Monday, November 10, 2014

Knitting lately

I can't stop knitting these days. The weather has finally begun to cool, which makes knitting with wool so much more enjoyable. No more sweaty hands! I just finished my Sibella Pullover last week. I was able to take a few photos during the process but will need to take one of the finished pullover. I am really happy with the outcome. Lovely yarn and well written pattern.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October

My goodness it's been a while. I've been quite busy lately. These past few weekends I was out of town. A few weeks ago I spent some time working/enjoying San Francisco and then a weekend serving with a great team in Mexico. Unfortunately I don't have any photos from my camera but I did manage to snap a few with my phone. Wish I was able to take more photos as I feel I don't use my camera nearly as much as I use to. I need to be a little more intentional with it.

I haven't been able to be as creative as I like to be. But I am taking a weekly weaving class and that has been fantastic. I'm learning so much. I can't wait to share what I am working on. It's a difficult craft but certainly enjoyable.

Looking forward to getting back into my sewing groove. It's been nearly a month since I last sat and sewed. Once things slow down around here I'm sure I'll be back to sewing 4-5 days a week as I continue to try and kick start my little business. I just purchased loads of fabric in San Francisco and I can hardly wait to start making up some new pieces with it. As for now I still have a few items listed at esthermarquis.com


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

ESTHER MARQUIS

Goodness, I have been quite busy. Lately I've been sewing up a storm getting fall pieces ready for the shop. I've sewed up quite a few designs and can hardly wait to photograph them all and post them in my shop. I'm currently selling here on etsy and on my site esthermarquis.com I plan on listing most of the items on esthermarquis.com but will continue to list a few items on etsy as well. Below is a preview of some of the fabrics and designs I am working with. I'm going to start selling my knitwear and crochet wear as well!
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xo
Esther

Monday, August 18, 2014

Coastal Scenes

Not quite sure how I continue to fail so terribly at this whole blogging thing. I have every intention of writing at least biweekly but it looks like thats just not happening. My free time continues to be spent on sewing and knitting. Happy to say that I am being productive but I'd really like to dedicate more of my time to doing a bit more documenting. For know I will share photos of a recent road trip I went on with my brother and sister. We took our time driving along the California Coast (Los Angeles to San Francisco) Dreamy scenes all along the way. Such a beautiful state I live in.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shibori and Wild Blackberry Pie

Tried Shibori dyeing for the first time and had great success. A new friend so kindly invited me to join her while she experimented with a indigo dye kit. I of course couldn't resist learning a new craft. Below are some photos of the process and end results. Can't wait to do it again.
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Made another Wild Blackberry Pie. A couple of friends and I spent the morning picking the juiciest blackberries in the mountains so that I could make a pie for the evening. It was pretty darn good. Next time we go berry picking I plan to pick enough for some jam and ice cream too.
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Life is good.
-Esther

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Round here

Life is good. Iv'e been staying pretty busy. Last week I dabbled in a bit of everything. Sewing, knitting, baking, gardening, thrifting, and cooking. If only there were more hours in the day. I leave you with a few photos from the week.
1. fresh picked tomatoes
2. my personal favorite are these sweet green tomatoes.
3/4. peach pies
5. Lace Cardigan knit with Cascade cotton
6. Bitty Romper knit with Knit Picks cotton
7/8. newport beach
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Now back to my knitting.

xo

-es

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sverige

Wanted to share a few more photos from my trip a couple weeks ago. One of my favorite places I visited was the Rosendals Trädgård which I posted about in my last entry. Here are a few more photos of the pretty place. I also uploaded a few photos of some goodies from Pärlans. Pärlans is an adorable artisan caramel shop. There caramels are some of the best I've had. So naturally I bought a bagful to bring back. Unfortunately I only have a few caramels left. It's so hard for me to just eat one at a time. They are so delightful. They also serve ice cream with there caramel sauces. Oh yum.

Lastly I posted a photo of some of my kitchen purchases. I love how bright and colorful everything is. There was so many great housewares. If only it were a bit easier to bring stuff back home.

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Well I have been quite busy this past week. Had a lovely time getting together with family and friends. Time is flying and I can't seem to keep up. Can hardly believe we are in the month of July. Hope to be back soon with something creative.

For now I leave you with a photo of one of my current makes and some beautiful yarn that I purchased during the trip.
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xo
-es