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, sculpting, 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 all sorts, knit, crochet & sewing supplies, crochet/knit & sewing pattern/leaflets/booklets from the 30s- today, Japanese craft books & other crazy cute Asian import stuff, swatch watches, costume jewelry & bakelite bangles, striped scarves, pincushions, old printer wood blocks & type, flour/feed sacks, depression era household items, toys and children’s novelties, anything old-timey that’s endearingly sweet, cool, creepy or weird.

Other things I love – my perfectly charms me book loving, writer, vinyl collecting, mostly jazz guy, kind hearted, coffee first, home brewer, nerdy, love of my life husband and my all the best parts of us, smart, compassionate, opinionated, screen printing, animal loving, veggy eating, politically correct, cute thing obsessed, love of my life daughter, my 1890s home, not your average pens, pencils & letterpress stationary, buttered popcorn, rotary phones, sewing simple dresses & complex project bags, squishies and other slow rise fake food softies, slimes and foams, teeth, auctions, anything with glitter & sparkles, minimalist planners & notebooks, hand pressing one of a kind pin back buttons, embroidered tea towels & pillowcases, making quirky novelty charms and stitch markers, learning new skills, documentaries, shortbread cookies & white bakery cake with white frosting, sockyarn, 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, organization, 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, hot drinks, 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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