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

Monday, November 7, 2011

autumn decoration

I ADORE this idea. The color combo, the shapes and the berries.
The decoration is perfectly perfecto.
Loving those little working fingers.

from HERE ..a favorite daily read.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

let's hear it man..

                                                   The Black Keys - Too Afraid To Love You [Live]
                               Here's to the weekend.... live it LOUD.

Friday, November 4, 2011

a kid in a candy shop

 I made these mini art GOODIE BAGS for my friend Chapman and her party guests.
Loaded with fold over cards, tissue and colored papers,
 sequins, krinkle paper and beads.  I topped them off with
 colored pencils, striped pipe cleaners and a glue stick.
                                                            Happy Birthday Hootie  xo

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mia Christopher

                                                                       gouache, ink, and watercolor on paper, 11.5x10"      
                                                            colored pencil, gouache, ink, and watercolor on paper, 11x10"
                                                                                                                             Mia Christopher



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

good goods

                                      My sweet friend Ali came to visit me at the studio last week.
She instantly pulled out this new toy she knew I'd be nuts about...
and boy was she right on. 
She picked up this  POP phone handset at the MFA..  
So fun and cool, it comes in a variety of colors and fits all mobile devices. 
 I love these blurry shots I took of Ali because we could not stop laughing.
She loves the reactions she's been getting from folks who see her in passing.
Classic. Thanks Ali, I needed that.  xo