Friday, July 23, 2010

help me!


So, here's a bit of what I've been sewing. A skirt, and it's my first one hundred percent, people sized, handsewn project. Also, it will most likely be in my shop that should be opening in about a month if all goes as planned. It isn't quite done though, because I'm having trouble choosing which buttons to use. They are all vintage buttons and full of character. I just need help knowing what kind of character this skirt wants! So if you could just vote that would be great.
Thank you very much for your votes! All are needed and all count!
With tiny stiches and wrinkled cotton,

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Hello everyone, I hope you're all doing good! I'm a little bit sick over here, which means lots of tea and hours to just read, sew, knit, and that I will actually post. Anyway, I have to awards (woohoo!) that I've been hanging on to for much to long. So here we go!
Thank you Clare for this wonderful award! Sorry it's taken me this long to post it.

I'm going to pass this award on to the dear Melee who always leaves wonderful, fun, comments!
Now, for this fantastic award from Tywo (thank you so much!) is a bit more involved. I have to state seven things I love. So number one is:
1. Life
What I mean by life is not my life (though my life is good), what I mean is what life is. The life that starts the moment a child is conceived. I love how we breathe and move and can make our own choices. Life is so precious, it's one of the only things, when you think about it, that we really have, that's only ours.
I also love the life that is in animals and growing things.
That too is something to marvel over.

2. My Family
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful, caring family. And while I often feel like I just need out, I love them. So, so, much.

3. Reading
Just about anything! However, this summer I've mostly stuck with fantasy and poetry. Both of those are the kind of writing I can always fall back to and be at home. Where I understand and feel understood.
Do you know what I mean by that? What kind of writing makes you feel that way?
However, I did just read Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and that was wonderful. It left me in this great summer in the south sort of mood. Lots of fun.

4. God
If this list were in order he would be first. It's not religion. It's a relationship, a dance, a poem, a song. And I owe him everything.

5. The Earth
Oh, the wonder of it! I just LOVE the earth, it's so vast and beautiful, so raw and perfect and imperfect all that the same time.

6. Making things
Now of course you already know this. But I couldn't very well leave it out either, for I'm happiest when making something.
I am such a hopeless romantic, though you already know that too!

So I pass this award on to the wonderful Sarah, Francesca, Ellie Grace, and Sara. Hope everyone has a wonderful afternoon, night or whatever your at right now!

with ice tea and tissues,


PS: all the photos can be found here

Update! So sorry, some how my settings got switched around so now you can comment! Thank you so much for letting me know Melee! Love, Clara

Thursday, July 8, 2010


maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)
and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,andmilly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;
and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.
For whatever we lost(like a you or a me)

it's always ourselves we find in the sea

-e. e. cummings

(photos by me)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

bright star

I watched this movie for the first time Sunday night and I must say I'm in love. It's the only movie where I've cried because something was just so beautiful, the story hadn't even gotten sad yet and I was already tearing up. The words that have been in my head ever since I watched it is just that it was poetry. Perfect poetry.

It's been cool and cloudy all week, which for me has been wonderful, I've been inspired to hand sew most things of late, which has been wonderful! It's calming and I love it so much more than machine sewing. Days have been filled with day dreams, tea, quotes, Road to Avonlea TV series, and letters. I hope you're all doing well and enjoy your summer or winter, which ever you're having.

with tea and small stitches,


PS: Happy Canada Day to all my lovely Canadian friends!