Monday, March 31, 2008

new addition

i will be posting this little elephant in the shop in a few moments.

i have so many new fabrics that i have been wanting to use, but i have recently suffered an injury to my right hand (of course) and production has been stopped for the time being. i haven't wanted to say anything because i thought it might be a quick heal, but alas, it's been 2 weeks already. the good news is that i am on the mend, and hopefully will be able to start sewing again next week, but in the meantime, i want to post this little guy that i finished right before my accident. i think this fabric is so sweet and works really well with the elephant. i also have it in another color-way, but that will have to wait until my hand is working again.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

sweet shoes

how great are these? too bad i'm a size 8. but if you're a size 7, you can scoop them up here .

Friday, March 28, 2008

springtime-where are you?

so, the weather network told me that it was to be sunny all day today. i woke up and had images in my mind that the day would look something like this:

but instead, we got this:

it's kind of hard to see, but it's snow. lots of snow (for vancouver). i can't even see the mountains.
what are the cherry blossoms going to think?!?

(thank you mary blair for your wonderful illustrations, images found here.)

Thursday, March 27, 2008


i bought this little kokeshi doll at the daiso a couple of weeks ago for only $2! (love the concept of the daiso) the dish came from there as well for, you guessed it, $2. at first i felt somewhat conflicted about buying a mass produced kokeshi, but at that price i couldn't stop myself. she's just so darn cute.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

taco town!

whenever i feel guilty about eating too much (you know, like after easter when i've devoured a large bag of mini eggs, some chocolate cake and a bagful of scones) i think of this super funny clip from saturday night live. for a few years now, i have just relied on my memory of guacamolito, commemorative tote bags and the use of words like kick-butt and awesomer. now, through the miracle of the internet, i can watch it again and again and scream with him at the end. and all of a sudden i don't feel so bad about the amount of junk food i just consumed. because it will never be as bad as eating at taco town.

(sorry for the pop-up ads/comments on the clip. it was the best one i could find and i don't think i can get rid of them.)

Friday, March 21, 2008

"she comes in colors everywhere..."

"...she combs her hair, she's like a rainbow....."
she's a rainbow
the rolling stones

i've been under the influence of rainbows lately. living in vancouver, i find that i get to see alot of them. double rainbows too. i saw one on the evening of my nephew's birthday, february 29th (leap year baby) and it reminded me of something. then, i was reminded again as i moved the book of paint chips on the counter (we are picking colors to freshen up our place).
oh yes, i thought, i need to arrange our books by color, like a rainbow! i loved the idea and had seen it on some blogs a while back and i feel like it was in an old issue of domino perhaps, but it struck me that i, too could do this. so i did. a mini version, in a small nook in our bedroom. i'm happy with the result. i could see this turning into an obsession though- towels, bed linens, although they are mostly shades of white and grey so that wouldn't have quite the same effect. the pantry has potential though........

happy easter!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

bloesem kids

while i'm a bit late in posting this, i am still very excited to say that i got a little mention on bloesem's sister blog, bloesem kids. i have loved reading her blog and really appreciate her sense of style, which is why i am thrilled to be included with so many talented people. thank you irene! you can read the post here.

(and thanks again to kristin for the head's up!)

Monday, March 17, 2008


i can't stop listening to this. the rest of the album too, but this song in particular has struck a chord. cat power really IS the greatest.

(and a shout out to the multi-talented erin who worked on the cat power site!)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

shop update on saturday

i can't believe it's mid march already. i turned around and the next thing i knew it had been weeks since i'd posted anything. oops. how did that happen? i guess little breaks are needed here and there, right?

i've been working on a couple of jobs and i've also been busy picking paint and buying fabric and cleaning out every closet we have. the spring cleaning bug has bit me-hard. we are excited to do a bit of updating to our place. it is in need of a mini face lift.

i've also been sewing up some animals with new fabrics. just a couple for now. they will be added to the shop on saturday march 15th at 9:30am PST. bright and early!