Things have been a little hectic around here, and I've been crafting and sewing with all sorts of fun things. Here are a few materials that have piled up around the house...I'll have some finished projects to show soon.
I read several months ago on my pal Christine Castro Hughes' blog, Brunch, about Maira Kalman's exhibit in San Francisco Museum and Los Angeles. Well happy day -- the travelling show, "Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)" opens in New York this Friday, March 11th, at the Jewish Museum. Selections of her paintings, drawings, photography and textiles from the last 30 years will be on display. For me, (and millions of others!) Maira Kalman is perfection. Her illustrations are like swimming pools of inspiration that you just want to dive into and linger in.
I oohed with delight when my friend Jill (my guru when it comes to all things design related...) dropped off a set of adorable notecards illustrated by Dear Hancock. I mean, how CUTE is that sewing desk?? Dear Hancock is a design studio based in Los Angeles and a quick visit to their website was all I needed to become a full fledged fan. The company offers a variety of greeting cards, but I am nuts for their desk card series. There are six desks to choose from as well as a bird's eye view of a "Creative Work Station":
One of best parts about this crafting and blogging chapter of my life has been the WONDERFUL women I've met along the way. And now, one of my favorite sites, Mompreneurs Online, which is devoted to supporting, connecting, and nurturing women who are pursuing their own ventures, has included me as their Mompreneur of the Month.
Aside from being honored and grateful, I am SO SO proud! Mompreneurs Online is an amazing online community and an incredible resource for anyone who is working from home or launching their own business. Check out the site for more information, helpful forums, networking message boards, even a marketplace. One visit to the site will remind you how the whole can be so much greater than the sum of its parts.
I saw these adorable LOVE ROCKS mentioned on one of my favorite blogs, Mod Podge Rocks! Amy Anderson has such a great eye, and always has something inspirational, fun and smile worthy on her site. The lovely rocks are the creation of Emily Neuburger of Red Bird Crafts.
I am just smitten! Visit Emily's blog for more details about how she makes these and check out her shop for even more goodies -- so sweet!!! Happy Valentine's Day, and thank you, Emily, for sharing the love.
I was in Denver last week ago, helping my parents pack up their house. They're downsizing -- moving to an apartment and starting a whole new chapter of their lives. My brother and sister and I unearthed some boxes of keepsakes that we hadn't seen for over 30 years! I found letters from sleepaway camp, Barbie dolls, preppy sweaters, even my diary from elementary school. I also found these old Valentines. I love the retro look -- very 1970's! It was like rummaging through my own personally curated tag sale.
While visiting one of my favorite blogs, Brunch, I spotted these AMAZING post-it note paintings by my friend Christine Castro Hughes from Darling Design. I can't get over these! They are rockin' my world, big time!
Christine created these yearbook portraits (using just ink, Crayola markers and white out) for Giant Robot's annual Post-It Show in Los Angeles. Note to Christine: If these are for sale, I want first dibs!