Happy Is: Springtime In California!

Flowers, flowers, everywhere…everything is colorful and blooming and beautiful and my eyes love it. 8584202483_08cc87f6f4_b Flower angels!8584203281_82fba37c26_b The kids tromp through a flowery field.8584205831_8a516131ed_b Officially the prettiest tree I’ve EVER seen!8584207937_5f7976890a_b Color blockingDSC_0131 Cows graze in a field of blooming nut trees.DSC_0145 Full Belly Farm’s field of cabbagesDSC_0168 So many flowering trees here!DSC_0179 A baby lamb…how much more Spring can you get than that?DSC_0020 Fun play on wordsDSC_0025  This picture feels exactly like Easter to me.8597505951_bcdb78dbdf_b Our backyard brings the pink.8597503831_2dae8080bb_bOne of my amigurumi buddies needs to be photographed on that little rock, don’t you think? I’m going to have to take one of them back to this little spot sometime soon.

Happy Springtime, everybody!

Latest Creations!

Amigurumi Elephant

Lately, I’ve made my usual elephants,  narwhals, and turtles and shipped them off to all corners of the United States. This week, I’m sending a pig to England!

Amigurumi BuddiesBut 2013 has started off with many other varied and unique custom order crocheted buddies – from Sprout Network favorites Star and Chica to crazy Starcraft creations like an Overlord and a Colossus to Bubba and Raiden, a pair of very special doggies. Amigurumi Buddy Amigurumi Buddy Starcraft Amigurumi Buddy Starcraft Amigurumi Buddy Amigurumi Buddy Amigurumi Buddy Amigurumi Buddy Amigurumi Buddies Amigurumi Buddy Amigurumi Buddy

I can’t believe it is already mid-March. I’m finding my business growing slowly, but still steadily. For the first time ever, I have 20 items for sale in my shop and I hope to have 25 up by the end of the month. I also hope to start posting a new amigurumi pattern for sale in my shop each month, something I’ve been wanting to do since I started this Etsy site. I have a hard time sitting down to the computer for long periods of time with two kids under 5 years old always needing me for…something! It’s a good thing crocheting is a portable hobby! Still, I have many patterns sitting on my computer written in my own weird shorthand, begging to be written out properly and shared.

And for my next custom order project, I have a very special albino alligator to create for a very special little birthday girl. It blows my mind when I think of how many little crocheted critters have been a part of so many people’s special celebrations. That’s the BEST.











Happy Is: A Photojournal of February


In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”

– Robert Lynd


To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour. -William Blake

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The bluebird carries the sky on his back. -Henry David Thoreau

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There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

-Henri Matisse


 I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. – Alice Walker, The Color Purple


It has long been my contention that light does not reveal the presence of objects, but the other way around: objects reveal the presence of light. This flipping of the phrase is more than a trick with words, though it may seem like that at first. What it does is shift the emphasis of meaning. If light reveals the object, than it is the object that is important. But if objects reveals the light, it is the light that is important. In other words, the simple turn of phrasing changes the relative values of objects and light.

For me, light is the main thing. – Lebbeus Woods (currently on exhibit at SFMOMA!)


The mountains are calling and I must go. – John Muir