Why the name “Foxflat”?
It’s the word that was spelled out in capital letters on our mailbox in Oregon. The previous tenant must’ve been Mr. Fox. When I was trying to think of a blog name – something that was non-literal and easy to remember – this word I saw every day when I got the mail sprang to mind.
According to the pie chart in the cartoon below, this blog currently falls into the section described as “stories about crap somebody cooked, knitted, or sewed.” (a section, for the record, that I’m proud to be a member of! ha…I even have two posts about apple butter). Blogging is a form of journaling that helps me reference what I’ve made. Writing it down also challenges me to tackle new techniques, try new patterns, and explore new places. I love teaming up on projects in real life, and through blogging my creating can be done with the input and encouragement of readers. I maintain a long blogroll, and reading through it – coffee in hand – is often how I start the day.
Do you sell your things?
No, just occasional orders from friends and family. My knitting, illustrating, and sewing are hobbies, meaning they’re where I mostly spend (not make) money. I pay the bills with a fulltime job in academic advising at a college, which I really love. But I suspect trying to create a meaningful second career out of crafting could be on the horizon in the coming decades.
I read every comment and email. And, as stated above, I love teaming up on projects. This includes swaps and guest tutorials. I like drawing out a good illustrated sewing pattern too, so if you have the design but need illustrated instructions, we should talk! Here’s where to find me…