Another suitcase

Husband was jealous of my sunny suitcase, so I decorated another one for him. Oddly enough, he preferred a super plain and minimalist design and didn’t even want the tiniest star or ornaments. Husband and I are very different people.

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Sunny suitcase

Tomorrow starts the next Automattic Grand Meetup. It will be my fourth one, and I’ve never been looking forward to one this much. Between the breathwork and energy healing classes, yoga, and meditating together, it feels like I’m going to a mindfulness retreat rather than a business trip. If that wasn’t enough, I’m going to […]

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A pouch full of stars

My Soul Cards came in a beautiful dark blue velvet bag, and I immediately thought of turning it into a night sky. Being myself, I choose a thread with metallic and holo shimmer, but applying it was much more challenging than I thought at first. As it turns out, metallic thread is extremely stiff, and […]

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Succulents and sparkles

On our wedding we gave everyone a small succulent in a jar. Not everyone picked up theirs, so we ended up with four. I haven’t been historically a good caregiver to my house plants, but these particular ones are a symbol of our love and us growing together. I’d better make sure they grow happy, […]

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Birdday card

Since I have an iPad that’s great for painting, drawing, and calligraphy, I don’t create as much stuff by hand as I used to. It was high time I put my collection of art supplies to some use at last. Birthday cards are my favorite things to make, as they bring joy not just to […]

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Glitter jar

At a workshop today the teacher introduced me to a mindfulness jar. It’s not that different from a snow globe, a transparent vessel with some dense liquid and glitter in it, designed to be shaken up. In its most chaotic state, the jar represents what happens in your mind when you’re stressed and overwhelmed, with […]

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Forest in a jar

There’s a certain kind of magic in creating something real and physical. Something that can be touched, hugged, held in hands, and displayed in a prominent place. Even more incredible is creating something that has a life of its own. For the entire human history the work we did had tangible outcomes in a physical […]

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Christmas cards

I love the personal touch of handmade gifts. It feels like pouring your love into a physical object and offering it to someone. Most people in my life are not as much into handmade as I am. For them I usually buy a more traditional gift, and attach a handmade card.

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