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Posted by shara on Wednesday - January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! As I'm writing this, my seven week old daughter is sound asleep on my chest. Occasionally she makes small whimpering noises, and I worry that she's uncomfortable, or in pain, but then she settles back down again. I'm very new to this. On the night of November 14th, Chris and I were watching Netflix at home and eating takeout. On November 15th, our daughter came squalling into the world. Just like that. One day she was this sort of unknown quantity in our family equation, and the next there was this small baby that we could touch and hold. I haven't written very much here before, but there's something about having her here that makes me very aware of the passage of time, and I like the idea of documenting these early days. Mostly, of course, the documentation has taken the form of many, many, photos, but I've also been writing down things I don't want to forget, mainly in the form of lists. For example, I don't want to forget:

  • the way she sleeps with her legs tucked into her chest, knees crossed
  • the snorting noises she makes when she cries
  • the way she purses her lips when she's done nursing

Chris and I were talking about what those first few days were like, and we realized that there are a lot of details we can't remember. I remember generally feeling exhausted and terrified and elated all at once, but we don't remember where she slept. In her bassinet? In her crib? And, where did we sleep? Did we even sleep? It's still sort of crazy to me that anyone at all survives those first few weeks intact. I know we couldn't have without the outpouring of food deliveries, visits, and phone calls from our family and friends. So many people brought us dinner, went grocery shopping for us, did our dishes; I'm so grateful. Now, as we approach the two month mark, we're settling into a sort of rhythm, and feeling much more able to sort of roll with the punches. Some days I don't leave the house, others we take her for long walks in her stroller or carrier. We've managed to go grocery shopping and I've even cooked once or twice: buckwheat pancakes and carrot soup (not at the same time).

I can't even begin to describe how I feel about this new person in our lives. I'll just say that even at my most exhausted, there's nothing I wouldn't do for her. And sometimes she falls asleep with her arm draped across my chest, clutching my shirt for dear life, and then I feel like I could just burst.

Posted by shara on Wednesday - November 6, 2013

Francesca in her waves sweatshirt, on a sunny but chilly day in Hayes Valley.

Posted by shara on Monday - November 4, 2013

I was so excited when I first heard that Jennifer (the talented lady behind Ermie) and Bryan of Weltenbuerger would be curating a pop up shop at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. I wish I could go to LA to see the shop in person! The shop opened on November 1st and will run through November 24th. If you can't make it in person, there are some amazing peeks of all the different goods available on Jennifer's instagram. You might spy some Lotfi leather moon phase bags and some special denim moon phase bags. I'm beyond thrilled to be included among so many, many talented makers and artists. Congratulations again, Jennifer and Bryan!

Posted by shara on Thursday - October 31, 2013

Lotfi silk chiffon scarves are now available at Anaïse.

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Posted by shara on Monday - October 28, 2013

Me, at 37 weeks, wearing our waves t-shirt and sweatshirt.

Posted by shara on Friday - October 25, 2013

Chris, wearing our waves sweatshirt (now available here).

Posted by shara on Sunday - October 13, 2013

Hope you can join us on October 19th for an extra special pop up at Asterisk Gallery. In addition to Renee's beautiful as always wares, Caitlin is bringing a new selection of weavings and will be demonstrating weaving on a lap loom. I'll have some leather bags, some new t-shirts and sweatshirts (sneak peeks on my instagram here and here), and maybe one or two more surprises. Hope to see you there!

Posted by shara on Tuesday - October 1, 2013

New in the shop: organic cotton knit Fortuna top. Perfect for layering under Fall cardigans!

Posted by shara on Thursday - September 26, 2013

Very happy to spy the Lotfi pacific print in two different places on instagram recently: a Marina top on Lena Corwin's instagram feed, and a Farallon dress worn by Ashley (of ABJ Glassworks!) on Fischer Clothing's instagram feed.

Posted by shara on Tuesday - September 24, 2013

New in the shop: Vida pants.

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