there are a few spots still left in my april classes! 

to sign up, email lena {at}

april textile stamping class
three 2-hour sessions
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28
$220 +supplies

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april sewing tunic/dress workshop with cal patch
see the pattern here:
one 5 hour workshop
11am – 4pm
sunday april 19th
$125 + supplies
there will also be a 1 hour finishing class on monday april 20th at 6pm, if needed.

more info here.

i finally went to storm king. i’ve been wanting to go for so many years but never made it. it was incredible! i loved it so much and i want to go back for every season.

i posted monday about the super-delicious (and healthier version of–) yellow cake that maria sent me in the mail. here’s another peek at how the cake made it into our volume seven book– and if you’ve ordered the book you’ll get the great recipe soon…

josh and i are going to paris for a mini vacation in the end of may, and i would LOVE some tips on where to go– restaurants, shops, museums, etc. i’ve only been to paris once when i was fifteen years old. i’ve read through these great suggestions. this has to be a low budget trip for us, so it will be mostly just window shopping and we’ll have to be creative about not spending too much on food (baguettes and croissants are fine with me!)…

* we don’t have a hotel booked yet. any suggestions? we’re looking at cheap hotels (150 euros max). i’m wondering if it’s worth saving money and staying further out, or would we regret not being in a really central location?

photos from this is paris, by one of my favorite illustrators miroslav sasek