+ happy summer sale +

today, our neighborhood was filled with kids getting out of school for the start of summer vacation. it made me long for summers off and travel plans. we have some trips coming up that i’m excited about, but thinking about all the maps i have drawn, martha’s vineyard and venice are at the top of my list of places i would like to be right now.

in celebration of the start of summer, i’m dropping the price of MAPS books from $35 to $30, and offering free US shipping (books will ship via media mail), from now until monday, july 4th.

also– i will give away one book to a commenter (chosen at random). what are you doing this summer?

i’m a little bit obsessed with making woven potholders! it started on a recent trip to california. i was at a children’s store buying presents for my niece and nephew, and i saw the potholder kit. then i had a goodbye lunch for jenny (we miss you, jenny!) and we made them. i can’t stop.

for those who read jenny’s blog, you know that she is leaving brooklyn and her beautiful shared studio space with jennifer and anne. it’s such a special spot, and if i didn’t have a studio space in my home i would be moving in myself. the entrance reminds me of an alley in paris… filled with plants and a fig tree. the buildings are occupied by all different types of creative people and it’s where we photographed the cover of brooklyn diary. jennifer posted here about looking for a new studiomate, so i wanted to post too in case someone reading this is interested.

top photo by jen causey from the maker’s
bottom photo by jennifer sarkilahti