Monday, September 14, 2009


so here it is, the reason that i've been neglecting this blog
(and many other things in my life, just ask the cat fur tumbleweeds in my hallways)


it's a store! it's my store! mine and kristy's and kelly's.
it's at 149 main street in beacon, ny, where kristy and kelly live.
no, i'm not moving to beacon. i'm just going to become very friendly
with the metro north conductors. and do a lot of work from home.

this whole project began with an idea to start up an online store, and
ballooned into a brick + mortar shop when this perfect space came up for rent.
so now we're on line and live and in person.

we're focusing on handmade housewares, plus unique craft supplies.
there will be craft nights and crafty classes coming soon.

our grand opening party will be on saturday october 10th.
there will be homemade pie, live music, and face painting.
and in the meantime, we're open noon-7 thursday - sunday.

ps - you can become our fan on facebook!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


i've been neglecting this blog terribly. i have a good reason, which i will disclose shortly.
so enjoy these last weeks of summer, and stay tuned....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


orange and pink is such a delicious combination, all about
spring and sherbet and lily pulitzer.
thanks to anne of felt it for including me in this yummy treasury.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009






i spied these gorgeous quilt squares from shanelily rain's shop
featured in the storque, etsy's blog, and just had to have them.
i still have to figure out what i'm going to do with them...


Friday, May 22, 2009



that's two, count 'em, two orange treasuries in one week that i've been included in.
so exciting that my favorite color is getting the props it deserves.






introducing . . . penelope.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009




i was featured in a gorgeous etsy treasury today, featuring my
most favorite color combination: blue and orange!
you can see it for real and click on the items here.
thanks to muppetloon for putting it together and including me.





this was my birthday present from stephen.
i think it's the best birthday present he's ever given me.


isn't it beautiful? it's a home for barbara.


sarah and i bought barbara from a homeless man in the
2nd ave subway stop, on her birthday, 10 years ago.
her original bag—purple vinyl—was lost in a basement flood.
this new one is even better.


Monday, May 4, 2009



i'm sure everyone has seen this already, but it is my favorite thing right now...

Friday, May 1, 2009





i have a new job: assistant coach of the t-ball yankees of the inner city little league.
thirteen 5-year-olds in high socks and jock straps. at least half of them have no idea where second base is. hands down the best part of my week.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009




a little behind-the-scenes peek at the photo shoot that we did
this past weekend with jessica of miniature rhino
for my collaboration with may luk of take me homeware.


Sunday, April 12, 2009





happy easter!

i've almost gotten all the dye off my fingers...




Tuesday, March 31, 2009



almost cheeseless pasta casserole

this is my new recipe obsession, from my new food blog obsession: 101 cookbooks. it's the perfect mix of 99% healthy vegetarian recipes + the occasional cookie. i've wasted a good amount of time perusing the corresponding flickr pool. and now, i'm hungry.


Monday, March 30, 2009



sprout home is now carrying cakehouse goods, and when i went to look at their
website today, look what i found! sydney looks so pretty with their color scheme.


Saturday, March 21, 2009






i bought this gorgeous soap this past weekend at the virginia classic llama and
alpaca show, from pacabella. it's organic soap encased in hand-felted alpaca fiber,
so it's like a washcloth and soap in one. besides being so pretty, it smells fantastic.
and it will remind me of all of the absolutely adorable alpacas and llamas
that were at the show. i spent the whole weekend holding myself back
from jumping down into the ring and hugging them.



Thursday, February 19, 2009






today i'm daydreaming of my yearly sojourn to florida.
only a month to go....


Monday, February 9, 2009




i'm loving this pendant from nemesis jewelry, an etsy seller
from brooklyn. it's so simple and utilitarian-looking.
it would make a perfect mother's day present to myself...


Wednesday, February 4, 2009




prepare to die from the overwhelming cuteness.


Sunday, February 1, 2009





  • i'm not a very good knitter—i never really got past the
    stockinette stitch (knit, purl, repeat). but i picked it up again recently, and
    something clicked, and i think i actually understand what i'm doing now!
    i'm loving this pattern that i'm working on now. it's the simplest thing ever,
    but the fact that i can manage it is making me feel like a pro.
    i almost feel confident enough to take on cables....


  • Sunday, January 25, 2009




  • i finally dowloaded the poladroid application, after reading about it everywhere, and i am completely obsessed. it's so brilliant.


  • Wednesday, January 14, 2009




  • this gorgeous photo of one of my creations is from a book, published by chronicle, that will be hitting the shelves in fall of this year. more details as they unfold....


  • Wednesday, January 7, 2009




    i was featured on a lovely blog from australia, dubois. thanks, kara!