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Wren
Park City, Utah (USA)
I am an artist, an explorer, a lover of baking and blue sky and fiber.
Interests: reading, crafts, knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, museums, camping, traveling, road trips, movies, music, dancing, singing, writing, exploring, napping in the afternoon, organic gardening, learning, baking, the world, photography, rock climbing, history, art history, literature, anthropology, archaeology, prehistory, comparative religion, psychology, feminism, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology, small business, creative business, fiber, hand dyed yarn
Recent Activity
Did you know that this blog is now 1 year old? So much has happened in the last year, and I've enjoyed sharing those changes and my creative inspiration along the way. But... After much thought I've decided to put this blog on the back burner for awhile. While I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Each Day
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Thanks for your patience with me while I took last week off from the world. I thought would feel better after so much time spent with friends/family eating and drinking, but now that it's time to come back to the real world I see there is still work to do.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Each Day
My sweet wonderful grandfather passed away this weekend, and I thought I could keep it together enough this week to go about business as usual, but each time I try it just doesn't work. So I'll be away until I feel a little less scattered, hopefully by the end of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Each Day
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This has been the week of Yellow Treasuries- my yarns have been featured in 4 beautiful yellow treasuries just this week. I could really use a Summer Pie Party, from Saveur. Tara is always motivating- I liked this post about selling high end. I love Frida Kahlo, so when I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Each Day
Are you getting sick of Treasury Thursday posts centered around our new place? Hope not, 'cause here's another one! This week is all about my kitchen, and is filled with fun handmade and vintage stuff (click here for the rest of the series): 'I Heart My Kitchen' by SunriseFiberCo Coffee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Each Day
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I totally forgot this morning's post until the last minute... That's what kind of weekend I had. There were new friends, and flaky friends, and old friends. Plus a whole lot of dancing, wine, and laughter, and even some art thrown in. It was exactly what I needed. Today I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Each Day
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My Buttercup yarn was featured over on this pretty little blog today- Live Delightfully (definitely digging the blog title there). Right now I want to run away to Machu Picchu- so amazing! Have you seen the new First Fall issue of Knitty? I loved this post by Tara Gentile because... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Each Day
I am so tired this morning! I started working yesterday at a new bakery that's opening tomorrow, and am really having to get into the swing of working and having a business. Whew! At least I get free bread! Here is Part 2 of the "Our New Place" series (which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Each Day
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Things are still a bit all over the place around here (meaning the physical here, the virtual here, and the mental here!). I've changed the name of the Inspiration Daily posts to just Inspiration- since I don't post them every day. Makes sense right? I'm pretty sure I haven't shared... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Each Day
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Today I thought I'd just put together a quick photo post to share our recent camping and hiking trip to Southeastern Utah. The weekend before last we camped and hiked near Goblin Valley, then hiked to Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante. It was pretty hot, but the beautiful red... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Each Day
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Did you notice? I renamed the Etsy Find Daily posts Etsy Find Monday. I figured if I'm not going to do them every day there is no sense in calling them Daily anymore. Monday seems like the perfect day to wake you up with a little handmade love! I was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Each Day
We just spent the first night in our new place! I love the stained concrete floors, the big open space, and the farmland view (I even heard a rooster crowing just now!). While I unpack my dishes and organize my yarn, my brain is itching to cover the walls with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Each Day
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My Phat Fiber box for June arrived at the end of last week and I just had time to take photos of my new fiber stash before taking off on our camping trip last weekend (more on that as soon as I get the photos sorted). I got lots of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Each Day
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I almost let June get away from me without meeting my Creative Tithing goal! I'd usually like to purchase something for it that isn't a Heartsy deal (since I know the seller doesn't make as much this way), but this month is a little slower than last. Plus, I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Each Day
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Sunrise Fiber Co. was featured in a bunch of beautiful summertime treasuries this week, but I especially love this one, called Tickle Me Teal... I guess I have Barbecue on the brain- read BBQ 101, then make some Jerk Chicken, from Saveur. New food porn blog, with good recipes: Evan's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Each Day
Ever since I was a featured seller on Heartsy back in May, I've been chatting with various people about my experience. Today I was asked again for advice on making the experience go smoothly, and realized I have some valuable tips I should really share with everyone. Especially since being... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Each Day
It has been WAY too long since I did a Treasury Thursday post, and I really miss them actually. The little art curator in me kind of jumps around with excitement when I get to put together a collection of beautiful items like this (call me a nerd, it's okay).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Each Day
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I keep forgetting to share with you here that, for the first time this month, I contributed to the Phat Fiber Sampler box. To quote the Phaties themselves, "Phat Fiber is a mystery box of awesome samples for the yarn and fiber enthusiast in us all. With a focus on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Each Day
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Sorry for not being around the last week and a half- things have a tendency to get away from me when I move. All of a sudden everything (including my emotions and my stuff) is upside down and I have to sort it out and begin again. Now that I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Each Day
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I started this post last week as an Etsy Find Daily, and it quickly morphed into an ode to Oregon. Isn't it strange how sometimes you don't realize how strongly you feel about something until you start writing about it? That happens to me a lot, and then the words... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Each Day
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Aren't these clever?! Once we get settled in our own place in Utah I'm going to snap up one of each of these for our bathroom. Photos by CyanideStitches via Etsy. :: Friendly Reminder Towels ($10 each) from Cyanide Stitches :: Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Each Day
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How was your weekend? Mine was great! My husband, my best friend, and I went to the coast Saturday and it was amazingly warm and beautifully blue (the Oregon coast is never both at the same time). Then we camped out in the backyard and had a little campfire and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Each Day
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How is it June already?! We're moving 1 week from tomorrow, and there is so much to do before then. Posts will be a bit sporadic during the next couple of weeks- thanks in advance for your patience with me. I've put together a little roundup post for you today... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Each Day
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Someday I want a daughter just so she can wear cute shoes like this. With my luck I'll have all boys... Photos by GraciousMay via Etsy. :: Little Wool Shoes ($33) from Gracious May :: Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Each Day
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I hope everyone is enjoying the last day of this 3 day weekend. I've hardly noticed I've been working so hard. I'm telling you- that glass of wine Saturday night was sorely needed! All of my Heartsy preorders, and my Phat Fiber samples for June, are ready to ship out... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Each Day