Thankfulness Week: My Cinderellas

In January of this year, full of hope and enthusiasm, I launched the podcast Sing With Your Feet. In the time leading up to the launch, it was a labor of love, the kind of thing that becomes the only thing you want to talk to anyone about. My friends Jonathan and Eric had patientlyContinue reading “Thankfulness Week: My Cinderellas”

The Little Scientist Presents

Of my two scalawags, I would be hard pressed to say which one is more into working with wool. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t running home after school and plunging into it (the way I am, in a desperate attempt to get it all washed before summer hits!) Each one has their own interestContinue reading “The Little Scientist Presents”

The Little Prince’s Wool: Extremely Slow Fashion

Over the next few months, you can expect to be hearing about some of our wooliest exploits, considering I currently have 50 kilos of raw wool out on my balcony begging me to do something with it. Fifty kilos of wool. I have no idea how many sheep that actually represents, but yesterday, I pulledContinue reading “The Little Prince’s Wool: Extremely Slow Fashion”

The start of a thing: the Little Prince’s wool

So when I finally got up the courage last year to finally ask what would become of the wool from the Little Prince’s sheep, I had a vague idea of what I could imagine happening: I would have wool to play with. That’s it? That is, indeed, it. I had worked through the bag ofContinue reading “The start of a thing: the Little Prince’s wool”

Lily, the Little Prince and the Fleece

“The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.” Antoine de St Exupéry, The Little Prince Do you remember back in September, when I went on an over-excited rampage aboutContinue reading “Lily, the Little Prince and the Fleece”

Refashion: The Amazing Yellow T-shirt

This refashion was not supposed to happen when and how it did. I had great plans for this oversized yellow t-shirt, yet another find from the 1€ rack. It happened when it did because when I was going to take my boys out to the park on Saturday morning, my youngest had a crisis andContinue reading “Refashion: The Amazing Yellow T-shirt”

Refashion: The Amazing Green T-shirt

I may have mentioned this before, but my philosopher husband (who you met in last week’s podcast!) has a very exciting take on creativity, one that I have taken as a license to invest in my creative endeavors with renewed enthusiasm. His philosopher’s hot take might sound a little bit strange, coming as it doesContinue reading “Refashion: The Amazing Green T-shirt”

Refashion: That Amazing Salmon T-shirt

Please allow me a theoretical digression before I show off my latest refashioning project: Remember how I told you that I have been suffering under the fog of my hormones lately? Remember how I was complaining, à la Justin McElroy, that my womb was wandering and I was feeling a little bit hysterical? Remember howContinue reading “Refashion: That Amazing Salmon T-shirt”

Refashion: That Fabulous Striped Shirt

I came across this quote that really spoke to me: Everything that you make, that’s made by your energy, is partially made out of you. It’s made out of whatever experiences you’ve had. So you can knit little booties and they will be made out of your rage. You can get your rage out ofContinue reading “Refashion: That Fabulous Striped Shirt”

Creative Destruction

At some point last year, I came to the epiphany that there was power in destruction. Oh, I said it far more eloquently last year than what I just said, but it went something like this: My hormones stir up anger and rage in me. And rather than destroy relationships by being thoughtless and sayingContinue reading “Creative Destruction”