Jackalope Workshop!

I am SOOO excited for this weekend’s Jackalope Denver Indie Artisan Fair. In addition to getting a chance to meet a ton of lovely people at me booth, I’ll ALSO be teaching a workshop! 

The class is from 2-3pm on Saturday, December 8th. Space is limited, so signing up ahead of the fair guarantees you a spot. If we don’t fill up ahead of the fair we’ll also be accepting same day registrations 🙂

To reserve your spot and pre-sign up follow this link: https://www.jackalopeartfair.com/denversaturdayactivities

The class is suitable for ALL AGES, and skill levels. Whether you’ve done Shibori and indigo dyeing before, or you don’t even know what those words mean – this class is for you! Since the class size will be small, and we will have a full hour, I’ll be able to devote a lot of individual attention to each student. 

Each student will get to make their choice of : a tea towel, a bandana, a baby onesie or baby tee (sizes for baby onesies and tees are limited). It’s the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill AND make a thoughtful and love-filled gift for the holidays. All materials are included in the $35 tuition fee.

I hope to see a bunch of you there!

https://www.jackalopeartfair.com/denversaturdayactivities

Cuddles vs Productivity – the eternal struggle

My sweet senior dogs, Smithwick and Pepper, are my constant companions. And by “sweet” I of course mean: bossy, loving, too smart for their own good, cuddly, demanding of attention, and adorable.

Being one’s own boss, and having one’s “office” in the home has a whole lot of benefits… but also a few downsides, doggie company being firmly placed on *BOTH* lists.

“What ever do you MEAN, Kate?!”, you say, “Your dogs are SOOO cute!”, and “I wish I could hang with MY pets all day!”. OK. Fair enough. But have you ever tried to actually accomplish work while your dogs look at you with those “LOVE ME! I’M RIGHT HERE!” guilt-trip eyes? Because it’s not easy, I can tell you that much.

At this time of year I’m running around with my hair on fire (*usually* not literally), trying to MAKE MAKE MAKE SEW SEW SEW DYE DYE DYE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE as much as I can before my Holiday Markets (Calendar HERE!), and any distraction is – well – a distraction. I really don’t know what the “answer” is, other than the answer I seem to come to with everything in my life: try to balance, do the best you can, and accept when you just can’t seem to stay on that tightrope.

As an illustration of my point – here are the photos from my last, incomplete, photo-shoot for my new Meditation Pillows… I mean, they ARE cute. I may just use them after all – it’s not like I ever claimed to be professional. hah! What do you think?