Thursday, April 29, 2010
of course spring craft fair season is another reason to love spring, and we're pretty deep into it. at this point in the game, we're already talking SUMMER fairs! exciting, and almost scary.
saturday may 1st is the spring craft market in flint, michigan. from 10-4pm, 60+ makers will be set up in downtown flint at five locations... call it a craft crawl! dang argyle will be set up at the brown sugar cafe with some other lovely vendors. to see the full vendor list check here.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Here's a taste of what we're planning for this amazing (and FREE!) Saturday afternoon:
*Recycled Make + Take Projects for adults and kids
*ECO-Shop: featuring local artists who are using upcycled or sustainable materials
*Musical guest: Joe Reilly
*Free reusable bags compliments of Trader Joe's
*A star-studded raffle choc' full... of amazing prizes
Come learn about all that Blue House has to offer-- we're building a handmade community right in the heart of Ann Arbor, and we'd love for you to join us!
should be a fun day. i'll be helping with the make + take projects!
Monday, April 19, 2010
unrelatedly, this past week i've been pouring over images of iceland and the eruption of eyjafjallajokull... getting lost in memories of visiting iceland, and of the ash that is covering the land, the flooding, the farmers searching for their cattle amidst thick ash clouds. it is mesmerizing. the dang girls have been on two awesome trips to iceland together. but the first time i went was in 2000 with family, and i went to the small island of heimaey and saw eldfell, which erupted in 1973. you could walk right up it and see the heat rising up from underneath your feet as you walked. there were small "pockets" that were hot enough to melt items, like the soles of your shoes, a comb and a pop bottle- which we totally did. (i wonder where that comb is now, i know i have it somewhere.) it was so amazing to walk on this land that erupted over 25 years ago and to still feel the heat from it. and there was still a lot of evidence of the destruction all over the island. lava rock piles were everywhere, building roofs still peeking out from it in some areas. i am reminded of all this as eyjafjallajokull continues to spill her guts all over the iceland countryside.
(photo of eldfell courtesy of the internet.)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
see you there!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
shortie pants, as streetwear!
Thursday, April 08, 2010
hopefully you celebrated with a damn fine cup of coffee, black as midnight on a moonless night. and pie. don't forget RR's cherry pie.
what's your favorite peaks moment?
Saturday, April 03, 2010
i retired irenne, the mean green sewing machine, in december 2006 when it finally bit the dust. after a zillion jams, broken needles and oil spits, she went on her merry way and i replaced her with a viking. i inherited the machine, a kenmore model #158.16012 made around 1970-1971, from my grandma irenne (better known as grandma nanny.) so it made sense to replace the german grams with the icelandic grams. it's funny to ME anyway. :)