Thursday, April 29, 2010

Embroidery Cards by Papaver Studio

These great cards look amazing when embroidered. They are designed to put creativity in your hands. Now here is a card you can keep forever. I would frame it too!

To Embroider: lay card open on a stack of paper (or a foam mat) and punch out holes using a large needle about 1/8 of an inch or less apart following the grey lines. If you want to get fancy, follow the black ones too. Then using a smaller needle and 3 of the six strands of embroidery floss, back stitch through those holes following the grey lines. Ta da, you've made a card!

Don't have embroidery thread or needle? We've got you covered!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Post-It video

I found this awesome stop motion video made with Post-Its.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Teeny Tiny Plants

The weather has been a wee bit bipolar lately and maybe it's just because the gardens need water. Large buckets of water at any given time. I brought these little plants in the store and I hope they like it here. Fingers crossed. They are so darned cute! The cactus gets to stay at home to remind me of the Southwest.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sweet Treat

This Sweet Splurge is pretty healthy.
Berries, almonds with vanilla yogurt and a pinch
of cinnamon. Tasty!

Enjoy your weekend!
Sunshine is on the way too!

Update: Yed said this doesn't
count as a sweet treat.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day! 20% Off Mugwump till Sunday!

It's nice to have an Earth Day to remind us to do our part. All the little things add up... Turn off the lights. Turn off the water while brushing. Walk to the store once in a while. Use, reuse and recycle. Enter Suzanne Keolker , creator of Mugwump. She creates lovely accessories with items that would be headed off to the landfill. By altering these unwanted items, she gives them a renewed life. How can an old "Cat in the Hat" book be discarded? Her work is prolific, from wallets out of maps to purses out of place mats. We are offering 20% off your purchase of any of her creations now thru this Sunday. As Suzanne says, "Save the earth and look good doin' it!"

Pom Love

We carry Pom Love by Kirsten Hadley and Anthropologie featured her lovely work on their spring line! They look beautiful and kudos to Kirsten! Again, these beauties are for all occasions. How about the I stayed home from work to play occasion? The sun is shinning on my garden occasion? I know, the I had too much coffee this morning occasion! I can see it now...Poms in espresso, mints and toffee colors;)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Work by Mosquito Lodge

We love these reusable sandwich/snack pouches by Mosquito Lodge. All pouches are made out of cotton with a rip stop nylon lining and a velcro closure. Wash in cool water and dry on low setting. No more disposable plastic bags baby!
Sweet cotton iTouch covers with a soft lining that cleans finger prints and smudges. Each cover has an ID/credit card pocket on one side and an earbud strap on the other. Too cute!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sweet Treat

I have some sweet treat catching up to do. Seriously. My little guy picked out this big Ginger Molasses Cookie and took a bite (bottom left) before it's portrait was taken. Stinker! He had this silly crooked grin that gave it away! It's a boy thing, right? It was so soft & chewy. Yum!
Nothing like a Mocha to warsh it down.

Fused Glass House

Rachael Foss and Kirk McLaughlin use the inherently vibrant colors of glass to evoke a tapestry of contrasts. Their fused glass jewelry catches the light, teases the eye, and when wearing it, you should be prepared for compliments. Each piece is like a vibrant painting and of course, complete eye candy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I Spy...

A Wonderlust Cuff.

Leather Purse by Orox.

One Root Embroidery

These baby onesies are so sweet. The embroidery design is original artwork by Erin Lee. These onesies have to be the cutest ones I've ever seen! The colors are so vibrant too. Perfect for that baby gift!

Sweet little bambinos;)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sweet Treat

Can you really have enough sprinkles?
We splurged on some sugar cookies with extra sprinkles.
I like using the word sprinkles.

Enjoy your sweet weekend!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Octavine Illustration

Cara Buchalter's (Octavine Illustration) goal is to construct a world of retro images based on the Art Deco form; classic silhouettes of sleek sophistication. All the moleskin journals carry hand-painted original illustrations by Cara herself. Cara's journals are super handy and small enough to tote everywhere. They are fabulous for writing down the lyrics to your favorite song(1999), or mom's recipe for meatballs.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Olander Earthworks

New Cement Faces by Olander Earthworks! Add personality to any home or work environment with Olander Earthworks' "Faces". Alone or in a group these faces are ideal accent pieces for small spaces, nooks and crannies. A multitude of expressions are available. Pictured above is "greed" and below is "laughter".

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sweet Treat

This Splurge is a type of chocolate chip macaroon.
It was so soft and chewy.

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

Rainy Days: Random Thoughts

We are making up for the beautiful sunny weather we had last week! Dark, gloomy days make the shop look bright, warm and inviting. We also have new neighbors on our block. One is a sweet wine bar and the other is a mystery. I'll investigate... On another note, I had to take a shot of these "dorks r hot" earrings:) I agree.