Author Archives: Wild Naiada Designs

Supporting the Hauser family – Auction for Eleni

A wonderful quilt blogger, Rachel of Stitched In Color, has recently given birth to her third child – baby girl Eleni. After complications during birth, Eleni has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The community is organizing a support effort via … Continue reading

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Learning to knit: “Frostlight” Scarf

Starting on creative projects has been the second hardest thing for me since I’ve become a parent. The first, surprise surprise, is the effect of sleep deprivation. First three months, it was minimal and thus negligible. Then Dasha begun learning to roll … Continue reading

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Salmon & Pineapple Salad

Before Dasha’s birth, an evening in was a rarity. If we weren’t visiting friends, family, or the climbing gym, we were sipping on Bubble Tea at our favorite cafe while engrossed in our Kindles. Nowadays, I’m ecstatic when I manage to … Continue reading

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Kale fruit smoothie

I’ve decided to try something different – to expand this blog to all sorts of endeavors, rather than keeping a narrow jewelry focus. Why? Mainly because, three and a half months into motherhood, I cast a much wider creative net, … Continue reading

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Better Than Perfect

I often operate under a counterproductive assumption that: if a result isn’t perfect, then it’s sort of pointless. (But I don’t want my effort to be pointless! I gotta strive for perfection!) Yet applying this premise to daily endeavors only brings … Continue reading

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Wading Back To Self

Dear all, how have you been? A little over three weeks on the new job (ahem, parenthood) and I’m tentatively getting the hang of being a caretaker/main food supply. Flexibility, readiness to take naps anytime, and willingness to eat anything … Continue reading

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DIY Swaddling Blankets: Printed & Dyed Muslin

In a largely failing attempt to distract myself from impatiently anticipating the upcoming labor, I made swaddling blankets. Leaf Printed Inspired by Leslie Keating’s tutorial, I armed myself with unbleached muslin from JoAnn’s, a small variety of leaves (maple, tulip poplar, elm), … Continue reading

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