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studio tour

We moved into our current house this past May, and I feel like I'm finally settled into my studio enough to share some pictures with you! So I did a bit of straightening up (trust me, it's not always this organized!) and took some photos around the room, if you'd like to see.

The house that we're renting was built in 1898, and my sunny sewing space is on the second floor. It's the largest work...
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open studio this friday!

For the past two months, I've been dividing my time between my home studio and a new shared studio in downtown Cary, which is part of the co-working space Gather. Moving into the new studio has been just the kick in the pants I needed to try out some new things, including reopening my Etsy shop and stocking it with previously unfinished projects, and re-imagining the future of Salty Oat---with more details to come soon (there's a mini hint in the photo above)! I'll also be teaching two classes at Gather this fall, and will share details about those in the coming months.

In the meantime, this Friday is Gather's grand opening, and I hope you'll stop by and say hello! I'll have my wares for sale, including some pieces that aren't currently available in my Etsy shop, and there will be food trucks, coffee, local vendors, and more. It promises to be a fun night!
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settling in

Thanks to my mom's help on a recent visit, things are actually now hanging on the walls in our house.
Photo and prints all in black frames.
Mirror above the hall shelf. 
 Modified chalkboard which now holds spools of thread.
Embroidery hoops.
Noah's Ark crewelwork, finally framed (and first blogged about here).
P.S. My Etsy shop is back open! I'm hard at work making new quilts and things for the shop, and my new business partner, Anna, is hard at work listing everything. To celebrate, we're offering a coupon: use the code "FREESHIP" for free shipping through Sunday, February 12! 
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crocheted pincushion

A pretty little pincushion (a birthday gift!) arrived in the mail last week. It's so pretty in fact, I'm kind of hesitant to stick an actual pin in it...
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the juki

Thanks to a very generous birthday gift last week, a pretty new sewing machine arrived on my doorstep yesterday. I think I'm in love.
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