Sunday, August 31, 2008

etsy finds

I always bring my own bags to the Farmer's Market, and yesterday's Slow Food Nation Marketplace was no exception. While I do have a lovely bag by Amy Cools, and a canvas tote from Etsy, and about 10 others, I sometimes get the urge to buy a new market bag. Here are 5 that I would love to add to the collection.

Maxi market bag mustard poppy by drawflowers $74

Woolen bean bag-Number 2 by TTPeasAndCarrots $72

Market bag in beige by christystudio $40

Organic market bag by moop $113

Reversible hobo bag-orange dot/retro birds by retrofied $48

Saturday, August 30, 2008

slow food farmer's market

I skipped my usual trip to the ferry building market this morning. Instead, I did some shopping at the Slow Food Marketplace. If you don't know about it, take a moment to read about the amazing project, and be jealous if you're one of the unlucky people who doesn't live in the bay area.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

summer is here

The weather could not have been more gorgeous today. I took the girls to a friend's house for lunch and running through the sprinkler. After a day of mud, watermelon and sunscreen, the 5 girls were in serious need of a bath. Here they all are-clean at last.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

day of tomatoes

I love tomatoes. So yesterday I canned some, and I made bloody marys and I made salsa. With only a few weeks left of the season, I have to get my fix.

Friday, August 22, 2008

etsy finds

So much for a theme this week. Eye candy maybe? Or things I want for myself but might buy for someone else? Anyway, it's a great list, so enjoy.

Catalina Bangle in Nautical Red by marshmallowfever $17

The Kelly by danaleblancdesigns $44

Copper RELIC Bangle (brown) by museglass $32

Oval hammered silver bangle by Istanbul Designs $68
Mid Century Stainless Mini Plates by ladies and gentlemen $15

Large Chai Tea Kit by purposedesign $38

Militario Tunic in light green by katsai $78

Pawfelts Felted Woolen Slipper by pawfelts $39

Resin Window Bangle (brown) by Jane Gallagher $291

Thursday, August 21, 2008

more sewing

I've been unusually busy with ciuccio orders this week, which is a good thing. Here are two custom large loveys that I'm working on for a customer who ordered a very large quilt last year. I love repeat customers, there's no better compliment than coming back.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

a little shopping

I have about a million errands to run today, but one is more fun than the others. As part of the living room re-do, (which is soon to be reveled) I am going to purchase a collection of these candle holders from cb2. They are very reasonably priced ranging from 4.95-17.95.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

etsy finds

Any moment now I will post several new pillows for sale, so it got me thinking about all the throw pillows out there. Here are some particularly lovely ones.

Orange Asterisk by ouno $95

Vintage Army Blanket by uono $95

European Red Wool by uono $95

Hand Felted New Zealand Wool by Felted Style $105

The Tea Room Handmade Pillow by Bridget Davies $200

Fleece Layered Pillow-Iron Age by Reeesa T $28

The Blues Felt Circle by the little stitch $35

Hippo Felt by Cheryland $30

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

make a wish

Happy Birthday Sweetie! Hope you liked the cake.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

going home

My parents sold the house I grew up in during my second year of college, so spending time in my home town is always a little bittersweet. I guess that can be said for lot of people. It's very familiar, but I worry about who I might run into. Nevada City is the cutest mining town, and the Yuba river is amazing for swimming (we missed it this weekend.) We did however make it to the little farmer's market which is less than a block long, but has some wonderful organic produce.

We spent an hour or two picking blackberries. Gayle devised a great system to hold our containers, looping them through our belts.

My dad is renting a cute little apartment on an amazing farm. They have two mules, some chickens, and a gorgeous garden which is used to run a flower business.

We climbed to the top of the barn to watch the sunset. Isn't that room so cute?

And finally, I threw together a cobbler using the berries we picked. It came out perfectly so we ate some for dessert, and then had it again for breakfast. Yum.