Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tilt Your Shift

I learned about on Modish yesterday and had to try it with some of my photos. So fun! Don't they look like miniatures? The boats kill me. You have to try it.

OK, I'm messing with you, the third photo is actually of a miniature room. All this talk of miniatures reminded me how awesome the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago are. My mom took this photo there when she was visiting me once. Check out these other tiny rooms. Another thing I will go see when we finally get to go back to Chicago. Hopefully soon!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Friday" Find - dozi workbooks

I have not been the most regular blogger of late. It has been a busy month or so and I haven't been able to spend as much time as I would like on crafty things. But my day-late Friday Find was made easy when I saw dozi's workbooks on Etsy's front page yesterday.

I am not sure how I have not seen her shop sooner, I love everything in it. All the products truly are simply delightful. These sets of three workbooks are sublime. I couldn't decide which I liked better, sea or field. Hmmm, how about all of the above! They would be perfect to have on hand as last minute gifts, or to just covet yourself.

The House pocket jotter - summer is also too cute! Be sure to check out dozi if you haven't already.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Natural Fit

I finally made it to the Harvard Museum of Natural History over the weekend. I was really looking forward to seeing the glass flowers and the sea creatures in glass and wasn't disappointed.

The above is a photo I took of a snail shell. The funny thing is I was so excited to see as much as possible I forgot to check and see if it was real or if it was glass. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to distinguish between the two, but the amazing thing about these pieces of art/science is that it is truly impossible to tell. The flowers are botanically accurate beyond comprehension. You can only wonder at the mind and creative focus that could create them.

Here are some photos that in no way do them justice. For a real close look (if you can't make it to Cambridge to see them) I recommend The Glass Flowers at Harvard.

And here is one of the glass jellyfish:
You have to go see them all yourself if you are ever in town. Sunday mornings are free for MA residents, but be prepared for a crowd. You can see some more photos in my photostream.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Favorite - Greenward

On Sunday, when it warmed up to a balmy 50 degrees, my husband and I went for a long walk. While walking we stumbled upon a great new store on Mass Ave in Porter Square, Greenward. It is filled with gorgeous, modern eco-friendly products. From coasters made out of reused tile to children's toys made out of recycled plastic. And they have a wonderful selection of cards.

The photo above is from their website. You should visit the store at 1764 Mass Ave or online. I have a new go to for gifts! See what happens when it is warm enough to venture outside, I find all sorts of new things.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lovely Owls

My husband and I went back to Portsmouth this weekend to visit our friends B and E. B has the cutest collection of vintage owls!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Find - Miniature Chicago

I have not posted much this week. It was one of those weeks at work that's completely draining. I haven't had much going on upstairs except "get through this week," "I'm tired," "uhg" and I knew you didn't want to read 5 posts about that. The other thing on me and my husband's mind lately is going back to Chicago for a mini vacation. That is where we met and we have been swept up in nostalgia lately.

Since we won't be going anytime soon, and I needed to escape right now, I was thrilled to find James Spicer's alluring Miniature Chicago Neighborhood Scenes. These are three photos from his set of 5. Check out all his other great, tiny worlds.

I want to be there now. Oh well, at least it's Friday.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Finally on Flickr

OK, so it took me a while, but now I have a photostream on Flickr. I spent the day uploading older photos, and I am pretty much caught up now. From here on out you'll see new photos of my Etsy stuff and my other adventures. Visit me at

This is a photo of my Remington (pre cleaning) that you will see on Flickr along with some other shots of it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bread Pudding

I mentioned yesterday that my husband and I were going day-tripping up to York, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Well, we didn't make it to York because we were short on time, but we did cross over the border into Kittery to visit When Pigs Fly Bakery.

Even though there is a location just up the road from us in Davis Square, it always feels like a treat going to the Kittery location. We got some delicious olive bread, seeded multigrain, and a special treat - blueberry lemon bread pudding.

The bread pudding tastes as good as it looks. It is dense and moist and not too sweet. This morning I took it to the next level and whipped up some whipping cream with a little sugar and vanilla. Oh, sweet, sweet bread pudding. It is a good thing you are so small in size or else I would be in trouble. Plus I have to save room for Super Bowl junk food tonight. I am making vegetarian cilli nachos. I will be rolling out of this weekend into the coming week.

Good Sunday Morning

I was very excited to find my red and pink "you float my boat" card on the front page of Etsy this morning! It always makes me so happy!