, transferable embroidery patterns.  Most of the patterns were odds and ends of larger embroidery packets or projects that were never fully completed.  At one point, I think, she may have been receiving embroidery patterns through the mail, like some sort of embroidery pattern…

Reusable Holiday Coffee Sleeves

A cute, homemade, holiday gift thats useful, cheerful, and minimizes your trash output.   I, like many others, love my hot beverages (if you don’t, spend a winter in Vermont – that will change your mind), and while I do make an effort to bring my reusable coffee mug with me to the coffeeshop it…