Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

If book titles could speak, this stack would sum up 2010 quite nicely. Every year at this time I feel quiet, reflective, and somewhat at a loss for words. I ended 2010  with a satisfied feeling- like I gave it everything I've had. I recently realized, that it wasn't until I started klt:works that I really began to understand that every year holds amazing & surprising events that could never be predicted -but always treasured. So I go into 2011 knowing that it's going to be just as incredible as this year, but having no idea how or why...

Having Sayer in our lives helps remind me how helpful it is to view life through his eyes. Everything is challenging, rewarding,  magical, & fun. The feelings of pure awe, fascination, & gratitude have been constant for me this year. So before I settle down to a nice, relaxing evening with my 2 favorite guys, I want to say thank you to everyone that has made 2010 so memorable.

Something on my resolution list last year, was that I wanted to start a blog. However, I really couldn't anticipate what an impact it would have on my life. I have met some truly wonderful friends though klt:sketchbook and for that I am both touched & grateful. So, I am raising my glass to you-  happy new year, cheers, & see you in 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

{Vintage Fisher Price} Welcome to my studio Dr. Doodle...

Dr. Doodle was under the tree for me this year & he made my heart go all a flutter. I had spotted him at my favorite antique mall about a month ago and told Chris all about his wise ducky charm. I was just thrilled to see his eyes peaking up at me from inside my Christmas package. He appears to be a perfect studio companion - all eager to offer up inspiration & help remedy any creative conundrums I may find myself in.

This addition to my Fisher Price collection called for some re-organization. I decided that the FP toys that were made before 1970 would go in my studio. And the ones from the 1970's could stay in Sayer's room. This need for re-organization also came in part from the playmobil explosion in Sayer's room that came with Christmas.  So I cleaned off a spot for my collection of old friends in my studio - but they appeared to need another friend in the group to make a true collection.  So, I decided it was time to visit my many FP "favorites" on Etsy.  

{jalopy photos via here}

I found this guy a long time ago- he was way at in the middle of my favorites and rather than buying him right away, I created a whole circus treasury around him. Thinking that filled the void, I went to bed. However, it didn't & I bought him the next afternoon- adding another cool circus find (an awesome vintage pop up book) in it's place. Can't wait to see this old jalopy in my studio. In my mindless Etsy cruisin' (in an attempt to relax) I did happen to stumble on a few more VERY tempting FP toys that I have been thinking about ever since. I will have to practice restraint for now- I sort of go on the whole toy fate thing. If it is truly meant to be... it will still be there when I'm ready. 

View "Take me to the circus" Etsy treasury here if you need to take a circus break like I did.

What sort of things do you like to collect?

Monday, December 27, 2010

{Music Monday} time to relax...

It's safe to say that I'm in need of some serious chill out time these days. I'm suffering from a little burn out and I need to rejuvenate- fast. I recently discovered Neil Halstead's music via Nick Drake radio (on Pandora). Apparently his song writing as a solo artist has been compared to Nick Drake a lot & it seemed to have hit a cord with me over the last month or so.  I particularly responded strongly to this video & song....

In the words of Liz Lemon, "I want to go to there...". For now however, the video will work just fine. I'll just keep pushing replay. Happy Music Monday! What is your favorite chill out music?
{picture via here}

Sunday, December 26, 2010

{boxing week} SALE

I hope everyone is having a nice holiday weekend. We've been taking it easy around here but are actually on our way to Seattle to partake in a little boxing day goodness. Really, our computer was being fixed and it's ready for pickup, but we are embracing having to enter the crazy shopping flurry, with gift cards in hand. While I'm making a bit of an effort to stay unplugged this weekend, I do want to pass on a little sale news of my own....

If you didn't see any KLT under your tree- don't worry, use code 35KLT2010 here & receive 35% off your entire KLT purchase! Offer good until midnight the 30th PST.

Happy shopping! Now, I'm off to brave the crowds.... 


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