Tuesday, December 23, 2008
despite michael being sick and sleeping the day away, i was able to make two new bags. thanks largely to the christmas gifts from my dad that arrived today, keeping the kids occupied. i'm also posting a picture of the new coffee sack market bag. i had a few request for some non-messenger bags and decided to give one a try and it worked out nicely.
we watched "lars and the real girl" tonight and it was great! heart-wrenching and hilarious, a combo you can rarely go wrong with. and ryan gosling...(insert sound of my heart fluttering here)
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
michael and i have started to play music together. oh yeah, i have taken up the accordion and it has been quite the venture. it must be one of the most complicated instruments to play and on top of the playing, i'm singing as well! we may just become a gillian welch cover band with the amount of amazing songs she has. "miss ohio" was the first one we conquered.
i'll write more soon!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
the kids love the garden. whitman and fair are always eager to help water and weed. we let a few of our cucumbers get enormous and fair fell asleep with her new "baby." a few of our tomatoes are turning orange and the corn are growin' some nice ears.
fair has been begging me to sew her some clothes and my first non-costume sew was this cute green skirt. her favorite color is red, so i added a nice polka dot patch to appease her. i must say her outfit came together quite well! mommy's necklace tied it all in...
the day after the boys left, i decided to take a jump and cut me some bangs. i was scared that it would come off as soccor-momish,. but i think it's a nice change.
i love this one.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
on a sadder note, michael's dad went into the hospital on Father's Day, for more heart problems. michael headed up there on Monday and is getting picked up by the band on their way to the festival. his dad is feeling a lot better and will be going home tomorrow. we are most likely going to help him move down, from ohio, to be closer to us to help out. it will be hard, but everything works out in the end...
our friend virginia harold is an amazing photographer and has been capturing some beautiful shots of the kids and of the franklin housers. so i'll leave you all with one of her captured moments.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
so it is official, we are now the "franklin house" and so far it's been amazing. to get an overview of what we are building visit our blog: thefranklinhouse.blogspot.com . i will be posting the metamorphasis of our back yard, with the creation of our community garden and the result of having a group of briming artists living together with lots of paint lying around. we are having our third house show this thursday. CJ Boyd Sexxxtet will be here, following a vegetarian potluck. those of you that may not be able or ready for the music and such, should at least stop by and enjoy the food.
the first salad from our garden, with some extra goodness
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
i'm finally back... after finishing school and a crazy slew of franklin family events. we are going to start a franklin house blog and when it's up i will link you to all the pictures. so far, we had the haymarket affair remembrance, another franklin house show with a reggae band, the jah kings, and planted our community garden. we have welcomed two new house mates, sean and james. they are co-existing among the spiders and dust of our basement, but they are young and resilient. things have slowed in the last few days and it's nice to start focusing on sewing and fair ophelia designs... something i have been slacking on a lot lately. so i will be more attentive from now on and more productive!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
momma, shy whitman and pirate fair.
i'm so glad that the warmth is here and we have big plan for our back yard. we are starting a community garden, which involves transplanting the play set to the other side of the yard. we are having our garden kick-off party in a few weeks.
this saturday is our remembrance of the Haymarket Affair and the grand opening of sticks and stones books, our portable bookstore, with music from them, him, him, and michael's new band Holy, Holy, Holy!!! at picasso's coffeehouse. starts at noon and goes all day. ending with the showing of the film "Sacco and Vanzetti."(synopsis: In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Niccola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due to their political beliefs, in one of the most shameful and hypocrite judgments of the human history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ) Here's the flyer for the whole day:
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
**from a photo from my friend sarah**