This week




The weeks before the holidays always seem funny. Everything feels in upheaval as we decompress from the recent launch, start making plans for future projects, and tentatively pick up everything we’d dropped.

After a big project or event, do you ever feel strange that you’re NOT going crazy any more?

I think this is a good time to step back and remember to treat yourself well. Working hard has its time and place, but so does knitting, sleeping, baking, and kitty-snuggling. I plan to do all of these this weekend.

I hope you all have time to breathe as you prepare for the holiday season. Here are a few finds for the week:

Have a great weekend, friends!

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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After I accomplish a big goal, I don’t feel bad about not running at a crazy pace, I feel odd. Because I was moving fast at all times, I got used to it, and when things slowed down, I felt like something was wrong. Congratulations on you + your teams big success and I hope you enjoy some down time :)


At the end of a project I clean! My sewing room looks like a bomb site when I’m cutting and gets progressively tidier as it comes together. Once it’s done I can vacuum the floor properly, put the tools back in their designated areas* and decide what’s next on the agenda.

*yes, designated areas. Boxes with labels. An entire drawer dedicated solely to scissors and knives. Don’t judge.

Heather L

Thanks for pointing out that smoothie! I’m already an Oh She Glows fan but hadn’t seen this one! Will try it this weekend…just need to run and get an avocado. :)


You can watch this… And enjoy !


I like to give my sewing machine a clean and change the needle before I start a new project!

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