Hey there. I’m Merel. Obsessive Maker & Baker. Designer and WordPress Developer. Mother of two grownish people. Unabashedly Left Coast.

I am never happier than when I’m lost in the process of Making. Yummy things or beautiful things or useful things. Maybe that’s you too.

These are a few of my favorite things:

  1. Hardware Stores. So filled with possibilities, with minimal fluff or marketing. Especially the ones where canning supplies rub up against paint supplies next to the plumbing stuff and around the corner is adhesives. You get the idea. A little chaotic. Not Home Depot, though if that’s all you’ve got…
  2. Learning new things. Makes me feel like I’m Not Dead Yet. I didn’t learn to knit til my 20s; didn’t learn to sew or make jam til my 30s. Current obsession: indigo dyeing and shibori.
  3. Most things that grow. [Not insects, at least not in my personal space. Perfectly fine in the garden if they don’t attack my plants.] This also includes processes that transform things: baking, gardening, knitting, sewing, dyeing, …
  4. Going new places. [See no. 2, Not Dead Yet] Especially ones that are wildly different than what I’m used to. Time slows down. The world seems smaller and vaster and more magical all at once.

Thanks for stopping by. Let’s do some stuff.

Check out this post if you want to know why I started a blog!