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Cute Muffins!

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Cute Muffins!

Hattie keeps asking me if we can bake cupcakes again. I've learned that this mostly means she will do some stirring and a whole lot of eating cupcakes and frosting. I'm not opposed to letting my kids eat sugar, but I thought it'd be reasonable (and yummy) to temper it with a few other ingredients, so we made these carrot-apple "cupcakes." (It's just a slightly modified version of this recipe from Williams Sonoma.)   1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole-wheat flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 2 eggs 2/3...

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The Cloisters and the Unicorn Tapestries

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The Cloisters and the Unicorn Tapestries

I wanted to share a little peek into the inspiration for my new Unicorn Valentine greeting card. In my first year of art school, my art history professor sent us to visit The Cloisters, an amazing piece of medieval history tucked away in a very far corner of Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson river, which felt about 2000 miles away from our cramped Greenwich Village classroom with its humming slide projector and fidgety art students. At The Cloisters, inside a dark hall, I was amazed to find The Unicorn Tapestry. It's a familiar image - when I was little, I remember helping my cousins do a jigsaw puzzle of the same picture. Here it was, larger than life, nearly five hundred...

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I'd love to hear your opinion!

I'd love to hear your opinion!

EDIT: Giveaway drawing is closed, although the survey will remain open - I'd still love to hear your opinion anytime! I have some questions for you! If you are a reader, a fan or a customer, or even just a random human passing by, then I'd like to know what you think. I LOVE to get feedback from my people - your opinions are golden to me. Hearing from you helps me to figure out what's working well and what I can do better, how my work is holding up over time, what you're responding to and what's exciting for you! So, I'm doing a survey...

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Morris & Essex is on hiatus for the month of October! ...

Morris & Essex is on hiatus for the month of October! ...

It's hard to get time off when you have your own business, and I always feel guilty when I think about stepping away for a minute or a weekend or whatever. But I also believe that one aspect of sustainable business is self-care. Working relentlessly without a break is the road to madness and burn-out, so the next few weeks are set aside for family time, outdoor time in the beautiful fall weather, creative time with a sketchbook and pens, and ok, maybe a little bit of catching up on book-keeping and unfinished projects. My website is on hiatus, we...

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Infinity Scarves are here at last!

Infinity Scarves are here at last!

From the very first moment I dreamed about making hand-printed scarves, I always planned on making an infinity scarf... that is, a circular loop scarf with no beginning or end. It's a super easy style to throw on, as you never need to think about what to do with the ends, and it always hangs just right...  It's not so simple to design and create, though! I've been experimenting with different ideas for how I want to do this, and it's taken me a few years to figure out the perfect scarf, but here they are! I think it was worth the wait. These...

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