Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm doing a little construction on the blog this weekend so it may look a little funky from time to time.
If all goes well, a new simple design will be in place soon!

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Goodies for me!

  I picked up this super cute ice cream coffee cozie a couple of weeks ago at a trunk show I did.
This little yummy number was hand crocheted by the amazing Twinkie Chan.

She has so many other goodies that I want, including this pizza scarf and ice cream sundae hair piece.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SUNO: Bright and Bold

 I can't recall how I came across SUNO but I am so happy that I did. I absolutely love this new fashion team. Not only are their designs fresh, vibrant, and edgy but so is their business model. The creator, Max, has used his business not only to fabricate new textiles but also jobs in Kenya. The design and samples are made in NYC and then 70% of the fabrication takes place in Kenya.  Essentially, Suno was Max's response the post election turmoil that occurred in Kenya a while back. How awesome is that.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good Bye Adorable Rosettes!

I just happen to check  Giant Dwarf's Blog today and learned that their adorable Rosette Fascinators are going into retirement! Boo. So now I have to get myself an early birthday present because I have been wanting one of these for so long.

Being my usual indecisive self, I am having trouble deciding between which color to choose. It's either going to be the The Canary and The Oceanic Decisions, decisions . . . .

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


What's the best way to relax and get over a cold during the weekend? I recommend a little bit of baking and sewing.

Blueberry muffins with a lemon zest sugar topping

The beginning of Rupert's raincoat

The finished product. Not perfect, but it will do.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I did a Valentine's Craft Swap a while back through the adorable Strumpet's Crumpets blog. I was fortunate enough to get paired up with Kristin from Florida. She made me this lovely quilted heart pad for my mug. I can't even begin to tell you how delighted I was to receive it. It's my first quilted item ever! Thanks again Kristin!

You can see what I sent her over at her blog, Threaded Stitches.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

One of my favorite new blogs, You Sentimental Idiot, is having a little Giveaway for this print.

You should 1) Stop by and participate in the giveaway (it's about inspiration)  and  2) Take the time to browse her blog and follow if you want.

She is always sharing so many lovely things.

I'm so happy I happened upon it when Poppy Talk posted a link to her old family autograph books.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Why yes, I would like to take a vacation . . . .

It's never too early to start planning a nice sunny vacation to a warm state, right?
I'm thinking a little weekend getaway to the Shady Dell would be nice. How amazing would it be to bunk yourself in their tiki hut and then sip homemade dark n' stormies at night while gazing at the starry sky?

photo by lynn andrews

photo by william flood
 Or maybe something more remote would be better? Like the El Cosmico in Texas. I think I could handle the desert for a few days in a shiny tin can or  a yurt.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Upcoming Trunk Shows

Lots of unforeseen circumstances have occurred at my day job lately causing my stress level to jump way up.
Luckily I have two wonderful small trunk shows I'll be taking part of in SF this weekend. This is a very welcomed distraction and I can't even begin to express how much I am looking forward to meeting and socializing with new locals and vendors.

If you are in the area and need some last minute Valentine's gifts, stop by one of these events and say hi. I have a feeling this coming weekend will be just as nice and warm as the last one.

Saturday Night, Feb. 12th:

Sunday Night, Feb. 13th: