Saturday, May 31, 2008

etsy finds

It started as a search for a new necklace, but then there were some cool earrings, and a great bracelet. So now it's a list of hot jewelry finds.

Tiny Orechiette Necklace by ninadinoff $295

aqua and poppy by mudandmint $23

The Ikebana by danaleblancdesigns $18

Formica Galaxy Collection-Mint Blue Dot by spindesigns $52

Ripple Bracelet by lulustudio $420

Confetti Necklace by Brookemarton $45

Aquatic Earrings by Brookmarton $14

Large Aqua Spot Pendant by Studio309Designs $85

Bread and Milk (customizable) by melaniefavreau

Nosce Teipsum (You Must Know Yourself) by melaniefavreau $40

Monday, May 26, 2008

still kicking

Pardon me for not writing for so long. I spent some of the holiday weekend helping at Rose and Radish for an enormous event they are doing. Every other hour was spent sewing and prepping for a big (I hope) write-up in Daily Candy coming out tomorrow. Check etsy to see all I've made.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

park play

We lunched with Cristina today and played at the Hayes Valley Green for a few minutes before going home for naps.

Monday, May 19, 2008

sunday dinner

Last night we had peppers stuffed with rice, black beans, corn, zucchini and cheese and I baked cornbread. Yummy, but I have to admit eating leftover cornbread with homemade peach jam this morning was even better.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

etsy finds

The twin's first birthday is just around the corner, so I've got children's gifts on the brain. It's easy to find great kid items on etsy, and here are a few of the best.

The nerd alphabet by eletricboogaloo. I think this is brilliant.

The patterns used by Marina of byrdieclothing are made by her, and absolutely darling. Wonderful details, and great fabric choices.

If only we could get the little ones to grow some hair. Someday these wonderful clips by PrettyinPosies will come in handy.

I love this series by johnwgolden. They have a great vintage look, and delightful color choices. Not to mention that they are all good rules-by order of the management!

Bellaserababy is one of my favorite kid shops on etsy. She uses great fabrics and most of her items are reversible which means you get two outfits in one. I love the scallop on this little skirt.

More darling clips. This time by jackandjane. I had a hard time picking favorites, so definitely take a look at the site. There are tons more!

A mama and baby elephant plus polkadots, seriously how could you not love this? You can contact Maya from maidenlove to have a custom elephant made from an important article of your clothing (or your child's) for a unique heirloom.

Strawberryluna is well known for designing posters for many band's shows. She also has a wonderful alphabet series some of which is shown here. I suggest splurging and buying the entire set. You do want your kids to know all the letters after all.

You can never have too many onsies. Buy cute ones like these by muttsywonder.

farmer's market

Sunny day, fresh produce. Happy day!

Friday, May 9, 2008

so many kids

We used to meet weekly for coffee. We'd chat while the little ones snacked. We thought is was hard. Ha! Three years later, four kids more, we can barely get a word in. But aren't they cute?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

sweet potato with aoli

I really like baked sweet potatoes, but in those winter months when the farmer's market is less abundant, it's easy to get bored. Here is a very simple way to liven them up.
Wash and slice 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes into wedges. Pour a little olive oil over them, and roast at 400 degrees for about 1/2 hour. While they roast, combine 1/3 c mayonnaise, a minced garlic clove, 1-2 T fresh lemon juice, and 1/4 t pepper. Chiffonade 6-8 basil leaves and combine with 1 t salt. When the sweet potatoes are browned and soft, pull them out of the oven and sprinkle the salt and basil leaves on top. Serve hot with aoli for dipping.

Monday, May 5, 2008

school days

Allison's first school picture. What a face! I decided if I was going to put hers up on the blog, it's only fair that I post mine too.

And here I am in 1983. Look at those red eyes from crying. I guess I didn't want my picture taken.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

more presents

Did I ever show you the awesome spoon that Cristina made for me in her Beginning Woodworking class? It has a square handle which is very cool.


We went to a party at Relish at Home this weekend to celebrate the Mammalia exhibit by Jane Buck. She was an absolute pleasure to chat with plus she has an accent which makes everything better. Cristina bought me this tile which I have been admiring for about 4 years (no kidding). We call it Down Bird, and we love it!