Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Typography Humor

Available on a tee shirt here.

Back to sewing...

Friday, July 24, 2009


Look what the postman delivered yesterday: a lovely Rhodes 19 spinnaker from Nancy in Kailua, HI! Thankfully she and her husband are good packers and tightly rolled it so that it fit in a free usps flat rate box. Easy!

Love the sailmakers patch. The spinnaker is red white and blue and will make fantastic bags which will fold up into their own pouch for convenient storage.

Cutting and sewing will start next week. Stay tuned!

Many Many thanks Nancy.

Have a sail to donate? Email me at for donation instructions. For every sail donated, you get a bag made from your sail in return. Not to mention a little less clutter in your life.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunny Days Ahead!

But wait! There's more!
Poppytalk Handmade has extended the 'Here Comes the Sun' summer handmade market through the end of the week - 7/17!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Poppytalk - Here Comes the Sun Favorites

Hey, Hey! It's the last days of the Here Comes the Sun theme online market over on Poppytalk Handmade.

Thought I would share a few of my favorites:

I love, LOVE this purse by Murray Adams:

And these sunny yellow coasters from 12fifteen:

They would be great with these cocktail napkins from Three by Sea:

And what could be more comfy than this little light dress from led thread:

I'd accessorize it with these Mala Bead & Pearl earrings from Mannybeads:

Oh, one more: look at these clever nest egg banks from Mudpuppy:

Click quickly: Here Comes the Sun online market at Poppytalk Handmade ends tomorrow Fri July 10th.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Simply Summer

How beautiful are these prints of original oil paintings by Amanda Kavanagh? Why settle for one? I can definitely imagine all three hanging together on my wall.

Check them out in addition to other works at Poppytalk Handmade where the current theme is Here Comes the Sun. Catch it soon, as this theme ends on Friday.

Monday, July 6, 2009

High Line

We walked the High Line Park yesterday and it was a completely wonderful experience. And not just because it was sunny and 75! The park that has been upcycled from the elevated train tracks has been cleverly designed at every turn. With street view gallery, wheeled benches that move on the original tracks, landscape that weaves in and out of the walkway - it's a park that keeps surprising and entertaining. Currently, it runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th with exits/entrances on 14th, 16th and 18th streets. There are plans to extend the park further to the north.

We have vowed to return with our kids when they come back form their summer adventures. This would be a great outing day or night. If you do visit at night you might be able to catch High Line Park Renegade Cabaret held between 9 and 10 pm and hosted by Patty Heffley's fire escape on 20th street. Visible from the park, it's literally a stones throw away. Check here Facebook page for announcements of upcoming performances. See and hear a beautiful audio slide show by the New York Times here.

High Line Park Hours: Open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.

More pictures on flickr.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stars and Stripes

July 1st already? Who took June! Oh well.

I know it's only Tuesday but, like everyone else, I'm already thinking of the weekend. Looking forward to July 4th picnics, bbq's, friends and fireworks. Enjoy!