Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Posted by Wide Open Spaces: a scan from the book Biggest, Best Snowman.
Gol-ly. I love children's books with fantastic illustrations. Especially at Christmas time. Especially with loads of those giant colored lights, kinda falling off a big tumble-down house. Especially with delicate pencil linework and soft watercolors. Especially with warm light in windows and a fir grove in the back yard and a dusting of snow....
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Good hibernation music: Fleet Foxes, eponymous album.
Also good music for working when you have fifty billion cards to finish before you leave for Christmas vacation.
(sorry for the lala link--my itunes isn't working at the moment to download the actual song)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
All of you whom I called last night, frantic with questions on cooking a chicken and WHAT ARE THOSE LITTLE THINGS INSIDE OF IT?!
A whole chicken, I should add. Yeah, the little sucker came with a NECK and some other internal organs. I wasn't exactly expecting that. Thank goodness they weren't attached. I dug them out with a spoon and quickly threw them into the garbage. Chicken necks have always freaked me out a bit--ever since I was a child and my parents decided that we would have a family (plus the Koops) chicken butchering party. I'm pretty sure that each of us kids were scarred in some way from that day....
But this chicken safely made it into the pan, rubbed with butter, salt, and pepper, and baked into something that even I, a self-professed chicken-hater, could enjoy!
chicken-cooking credits: Lindsey and Rach. i owe you each at least a drumstick.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
loveliness from the sweeterie
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Also, working on embedding music.... so far this works the easiest. I think Frida Hyvonen might become my new winter music....
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Oh, I love these (and other) images by the Sartorialist for Burberry's Art of the Trench site. How sweet is that little girl--she's so full of confidence (I think she's just loving the flower in her hair).... and those red boots set against the blue fence?! Love it.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Or someone with a big, big heart (and a correspondingly big wallet).... Isn't it beautiful? I am coveting it in a HUGE way. It's real, and it's vintagey, and it's black leather, and it's smallish but not too small, and it's PERFECT.
Hmm, and let's just say that if I do buy it, I know who's got my back.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
image from Trust Your Style blog
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I like the bat-like black leaves floating off the trees and the slightly Halloweenish feel of this card front, despite its Christian message.
Unfortunately, it won't fly. Every day I must design happy cards, and this is no exception. It must be happy-fall for a Thanksgiving proposal. Boo. I like spooooky cards!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Love the dark neutrals - the smokey grey, black, the deep navy, and the rich brown hues. Love the solid color and the use of texture, folds, and shapes to bring interest. Love the horses - that little bit of horse-lover in a girl just never dies, does it? :)
Images from Dace Fall '09
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Boots, scarves, fingerless gloves, tights, short dresses, sweaters. Comfy, relaxed, natural. What TOAST does best. Plenty of menswear-inspiration. Maybe a little fisherwoman?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Right now, it kinda looks like this:
-write quick blog entry
-chose color palette for "sister" song card
-you'd better finish this before you leave today
-go pick blueberries
The day always goes by a little faster with a list. And with T.A.L.:
(thanks to kirk for the suggestion)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Pattern making on the dining room table
Trying on the muslin
Horsehair trim paperclipped onto the hem, and the extra swirled on the floor (it makes the hem stand out just a little and makes the skirt lay beautifully)
Wearing the muslin - with ruching at the waist