December 20, 2007


Mama Urchin

You are so sweet to share. The chenille looks lovely.


well, that green would be perfect for Anais' room. :)

Jennifer Young

Sounds wonderful, you are so talented!


oooh, now I'll have to pay attention to the time fuse!!!
Huum, I think you get the 9.00am 11hours earlier, so I'll have to leave a comment at... 22h of friday??

Barbara C.

The "peek" of it lovely!


Glad to read that you're feeling better, and congrats on taking the plunge. The wee blanket preview is lovely.


What a great decision - how wonderful to design and have yourself as the client.


You've taken such a big step in life and I truly hope you'll start to feel better (I think you will) and that other people will have the courage to take similar steps.

It's lovely of you to share :)

Have a great Christmas and try not to scream at the kids too much during this period ;)


Aw! You are sweet to share. :) Many happy wishes this holiday season to you and your family. And a joyous and creative new year for you!


What a beautiful doll blanket! Also, I wanted to tell you that I really related to your sentiments about quitting your job. Even though I quit mine almost three years ago (after my second child - we now have three), sometimes I stop for a second and think,"What did I do?!" But the time with the little ones does go by so fast. Enjoy the wealth of every moment - even the crazy, screaming, staying in pajamas all day days!!


The doll blanket looks gorgeous!! :) I love the colors. I also wanted to add that I really enjoyed your other post about leaving the mainstream workforce. It was very well articulated, and gave me some things to think about in regards to my own future and career. Thanks!! :)

Hope you're having a lovely week and enjoying the holiday season with your family!!


How generous of you... I am so happy for you with your big year ahead, and I think it will be lovely to be ever so slightly (or dramatically) closer to whatever feels right for you with this tricky balance of life and motherhood, which is inextricably our life. Cheers to you for refusing to debate (I didn't read the comments but, dang it, why can't we all just wholeheartedly be supportive of the choices we individually make for ourselves and our families?!).

Happy Holidays!


I'm really glad you're feeling better, and very glad you've been able to change your life to address the issues.

Your doll blanket is lovely, but since I don't have a child to give it to, I won't put my hand up for it. I'll just enjoy the pictures.


Oh gosh, I know June would love something like that!

I am also very impressed (and jealous!)that you were able to make the decision to leave your office. I hope at some point in time, I might be able to do the same. It's just not even close to being a financial possibility right now, but who knows what the future holds. Good luck to you and very merry Christmas!


It looks beautiful. I would love to share that!


Oh! My little niece would love it! Thanks for doing what is right for you and your family. I hope that your story will inspire more people to take the steps to make changes to make their lives better. :)


I believe in miracles! .... would love that beautiful linen doll quilt for someone special. Yes, you are right on all accounts including the messy house and I believe all your "work" will shine next year.


I believe in miracles! .... would love that beautiful linen doll quilt for someone special. Yes, you are right on all accounts including the messy house and I believe all your "work" will shine next year.


What a lovely way to share Christmas Cheer! What an exciting year you have ahead of you, I truly wish you all the best (and I can't wait to see it unfold). A merry, merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sara A-G

Sounds like fun! Merry Christmas!


How wonderful of you! This will go very nicely with the two dolls I'm making for my niece and my son. Both in the waldorf style. If I'm the lucky winner, these dolls will be very happy, if not, I will likely have to make them a quilt myself.

Hugs and a beautiful festive season!


I've yet to comment on your last post and your huge decision. I've been meaning to email you, actually. Suffice it to say, I'm happy that you've done something that feels right for you.

I'm commenting here, though, because I can't not throw my name (or is it Astrid's name??) in the hat for what I'm certain will be lovely linens for a doll. It has nothing to do with the fact that Astrid's doll bed as yet, still lays bare. No. That doesn't have a thing to do with it.


Of course it will be brillant - no need to see it to know that! Just from the description and the wee sneak peek makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning! Still can't wait to see the whole thing though. I've been meaning to make one for my daughter but building a new house has put that aside for now. Maybe this doll quilt will convince her that magenta walls and a red ceiling that she wants for her room colour might not match.

Hyena In Petticoats

Holey Moley....

your description sounds so good, how could I resist putting my name in your hat?

I think the new direction will suit you well, but in the end, whatever makes you happy is the way to go.....

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Leah xxx


I think your work is truly beautiful and it has been an inspiration to me to pull out my sewing machine and knitting needles. I'd be thrilled to be able to give my daughter your lovely handmade gift.

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