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Let's get this Portland party started.

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Let's get this Portland party started.

The studio is unpacked. I've got my business newly filed with the state of Oregon, my license sorted with the City of Portland, and can legally start operating again! The organization process is finally giving way to the mental room I need to make new stuff. It's been a little slow, happening in fits and starts, but I've begun to spend some time at the bench dreaming up new goodies for the shop in the last few days. To prod myself into more actual making, I'll be doing a little shop update on the 20th of January. That's the Sunday after...

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The Longest Night

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The Longest Night

The longest night of the year was actually yesterday, with the Solstice, but tonight is also a pretty long one and I'm hunkering down with some tea and take-out and preparing to do Susannah Conway's "Unraveling Your Year" workbook. It's been such a chaotic year of therapy, introspection, changes, growth, and loss but also there were some pretty big dreams manifested. It just seems like a good idea to stop and take stock. I did Susannah's "Unraveling" course many years ago and I found it to be profoundly meaningful at that time. Which, funnily enough, was also right on the heels...

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We've Moved!

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We've Moved!

We did it! As of December 3rd, Maia & Rainwood Design is PDX local. Look for us at events and shows around the Pacific Northwest starting in 2019. We couldn't be happier to be based out of North Portland now. Dream come true! While all of my tools are still on the truck as of this writing, all of our shop stock currently listed is available for holiday shipping and orders (I brought it up in my car). We're offering free shipping through the end of the year, with the code FREESHIPHOLIDAYS at checkout. Thanks for all your support!

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Free holiday shipping!

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Free holiday shipping!

I don't usually do holiday sales or promotions. I don't spam people's inboxes with last minute deals or stuff on Black Friday. Just not how I roll. But, in honor of our upcoming (two weeks! cue the nail biting) move to Portland Oregon, and the many winter holidays and festivals that are fast approaching us, M&R will be offering free holiday shipping to all our friends in the US and Canada, from now through the end of December. Just enter the code FREESHIPHOLIDAYS at checkout. It's our little gift to you. Whatever lights you kindle, whatever traditions you mark during the dark...

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Moving. And A Year Of Self-Centered Knitting.

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Moving. And A Year Of Self-Centered Knitting.

I've dubbed 2019 the Year of Reclaiming My Hand-Knits. Aside from a necessary warm winter hat or three, I haven't knit a thing for myself in 5 years. Just gifts and things for other people. Which were a joy to make, don't get me wrong, but I felt so bad whenever I cast on for something for myself that I'd give it away the second I bound it off. This is not fun. People, for the love of little green apples, don't give the knitters in your life a hard time. Don't guilt-trip them for not gifting you with more things. Don't straight up demand their...

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