Friday, March 30, 2007

It's Friday, be happy........

Thanks to Jena over at Modish for featuring my piece called 'As you like it'. It's a page taken from Shakespeare, it is drawn in ink and accented with embroidery to add some color.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

San Francisco: Stitch

Have you heard of 'Stitch'? I haven't until now.
In their own words:
'Stitch is a women-owned business providing an inspirational, supportive environment for people to express their individuality by creating their own clothing and clothing accessories. Tools, supplies, resources, and advice are provided in a professional yet comfortable workspace that encourages the free exchange of ideas between all skill levels.'
They have a lounge, boutique, classes!
Sounds like a fun and fabulous place. Would love to open one, similar, in Jersey!!!! Come on ladies!
Visit for more info. Sorry blogger is not letting me link at the moment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Have you seen SMALL magazine?

It's a new online zine. Supporting creative folks who work on a 'small' scale.


"Small is a magazine of creative work on a small scale and for the small sized. Although primarily for children’s products and designs it is also about small-scale productions. We are looking for people that are interested in play, children, childhood and the child within and who produce high quality work and independent products and design on a small-scale. "

Oh. and check out the interview with AshleyG

Domino Mag APRIL

I need to run out and get the April issue of Domino!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Weekend update

I attended the 'Stuffed Animal Design' class at ETSY this weekend. It was great! I made a turtle, which I was suprised came out very well. It was a simple design, I didn't want to start with something difficult for the 1st time. The sewing was tiring! I couldn't do alot on the machine because of the alot of hand sewing. Time flew by, the 3 hour class went into the 4th hour and they were still going when I left. My daughter loved the turtle! She asked where the eyes were since I didn't finish that part yet.
Lot's of fun and something I can definitely repeat!

I took a tour of the ETSY 'labs' and office...they have a great space there! Lot's of room, definitely still in the works, but looks amazing! Such a creative place! I met ANDA...she is super nice and made us feel very welcome!

I'll take a pic of the turtle.... gotta run for now!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I hate salads......

I really do.... I just never really enjoyed a salad. UNTIL..... I had 'American Joe's' Grilled Honey chicken salad. I swear to you, this salad is amazing and admittedly it is all about this Honey dressing. It makes me eat every last bit of green, which I never do.

So next time, if you live near American Joes Bar and Grill, go get the GRILLED HONEY CHICKEN SALAD... and ask for extra dressing on the side.

Super yum, I swear to you!


Yesterday, I was in training all day... just something I had to do for work, not exciting.
But in the evening, I did have my painting class, which is awesome and I totally love it.
So that was the good part of the day. This weekend is the 'stuffies' class, or stuffed animal design class at ESTY labs. My daughter keeps asking me when I'm going to make her an animal, so the pressure is on!!!

I'm still trying to find out about the parking situation.......yikes!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pier 1: Vanity chair

I love this lavender chair from Pier 1. So pretty!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Love, love, LOVE IT!

This dresser is awesome... I just found it via black, white, bliss .

The words were jigsawed from 2 pines boards. Freaking beautiful I say!

Tall.... Banana.....

It's been out for a bit... but have I mentioned how happy I am that Banana Republic has a Women's TALL section online now!? Nice!!! I have to check it out in detail and see if they have anything good on SALE. I would love an extra long pair of jeans!

Go green

I was planning on bringing my little girl to the parade this weekend.... you know, being the proud Irish mama that I am. But the weather is pretty crappy so we'll see. Otherwise, she'll be parading around the house in her little Green banner and head scarf, and other green stuff which are only cute when you are 4.

here are a perfect pair of gloves we might need to wear!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

House and Garden gallery

I love this photo of Betsey Johnson from Home and Gardens online gallery. She always looks so fun, vibrant, and full of life.

Thursday night TV

Does anyone know if there will be a new episode of Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty tonight?
I hate repeats I really do. I get so bummed out when I'm all ready to watch my favorite shows and lo and behold its repeat night! Let me check now, so I can spare myself the dissappointment.

I'm here

I'm feeling so much better. Glad to be feeling like myself again. There's so much to catch up on when your sick. I've started painting again and I can't believe I stopped for so long. I love it and hope I will continue with it. I signed up for one of the classes at ETSY labs, over in Brooklyn for next weekend and am looking forward to it. We will be making plushies aka stuffed animals. I think it would be such a great thing to be able to make one for my daughter. One that she could keep forever knowing her mama made it. Ok, probably not forever, but atleast until I die!

I'm loving Daylight savings most people do. I just think I love it ALOT more!!! I seriously cannot get enough. I think I'm just so much happier with the longer days, and leaving work when there's still more time to get things done. Not that you can't do the same things in the dark, but its a mental thing. You know exactly what I mean!

Went to Anthropologie yesterday, but only bought some candle holders...I'm not using them for candles but putting them my medicine cabinet as lipstick holders, to organize them.

Back to work I go.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine

So I watched little Miss Sunshine this weekend and all I can say is it was SUPRISINGLY funny. I guess I had such low expectations. See it!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

'Mama won't buy me a giraffe!'

so she precedes to paint her very own on the bedroom wall.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pinky Brown Opens shop!!!!!

So today is March 1st, and the shop is officially open. (click photo)
Wooo hooo!

Obviously, I am starting off slowly and will be adding more pieces regularly.
So come visit me!!