Sunday, December 28, 2008

happy holidays from cakehouse to your house.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

free stuff alert! head over to the {newnew} blog and you can win this great day of the dead pin from the lovely misty of la pistolera.

my collaboration with beacon bookmarks. i love the wood grain showing through the prints...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

i would be so happy to find these in my stocking on christmas morning...

i came across them using a cool new feature on etsy called pounce, that lets you browse through new shops that haven't made a sale yet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

watch me sew really really fast.

Monday, November 17, 2008

you can't see it in these pictures, but the lights on the top actually light up.

behind us is tom's castle stroller. here's a better view:

halloween is kind of a big deal in our neighborhood.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

apparently i am the last person to hear about this, but thought i'd pass it on for others who might also be in the dark....

good luck getting anything else done today.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

i just discovered an etsy shop that i am absolutely in love with. look at those gorgeous prints! and it has one of the best shop names i've ever heard: wolfie and the sneak.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

i finally downloaded these pictures of may and i selling at the nyack street fair earlier this month.... our stuff looks even better together than i remembered!

our "handmade in brooklyn"sign (slightly visible in the third photo)
got a lot of comments. my favorite was the old man who said
"tea towels? we don' drink tea in brooklyn! we drink coffee. and beer." heh.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

big fox, little fox:

i just got screens burned with larger versions of my designs, so the fox placemats are in production...

roxanne, who burns my screens for me, makes and sells very cool t-shirts--you can check it out here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

i'm not telling'll have to come back to see what i'm up to with the sharpie and the tofu containers....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

i think it says a lot about me that i sympathize.

for a more in-depth report, see here. check out the reporter at about 1:30 in...

Friday, October 3, 2008

holy moly. that mob up there? that's last year's crowd at brooklyn's atlantic antic. which i am selling at this year.

um, i'm going to get back to work now.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

new goodies in the studio, part of an exciting new
cakehouse venture with take me homeware....
more info to come soon!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

oink oink. wile and i visited may in her studio, and he got to bring home
this adorable little porker.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

i made this pretty bath mat out of stephen's old towel and part of an old bedspread, and posted about the process on the newnew's blog.

a few days later, it was picked up by whip up and craftzine!

so something good finally came out of that ratty old towel....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

meow meow hello meow. i adore this black kitty from little love blue. she reminds me of meow meow henrietta pussycat meow.

and she is being given away in this week's monday contest on the newnew blog. hop on over and enter...

Friday, September 12, 2008

prepping the shop for the handmade cavalcade tomorrow.....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

mmm, bread. i have a post up on the {newnew} blog with the recipe for this gorgeous lump of carbs.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

last week a book, this week a's another giveaway from the {newnew}! this week, the talented kimmchi is generously offering up this cool appliqued bag, perfect for groceries, books, or whatever else you need to tote.

you can enter right here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

perhaps you've noticed that lovely banner up at the top of my blog lately, but haven't had a minute to click on it and see what it's all about? well, i'll make it easy for you:

this saturday, september 13th, i'm going up to beacon, ny, to throw a one-day craft fair with a bunch of other crafty ladies from my etsy team, the {newnew}. it's called the handmade cavalcade, and it will be a great collection hip handmade goodies, from jewlery to journals, from soap to ceramics, from knitting to napkins.

we will set up shop at the corner of main street and north cedar, just a short walk up from beacon's metro-north station.

if you're in the city, beacon is a great town for a day trip—not only is it in the beautiful hudson valley, but it's got a ton of galleries and cute shops, and is home to the very impressive dia:beacon museum.

hope to see you there...

*p.s. marichelle just gave us a shout-out on her weekly bulletin board over at her lovely site, heart handmade.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

cary of little love blue was sweet enough to include tina in her weekly "saturday shopping list", along with a bunch of other pretty things from members of the {newnew}.

cary makes wonderful felt art, like this absurdly adorable mushroom

and this black kitty, who i have coveted for quite some time now....

Thursday, September 4, 2008

though i love my old iron, which has been with me for almost two decades, i have been searching for a non-steam iron, which was proving really hard to find. apparently it's all about steam these days. but not back when this beauty was made:

i found it at the salvation army when i was doing a supply run the other day, and i am smitten.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

look at that skirt. you want that skirt. i want that skirt. kayte terry shows us all how to make that skirt in her fabulous new book, complete embellishing. and you can enter to win a copy over at the {newnew}'s blog. (you may have to scroll down if it's not the top post anymore.)

don't wear skirts? okay, how about a lamp?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

we're back from our yearly pilgrimage to the maine summer...

and now it's back to work.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

i bought this black tea soap from kopah at the brooklyn flea back in june.

isn't it pretty? it also smells like heaven—spicy and warm, just like good black tea—and doesn't make my skin dry. and it's made with all natural ingredients, nothing scary. so of course, i had to stock up.

i love the recycled-magazine packaging, too. thank you, candice!

Friday, August 15, 2008

my stomach is all cramped up, i can barely see through the tears in my eyes, and i drooled a little on my keyboard.

and it's all the fault of cakewrecks.

here's a little sneak peek:

make sure you have a little time to kill before you click...