I love utilitarian simplicity, subtle textures and muddy colors. My life is calm & quiet, I am perfectly content being a bore ♥

I like to make things that remind me of home, of childhood or that have a classic enduring elegance and cozy vintage charm. I like to create and share things that people will love, find completely clever or strangely appealing.

I love crafting with my hands…sewing, embroidery, weaving, knitting & crochet, soap making, sketching, painting, bookbinding, cooking/baking, anything artsy. I’m  More of an accessory/necessity crafter…small and satisfying. I tend to get completely obsessed about the little details!

I also love collecting…vintage buttons, Victorian & black and white photos, fabric & sewing supplies, crochet/knit & sewing leaflets/booklets from the 30s-80s, Japanese craft books & other crazy cute Japanese stuff, swatch watches, costume jewelry & bakelite bangles, striped scarves, pincushions, old printer wood blocks & type, flour/feed sacks, depression era clothes, toys and children’s novelties, anything old-timey that’s endearingly sweet, cool, creepy or weird.

Other things I love…my perfectly charms me author..jazz man..nerdy geek..sexy..coffee loving..home brewer husband and my smarty-pants, compassionate..cute, animal loving veggy..politically correct..anime freak..Converse obsessed daughter, my 1890s home, pens, pencils & letterpress stationary, popcorn, rotary phones, squishies, teeth, auctions, planners, embroidered tea towels & pillowcases, documentaries, shortbread cookies & white bakery cake with white frosting, the entire Dover pictorial archive, banana chai bubble tea, scissors, music, natural fibers, spearmint, cuckoo clocks, my tries to be good rotten dog and bitchy cat, good pots and pans, rice cookers, snow, settling in, aprons, musicals & plays, chinese food, miniatures, good lighting, pickles, electric bread & postage stamps. “start a revolution, stop hating your body”.

I prefer salty to sweet.

Things I dislike…big box stores, sweating, peas, theater in the round, houseplants, dog hair, seafood, reality tv..most tv, wine, eye twitches, religion, lotion, cigarette smoke, bugs, potlucks & humidity.

I also constantly contradict myself…so all this may not still hold true tomorrow.

Got Questions? chalklegs@yahoo.com

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