Friday, April 17, 2015

100% Handcrafted Düsseldorf Market

I'll be participating in the 100% Handcrafted Düsseldorf Market next Saturday. I haven't done a market/craft fair for several years, and this is my first one in Germany!! Very exciting.

I'm introducing new work: block-printed tea towels, bags and pouches, fabric buckets for indoor plants, fat quarters, soft sculpture and plushes - all printed by hand in my studio in Aachen on gorgeous organic linen and cotton fabrics. I'll also have a small selection of original art and prints.

Please consider coming if you're in the area! This is the start of something new for me. I'll continue to post updates...I'm considering opening a new online shop in the next weeks.

Devon xoxo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stills 13/52


Linking up with Em from the Beetleshack

I have no idea what they are but we love these spring flowers. Bursts of sunshine.

Leafing out.

Picking wild garlic and various other treasures.

Kids just belong in trees don't they?

Our first outing with everyone on a bike!! (Griffy had his laufrad and did nearly all the ride)

4 in the picture :)

Happy bike riding bee-eyed lady.

Sitting on the dining table, making the whole room smell amazing.

End of Sunday chill out, after a really nice weekend.

Hope you all have a great week! We are getting ready to visit Spain again, this time with a day trip to Morocco. Can't wait!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Stills 12/52

Linking up for Stills with Em from Beetleshack

My most favorite spot this week.

The reality of the rest of the house this week.

Those responsible for the reality of the house this week ;)

Stringing together letters and asking what the word says. This one is giggle worthy.

Jingly bells and convex mirrors - things I really like.

Mr. Fishy (named Lightning McQueen and Hello Kitty so maybe we should call him Lightning Kitty) has a new home and is awaiting a new bubble filter. We are slowly warming up to the idea of a real fish tank, this is a good start.

Backyard daffodils - happy faces of sunshine.

And the tulips are coming up for the second year now - hooray!

Sea shell wind chime my dad offered to me before he was going to disassemble it. I love the odd beachy vibe it gives our German backyard ;) Like a warm hug from home.

Have a happy healthy rest of the week.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stills 11/52



 Linking up with Em from Beetleshack

We got a little exercise with our aching flu-walloped bodies and it was lovely. A sun-shiney day.

He'll follow her wherever she leads.

Chilly chilly chilly natural springs are for dipping toes into on a warmish day.

Flowers are blooming and green is sprouting everywhere in's been a very tolerable mid to light jacket weather. I'd call it Spring!

Concentrated piggy pose.

The aftermath of our Easter sensory bin. Lots of ideas over at Imagination Tree.

Phylo got a gorgeous new collar.

We lost a fish today...this one is without his friend now and I'm not sure what to do. We had them in a large pot with water irises - from my dad. Upon thinking about their situation in hindsight I think it was terrible to have them in a pot (even though large) and without filtration (besides the water plants). Fail on my part. I think we're going to have to get a proper fish tank, asap.

 Happiness is coral tulips in a bright blue coffee pot.

Lots of xoxo,

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stills 10/52

Linking up with Em from the Beetleshack

The sun has been shining and we are soaking it up. We managed to pull ourselves together for a teeny tiny birthday celebration for Griffin. I'm so thankful.


Leaving our (snowless) winter behind and welcoming spring - happy indeed.

Sparklers to cap off an excellent day.

New toys. Jared put together the hex bugs habitat. I did the hot wheels track this week.

Our garden is a magical place with the flowering plum tree.

Per Griffy's request, a bear cake :) Very hastily made, very very delicious!

There is a new article from Mother Jones regarding plastic. It's worth a read. We have decided that plastic is no longer a food/drink safe option for us.

The kiddos finally have enough energy and lung power to handle a few minutes on the trampoline. I'm praying we have a string of good health for a while.

Our little Griffy Bear...three years old in just a few days. I love you sweet boy.

Have a fabulous week xo

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stills 9/52

Stills from last week...a little behind as we were hit with a horrible FLU that knocked all of us flat. It has seriously been an unbelievable and humbling experience. It was awful because the kids and I had already been sick on and off for 3 weeks, and were just starting to feel better. We played with friends on Wednesday then went to the Karneval at the Kita on Thursday afternoon Bird was a mess, then zonked out. By Friday we were all miserable. It's been over a week and we are past the fevers but not out of the woods completely. Besides a really awful stomach flu many years ago, and the chicken pox at 16 years old, this has been one of the worst illnesses I've ever had. I hope hope hope we can have a healthy string of weeks/months/(whatever it is just please more than a few days) and actually do some more living rather than surviving.

The guys working on the playground left behind a few things while they took a break. When the cat's away...

Griffy and his stick

At the Karneval at our Kindergarten. I can see in the picture that Bird was already not feeling well. But they're oh so cute :)

The beginning of a really rough week.

Back soon with the current week of (slightly healthier) stills,
xo Devon

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stills 8/52

Stills...following along with Beetleshack.

Huge rosehips mingling with blackberry vines starting to waken.

The sleeping game.

Organizing all the crafty bits.

Phylo, who doesn't enjoy having his picture taken but shamelessly expressing his desire to go for a walk already.

Drowning in kids artwork...I love it all, don't know what to part with, have to deal with, it grows daily, hourly!

Back massages.

The animal doctor (Tierartz) at work.

First mini-daffodils. Rays of happiness.

This week...oh this week - and last week for that matter. Sooo sick...bronchitis, pink eye, hacking away, energy-less, head throbbing, why doesn't it go away??...hoping to turn a healthy corner in a day or two or I'm off to the doctor. It really gets me thinking seriously about my health...quitting sugar for good? Enforcing earlier bedtime? I think I really need to do myself some favors.

xo Devon