Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
All five of the new looks are named after varieties of tea, and they are all equally enchanting. But I have to admit, I was particularly enamored by Sencha.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
This is not meshing well with my recent bout of obsessive knitting. I want to be surrounded by all things warm and snuggly. Which is a very confusing desire considering the fact that my apartment is a balmy 83 degrees right now.
And on the Etsy front, I have all sorts of lovely sweaters and jackets, vintage and handmade to put into the shop, lovely fall and winter wear. But I don't want to post anything out of season. 'Tis a shame.
Well.. here's to hoping that the seasons change soon, and that my classrooms are air conditioned in the meantime.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Well it's getting to be that painful part of the East Coast summer. Heinously humid nights in un-airconditioned apts. Kinda waiting for the Fall to swoop in and cool things down.
I did, despite oppressive weather, manage to scrape together an Etsy update. Hooray!
Look for it this weekend.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
However, there was no such hesitation when I spotted this beauty:
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My inspiration? Oh this lovely summer weather:
Pretty colorful for the scene outside, but I am smitten. Particularly with that Steven Alan top.
I have almost that exact Octopus pendant from this Etsy seller, which I wear with just about everything.
Other important things (besides imagined outfits, of course) on my agenda this dreary afternoon include making macarons! I'll be using Emily's helpful tips and this recipe. We'll see how they turn out.
It's so nice to be home.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Full-on June Gloom in the Bay Area, but that's okay.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A splurge made possible by my stress-induced need for retail therapy and anticipation of the free crafting time to come. And oh, the colors. Yum.
clockwise from top left: Wood Grain from Joel Dewberry's Aviary Collection, Painted Mum from Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut Collection, Wallflower in Mustard from Amy Butler's Lotus Collection, Flower Stripe by Valori Wells.
All from materialgirlshoppe on etsy.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The prospect of conquering a quilt is sort of daunting, though. I've tailored a blazer and drafted my own patterns, but can't seem to man up to a blanket.
But just thinking about the prints and patterns and colors has sort of got me worked up.
Maybe I could put some of my handprinting to use.
Something to take on this summer perhaps? After finals, of course.
All fabrics found at http://www.ciaspalette.com/
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
muslin, wood, water based ink, textile medium, gesso
55'' x 30'' each
Friday, April 10, 2009
Beautiful crap (of course).
I do say this in the midst of my spring purge. For the past couple days and the next couple days I have and will be extruding the unneccessary things from my space and my life, to be be sold, given away, recycled, and tossed.
It feels so good, but it sort of makes me want new things. Things I won't feel like giving up come next spring's purge.
Some gorgeous wares currently exacerbating these feelings:
skinnylaminx (sadly, sold out )
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
One thing I decided I would do this year is start an herb garden.
I'm not a gardener by any means, so I'm kind of nervous about the undertaking.
It'll be nice to have something green around though. Maybe not for a while, but any effort to combat the dreariness of eternal Buffalo winter is probably good.
I can already smell the fresh genovese basil...
The picture is from madebymavis on esty, who makes the most beautiful moss terrariums
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
How do you dare cry love?
But if my love were restored today
your love call would be a joy.
I would gild your crying beak with gold
and you would be mine.
Although she happens to be refering to a divine "you," I can certainly appreciate Mira's very sensual musings for her love, Krishna. I can't say that my own religious devotion could be described as erotic, but this seems so... genuine.
Happy belated Valentines, I mean to say (in a round-a-bout way).
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I want to say that I'm looking for function, primarily... but I would prefer to look adorable. I would also prefer not to spend more than 100 bucks.