Friends of the Farm | Holiday Gift Ideas 2021

Domenica Cooks biscotti

Award-winning cookbook author Domenica Marchetti teaches online classes, all specializing in Italian cuisine. She'll be updating her online class schedule in January, and has gift cards available. I took her Italian cookies class last year, and it really upped my baked goods gifting game. Highly recommend!


Tipple and Snack Etsy shop

So many of my flower vases and fun props come from my friend Mary's vintage shop Tipple and Snack. If you've ever thought, "where does Amy get those wacky chicks hatching out of blue shells that she uses in her chicken cards photos?" or "where does one get a tiny wooden person sledding these days?", Tipple and Snack is the answer. And, like I'm saying, not just for quirky things, also for, among many, many other things, lovely pottery, silverware, and ironstone -  like these.


Brooklyn Mojo | Hand-painted textiles and Home Goods 

Pantera at Brooklyn Mojo has so many beautiful, hand-printed textiles and home goods, including this tea towel and Swedish sponge set I bought for myself. The color is fab and the fabric is so soft. I'm coveting her shorty bags, too, one of those might have to be a post-holiday gift. To myself. :) 


Looshka Studio Alphabet Print 

I've mentioned my friend Lana's work before, but because adorable baby gifts never go out of style, it's worth mentioning again. Just look at that sweet alphabet! Lana's shop, Looshka Studio, also has prints with some of these adorable characters on their own, so you can create a cuteness overload corner if you'd like. And who wouldn't like?


Tatutina Etsy shop

Another fab shop I've mentioned before is Tatutina, which has been a favorite for pretty much my whole life (since probably 3rd grade). Georgia is making these sweet custom pet stockings - you can add your pet's name to the top - as well as cat and dog advent calendars. The cat advent calendars have SPARKLES on the whiskers. Hello?! Amazing! Happy and fun art for pets and their people, indeed! :)


Fork on a Road | Vegetarian Meal Kits 

Suman of Fork on a Road makes delicious, healthful meal starter kits, you provide the fresh produce, and voila! Dinner is served! This Harvest Hyderabadi Biryani is influenced by the royal ktichens of Hyderabad and the New England harvest. YUMMMMMMMM. Suman will be at the Boston Public Market on December 18th if you'd like to shop in person. 


Whole Circle Studio | Quilt Patterns 

For the quilter in your life, Sheri at Whole Circle Studio has ALL SORTS of fun, downloadable patterns. You could pair them with her curated thread collection (it's called Radiant Rainbow, you know I'm all about that!), and both your gift and cozy winter plans are SET. She's also got a fab Block of the Month pattern out just in time for holiday gifting, it's a fun floral theme you can peek at here.

 Rachel Lemoine Jewelry | Island Bracelets

Rachel has been making her jewelry for years, and selling it on Block Island (my favorite island!) at the local farmers market, and has only this year launched an online shop.

I love these bracelets, for myself (but of course!), and also for gifting - my nieces haven't seen their last Rachel Lemoine bracelet yet, you can be sure of that!


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so many tiny flowers. so many objects.

so many objects that need to be painted as flowery objects. 

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in the garden | mid-may 2021

how things are going in our New England garden in mid-May, with some chat about seed starts, rabbits (gah! rabbits!), asparagus, greens, daffodils, lilacs, and future crops. 

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Butternut Squash Mac + Cheese

main course or side dish, sweet and savory, veggie plus starch, you really can't go wrong with this delicious butternut squash mac + cheese

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YAY Voting!

It can really be hard to contain your enthusiasm when you LOVE voting. Even if you're a grown-ass woman wearing a mask. I hope you'll get out there and vote, in whatever way is safest for you. 

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new work - October 2020

Taking classes has been taking the edge off of 2020 - a little bit, anyway. This new work was created for Victoria Johnson's Create Collections online course, which is both a great distraction from the year AND a fantastic learning experience taught by an established artist

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Friends of the Farm: Indie Note Card Designers

Friends of the Farm! Go ahead, roll your eyes, I did, too - BUT, I love to share good stuff with friends (that's you!), especially when it's FROM friends, so please enjoy this inaugural Friends of the Farm post!

This edition: Independent greeting card designers whose work I'm sure you'll love!

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Cherry-Almond Granola

an easy, sweet and salty granola for snacking or gifting

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Behind the Scenes in The Shoot Coop

A little behind the scenes action in The Shoot Coop, soundtrack provided by our chickens, who seem to know just when to cluck and crow!

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Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

An easy recipe for slow-roasted tomatoes to eat now, or freeze for future sauce and soups

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