Wednesday, April 28, 2010

crafty wonderland preview

my apartment is in quite a state. getting ready for a craft show is very messy indeed::

see you at the show!

Monday, April 26, 2010

crafty wonderland!

this weekend!! needless to say, i am frantically sewing, printing, gluing and other such crafty things to prepare for the big show! i'll be posting preview photos all this week to show you what i've been working on. there's so much left to do!
stay tuned!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy earth day

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Friday, April 16, 2010


i found the allsaints clothing brand via fashion blog .mockingbird. and... wow! nothing but pages + pages of beautiful clothing to lust after. {drool} i particularly like these dresses- the folds, bunches, cowl necks and overall asymmetry really appeal to me.
the brand is a little pricey, so maybe i'll just imagine wearing them. or maybe i'll get brave and try to sew one myself! {i would have to be really, really brave!}
i just loooove this last one.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


what do you think of my latest crafty project? it's kind of like those decorative fabric flag garlands, except they are fishies hangin' up to dry :: cute, eh?

i was going to make a simple french knot for the eyes but then decided they would look more like {dead} fishies if they had button eyes. {apologies to my vegetarian friends!}

i will be selling more fishies at the crafty wonderland super colossal spring sale on may 1st & 2nd. if you're in portland, please stop by!
oh, and i plan to put some of these in my etsy shop but not until after the craft show. {i don't know if i'll have enough inventory for a 2 day sale, eek!}

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

april blossoms

april in oregon is generally a wet month- there is always a threat of rain in the air and you never quite know when it's going to sprinkle down. but that's okay :: the weather is definitely getting warmer, bird and squirrels are chirping + playing, and there are flowers blooming everywhere.
i do love spring.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

fashion cat

i know this is kind of silly, but it just tickles me. i'm sure most of you have seen the epic fashion blog, the sartorialist, yes? it seems there is a copycat blog, so to speak, called the catorialist. how did i not hear of this sooner? and does this really have anything to do with fashion? no. but it's so darn cute.

see more fashion cats at tee hee.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


the ampersand :: a symbol so often used yet not often celebrated. well now, you can get your ampersand fix with these adorable products by house industries, a company that creates mid-century modern style products & fonts. i love their color choices, too.

visit house industries website for more mid-century inspiration!

Friday, April 2, 2010

out my bedroom window

rain. what a dreary day. time for a nap!
have a lovely weekend!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

bright star

i. loved. this. movie. they don't make enough movies like this anymore. it is poetry is visual form. based on the story of Romantic poet John Keats and his muse, Fanny Brawne, the movie follows the pair as they meet, fall in love, and experience the wonder and heartache of true love.

every scene is exquisite. every detail is beautifully shot. the acting is amazing. the wardrobe- to die for. apparently, Fanny was quite the seamstress- and her hand-sewn frocks made me sigh with sincere delight during the entire movie.

you must see this movie. did i mention there's a scene where Fanny and her siblings catch butterflies and create a "butterfly farm" in Fanny's room? swoon.

the tag line for the movie is "first love burns brightest". that says it all.