Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Manly Banister?

I found a book in my house from a few decades ago on how to make anything. Like a lamp from two lamp shades, or how to rewire a radio or some such.

The author of most of the articles was named Manly Banister. Manly Banister!

I wish I had this book, too. What a simple cover!

Four Eyes

I found my brothers oooold glasses from like, 10 years ago. I thought I needed a change, so, 5 days later, I have my lenses in them! I think I like them. Do you?

Kirby in Pink

How relaxed is little Kirby relaxing in a pink fuzzy blanket, in the autumn sun?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bliss Blog

These are just a few of my favorite photos available on Etsy from Blissful Images! Also the author of the Bliss blog, my new favorite hangout. Such beautiful colors and simple images! Love.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Via 2Modern

My newest post from 2 Modern blog:

Once I tried my hand at paper cutting art, in a cereal box, and failed miserably. Which is why I'm so in awe of artists like Anastassia Elias and her toilet paper tubes!


I just found a little catalogue for Boden in my house. Who are these people? What is this? I want everything in that tiny little magazine, and I never even heard of it! Here are some of my favorites:Have you ever seen such a fun skirt? Seriously. Ever?

My favorite color. My favorite fabric. The inside is PURPLE AND WHITE POLKA DOTS. Rachel Jarman, if you are reading this, I'm claiming it first! and I'm NOT copying you.
If it rained more, I would maybe buy this. Probably not. But it's adorable.

There's so much more. Who are these people?? Every item has a little fashion show video of a model moving around and walking in the garment. I'm flabbergasted, and filled with want.

Yummy mojitos

I just found this picture I took of a mojito at an Indian restaurant in the South End of Boston, and fell in love with it all over again. So bright, and tasty looking! Mmmm, I want one now.

Fun gals

At the craft fair I had a few 'stash warmers from last winter on sale, and two lovely ladies bought a couple to wear! They were hilarious and fun, and I had to take a picture of them.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


huzzah! i just got back from a weekend at the South End Open Martket in Boston and had a blast. I think I just want to spend the rest of my life driving a van around to craft fairs. such nice people, and good people watching! I made a wee little honey bee display, which was fun and professional feeling. now I have orders to fulfill! what fun.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Roomba Names

I was thinking about our old Roomba, whom Ben and I dubbed Howie Roombert, who we gave to my brother on loan after we left the apartment. It got me thinking about what other people name their Roombas. Here is what I found, from a variety of sites:

Red Rover
Rosie (like the Jetsons. Meh)
Marilyn Monrobot (ha!)
Boogie Bot

Not too impressed with my findings. What would you/did you name yours?

I have a crush on....

...Design Crush, who will be giving away one of my honeybee necklace next week! Her latest crush is on these photos by Beth Retro. Now I'm in love too.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Come see me!

September 19th and 20th, I'll be returning to the beautiful Boston town for The South End Open Market! Come see me in all of my glory. With me mum.

Get more info here.

I ever ordered snazzy mini business cards from MOO! It's gonna be good.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bee Weddings!!

I just finished four lovely honey comb necklaces for bridesmaids in a honey bee themed wedding. It appears that it's a bit of a trend! This is from
Abeille Art tags gift set, by MothtoaFlameStudio; Brooklyn Cufflinks, by milkweedandhoney; Butter-Bee Hair Pin, by honeypielove; Bumble Bee Peel and Stick Wax Seals, by waxseals; Orchid-Infused Sweet Mandarin and Honey Shea Body Butter 4oz jar, by pipertate; Bee and Hive Stickers and Envelope Seals, by seasonaldelights; Bee Bliss, by luckyduct; Custom Anniversary Birds and Bees, abcd1111 (clockwise from the top left)

My little bee necklace is gonna make it big!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jumbled joy

I want to make necklaces from old things jumbled together. Here's my first try.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Uknown Legend

I love this Neil Young cover by Tunde Adbimpe from TV on the Radio, and is in the movie Rachel Getting Married.

H Street, DC

This post comes from the sunny DC. I moved Ben into his basement with Noah (lovely man cave). They live in the NE section of DC, on Capital Hill. Very neato area. If you walk one way, its ritzy townhouses, and you walk the other way, it gets a little more hairy. A couple blocks away lie H Street. Among the hair salons and corner stores and "carry outs" are peppered a variety of quirky bars and restaurants.Above is Granville Moore's (right). A million Belgium beers and they messed up in the kitchen so we ended up getting free mussels! It was the best night of our life. Our plans to get Martini's next door were thwarted by a private party that had rented out the whole bar.
After, you can get sandwiches, REALLY good sandwiches, at this amazingly deli called Taylor's. It was recently featured in Dwell. My poor little camera died, so here's a pic from the Dwell sight. Read more about it there!