Wednesday, March 23, 2011

new news

There is a new option for monogramming in my shop: fancy script! For the girly-girls. Other new things around here: a tripod! Why did I not have a tripod before now? It has made taking photos of new items sooo much easier. Isn't the above image breath-taking, for example? ha ha.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

new favorite seattle location

These are the stairs I've been climbing with my carpool buddy Helena in preparation for our Mt. Everest trip:
just kidding about the Everest thing. But people do use these stairs to train for what must be serious climbing often see people going up and down with giant backpacks--very serious. You will often (about once a week) see me and Helena trudging up and back once...maybe our work clothes + sneakers. Quite the athletes we are!

On the way up there is this amazing little garden. It's so nice to see some color this time of year!

At the top there is a pretty view of Lake Union for a reward:
(can you see the Space Needle?)

I think it's even pretty on a cloudy day...
Love this city!

Monday, March 21, 2011

button inventory

Do you know about my button obsession? This post was intended for a few weeks ago, when buttons were on sale at JoAnn's. Maybe this isn't the sort of thing that makes your heart go pitter-patter, but it makes me plan a weekend to hit all the different JoAnn stores in the entire area to buy tons and tons of buttons. Don't judge; buttons are crazy expensive, ok?? I feel like a hoarder when I sidle up to the check-out stand and plop my basket down. The clerk's raised eyebrow. The inevitable question: "What are you going to do with all of these?" The yard-long receipt. The things I do for buttons.... Look at these really cute ones!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I was a little out of sorts this weekend. First of all, a bad cold. :( Second of all, my original plans were canceled, no homework and no orders. It is just weird for me to be so ... without purpose for a whole weekend! It was super wonderful though because I read and read and read and finished my current book. Thank goodness we are finally seeing some signs of spring around here. The front tree is budding and blue sky?!? Yay!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

happy birthday em!

It's Emily's birthday! I went window-shopping in her store and found some new gems! Aren't these the cutest?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

open for business!

I reopened my shop yesterday! That is by far the longest its ever been closed-almost three months. :( I think I'm ready for action again. I have grad school to pay for, don't I?? Here are some lunch bags in new prints! I tried to do some creative photo-shooting on these first two... dig or dis?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

fun family times

I'm back after a VERY busy couple of weeks! We've had a few ups and downs....a down being that we still have no heat - converting oil to up being that we had some very fun family times last week/weekend! Jamie's whole family came up to visit and my mom was in town also! Highlights were....
Oliver's birthday party:Pizza making and Little Mermaid Movie Night:
Lots of games:
And just generally loving little cheeks.
We just had a Sarah-Adam-and-Pearl shaped hole to deal with. Hope to see them soon!

Finally...drum roll please... winter quarter classes are now finished (yay!!!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

keep calm and...

Whew! Today was intense! Out the door at 6:15 am, back home at 7:30 pm. Lame. My moment of zen!