Custom Work for Amanda

One of my pleasures as a crafts person is to fill the requests of friends and acquaintances who are looking for something specific. In this case, my friend Amanda wanted earrings to match a brass necklace with sky-blue tiger eye

Custom Work for Amanda

One of my pleasures as a crafts person is to fill the requests of friends and acquaintances who are looking for something specific. In this case, my friend Amanda wanted earrings to match a brass necklace with sky-blue tiger eye

What did you bring back?

Some people travel and come home with new clothes, carpets and furnishings. Some people prefer to travel lighter. No matter what you bring back in your pockets, the changes that a few weeks abroad in a unfamiliar place make vast

What did you bring back?

Some people travel and come home with new clothes, carpets and furnishings. Some people prefer to travel lighter. No matter what you bring back in your pockets, the changes that a few weeks abroad in a unfamiliar place make vast

The Inaugural Cold Water Market

“Phoebe? It’s Jen. I’m outside your house,” I heard on the other end. I jolted awake again, having fallen back asleep after getting dressed and lying down on top of my made bed. I scrambled up and avoided slipping down

The Inaugural Cold Water Market

“Phoebe? It’s Jen. I’m outside your house,” I heard on the other end. I jolted awake again, having fallen back asleep after getting dressed and lying down on top of my made bed. I scrambled up and avoided slipping down

Dark Greens and Wheatberry Panzanella

I have no exceptional strategy for getting through a season of eating shortbread, your mom’s caramel popcorn, and tins of holiday cookies and boxes of chocolates that seem to mysteriously turn up every time a guest appears. Since these things

Dark Greens and Wheatberry Panzanella

I have no exceptional strategy for getting through a season of eating shortbread, your mom’s caramel popcorn, and tins of holiday cookies and boxes of chocolates that seem to mysteriously turn up every time a guest appears. Since these things

Fair Sales

A tornado of questions usually keeps me from getting a good sleep the night before I head to a craft market. How should I arrange my display? Will I make enough to cover my rent? Will the other vendors be

Fair Sales

A tornado of questions usually keeps me from getting a good sleep the night before I head to a craft market. How should I arrange my display? Will I make enough to cover my rent? Will the other vendors be

Seeing Yourself Differently

We become used to seeing ourselves in a certain way– in a certain role or profession or capacity. I particularly tend to identify myself as what I primarily do, as a writer, but on a muggy day in July, I

Seeing Yourself Differently

We become used to seeing ourselves in a certain way– in a certain role or profession or capacity. I particularly tend to identify myself as what I primarily do, as a writer, but on a muggy day in July, I

Dyeing to Know

I’ve been a long-time fan of Wiksten, a handmade clothing line by Iowa-based (formerly of Brooklyn) Jenny Gordy, as well as the fiber-wrapped jewelry of Erin Considine. I don’t deny that I’d love to spend some time in Brooklyn, where

Dyeing to Know

I’ve been a long-time fan of Wiksten, a handmade clothing line by Iowa-based (formerly of Brooklyn) Jenny Gordy, as well as the fiber-wrapped jewelry of Erin Considine. I don’t deny that I’d love to spend some time in Brooklyn, where