Tuesday, May 20, 2008

One more thing...

My darling hubby and I will be off to some far-off locations in the coming two weeks. We fly out on Thursday and will spend tomorrow night in Boston. I have the summer off from work (as the store is closing... sadness.) and will only be taking one class, so I plan to have many crafty exploits to discuss in the next few months, so stay tuned! Come fall I will be back in school full-time, but until then, can you guess the two places we're going based on these two photos?
yup, you guessed it. Back to my homes-away-from-home, San Francisco and Seattle (ok that second one isn't Seattle, exactly, but it is nearby). We will be celebrating the weddings of some very dear friends, and enjoying some west-coast goodness along the way. We will also be visiting my very talented little brother Tomm in Portland, OR. We'll be back in early June, and like I said, I should have some more projects to talk about here. I'm hoping this trip will allow me to absorb quite a bit of inspiration for those upcoming projects!

Below is a silly shot of me from the first week I lived in San Francisco back in 2004. Everyone has to have this picture, right? It's taken from the little park below the Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio.

I'm so excited!

finally, some crafting

There's nothing like a deadline to get me to work on into the night! And a newly (almost) organized studio doesn't hurt, either. I don't want to show the design just yet, because it's a gift for a friend, but will soon. It was a fun one to come up with, though. Cuteness abounds!

I will show off the backs of the cards drying atop my new library table/desk, though. Note the swanky new ikea bookcases and paper chandelier. love!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Spring has sprung...

...or some other equally cliched phrase?


so it is officially spring and it's awesome. Ok, it was really cold and windy today, but we DID have a great BBQ/potluck this weekend and it was lovely (pics on my flickr if you're interested). We were able to sit on the deck and have a fire in the 'pit and it was an all-around good time. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, I know I did!

Jane enjoying the view from the deck

some pretties from the nursery (or maybe the grocery store?)

this is my garden at the beginning of spring

and the same plants a few weeks ago, below. My camera battery is dead, but these are Allium and they have gotten even bigger by now -- they will be huge!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

i do not heart inappropriate-apostrophe's and hyphen's

but i do heart this guy's smirk and toothpastefordinner.com
toothpaste for dinner

letterpress the world!

Answer to previously posed question: It's a tiny tiny (print size is 3x5" max.) tabletop letterpress!!!! Kelsey Excelsior, to be precise. Guess we know what I'll be doing this summer...now only to convince John to fabricate/replace the missing parts for me.

oh brother!

Friday, May 02, 2008

uh oh

what have I gotten myself into?

I might have just bought this on ebay!:
Do you know what it is?
(hint #1: it is missing some parts and is very very dirty.)
(hint #2: it's really old, and coming from NV! ok that's not really a hint...)