In addition to making the masks for sale, I have also partnered with Auggie's school to provide masks to families who need them. This batch is all kid sized. I love choosing fabrics which the kids will love!When I've talked to friends in recent weeks I frequently hear about ways in which they are connecting with their community and how that feeling of connection is helping them with all of the stress, sadness, and feelings of helplessness that they are experiencing at the moment. I read the analogy that we're all in the same storm, but we're not in the same boat. This pandemic is affecting people in very different ways, and it's important to recognize that we all have different circumstances. Hopefully people will find the ways in which they can steady each other's boats. ️

In addition to making the masks for sale, I have also partnered with Auggie's school to provide masks to families who need them. This batch is all kid sized. I love choosing fabrics which the kids will love!When I've talked to friends in recent weeks I frequently hear about ways in which they are connecting with their community and how that feeling of connection is helping them with all of the stress, sadness, and feelings of helplessness that they are experiencing at the moment. I read the analogy that we're all in the same storm, but we're not in the same boat. This pandemic is affecting people in very different ways, and it's important to recognize that we all have different circumstances. Hopefully people will find the ways in which they can steady each other's boats. ️

Is that the Cat symbol I see in the sky? I'm needed! It's time to use some of my very limited waking hours to fight crime in the city! (I'll nap again later) #beanclubpetsThis silliness comes courtesy of my membership in the @rancho_gordo bean club which comes with beautiful tissue paper. Someone posted a cute picture of their dog wearing the tissue paper as a bandana. Then others got in on the fun. I added this today, because I'm not going to pass up the opportunity to dress up our cat and I love to make capes! Click on the hashtag for more :)

Is that the Cat symbol I see in the sky? I'm needed! It's time to use some of my very limited waking hours to fight crime in the city! (I'll nap again later) #beanclubpetsThis silliness comes courtesy of my membership in the @rancho_gordo bean club which comes with beautiful tissue paper. Someone posted a cute picture of their dog wearing the tissue paper as a bandana. Then others got in on the fun. I added this today, because I'm not going to pass up the opportunity to dress up our cat and I love to make capes! Click on the hashtag for more :)

Everyone I've talked to is struggling right now, some more than others, all in different ways, but let's face it, this is really hard. It's extra hard to navigate this while taking care of others. We've had some days that feel almost normal and are pretty fun, and some where everyone is grumpy or sad or exhausted or all of the above. We're trying to talk about our feelings and think about what makes us happier. Anyway, I just saw this and I think it's a good reminder. ️

Everyone I've talked to is struggling right now, some more than others, all in different ways, but let's face it, this is really hard. It's extra hard to navigate this while taking care of others. We've had some days that feel almost normal and are pretty fun, and some where everyone is grumpy or sad or exhausted or all of the above. We're trying to talk about our feelings and think about what makes us happier. Anyway, I just saw this and I think it's a good reminder. ️

This rainbow of masks is headed to Auggie's school as part of the school's recognition of teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week. I am endlessly grateful for the time, love, and patience which the teachers and staff invest in the children in their care. When the schools closed they worked tirelessly to ensure that every child has what they need to keep learning and stay engaged, all while taking care of their own families. I am so happy to be able to contribute this gift to help recognize this extraordinary work. #thankateacher #madeindc #quarantineschool #teacherappreciationweek

This rainbow of masks is headed to Auggie's school as part of the school's recognition of teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week. I am endlessly grateful for the time, love, and patience which the teachers and staff invest in the children in their care. When the schools closed they worked tirelessly to ensure that every child has what they need to keep learning and stay engaged, all while taking care of their own families. I am so happy to be able to contribute this gift to help recognize this extraordinary work. #thankateacher #madeindc #quarantineschool #teacherappreciationweek

These masks are headed to @shopmadeindc later this week. I especially appreciate everyone who is buying from small businesses at the moment. When you buy one of my masks you're helping to keep my little shop open. You're also supporting the amazing people at Shop Made in DC who are working tirelessly to keep us local makers in business. You're helping me to buy from an excellent family owned fabric shop, a small thread shop which calls me on the phone when they're out of a color, and an American twill tape manufacturer working with a skeleton crew. You're also helping to make it possible for me to donate dozens of masks. Without you none of that would be possible. Thank you, you're making a difference! #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #wereinthistogether #thankyou

These masks are headed to @shopmadeindc later this week. I especially appreciate everyone who is buying from small businesses at the moment. When you buy one of my masks you're helping to keep my little shop open. You're also supporting the amazing people at Shop Made in DC who are working tirelessly to keep us local makers in business. You're helping me to buy from an excellent family owned fabric shop, a small thread shop which calls me on the phone when they're out of a color, and an American twill tape manufacturer working with a skeleton crew. You're also helping to make it possible for me to donate dozens of masks. Without you none of that would be possible. Thank you, you're making a difference! #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #wereinthistogether #thankyou

Here's a picture from a sweet moment with my boy today. My day starts a few hours before Auggie gets up, that's when I can get some uninterrupted work done and enjoy some solitude. Then we have breakfast and do quarantine school. School includes a bunch of different things from online work to writing practice, and math lessons to drawing a comic book. Today we read some stories, then built a space diorama and played astronauts. Then I worked a bit more while Auggie played. Then I made dinner, and now I'm going to go cut 100 yards of twill tape. All in a day's work!

Here's a picture from a sweet moment with my boy today. My day starts a few hours before Auggie gets up, that's when I can get some uninterrupted work done and enjoy some solitude. Then we have breakfast and do quarantine school. School includes a bunch of different things from online work to writing practice, and math lessons to drawing a comic book. Today we read some stories, then built a space diorama and played astronauts. Then I worked a bit more while Auggie played. Then I made dinner, and now I'm going to go cut 100 yards of twill tape. All in a day's work!