2.21.12 New in the shop today

A new pillow for the shop today.  You can find it here.   My new goal is to get at least 4 new items in the shop per week.  Hopefully more.  Including some nice naturally dyed linen napkin sets - because everyone deserves nice cloth napkins - and a great new bag I have a sketch for.

This is the new packaging I came up with for some of the goodies sold in the shop.  Cute muslin bag with a small blue antler hand painted on wool felt.  It has a nice drawstring and can be reused for whatever your little hearts desire.  I like it.

And finally, a new batch of natural dye for a napkin order.  The color came out really pretty.  In the left over soup I added some minerals and got a soft grey-pink.  Still deciding what I should make with the left over fabric.

On to other news...we went bird watching this weekend, which we are always doing to some extent.  But this time we took binoculars and our Western Bird Book.  Wow.  Nerd alert!  We identified 19 species of birds in our neighborhood.  Which was completely addicting once we started.  And we ignored all our other chores.  Next year we want to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a joint project of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, The Audubon Society, and Canadian Partner, Bird Studies Canada.  But for now we are obsessed with naming all the little black, brown and grey birds in our backyard.  What is it about grouping and naming things that we are so driven to do?  Mystery.

Have a lovely week.  Treat yourself well.

xoxo