Friday, July 31, 2009

Weiner Dog Necklace

I suddenly decided yesterday that i had to make a weiner dog necklace. After I made it, I realized I may have spelled weiner wrong...oops?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Ring

Perhaps one of the largest rings I've ever made, this bold and daring piece is made from a triangular piece of amethyst agate.

And this is the newest addition to Bee Season! I decided to name this evolving honey related collection to one of my old favorite books by Myla Goldberg.

Love it a lot!

I just found a delightful shopping blog with an equally delightful banner, called Love It A Lot.  Here are a few things that especially caught my fancy:

Mmm Anthropologie shoes. 

Wooden link necklace from Erica Weiner. I keep coming across her on the interwebs. Lovely things. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Anniversay Surprise

One of my best friends, Rachel (I lived with two other Rachels in college!) just had her 1 year anniversary with her luvah. This gentleman had emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking if I could make something special for him to give to her as a gift. After lots of back and forth brainstorming, we decided on a train with Jackson on the front. This is because a) she loves public transportation and b) after college, moved to Jackson MI where she met the love of her life. They recently moved to Dallas, TX. So, now that you have a brief biography of Rachel, I can continue.

Since Chris was always with Rachel, he had to be stealth in communicating with me. And so, he sent me a rapid doodle of a train on his iPhone.

And then, I made this!

And, thank god, she loved it.


I'm back from a few days of Maine with my entire extended family. I took way too many pictures of my cutie little baby cousin, but that one up there is my favorite. It makes me feel so sleepy and happy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Off to Vacationland

Ii'm going to Maine today after work! This time last year my whole extended family crammed into a giant house on Lake Champlaigne and  played Boggle and Perfection all night every night.

I'll take lots of lovely pictures and post them when I'm back. The picture above is of my pops fishing on the doc.

And here is my bro clinging onto the side of a boat.

enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Look at this calendar!

This ink calendar blows my noggin a bit. It is made by Oscar Diaz. 

Ink Calendar make use of the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time. The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are ‘printed ‘ daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. The calendar enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.  The aim of the project is to address our senses, rather than the logical and conscious brain.

Via Sarah Brin.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


For a while now I've been fantasizing about a series of things called EmbroiderBling. Finally, I finished one! I can't tell if it looks good or like a 4 year decided to do her own thing in art class. Thoughts?

See more pics here

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Road Trip reminicing

It's the middle of summer. Why aren't I on a long road trip like last summer? sigh. Here are some photos I dug up from the trip that happened a year ago.

See more here!

New items

ch-ch-ch-check it out. new amber necklace and taxidermy eye pinky ring!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I'm seriously going to start blogging regularly. It may not be funny, it may not be design-y, but it will be bloggy. We will begin at the beginning. Of this evening.

I went to the gym around 4:15. (I haven't gone in about two months, other than yesterday). After casting a quick glance at the schedule for classes, I saw a class called Yoga Sculpt that started in 15 minutes. What a great word to describe a class, I thought. All I want to be is sculpted. If I had compare myself to either marble, play-do, Sculpy, Fimo, or paper mache, I would say my body type is that of sculpy. I'm not quite as doughy as play-do, but I'm certainly no marble. So anyway, I ended up watching King of Queens on an eliptical for 15 minutes and then headed to the classroom.

5 other girls were there, all very skinny, fit, and incredibly tan. Who is tan? It's like winter here in Boston. Anyway, after an hour of trembling in the plank position (I had to cheat and put my knee down) to nearly dislocating my shoulder in a downward dog horror, I walked out alive, feeling fantastic. I have yet to be sculpted though.

Maybe if I get into Yoga it will give me a good excuse to go to LuLu Lemon to buy snazzy clothes. I could be a person who wears that!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I've really been digging foxes lately, and I feel they may just be the next owl. Here are a few of my favorite foxy things from Etsy. Know of any others? Leave a comment!

Edit: After perusing Etsy, I now realize that foxes are perhaps the hardest animal to depict in something like jewelry. How do you distinguish it from a cat, or a dog? Bravo to those who can make an obvious fox, in any medium!

Adorable print from the Yumi Yumi shop:

Teeny little earrings by Joanna Rutter:
Vinyl wall decal from Graphic Spaces:

Cute shirt by Designer Playground: