Wednesday, February 27, 2013

{In the Studio} Polyfil & Plush

It's been a bustling studio in the last few weeks! I've never made so many thread drawing plush in such a short period of time. We've been living in a world of polyfil & boxes thanks to the KLTworks sale at last week and I'm finally emerging from the studio & trying to catch up on life. Chris took this photo Sunday at midnight, right after we finished the last plush heading to and I thought I would share. 

Hope you are all having a great week! What have you been up to?

Monday, February 18, 2013

{Design} Just FABulous...

As you most likely know, I'm a bit of a design junkie. I love all things design and when I discovered last year, (thanks to my friends at Ideal) I was in heaven. So, it's pretty darn cool that I was asked to have a KLTworks sale on recently. I've been busily getting ready for it - printing more things at one time than I ever have and then photographing them! I've literally been buried in boxes & tees for the last few weeks. Not to mention, sewing tons of thread drawing plush pillows. 

But It  sure was exciting to see it go live on Valentine's Day - I've been busy ever since! I took the opportunity to debut new colors, styles & designs during the sale - all of the apparel is for adults, at a really great price. If you are a fan, pop on over to check it out. The sale goes until Thursday.  In the meantime, I'll packing & shipping....

Hope you have a great week! KLTworks Sale

Monday, February 11, 2013

{Music Monday} Good Times...

Just popping by to say Happy Music Monday ! I'm excited for Matt Costa's new release tomorrow, are you? I have my itunes gift card from Christmas ready.  I'm needing some new studio music.... & I'm such a fan of his. I always love his aesthetic in his videos too-  I still think the Mr. Pitiful video is my all time favorite...

What are you listening to these days?

Friday, February 8, 2013

{Friday Inspiration} Beauty is Embarrassing...

A few weeks ago, I stumbled on an awesome documentary on a PBS independent lens segment that I've been wanting to pass on ever since. It was another one of those situations where I asked myself why I hadn't heard of it before- but was really glad to have seen it. The documentary is about an artist (designer, puppeteer, sculptor, musician...) Wayne White and it's called, Beauty is Embarrassing (which is now out on DVD). It was perfect fuel for my research & inspiration kick that I've been on lately & I loved it. Of course, Todd Oldham is the editor & author of a beautiful looking book on Wayne White as well for you book lovers.... 

"Do what you love, it's going to lead to where you want to go." 

 - Wayne White

So, if you are looking for some weekend inspiration, check out this documentary. 
Happy Friday Everyone! 

photo credit: here

Monday, February 4, 2013

{Music Monday} Maps...

My kiddo loves maps. One of his favorite things to do is to visit the AAA (American Auto Association) office in town to get maps (the best use of our membership ever). He gets giddy with excitement & ends up pouring through them for hours. He's a perfect travel companion. While driving, he loves to read street signs - so we are always taking new ways home from places. Being that I'm a big They Might Be Giants fan, I've bought him all of their albums for kids. The new favorite song that literally is on ALL OF THE TIME is this one.... 

I think I even have all of the countries memorized now. He sings & draws the lyrics non-stop. He even brought the song to his last, pre-school, show & tell. Yesterday, Sayer started drawing a map in the morning & almost finished it before he went to bed - complete with a trail, park, & restaurant key. His is fascinated with the world map too. Sayer even drew me a map so that he could mark off where I send KLTworks tees. It's particularly cool that his skeleton tee has been shipped to at least 6 different countries now & he knows where they are. 

His enthusiasm for new things is infectious & we have been learning a lot around here. I can only imagine what he will be interested in next... & what They Might Be Giants song with go with it  (you may remember the Blood Mobile post from awhile back). 
At night he likes to study maps before he goes to bed. He says it's, "a nice way to travel". 
So happy Music Monday! Hope your week is full of adventure! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

{Inspiration} Color Wednesday...

Historically, I tend to immerse myself in tons of inspirational research in January- I'm an information sponge. A few Januarys ago, I discovered Vera Neumann by way of a fun thrift store score of a handful of Vera scarves. Since then, I've purchased the beautiful book, Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon which I've been pouring through all month. My mini collection of Vera scarves have been within reach for an occasional juggle to admire. It's been rainy and dark day here in the Northwest lately so Sayer & I rediscovered the power of color & the joy of floating fabric.

"Color sings to me. Color is such a marvelous way of expressing emotion. We have so many problems in this world: color just brings a little bit of joy into our lives."  -Vera Neumann

Nothing like reading about an inspiring designer, surrounding myself in color & juggling beautiful scarves to clear my head. 

I'm in the middle of sorting out some new projects & getting sort of bogged down with details.  I hope to get back to a regular blogging schedule soon- I miss it...  

In the meantime, hope you are enjoying your week & that January treated you well! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

{Fun Finds} For the new year...

I feel a like I'm jumping into the new year in slow motion. I have so many ideas swimming around in my brain but I need some time to sit & ponder a bit before I start in on anything new. Sometimes just letting my brain ebb & flow between creative thoughts is what I need. One of the things that I like doing to let me brain wander is create an Etsy Treasury. This time I started with these three cool items & went from there. 

I got Sayer a smaller version of this Peg & Awl chalkboard & it's fantastic. With kiddo's love of pencils & drawing, I couldn't help but be drawn to these adorable & cozy scarfs from Sara Carr. I also really love these prints from Blanca Gomez & can easily envision them on our wall. 

You can view this whole collection of loveliness live here.

Happy Monday!


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