I've been busy around here today! I made my 3rd annual batch of blackberry jam this afternoon, crafted from berries plucked from the wild bushes beside our house. Canning food makes me feel like I'm being wholesome. That & baking bread.
I followed this recipe which I've used all three years with great success. Since I don't usually have quite enough blackberries from our bushes, I add in raspberries to make up the difference. So, it is actually blackberry-raspberry jam. And, it is delicious.
After the jam was done, I pulled out the stacks of vintage finds that I've been hoarding gathering for an Etsy photo session. That is right, I'm back into business on Etsy (though I was really never out of business). I've been selling things here & there, but haven't put much effort into the shop for the past 2 years. Grad school & my first year as a librarian put a damper on that. I'm taking advantage of my time off of school and adding a bunch of new items to the shop. I found some really great milk glass packed away that I'm going to put up as well as loads
of linens (photos soon to come) and some great industrial items.
The photo session meant tearing up the living room to find the perfect spot, so things were everywhere.