Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kid's Toys at Angelina's Kitchen

This is one of my favorite commissions: handmade kid's toys for Pittsboro's newest place to get awesome food, Angelina's Kitchen. I have been making buttons that say "my FALAFEL is bigger than your falafel" (Angelina came up with that!) and little origami goldfish on strings and a pole. How totally summery. I also made origami cranes on a pole, but the fish seem to be more popular!

Perhaps best of all though, is that when I drop these off around say, lunchtime, Angelina trades me for amazing food: today I had greek-style green beans, falafel, and baklava frozen yogurt.......mmmmm.

Friday, June 19, 2009

resting on laurels

i have been admiring this amazing chain for some time... i finally bought some (plus two other neat ones by the same designer) and when i put it together with the grey opaline crystals... it was so lovely i started drooling.

available in a single as a pendant on blackened chain too~ very cool.

they make a great muted swishy sound because the metal is matte.. wonderful!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

fortune cookie mirrors

I have a nearly lifelong collection of fortunes from fortune cookies that i kept in a neat little box for the longest time. i'm bringing some of them out and immortalizing them in pocket mirrors and fridge magnets. too fun! these are some of my favorites~

Friday, June 5, 2009

a spot of beauty for the weekend

happy friday! I just ordered several prints from my new favorite etsy artist an very good blogger Jennifer Morris. Her colors and composition make me so happy, I can't wait to see them in person~

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Museum Trip and Flowers

Yesterday my mom and my uncle Dwight and I piled into the station wagon for a good ole summer road trip! it was lovely. grapes, cookies, and crackers in hand, we went to Columbia South Carolina to see a special exhibit from "Turner to Cezanne" that highlighted some works from the museum in Wales that were collected by two sisters. it was absolutely lovely, the best being this Van Gogh that we had actually never seen yet, what a treat!

Posted above are this weeks flower delivery with incredible yellow flowers that remind me of all the rape seed we saw when we went to Germany so many years ago. the land was absolutely yellow everywhere as we flew over...