Fall Leave Swatch

Fall is coming, right?

Although it is still beastly hot, Labor Day is almost here. I am starting to find my favorite fall mushrooms and the …

WomanCraft Gifts

Now at WomanCraft Gifts!

I am really excited to announce that my emu egg jewelry and lamps are now for sale at WomanCraft Gifts in Carrboro! …

Drained egg

How to clean an emu eggshell

Last fall, our female emu, Mel (short for Melbourne), finally started laying eggs! After 6 years of keeping emus, we were thrilled. …

All about the bases

Figuring out how to make the bases for my lamps was a key stage in the design process. I knew the bases …

Fish Lamp

What’s with the fish?

I’ve mentioned in other blog posts that I was a fisheries volunteer in Peace Corps, but what does that entail? First off, …

Fair trade fabrics

A lot  of the fabric for my lamps comes from clothing my kids have outgrown or that is now unwearable.  It is …

African Batik Fabric

I make many of my lamps from West African batik fabric that I purchased while in Peace Corps or on later trips …