Monday, July 20, 2009


i was fortunate enough to attend a designer speaker series featuring simone legno creator of the super fun brand tokidoki. it was neat to hear how he names all his characters and creates little stories and worlds for them to interact in. when asked where he does his work, he told us he usually draws at home and not at the office as "it gets too busy with emails, conference calls, sample reviews etc!" which got HUGE laughs from all of us. (sort of sad we knew exactly what he meant) he really loves what he does and i loved the whole presentation--PLUS he autographed my tokidoki purse too, yay!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

yellow owl workshop

i saw this FANTASTIC set of stamps on angry chicken and love that they come in this wooden box showing how the stamps would look layered to make a little scene...cute!!! i found so many great items on their website and the nice thing is everything is really affordable. they keep a fun blog too.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

no one should have to live life without a tiny bathtub

a surprise un-birthday present from my dear friend kara who is so thoughtful and cute! she knew i had mini tub envy, so had been scouring flea markets and thrift stores for me...and then delivered this ribbon-adorned, mini-carded, scalloped-edged loveliness! (blog title is quoted from her cute little card)

yay friend, you're the best!!! (wrong answer)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

becca's knitted bike tube

my cute friend becca and i bartered this trade awhile back, but as bikes are currently ruling the summer, i wanted to FINALLY post pictures. she commissioned me to knit her a bike tube for her matte black bike that she built, and i traded her for a 2709 designs bandana (this design is 1 of 2--the other 1 belonging to miss becca jane :) screenprinted with cute bunnies. after i finished knitting, i hand-sewed velcro to the bottom so that it was removable and washable. i added the little white bunny button as a surprise since i know how much she loves little bunnies!

(the fun jumper i'm wearing is a from their voltage line and bought at design collective. bonnie is an amazing seamstress so i love owning something she sewed up, hidden pocket and all!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

happy [early] birthday bff

wishing you a birthday as fun-filled as you always make mine--here's to a great year to come! (maybe with an amazing wedding thrown in there too...i mean whatever, no big deal)

BIG HUG!!!!!!!

[please note: this picture is not from anyone's birthday--i just really like it]