crossing paths

this is where i work now.

come visit me anytime you want to.

im enjoying my time working with fabric and meeting new people. so many ladies come in and want things sewn for them. i need to make a new business card.

any of you lovely graphic designers out there want to whip one up for me?

this has been a very busy week for me. so many new adjustments in my life. good and bad. im going to be looking for daycare in the next week or so, so if anyone has any brilliant ideas for me, shoot 'em over!

im hopefully going to be able to teach some sewing classes at whipstitch soon. if anyone is interested in any, let me know. im also considering doing some little sewing class at my house sometime. drinks and baked goods included. would anyone be interested in this?

its time to get my life together and start doing the things that i want to do.

also, do yourself a favor and listen to these albums:

blonde redhead / penny sparkle
mumford & sons / sigh no more
band of horses / infinite arms
arcade fire / the suburbs
iron & wine / norfolk
jonsi / go

these are the things i am listening to nonstop.



i have really been into cute kids fashions recently. i stumbled across a children's line at zara. who knew!? so much cute stuff. and to quote jenn at seed factory, 'the prices are pretty reas'.


france and holland.

here are many reasons why i wish i lived in france. or at least was able to visit sometime soon.

just make sure you translate everything into english on the site.

also, marry me


life, right now.

i update this blog so rarely that every time i do, i have to say 'this is what is going on in my life now'.
so, this is what is going on in my life right now

parker is talking a lot. saying the most insane things.
last week there were a bunch of kids riding bikes down the street being really loud and squawking. so i said, 'parker, do you hear all those chickens out there?!' now, days later, she keeps saying 'chi-chi allah'. which, if you didnt know, is 'chickens outside!'

i had an interview today. i have another interview on friday.

amy and i are on a telephone family plan. we got a discount for being cute white girls in college park.

i miss a lot of my friends. so many are far away. so many are very busy. get in my life, you guys!

my birthday is soon. maybe ill try and do something fun and clever. please come!

i found some old photos.

this was after sigur ros in 2005. i promise we all had a fun time.


new words.

this is parker in kansas city, at 21 months old.

new list of her words:
[mainly food]

and to end it all.
t.t. wawa - toilet water. or pee.


hairspray and charcoal.

my life is in two extremes right now. some things so great. some things so bad. on the financial side, so bad. but on the people side so, so good!

no one ever told me how terrible the terrible twos are. sometimes i want to ship parker off to somewhere far away. but i always miss her right when she leaves to go anywhere. i just want my not whiney, not bossy, not bratty girl back.

some highlights:

parker has her fingernails and toenails painted.

she says:
tee tee wawa - the toilet
sorry mama
mama car
kaka carseat
jewdada - blueberries
all d e-e - all done amy
apa - ice cream
addddddy - abby from sesame street
manie, nanie, mama - all names for me
ding doooong - in a very southern accent
googa- grandma/yoga
guyku - cycle/jessica

im waiting to hear back on some jobs. the school im teaching at starts next week.

i have great friends. all the old ones and all the new ones.


, originally uploaded by kylehale.




its time. ive opened my etsy store! it took me long enough to finally do it. its a start for now. im a little shaky about everything so im still trying to maneuver my way around etsy. here are a few items i added today.


ooh that its all for the best.

im trying to be positive.
currently, these are the things going on in my life:

•im about to finish the girl with the dragon tattoo. i highly recommend it.
•i worked at the aa flea market today. i have so much respect for people who work outside in the summertime.
•im dog sitting for christy. porkchop is in bed with parker and i now.
•i still realllly need a job.
•i got ten first edition, well, book club first edition, dr. seuss books from the thrift store for $5.
the banana stand is coming along. ill post pictures soon.
•my dad is coming back into town this weekend.
•patrick is at world cup! i wish i was there with him.
•im missing my roommates while they dog sit in midtown.
•my southern girl started chanting sweet tea! sweet tea! sweet tea! tonight when i got back from chick fil a. she loves sweet tea.
•ive been listening to jonsi and its soooo good.

other than that, ive been spending a lot of time alone. doing a lot of thinking. trying to figure out my life. i never realized how difficult life is when you dont have a job. its hard to keep up your self worth when you are so dependent on other people.



taken by my sister sarah cook.


peanut butter jelly time.

i bet you didnt know i was a floral designer did you?
i whipped this up because amy forgot to get a boutonniere for her prom date.

parker and i visited matilda and lesley for the afternoon. here is matilda showing off her teeth.
other than that i still dont have a job. i have been working on things to sell. coming soon: the banana stand


no ones gonna love you more than i do.

a lot of nothing has been going on recently. i have some photos to show off now.
first. i hope everyones mothers day was fun and spent with mothers. as for me, i was given gifts!
some cupcake things from parker via dave. some perfume from catherine, daves mom. some sunglasses from shane.

julie was cleaning out her aunts old house and she got me a box full of old thread and a very old dressform. so cool.

two weeks ago was kellys 21st birthday and christys bridal shower. nicole and i made her a homemade paper wreath and a cute card. we are so happy for her!
i made kelly a felt birthday hat in which she graciously wore at trader vics!

parker enjoyed some chocolate ice cream. afterwards she looks like a homeless man.

i went thrift store shopping yesterday and found two really great old fisher price toys. the horse is great. parker can pull it, push it, or ride on it. the dollhouse is really cool but only came with one bed and one chair. i would love to find the old furniture but it might get expensive.

so thats all. im still looking for a job. i have been a sewing tech at scad for the past few weeks but i need a full time job. i am going to start crafting. i must. maybe i will finally have the motivation to open an etsy shop. i need to think of a name. any suggestions?



i had lunch with an old friend from high school on friday. it was so fun to catch up and see her. we went to cafe di sol and then looked around highland row antiques. i found a bag of homemade vintage chicks. so cute.

after about two months of working on my headboard, it is finally done. except i am waiting on reed to build me something to raise it up about five inches and secure it to my bed. so here it is, but imagine it a little taller.

my to-do list is getting crossed out and that is something i really enjoy. it makes me feel organized and accomplished. i have lists all over the place, but this one is sort of a master to-do list.

i finally recived my prints from our labor of love. this is one i ordered extra, just a small 4x6.

parker is full on feeding herself now. its a little messy, but so much easier for me. here she is.