Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Pennsylvania springs are amazing.....they stretch long & lazy......its been truly fantastic, I had even forgotten about magnolias! How?! & Pink Dogwoods....just delicious....this photo, I am not quite sure what kinda of flowering tree it is......
Have actually been crafting lately. Here is proof....
fort flag four keys
This is the fort keys flag....designed & made last friday by Milo & I for his almost finished fort....he loves his fort, it even has a fort "deck" so its great for playing pirate ship.....Milo is quite the inspiration these days.
I need to make him an appliqued shirt for his birthday. I better get on it, its almost here....

Friday, April 25, 2008

the friday archives

Feeling a bit posty today and when I stumbled upon the friday archive at loobylu I felt the need to participate and perhaps set myself at least a weekly goal.  Its not been to hard for me either, to unearth the archives, because they happen to be sitting beside my desk for another project....bully for me, hmm
So this poem, titled For Chris is an old but goody, I say circa 2001
enjoy my sweets!

For Chris

I think about the cold too often,
my feet chill in the kitchen & I hate to wear socks,
they keep sticking to the carpet with static electricity--like glue.

Its raining & I can't stop thinking about what it feels like to be a bird,
as I scrunch, I wonder about flying
in the cold night sky
then I remember motorcycle rides in the fall
when the cold air would blow up my polyester uniform
& blast my supple virginity,
like the bird.

I think of summer to often
& I am in want of humidity,
in want of green fields that pull me to the earth
with tumbles and earthworms and grass tickling my thighs
I want warm kisses at the closest darkest moments of the night
when you hear the crickets rumble in insatiable torment
from the trees
& fans vibrate on window sills
& that moment when bodies bring connection & disconection
and your floating in warm damp sheets
& the moon calls with a wan on your insides,
bringing you discontent.

Once on a beach in New Hampshire
I found sweetness,
but it fell in the ocean & swam away from me
like a salmon upstream
expecting to mare against the current.

tis the season, folks

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Yes, indeed, its spring! Which means its my favorite season.....the tag sale season! We kicked off the season with the a sweet find....a dollhouse! A three-story dollhouse, with electricity and wallpaper, a fire place and all sorts of sweet goodies adorning the walls, even curtains! Very excited for the coming furniture making and people making. Its definitely a girl-hood fantasy fulfilled.
attic way

Also had a wonderful find this weekend. A child's sewing machine circa 1974....its works, I am just looking for a bobbin case....I am happy to say that Milo is pretty impatient about getting that machine up and running. He loves to sew, boy after my own heart.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

fabric row, philadelphia

fabric row, philadelphia
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Last week, while on a search to replicate a certain favorite garment, it took me and a crafting cohort to Philly's famous Fabric Row.
One of the things that I love about this city is its murals. Started by the Anti-Graffiti Network it has truly marked the city with rare gems. I am always stumbling upon new murals and it thrills me. I was happy to find a flickr group of them as well.
As for the fabric, I did find something that hopefully will work in the cotton/poly broadcloth variety....lets hope it pays off.
As for Fabric Row, I was remiss to forget how wonderful it truly is...The last time I went was to pick fabric for my wedding dress, this was before I entered the world of sewing on my own. What a community...if one store didn't have what I was looking for they sent me to another.....& there was even a store for millenary supplies....wonder of wonders!  It oozed of old world & South 
Philly & was definitely an authentic shopping experience.  It also was great to support local shops!
As for crafting with Milo...we made felt balls this week....