Author: Shannon Houghton

Custom Project: Detective Agency

I thought you might enjoy seeing the process behind a recent custom order for the local band Detective Agency. Nate, Amy, Kyle, and Ulrika are pretty spectacular, and with a suggestion of using orange in some capacity, I began my pondering. I found a number of amazing overdyed Weeks Dye Works floss packets at The […]

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Say Her Name: Alesia Thomas

Alesia Thomas I was going to do a news roundup type of post for each woman in the Say Her Name project By State Archives of North Carolina Raleigh, NC – BMCRP_VM_Bx89_NewhallB_ClassesFuller_3v–Sum1948, No restrictions, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54918613

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Say Her Name: Charleena Chavon Lyles

Charleena Lyles might still be alive had the police officer who visited her during a crisis charged his Taser. “Anderson reported he had pepper spray and a baton with him at the time of the shooting, but wasn’t carrying his Taser because the device’s battery had died,” the Seattle Times reported in December 2017. Anderson faces […]

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April Shop Update

New items in the shop are now live! Lots of great art therapy pieces this time around. A few new experiments with new handwriting, and I also tried using perle cotton instead of six-strand embroidery floss. Pieces inspired by Stephen Hawking, Madonna, and Satan themself.

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Say Her Name

Twitter is ripe for hashtags, obviously. Some of them have better sticking power, also obviously. In my ignorance, I wasn’t quite sure what #SayHerName was until a few months back. I had seen it make the rounds in certain of my circles on both Twitter and Instagram, but the fact that it was potentially being […]

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Occupational Therapy

Two years ago, I spent time in the Behavioral Health Unit at Swedish Hospital Ballard. I’d had my second manic episode, and I was brought there to stabilize and heal. My favorite part of the day happened at about 10:30 — occupational therapy. I don’t know what your impression of what a session of that […]

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Sneaky Peek Items are Live!

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you found me on Instagram, so you get a special preview of the new website! I’m so glad to see this progress, and I’m thrilled with your support! I’m putting a few items live so I can troubleshoot with my foray into WooCommerce. If you see something you […]

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New Embroidery

Follow the link here a to a Google form where you can decide which Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place quote I should embroider next. <3 <3 <3

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