Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Murmuration

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

What a spectacular gift.
This is for you, Memee  xo

thank you Sophie
thank you River Shannon
thank you starlings
thank you Nomad Soul

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


every year I set the birthday table with candles, funny wind-up toys,
Twizzlers, Cheez Doodles, and many  photographs of the guest of honor.
Today is ELI's 19th (holy moley) Birthday.
Just now,  I grabbed this collage off my bedroom wall..
contact sheets of Eli (almost three) posing.. or not..  for a portrait for Spark.
He brought his tambourine and honey stirrer.
David Caras took these photographs that  I will forever cherish.
I remember that day like it was yesterday.
Happy 19th Year E!

sweets for the sweet

This is easily one of my favorite gifts that I am giving this year.
I cannot take credit for this sweet idea, I found it on pinterest and ran with it.
I come from a long line of ice cream fans and it seemed perfectly perfecto for me.
I whipped up a strong batch of chocolate sauce and found
jars not TOO big ( but BIG enough) to fill.
Added assorted mini candies, gummies and chocolates, waffle bowls and cones.
Packed in a sturdy box and VOILA!
Sundae Box..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011



Holiday Greetings to all our Beehive friends!
We're having a last blast OPEN ART this afternoon for kids 4 and UP. 
A dazzling assortment of big hands on
gift making,
tags and wrap papering,
cutting and gluing,
laughing, singing
and oh..
making ART!

call the studio to let us know you'll be coming over
kids 4 and UP   4:00 - 5:30  $40.00
Beehive Shop here and here

Oh ChristmasTree

We will be putting up decorations on our tree tonight.
We've had it in the house for a week
enjoying its simple presence.
Just  ONE whiff of those needles and
I'm in the Christmas spirit.

 via here

Saturday, December 17, 2011


                                                      It's been a full week of sweets,

                                        black pepper and citrus is a refreshing thought.

                                                              image by ME, here, now.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Moving Drawings

I know this is going to make a lot of you laugh out loud,
I mean really and truly  O U T   L O U D .
And THAT is exactly what I needed to do RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

 brill brill brilliant work by Lilli Carre    Thank YOU.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

paper mache owls
wood and wire sculptures
tile frames with colored pencil drawings & collage
paper chains
painted wood sculptures

Friday, December 9, 2011

boys in scarves

                                                                   It's Friday...I'm in love.

                                                                             from here

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Button UP

In the midst of putting finishing touches on pillows for my SHOP
I came across these gems. 
Buttons from my Aunt's sewing kit, which is filled to the rim with all 
sorts of notions and potions.  
I couldn't resist sharing, however, I do not think I will use these quite yet.
I have memories of spilling my Mom's button collection 
( a coffee can covered in white contact paper with pink tulips) and spending time sorting the buttons by color and size. It's  fun to grab a handful
and let them slide through your fingers. 
Or find them sewn in a tidy row on a vintage card, wrinkled and worn but still intact.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wood and Wool Christmas

The count down begins!
 Christmas trees made by Wood and Wool Stool.
And, if your heart desires, can be printed with holiday text.
 I've eyed her work before and continue to admire it from far far away.
My heart desires one of these. 
yessirree. bring it. please.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Cookie Workshops

Come in out of the cold and decorate one half dozen BIG holiday sugar cookies using icing and decorations galore! 
We will also decorate and design a box to take them home in. 
DECEMBER  1415 and 16th  4 - 5:30 .
For Kids  4 and up, $40.00.  Registration a must, spaces limited!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Knit Nesting Bowls

OH to be able to crawl into one of these cozy knit beauties!
I'd curl right up, close my eyes and wake up in a few days.
How simply lovely.
I adore them and their story.

Made with huge love by Paper and Cloth.  Looky here

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Red Balloon

IF you do not have this book in your library you most certainly need to giddyup.
 Get ONE for yourself and ONE for your friend. 
It is a story about a boy, Pascal, who becomes friends with a balloon.
The photographs of their adventures through the streets of Paris (1956) are breathtaking.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Needle Pulling Thread

                                                      Fun paper garland productivity
                                           until Belle found me out and fancied playing with the string.
                                               Eli is home, helping me with signage for the shop.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Into the woods for me

I just came across this incredibly lovely,  fantastically creative video.
I love everything about it.
The music.    The kids.  The woods.   The pillows.   The goosebumps.

You will also.
I'm off to run in the woods with my dog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SEWING Workshop

The Sewing Workshop last week required
lots of colorfully threaded sharp needles,
pattern for felt bird,
6 felt bird shapes X 14 sewers,
and a big box of band-aids (just in case).
I was given two hand sewn felt birds last Christmas from my sweet friends Eli and Zoe.  Their very clever mom Michelle set them up to stitch these beautiful ornaments... I have admired them ever since.
14 felt birds flew out of  the studio with great big smiles on their beaks!

This felt bird pattern can be found at Purl Soho.  
Thanks E and Z. xo

Monday, November 21, 2011


    Reasons to be CHEERful and THANKful.
        Just home from a weekend of 
birthday celebration for my MOM, forever a very special lady.
                           I have huge THANKS for my sister and brothers 
for making our Mom's day as special as she. 
                                                                 My FAMILY.. I am THANKful.

                                                                                and now.. i really want to be on this bike. 
                                                                                                          image from here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


                                                                                                                art by GABBY age 5

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Martin Azua

Fill a field with these giant golden cubes you can PLAY with. 
It fits folded quite perfectly inside a pocket.
I want ONE for ME and
ONE for ALL my friends, please.

By spanish designer martin azua  via  here

Monday, November 14, 2011

ART BOXES in the house!

 Last week was a good time to get busy 
stacking, sorting, snipping and sifting for beehive ART boxes. 
Sam created a colorful assembly line that I couldn't resist sharing...the colors, textures, shapes and a whole lot of creative energy! What's inside the ART box is chock full of colored papers and tissues, note cards and matte board, sequins, yarn, ribbons, watercolor paints and glue, felt, pompoms and beads. 

  No two boxes are exactly alike!   
Available at the studio $20.00  Ready to ship $27.00

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Georgia's BKFST

Just taking this bkfst tray up to my late sleeper, Georgia P. 
Fresh carrot/apple juice, yogurt with raspberry granola
and steaming cocoa with the favorite Jet- Puffed Marshmallows (her request).
Life is SWEET!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Good Goods

                                  Beautifully knit hand warmers will warm hands, heart and soul.
                                       Find this pattern and many extraordinary goodies
                                                         from Purl Bee.

Friday, November 11, 2011


                                                                                                             found here

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


water colored acorns
woven pipe cleaners in burlap
life size self portrait
painting at wall
wood on tile sculptures