winter wonderland.

I was lucky enough to be home with my family when the "blizzard" hit! It was the most snow I've ever seen - outside of Blacksburg! Three fun days of snow cream, sledding, and puppy cuddling in front of the fire!

..and deer hunting with Daddy!


flea market fun

After talking about it for months, my friend and I finally got over to the Eastern Market on Capitol Hill this Sunday! Not only did we both pick up some of the juiciest pears I've ever eaten, but I found some great little treasures like this skeleton key and a couple letterpress blocks:
The flea market was a little sparse because it was so cold and blustery out, but we met some really interesting vendors! I can't wait for the weather to warm up, so I can visit the market in its prime!

Fun fact: Did you know January 9 was apparently "no pants on the subway" day? Neither did I.. that is, until I was riding home and witnessed all the wool coats and boots paired with boxers and tighty whities!! Yikes!
I'm staying with my parents for the week, so I've been going through some stuff in my old room. Some background about me.. I was a very crafty child! I would scavenge through cabinets and closets to collect supplies and would spend hours creating my own toys and little masterpieces. I was always making something!

This afternoon, I made this discovery: A little stuffed cow!

I have no idea how old I was when I made this guy, but it must have been around the time I learned to sew. I love the stitched on spots and the udders even! Granted, the poor cow IS headless and the tail is safety pinned on, but I think little me was really on to something with this! Can't wait to see what else I come across!

knit knit purl

One of my friends has been dying to get her hands on a green scarf.. specifically, crayola "asparagus" green. She had no luck finding one in the stores, so I jumped on the chance to knit one for her! I found the perfect yarn - super soft and the exact dark asparagus green! And I played around with a few different patterns, but settled on a sort of ribbed design that I made by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches.

Hope it's just what she was looking for!


beauty is in the imperfections

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at His feet. ~ Gandhi

This is a blog celebrating imperfection. It highlights the struggles, the experiments, the frustration, and also the thrill of taking chances. And it embraces objects. Objects that are left behind, thrown away, or replaced by the constant onslaught of upgrades.

In a world that's furiously seeking the better and faster, this blogger feebly attempts to slow things down and reclaim the human side of things, the handcrafted and the imperfect.