i heart oregon

Living in Oregon is truly a blessing.  I love that the wild, windy coast and the lush, emerald mountains are a quick hour away!  I recently spent a long weekend with my family in the hidden gem of Oceanside.  We had lovely pockets of sunshine, quick bursts of stormy weather and found inspiration under every small rock.

Ethan & Coco walking the beach.


Aidan becoming one with the waves.


Frankie was enthralled by every small shell.

Our amazing crab feast.  Delicious.


sunny days

Portland is absolutely glorious!  The moments in the studio seem lighter and bursting with creativity with the sun streaming in the windows.  It was a wonderful sunny weekend, full of bike rides, tennis, friends, family, designing and gorgeous cherry blossoms. Here are some snapshots from the past week.  

Biking along the waterfront with my little girls, Frankie & Coco.  Photo taken by the amazing Amy Ouellette.

Coco waiting for ice cream.  Love the colors.


Frankie reading in bed on Sunday morning.  


rainy days

Sarah arrived safely in Kenya and will be traveling until the beginning of March.  I am so excited to hear of her adventures and to see the fabulous fabrics she will bring home! In Portland, it's a rainy, rainy day in the studio.  I'm going to cut out early and have my own mini snowboarding adventure up on Mt Hood with my friend (and amazing photographer) Amy & my oldest son, Ethan.  The conditions are looking good and it will be rejuvenating to breathe the fresh mountain air!

This past week was busy! I just finished some really beautiful, hand-pieced infinity scarves for a client.  I love creating special, one-of-a-kind pieces.  These scarves were all made with coordinating, vintage fabrics.lace infinity scarveshand-pieced scarvesvintage fabric scarf


Balancing work and family can be a challenge. Amidst the chaos, there are moments when I feel truly grateful to provide my four kids with a creative environment. Every year my son Aidan makes valentines for his classmates. This year he incorporated some Frankie & Coco techniques into his creations.We hand paint designs onto ceramics and I have been carving my own stamps to add detail to some of our sewn products. Aidan grabbed the X-Acto knife and we went to town on an eraser, creating triangles on one end and chevrons on the other. He used a glass to trace circles, stamped his designs, stamped HAPPY (which I love) across the top and cut them out. The finishing touch was a Twix, of course. 20140213-124031.jpg