November 10, 2011

This Week in the Studio

It has been a while since I've shared anything that I've been doing with Seedling Design. I have been reluctant to post here too often about this creative business venture because this blog started out about food and personal projects. When I am not writing or cooking, though, I am often sewing new things for Seedling. I've thought about starting a separate blog but all of these things are part of what I do so I like keeping it all here. At this point I am unable to choose my passion for food over my love of creating with fabric or vice versa. While I wish this could be a simple and very focused blog, this space is a reflection of the things I care about and it is going to be imperfect just like me.

Anyway, I've decided to do a weekly update on what I've been working on in the studio.  When I say studio, it's really our project room that houses our desk, my sewing stuff, Ray's bike stuff and his kegerator (he brews a lot of beer!). Also not a perfectly focused and designed space, but such is life.


This week I finished several napkin sets. I find that I am drawn to similar colors -- greens, blues, orange. I have yet to discover whether people really want napkins in these colors, but I have been selling them throughout the summer. I'm excited to have more available before the upcoming holidays. I think they would be lovely for a hostess gift or on a Thanksgiving table.



I also managed to start and finish two new aprons in one day. I love combining colors and patterns and figuring out the design of the applique. I don't have many aprons in my shop right now because I'm not able to photograph them by myself. I either need a model or someone else to take the pictures which I hope to take care of very soon.

This weekend I will be at the Handmade Arts from the Heart which promised to have a lot of beautiful handmade things and is also a benefit for the school. I love making these aprons, especially when they become a final product. I am looking forward to meeting people who also enjoy them and will use them and make them their own.


  1. Hi- I've been lurking for a while now, but I did want to step out of the shadows and say hi after this post. Actually, this is something that I've been giving quite a bit of thought to recently, and I've realized that the few bloggers who I really LOVE tend to be the most versatile. They have a focus, but aren't hesitant to have that focus encompass more than just one topic; and I feel that the inclusion of multiple interests that make us who we are only adds to the authenticity and beauty of a voice, or a blog. I've been hoping that you would post about your fiber creations for a while now... amazing food recipes are great too, but obviously you think about and create other things too; and I totally think those belong on your blog. I'm not so sure that perfection of uni-focus is even a goal that we as bloggers ought to have? I know there are many blogs I've come across and never read twice because they feel way too one dimensional in their focus. (Not you.)

    anywho, my two cents. Keep up the lovely inspiration.

  2. Jasmine,

    It's great to hear from you and I appreciate your perspective! I sometimes feel like I have no idea who is reading this so it's nice to realize that you are out there. Your weaving is beautiful and life in Alaska is very intriguing!