Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It is definitely a quiet time in the shop this wintry month. The snow is piled high outside the window and everyone is in a hibernating mode. I am making the last of the woolies for the season, at a January-slow pace. 'Starting to design for the seasons ahead: gathering ideas and drawing, but I can never bring myself to cut into spring fabrics until there is a glimmer of hope that it will actually arrive.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


'Have burned my hands in an exceedingly stupid kitchen maneuver, so busied myself today with sending out a SALE email announcement to all my faithful customers. I thought this photo from my Swedish family archives might scare a few people out of their gloomy winter closets and into the shop. Some of these women are downright spooky , but my own relative was a comely zither player in this Swedish Salvation Army.