Posts Tagged home

wisteria everywhere

This is our first spring in our new home and we’ve been surprised by an invasion of wisteria. It’s so lovely, draping over every inch of fence and tree limb, and filling the yard with a delicate perfume.

The last photo is my view from the kitchen. I like how it looks like the wisteria wants to move in with us!

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around here lately

My last semester of grad school started last week. The week before was a sunny blur of treats and reading for fun. Now it’s time to get down to the exciting work of my thesis projects!

Last week I drafted a quick hoodie pattern and for the first time pattern-making felt easy. I really like making patterns, but that hasn’t meant that making them came naturally to me. Now all of a sudden it feels like all the motions of pattern-making have finally clicked into place in my brain and I just “get it” now. Such a great feeling!

Home, Lately

We’re still unpacking and setting up our new home. It’s taking a little while. Maybe because moving from a modern loft to a 1920s cottage is more than a small change.

We got rid of a lot of our super modern-looking pieces of furniture and are still making decisions for how to replace them. We commissioned three new bookcases and a desk from a local team of brothers who do welding and woodwork. We’ve gotten one of the bookcases and I am so thrilled with it!

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staying warm

I hope you’re staying warm. It’s actually cold here in Texas. Pass the hot chocolate and blankets, please!

Cors has been stealing covered when he gets back from his morning walk with Joel.

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around here lately

Wow, it got quiet around here very quickly. March has been a crazy month.

There was SXSW, which brought lots of friends to town, a small St. Patrick’s Day celebration involving lots of pie, midterms, bad allergies, and a sick pup. Cors is feeling better and we’re all pretty happy that his tummy issues are calming down.

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Above: pattern drafting, lazy (and delicious) dinner decisions, and lovable Cors

coffee break

Sometimes, I need to step away from my drawing desk, make some coffee, read a book.

Yes, and smell the roses, too.

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sunday afternoon

Confession time…

The christmas tree has been undecorated for weeks, but that 9 foot evergreen shadow was still hanging out in a corner of the loft. We finally got it out of the apartment Sunday afternoon and it feels like a brand new space.

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So much more room and light!
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