November 29, 2008

Moss and felt trees

I spent the entire day at home today (except for a quick trip to the post office) and loved it. I slept in, re-organized the studio and unpacked a couple more boxes. Charlie kept bugging me 'cause she wanted to go to the backyard, so I went out there with her and all she wanted was to sunbathe! I stayed out there with her and just sat in the sun for a bit too. It's been a bit drizzly lately and I noticed bits of green moss peeking out in between the patio slabs. Such a beautiful green.


I also tried out an idea I've had in my head for awhile: simple felt trees. I only made three, but I think it'd be fun to make a whole grove. They're inspired by these trees (which I still want to make one day) I found awhile back. I love the simplicity of it, but thought it would be neat to add some texture.

felt trees

I sewed up little cones out of semi-circles and just stacked them on top of each other. I'll try and post some pictures of the process soon. Oh, and I just caught up on my blog-reading and saw this tutorial for similar trees made out of fabric. Really cute as well, be sure to check it out.

November 25, 2008



Tomorrow is my 1-year blogging anniversary, and I must say I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Keeping this blog has really pushed me to stay active creatively, because even though I love making things, I still need that extra push sometimes. Thank you all so much for coming along with me on this little journey. I love hearing from you guys - each comment makes me happy. So I thought I'd have a little giveaway to celebrate! I'll randomly pick 2 winners who will each receive a pocket jotter, a pocket planner, and any 4 cards from my shop (you pick the designs). Just leave a comment here and I'll pick 2 names next Friday, December 5th. And be sure to provide an email so I can reach you if you win!

November 22, 2008

Busy busy

In the last couple of weeks the leaves have started falling like crazy around here. We have a big mulberry tree in our front yard and it's been dropping big, beautiful yellow and pale green leaves on our lawn.

mulberry leaf

This month has been busier than usual. It's been quite hectic for the shop, with a dooce mention leading to a surge in sales, and more things to make for Little Otsu. Some good college friends came to visit last weekend, so I took this past Monday off and we spent the afternoon in San Francisco. The highlight was having afternoon tea at Crown & Crumpet, which had a great selection of teas, delicious scones, and super cute decor. I'm not much of a pink person, but found the jolts of hot pink here and there fun and refreshing.

crown & crumpet

I haven't been taking pictures of Charlie with it getting dark so early. But I had a few spare minutes this morning and forced her to sit through a little photo shoot. She's 6 months now and getting bigger and more mischievous, shredding paper or napkins and basically treating whatever is within her reach as a toy.


November 11, 2008

Yellena print

I've had my eye on Yellena's prints for awhile, but recently came across this print and just had to have it! It's so beautiful and interesting -- almost mesmerizing. I love it and can't wait to find the perfect spot to hang it up.

yellena print

November 4, 2008

Holiday goods

I just updated the shop with some holiday goodies. I guess it ended up being sooner than I thought!

glisten happy holidays card

snow merry christmas card

snow & glisten mini flats

twiggy mini flats

shroom gift tags

drops gift tags

pomme gift tags