The branches around our home are bare. I’m sitting on a sheepskin on the floor before the fireplace, my computer propped up on the painted brick. All of our candles have found a home inside of our fireplace since we have to have repairs before we can use it. So for this winter, we will be relying on just the baseboard heaters while we save up for the work. But for now, I have a bowl of full-fat yogurt in the early morning and Petey the orange tabby following my every move of a spoon. He rubs his head against mine hoping I’ll relent and give him yogurt 🙂
The month of November finally sees me back to work at our small shop. I’d love to start regularly sharing our works in a blog – perhaps monthly, perhaps every 2 months? I wanted to share a collection of photographs of some recent creations for the shop. Some of these items were knit while we lived in temporary housing between our old PEI house and getting the keys to our Nova Scotia house. I feel extremely grateful for our new home.
All of the Icelandic fingerless mittens were knit in our liminal time in-between home and place and the Rustic Knit Mittens were knit here in our midcentury house, nestled into a slope. In the coming months I will share little snippets of our new home – I find it charming . Built in 1957 as a unique build following the trends of midcentury modern design but on a simpler scale. I really love it – I probably will not share the front because we no longer face a farm field but are in a small neighbourhood! Today, we are putting up Christmas lights for the first time ever, it’s been so fun living again among people! I imagine kitschy 50’s inspired decorations 🙂
Many of these photographs were taken in the woods by our new home, the woods in rural Nova Scotia, Lawrencetown and in our living room. Photography is one of my favourite parts of having a small cottage shop. I have wanted to invest in a new camera for awhile, imagining that this would really elevate my photography. However, I’ve finally come to accept what I have to work with. This has been liberating!! We often get caught in mentalities that “everything will work out when I… (insert some new material thing or physical thing).” This can be debilitating to creativity. Let’s strive to break down those destructive mentalities! We can create no matter how little we have to work with. Jamie and my Mom took the photographs where I am modeling an item – they are both awesome and I’m so lucky to have them both <3
Everything in the shop with the exception of new knits, will be on sale (20% off) until December 1st! That includes all patterns, cards, prints and original artwork. I’m working on new artwork and patterns to be up in the shop so much of the prints in the shop will likely not be renewed after they sell (however, I will be ordering more spinners and possibly the fox to add to the art section of the shop). Hope you enjoy and thank you so much for your support! I also added a donate button to the blog in the off chance anyone would like to support my creative endeavours – any donations (no matter how small) will go directly to my creative fund for continuing to explore and create in new ways (photography, video, music, design, painting etc.).
I hope you enjoy the photographs, knits and art <3
Hope you have all been well and finding some time to take for yourself, whether that’s going for a walk, listening to a podcast or reading a book! Sending you many blessings, thank you for reading and….
Merry Part <3
A song I’m learning on the mandolin… I’ll post a video if you’d like to see in the future 🙂