Saturday, February 5, 2011

{Nap Time} & elf bird...

We have been reorganizing rooms around here lately & purging lots of stuff.  When I was going through Sayer's toys, this little guy resurfaced. Sayer was really intrigued and asked who he was. I made him for Sayer when he was just a baby. I was on this kick to create the perfect lovey for him. This bird came before the slugs.  It wasn't that there was anything wrong with this guy, I just came up with the slug idea and retired this goofy bird to the bottom of the toy box.  I feel a little bad about it really. So I'm glad Sayer rediscovered him this week. He named his bird "Elf". Elf has joined Sayer & his two slugs at nap & bed time ever since their eyes met.

When I checked in on Sayer today during his nap, I was reminded of this photo. Isn't it funny how even though your kiddos grow so fast, there are still those moments that are frozen in time? These two looked exactly the same 3 years later. Hope you are having a nice, relaxing weekend.... 

Friday, February 4, 2011

{Good Read} vintage books & la petite issue #3 ...

It's finally out - the much anticipated 3rd issue of la petite magazine launched this morning and it's just beautiful! I'm particularly excited to share that I contributed an article about my love of vintage books & illustrations.  I can't wait to sit down, take a break, & read it cover to cover because there are so many wonderful contributors in this issue like: Florence Rolando (Pirouette blog), Karine Candice Kong (Bodie and Fou), Molly Meg, Jennifer Arndt (Style Milk) and Holly Becker (Decor 8 ) -to name a few. 

Diving into my collection of books to write this article was so much fun. But taking the pictures for it was my favorite part of the process. Thanks to Rachelle for including me among some truly inspirational contributors. 

If you stopped by for Fabric Friday, don't worry- you can get your textile fix for the week here

*I also wanted to mention that the very cute hat that Sayer is wearing in the photos is handmade by Armelle for Pure Pixie

Thursday, February 3, 2011

{cool things} for your sweet tooth...

There is a new sweet shoppe on the cyber block that I wanted to make sure everyone knew about. It's called, Poor Pierre and it just lauched today! Poore Pierre is the brainchild of Tiffany King (creator of the wonderful Pajama Squid) and this sweet creation is her new & much anticipated labor of love.... 

Oh my.... did I get your attention? Not only do those peanut butter balls look amazing, but what about these gorgeous photos? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Poor Pierre should be on you list of places to check out. In order to receive your goodies by the day of love, you need to get your order in by the 4th (that's tomorrow) as each small batch is made carefully, by hand. I have my order placed & if the first taste is with your eyes.... I'm already drooling for the next bite!
Here is where to find Poor Pierre: Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Website, Etsy Shop
{all photos property of Tiffany King)
Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

{Everyday Inspiration} more Marimekko...

January was good to my ever growing stack of Marimekko fabric. I actually might call January 2011, the textile month because I went a little bonkers with finding gorgeous fabrics internationally. Not to mention I brushed up on my textile/design history and learned about a lot of amazing textile designers. Most of my fabric purchases came from Finland or the UK with a combination of cool vintage & new finds that I'm really excited about. So what am I going to do with all of this fabric you ask? Oh, oodles & oodles... but lets' start with some new slug plushies, a kitty, ... and ol' Phil the Groundhogs cousin- Mr. Squirrel.

I find making plush out of Marimekko fabric so inspiring- my hands can't keep up with my ideas. The painter in me loves to play with different color combinations in search of making the colors sing.  While I realize this isn't Friday - and this could be classified as a Fabric Friday post, I felt it belonged in my Everyday Inspiration category as well. Besides, who couldn't use a jolt of gorgeous color on a Wednesday? What would you do if this was your stack of fabric?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

{Everyday Inspiration} childhood nostalgia

My love of collecting vintage treasures has increased tremendously since becoming a mom. I seem to constantly be on the hunt for things that I enjoyed as a kid & now want to share. I suppose watching my son grow, makes me feel quite nostalgic about my own childhood. I try to see the world through his eyes & love to see his reaction to cool things that once caught my attention too.  

I admit, that I do look for vintage toys for a variety of reasons, but there is a definitely "boy" slant now when I'm browsing the local thrifts & antique shops. I found this great spinning top not too long ago and was drawn to it for the color, shape, &  illustrations. I thought Sayer would like it & sure enough, I was right. The minute he saw it on my shelf in my studio, he was intrigued. 

But the item that I purchase recently that really took me back to my childhood was the pair of rainbow suspenders that I found at 3ringcircus. When I saw them, I didn't have to think twice - I got them for Sayer right away. I used to have Mork suspenders that I wore all of the time. They were a little thinner, had some stretch, & I loved them! He discovered them again the other day and decided that they looked like fireman suspenders or "benders" as he likes to call them. He wanted to wear them yesterday & I saw an photo shoot opportunity right in front of me. I really think that one of my favorite things to do is take photos of Sayer (as you may have guessed). 

It's nice to be able to combine all of the things that I love into a "work related" photo shoot. My little retro lovin' klt:model & I had a fun afternoon yesterday - not to mention we got a lot done!  Is there something from your childhood that you've shared with your kiddo or keep around you as an adult?

Monday, January 31, 2011

{Music Monday} The GOASTT

The Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT)

I was drawn in to listening to The Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger because of the stunning photos of Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl  (taken by NYC photographer, Alex Freund) that I saw in October ELLE. Sean and Charlotte are the Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT) & their dreamy, eclectic style was enough to capture my attention. I have to say, I really love their voices together. Their creativity is as inspiring as it is original. It's like they are walking pieces of art. If you would like to listen to more, check out the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger's Tiny Desk Concert on NPR here. I saw them on Conan Friday night & it reminded me to look them up. Funny enough, when I found their concert schedule, I discovered that they played this last Saturday night in Seattle with Laura Gibson as the opening act! I was just a wee bit behind on that one. So happy Music Monday! What did you think?


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