Recipe: Sour Cream Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake and a Saskiko-Inspired Hand-Mending Project Update

There is a cake recipe at the end of this post as your reward for continuing to indulge me in my steadfast effort to convert my modest wardrobe into a curated collection of slow craft, folk art heirlooms. I’m only half kidding when I say “curated” and “folk art heirlooms” and I’m not kidding at all about the cake recipe… scroll down to the bottom if you need hard proof.

Hand-mending and an iced lemon loaf cake

This morning I began a massive mending feat: stitching two large Sashiko-inspired patches on to the knees of my well-loved, worn-nearly-into-the-ground Lucy and Yak organic cotton twill Dungarees.

Dutch oven bread and hand-mended clothing

Two things that have been bringing me joy lately are fresh loaves of bread baked in the Le Creuset Dutch oven Kaleb got me for my birthday this year, and thoughtfully hand-mending my clothing. For much of my life I prioritized quantity over quality when it came to clothing. I think moving from Arizona toContinue reading “Dutch oven bread and hand-mended clothing”

Just listed: Striped sleeveless hand-knit top

Warm Sand (slightly pink tone) and Deep Marine (jewel-tone blueish-green) stripes harmonize in this hand knit, sleeveless Tencel top, inspired by my love for the Oregon Coast seascape in summertime.

Just listed: Seafoam green hand knit Tencel open back halter top

This silky-soft hand knit halter top features a tie-closure at the neck and sexy open back. Light and breathable with excellent drape, flows over curves and doesn’t cling to the body.   Click here to view the full listing and learn more about Tencel. – EK

Just listed: peach cropped Tencel camisole

Hand knit peach Tencel cropped women’s shoulder-tie spring/summer camisole tank top. This stretchy, cropped camisole would look charming layered under an oversized cardigan with a pair of cigarette pants, worn over a crisp white baby-tee with jeans, or alone with a cute denim skirt and sandals, with or without a strapless bra. Flirty shoulder ties,Continue reading “Just listed: peach cropped Tencel camisole”

Just listed: Hand knit denim blend t-shirt

This airy tee is perfect for those cool spring days and summer nights. Layer over a white tank with a comfy pair of jeans or cutoff shorts for an effortless casual look. Rolled hems, boatneck, relaxed fit, mildly-cropped. ::::: Details about the fit/sizing ::::: All measurements taken with garment lying flat: – Measurement from shoulderContinue reading “Just listed: Hand knit denim blend t-shirt”

New in the shop: Hand knit statement necklaces

Hand knit using cotton blend t-shirt yarn made entirely from recycled factory off-cuts and finished with an oversized lobster clasp. Looks soooo lovely with a plain t-shirt and jeans. Approximately 19″ long unclasped from end to end including hardware. Wearable length is approximately 18″. knit cord is just under an inch wide. Lobster clasp isContinue reading “New in the shop: Hand knit statement necklaces”

25% off crocheted halter tops

Today only (2/12/18) all crocheted halter tops are 25% off. something I really love about this particular design (as a generously-boobied person) is the flattering full coverage it provides at the sides and neckline coupled with a little bit of sexy show-through in the front. I love these tops worn alone with jeans or overalls,Continue reading “25% off crocheted halter tops”

Gift to myself: cozy fuzzy sweater

Found some time over the holiday to design and crochet myself a cozy fuzzy sweater using Wool and The Gang’s “Feeling Good” yarn–a sumptuous blend of merino wool (for soft wearability), baby alpaca (for maximum coziness), and nylon (for structure). My aim is to have a few sweater designs up in the shop by fallContinue reading “Gift to myself: cozy fuzzy sweater”