Friday, February 26, 2010

city knitty

city knitty
Originally uploaded by DorkyMum

so if you're in edinburgh (and i know some of you will be), look for the city knitty signpost, captured by dorkymum and found on flickr. bet it makes you smile.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Felt stones and crochet lichen

Felt stones and crochet lichen
Originally uploaded by ELINtm

beautiful handwork from elin . . . look at her flickr photostream packed with beautiful things here, and at her etsy shop here~ wow.

you might also like these lovely things, also by elin ~

Thursday, February 18, 2010

at home in february

at home
Originally uploaded by lakbdesign/fergusandme

lots of shots of our cosy home:) jury is still out on the lacquered dining room . . .
photo collage made on amazing. easy. try it. you'll like it!

adorable handmade bags from carol grilo

Originally uploaded by Carol Grilo • FofysFactory

sweet, sweet shopping bags from fofysfactory (carol grilo and her mom, four hands and two sewing machines, in brazil) - we really love the detail. also, extra cute.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

crafty tutorials for crafty folk

every day, i'm just amazed at the unbelievable talent of so many bloggers and crafters out there, and i was very excited to find the adorable and informative, where photography teacher and craft obsessed mom Claire offers excellent tutorials on everything from making pom pom flowers to creating terrariums (something i really really want to do .. . see my post below, here) so, whenever you're feeling creative, pop over to and make something pretty~

photo credit: all

Friday, February 12, 2010

from the uk, with love (if only they were here. . . )

  sweet love! these pretty furniture pieces are from aiveen daly (that stunning settee) and deadgood (that amazing heart cornered console table) . . . check and for these and other lovely things . . . . wish they were here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

liberty of london comes to target

photo via liberty of london

classic liberty is coming to target in march. hmm. will it be as adorable as what's in the store in london? we shall see~  my major worry is that apparently there are hundreds of products emblazoned with iconic liberty prints . . . seems like the look might get lost.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

extra cool pdf download v-day cards, perfect for procrastinators

photo via etsystore

just say no to those same old v-day cards.  coolmompicks hosted a valentine's day card design contest, artists came up with some sweet line drawing valentines, and now you can buy the twelve winning designs at etsystore and they'll email you the pdf file.  then it's just a matter of print and hand over to your artist in residence to color ~ and, these have received that rare award - the eleven year old girl's seal of coolness.

Monday, February 8, 2010

blabla's mr. X on tv


did you miss mr. X's big moment on the kia super bowl commercial? here's the link!


Originally uploaded by Fem Manuals!

~how to step outside your own self with just some craft supplies and a good imagination~ good, old fashioned fun. can't wait to try some of these . . .

Friday, February 5, 2010

look for blabla's mr. X in the superbowl commercial lineup~

photo via 

mr. X, one of the most excellent peruvian toys of recent years, is making his tv debut this weekend in a kia commercial during the superbowl ~ he'll be there, hanging with some other fuzzy friends.  way to go, mr. X! (you can see him and all his blabla buddies here)

love ya, mr. X! we're your biggest fans!  

SHAPE "Lost in the forest ..." 048

SHAPE "Lost in the forest ..." 048
Originally uploaded by Framboisine Berry

i love framboisine berry's handmade metal silhouettes -- you can find her here~

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Who called me chicken?

Who called me chicken?
Originally uploaded by mselderhuis

by marcel, the cranky chick.

the continuing adventures of harry and guinevive: homeward bound


so, harry and guinevive have interrupted their world tour to stop at their nicely appointed yellow-painted town home in a tony area of washingline, d.c., with the express purpose of introducing their two charming children to you.  meet henrietta (her friends call her "henny"), and her little brother David (he's the sweet little ginger) ~ harry and guinevive hope you'll love them~ 

there's a wee slug living in here

Originally uploaded by sixaguilars

i want to make one of these. found at sixaguilar's lovely photostream on Flickr. we all love this -- next weekend's project, maybe?

I Sing Only For You

I Sing Only For You
Originally uploaded by urchinmama

for february, thoughts of love things ~
this, found on flickr @ urchinmama
look at her sweet etsy store for more ~

Monday, February 1, 2010

foodie friday becomes foodie monday, or teddy's banana bread photo tutorial

what you will need:
2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda in 2 tablespoons hot water
4 cups flour
6 ripe bananas

first melt the butter in a bowl and then dump in into the mixer

next add 2 cups of sugar

next mix well 
next add two eggs and mix some more
next add two teaspoons of baking soda mixed with two tablespoons of warm water and mix
next add four cups of flour, a bit at a time, while you're mixing
next add six smooshy bananas and mix well
now your work area will probably look like this
next prepare muffin pans, or loaf pans, or star pans, or train pans, and put the dough in
next put all your loaves and muffins in a 350 farenheit oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour
notice there aren't any photos of the finished product ~ it was gone too quickly! 

  thanks to grandma sue for this well-loved recipe
ps~ you can put some choc chips in, if you like