At the Home Ground I'm inspired by the simple beauty of nature.

I believe that handmade objects make our lives more meaningful,

and I love finding the beauty in imperfection.

late summer beauty


Adventures in the North

September 21, 2014

  Sometimes, you have a weekend that is actually long enough, that is so full of excitement and inspiration that you feel fulfilled on Sunday night, not desperate for just a little more time. Last weekend was such. Eric, Charr and I all got in the car (along with our camping stuff and the Home Ground wares and supplies) and drove up to Empire, MI. The drive was long, dark, and rainy. Solid rain for the last couple of hours, in which we then had the pleasure of setting up our tent. We did manage to get all settled, despite the unwavering rain, the single flashlight to spli between the two of us, and a sad, wet Charr. We were... Continue Reading →

On the Loom Again

September 05, 2014

 It's been a couple of years since I've had my Mighty Wolf loom unfolded and warped. I actually had to watch a few videos on Youtube to remember the little details or prepping a warp and warping the loom. For shame! But, I did it. I got started. And it feels so freaking awesome. It's been too long since I've thought in terms of warp and weft, reed and heddle. I have faint memories of weaving with my mom on her big floor loom when I was really young. I often wonder how much those memories and experiences influence my love for weaving. I do love the feeling of participating in a craft that was taught and learned and perfected... Continue Reading →

Lately | Up North MI

July 30, 2014

I know it has been quiet around here lately, and there's really no good reason for it except that I'm out of habit. What better way to get back into it than to share a handful of gorgeous photos? Eric and I spent a weekend with friends in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area of Northern Michigan and it was glorious. The weather couldn't have been any better and of course the company was wonderful. We fit a lot into that weekend! We ate delicious food (Cherry Republic, The Village Cheese Shop, Jolly Pumpkin), visited Glen Arbor's beach, went to Fishtown in Leland, kayaked down the Platte River, climbed the big dunes (and ran back down of course!), hiked, and enjoyed... Continue Reading →