Thursday, August 11, 2011

{Real Life} hutch at home...

Last week, Chris made our family our first whirligig & put it up in our backyard. To me, this was somewhat symbolic of the news that we had received the weekend prior. I had mentioned in the last post that I was a bit distracted lately. Well that can all be sort of tracked back to whirligigs. Why you ask? Let me explain- I'll give you the short version.

Two weekends ago, we learned that hutch studio (the studio & shop that my husband designs for & runs - home of the whirligigs) can no longer keep it's doors open on a daily basis. Chris is going to still be working for the same company, but just in a different capacity now. While it's really sad news because of how special hutch studio & it's loyal customers are- Chris & I are going to do the best we can to maintain hutch studio's online presence including a shop, continuing whirligig workshops, special events, & being open by appointment - with hopes of eventually working out a way to be open a few days a week until Fall.

So, in the last week, we have been adjusting to our new schedule, brainstorming, & creating a new etsy shop for hutch. It has been a bit overwhelming at times, but I'm excited about the new possibilities. The hutch studio shop will continue to have the "Make- It Yourself Kits" that Chris designed & that have become hutch best sellers, along with special vintage finds (including books & toys), fabric bundles, one of a kind art, & a scatter of klt:works items as well. 

One day at a time is my motto lately. I know I have written about hutch studio a lot in the past,  but there might be a few more blog posts about it in the future given my new involvement. Stay tuned... it's bound to be an intersting ride. Our whirligig is spinning in our backyard as a symbol of  the new hutch studio headquarters. 

Here's how to keep up with the hutch studio progress if you are interested:
etsy shop (cool things are being added everyday)

Thanks to all of you that have been so amazingly supportive & kind over the last few weeks (well always really). Your support is very appreciated! 

In a nutshell, this is what has been occupying my brain - along the side of trying to figure out the mysteries of toddlerhood & new products for klt:works...

How has your week been?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

{Real Life} thinking & working...

A few weeks back we got some news (of the job nature) that sort of shifted things for us all a bit. Since then, I've been sort of hunkered down thinking, spinning, processing, & jumping in on some new projects. I finally feel like I'm making some progress- but still have tons of new things I'm working on for klt:works as well. Seriously, there isn't enough time in the day it seems. Do you know the feeling? I'll share more soon. Just a bit distracted lately. Nothing like a some finger painting with this little guy to help chill me out.  Hope you are having a great week. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

{Everyday Inspiration} Thirtyfive Flowers...

It's no secret that I have a love of fabrics & have a particular fondness in the history of iconic textile designers. So does Louise who makes cushions out of vintage & new fabrics for her shop called Thirtyfive Flowers. I've purchase four cushion covers from her in the last few months & felt that deserved a mention here. We have them scattered throughout our home- I love them! Here is how we live with Thirtyfive Flowers....  

My latest purchase from Louise made me a little giddy. They were cushions made with the Marion Mahler "Mobiles" vintage fabric & one made with the Lucienne Day "Perfecta" vintage fabric (the end two in this last photo). I felt it was necessary to own fabrics from these two British, Mid-Century designers & was thrilled to receive these cushion covers in the mail. So if you love vintage & gorgeous new fabrics, check out Thrityfive Flowers - you are bound to find a treasure... 
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We are off to an arts festival in a nearby town. What did you do?


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