Saturday, March 28, 2009

From the sewing room.

Finally got a few gifts off to the family so I thought I would share.

I've got to come up with a name for this scarf design. It you have an idea let me know.

I really like the color combo of this one and I put little flowers on it, which I hope the girl I gave it too likes them.

I love this quilted fabric, the colors are so soothing and the design is so delicate. I have a little left so, I think I'll make a pillow for me.

The blanket came out nicely. It has a good amount of weight and is just the right size for sitting on the couch on a cold night. Hope you like it Ma Snow!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Msssssssssss Samantha Craine and the Midnight Shivers

We attended Pickathon just outside of Portland last summer and it was one of the best festival experiences I've had to date, save WOMAD first year (nothing comes close to that) Anyway, the festival was amazing and we left with some new favorites tucked neatly into our hearts. Many of the objects of our affection will be back this year and I gotta say, I'm completely overwhelmed with anticipation.

This is the first installment of, "Why you should go to Pickathon or at lease buy the albums of the artists that will be there" blog posts.

enjoy. let me know what you think.

Samantha Craine and the Midnight Shivers
hail from Shawnee, OK and Perryville, MO, which my Okie friend Jason was beyond tickled to find fellow Oklahoman at the festival.

Last year they self released an EP and in just a few weeks their first full length "Songs in the Night" is coming out.

On first listen you may think you have heard this before, as her voice has a quaility that seems to be spilling form many young ladies souls these days, but keep listening. The lyrics have a resonance that says with you and her confident and graceful delivery of the songs is hypnotizing. I also really love the drums, they keep a simple beat but catch my attention just at the right moments. Overall I think the band plays in a comfortable way that expresses their understanding of each other and this in turn puts the listener at ease.

Listen to Traipsing Through The Aisles here

and watch this

Friday, March 20, 2009

yes! a shirt for me.

a wonderful play on the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster, which i never really related to. I guess I'm just a person who doesn't need a lot of calming down. But I could use encouragement to keep at what i love, making things!

i love that the design can be worn by girls or boys too. there isn't enough cool stuff for boys.

i'm not buying it because i'm broke so this is officially added to my wish list!

available here: howies
found via: NOTCOT

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

baby dolls

Ha. I love this photo blogged by miss abbey.

I particularly love it because i have been wanting to photograph my doll collection. this is inspiring. i think i will bring a couple to seattle with me this weekend and see what i come up with.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Little stools

Aren't these stools from Inhabitots wonderful. I especially love that you know they will ship in nice flat minimal packaging. Some may say I already have too many little chairs and stools but I just can't resist them!

Friday, March 13, 2009

laughing like a crazy person at my desk

like music? like smarty pants? how about laughing?

may i suggest you tune your dial here and listen to the SXSW preview show.

while you're at it listen to the end of year shows, excellent way to catch up on all the music you should have listened too this past year.

I am also enjoying @notatSXSW on twitter. ha.