Friday, July 31, 2009

Sweet Nostalgia

I just got these vintage photographs/ephemera today and just love them! There is something quite special looking into other people's life through the camera. I love looks on their faces of utmost glee and how they are dress. I added in the one of the lady knitting because I love her look of concentration. Ah sweet nostalgia...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pay It Forward 2009

Yay! I was one of the lucky people who gets to participate in the Pay It Forward 2009 on Tracy of little t jane. I am ecstatic to be able to make you something unique!
So this is how it will work, the first three people (bloggers) to respond/comment on this post will get something made by me.

All you (bloggers only please) have to do in return is post a Pay it Forward on your blog and make three things for the first three people who respond to your note.

I can't wait! This will be so much fun please join in on the fun.

Japanese American National Museum

There is an exhibit going on at the Japanese American National Museum which feautures kokeshi. It opens on July 11th and I really wish I could go see it. The work is quite amazing and all of the artists are very talented!

Found via Apak Studio.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yummy Strawberry Shortcake

I was going through some of my old books from my childhood and found this really sweet book called, Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! by: Janet Stevens and Susans Stevens Crummel. I saw a strawberry shortcake recipe in the back and decided to give it a try! The recipe is as follows:
Great-Granny's Magnificent Strawberry Shortcake
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg beaten
2/3 cup milk
3-4 cups strawberries sliced
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Sift flour, then sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixutre resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg and milk, stirring by hand just enough to moisten. Spread dough in greased 8 x 1/2-inch round pan; cool on rack 5 minutes. Split into two layers; lift top off carefully. Alternate layers of cake, whipped cream, and strawberries, ending with strawberries on top.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Flowerhead on Etsy!

My sister showed me this store on Etsy and I just had to share!! I love all of the little felted characters so much... I want them all. The person behind them is Jessyca Burke who is very talented in my book!! Feel free to stop by her shop on Etsy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Moofia Vinyl Figure

I got this little vinyl at a store in Austin called Funky Monkey. I was hoping to get this one and when I did I was so excited! I love it so much and not to mention the milk carton box it came in!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tiny Owl Knits

Tinyowlknits is a shop on etsy with the sweetest crochet goodies!! She even has a great blog were she gives out free patterns and is having a giveaway right now to win three tiny penguins.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Paper Cranes = Miracle

Ever since I heard of the the Japenese story of the girl, Sadako, who folds the thousand paper cranes in order for a miracle, I realized I wanted to try to make them. I have 508 to date! I am a litte bit over half way there...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Lovely Little Bonsai

I went to Wimberly, Texas on a day trip the other day and saw a Bonsai Shop on the way home. I stopped in and immediately fell in love with this beautiful Bonsai!

My Little Helper

My kitty Rosie (aka Rosen-Bloom) is constantly in my room "helping me" with my projects. I love her squishy face and her crazy meow!!

My Very First Sale!!

Yesterday, I had my very first sale on etsy!!! Au revoir Chef Gustav! You will be missed...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Baby Wrens

There are 4 tiny baby wrens living outside our back door!! They are so tiny and fragile right now. It is quite interesting watching the parents feeding and caring for them nonstop. They hatched about 4 days ago, and they have grown so fast! I love birds so much and it is a pleasure to watch them!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Oh My Deer!!

I made this fake deer head recently out of two old shirts I recycled. I don't usually like pale colors but somehow when I was holding the material, I got the idea for this right away. It was so much fun to make but by the end my hands were hurting from sewing all the details! I just love it and it now hangs up on my wall.


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