Thursday, September 11, 2014

one last plug...

Just wanted to share this beautiful flier that Beth and Jolly Bureau made for our booth at Renegade this weekend. I think it sums us and the event up perfectly! Hope to see you there!!!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Harvest Moon



The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon, which is our September full moon this year. In other years it is known as the Corn Moon or Barley Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn and threshing the ripened barley.

September Harvest Moon No.1 is made with amber and yellow stained glass moon phases and a yellow stained glass full moon. Each moon phase is a complete circle, with the yellow representing the bright part of the moon and the amber the moon in shadow. There is a subtle change in size from a center full moon of 2.25" to final quarter moons of 1.75"

September Harvest Moon No.2 is made with amber and yellow stained glass moon phases and a yellow stained glass full moon. Each moon phase is a complete circle, with the yellow representing the bright part of the moon and the amber the moon in shadow. There is a subtle change in size from a center full moon of 2.25" to final quarter moons of 1.75"

Find them ready to ship here

Monday, September 8, 2014

show : Renegade Craft Fair 2014


This coming weekend (September 13 + 14) I will be showing and selling at Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn! The fair is right on the East River off Kent Ave. between 10th & 11th St.

I will be sharing Booth #1 (right by the main entrance and information tent) with my friend Beth of Honest Alchemy Co. Beth makes beautiful sustainable textiles and accessoies using 100% natural fibers and plant-based pigments. She is a fellow Philadelphia artist and a wonderful soul.  

There will be over 150 tents and 250 vendors to check out, and of course lots of good food, music and a free photobooth! If you're in the area or just in the city for the day please stop by and say hello!

Vendor List & Map (click to enlarge):



Friday, June 27, 2014

collaboration : Free People

 Recently Free People contacted me about have one of my moon phases as an exclusive edition in their new Spirituality Shop. Of course I said yes! I knew that the wonderful people at Free People would find the perfect way to integrate the moon phase into their collections. And when they chose a moon phase with a white glass full moon and shiny opaque black glass phases I was completely convinced. 

On a related side note - I don't check that many blogs, but Free People's Bldg 25 blog is one of them. I can always find great tips on eating healty, scenes of their wonderland office, uses of various herbs and oils, natural beauty tips and more. Definitely take a look when you have some time, I guarantee you'll find at least one article of interest.




Find my FP Moon Phase here (they're going quick!)
A post on the new items in their Spirituality Shop here

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Midsummer Celebrations

 Here in Philly we've just passed the Midsummer Solstice, that date in the summer with the longest hours of daylight. To celebrate the coming bounty of summer crops I made us a wholesome, partially homegrown dinner last night. A salad of romaine, arugula, sauteed kale and asparagus, with a parsley lemon dressing. Hardboiled eggs with spicy mustard. And this beautiful nutty yogurt bread. 

I've been making this bread since we lived in England and recently it's fallen off my radar, but I am so happy to remember it exists! Unlike other breads, this one relies on a combination of baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar to get a lift. Which means that it is no-knead and no-rise. All you need are two bowls to mix the dry and the wet ingredients, a loaf tin and an hour in the oven. What you will pull out is the most moist, nutty satisfying bread. I'm sure this loaf won't last long past the weekend.

Nutty Yogurt Bread
1 tbsp sunflower oil (I used grapeseed)
375g plain flour
125g wholemeal flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
90g mixed nuts, chopped (I used walnuts, pecans and almonds)
90g sunflower seeds
1 tsp runny honey
200 ml plain yogurt
300 ml milk
2 tbsp sunflower seeds, for sprinkling

1) Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease a 2 lb loaf tin with oil or butter. Sift the flours, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda and baking powder together in a large bowl. Stir in nuts and sunflower seeds.
2) Mix the honey, yogurt, milk and oil together. Stir into dry ingredients and mix to form a soft dough.
3) Spoon the batter into the prepared tin and smooth to level the top. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour until golden and risen. The bread is ready when its edges shrink from the sides of the tin.

Enjoy 15% off all items today with code midsummer14 at my shop!