August 27, 2010

Frozen for Winter

wash and uncap

boil just long enough to easily remove skins

set on a plate, tops down and slide the skins off

halve and cool

Adding a sprig of fresh basil before freezing locks in a fresh flavor. I use Big Mama Plum tomatoes and usually start them as seeds myself in recycled newspaper pots I also make. They are meaty and enormous and make beautiful sauces. There are minimal seeds in this type of tomato, so there's no need to remove the seeds, unless you really want to. 

Today, I skinned and halved one bushel and expect to have another before the season it finished. Happy gardening!

August 26, 2010

Anastassia Eilas

Anastassia Eilas is making art in the least likely of places, inside of toilet paper rolls. Using paper that is similar to the roll itself, she gives the illusion that the scenes taking place inside of the rolls are actually part of the roll themselves. The detail and depth of each little piece is pretty amazing, especially considering the scale. She claims it only takes her an hour to complete one, which is also pretty impressive.


Ruffles are so timeless and beautiful. I have found the few featured here to be breathtaking uses of the technique. So feminine and rich, with subtle hints of blues.

August 24, 2010

Scrumptious Bobbles

This beautiful piece can be worn up or down. It's so soft, warm and squishy; you're going to love it. For more details, please take a look here.

We will be adding several new items to kick off the Fall line, so please be sure to check back for those.

August 22, 2010

New In The Shop

Introducing the Mistress Cowl. It's made to draw attention to your personal beauty while keeping you warm with this incredibly soft wool blend. More information on this piece may be found here.

By Your Side

Beachwood Sparks' "By Your Side" was in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and I've had it stuck in my head ever since seeing it last Thursday.The movie was cool, the soundtrack is fun and Michael Cera has mastered awkwardness like I've never seen before.

"There are some movies about youth that just make you feel old, even if you aren’t."Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," based on a series of sprightly graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley, has the opposite effect. Its speedy, funny, happy-sad spirit is so infectious that the movie makes you feel at home in its world even if the landscape is, at first glance, unfamiliar." -A. O. Scott

August 21, 2010

Splink is a Cyclops

Splink is new in the shop this week. He was so much fun to create and he is ready to ship now.

Vintage Find

A fabulously worn and organic looking raffia fedora is new in the shop today. This piece has great character. I bought it from the UK. Perfect for summer days in the sun.

August 14, 2010

Introducing Dagmar

I made him a skullcap that has a tiny loop closure to open and close the strap during play. He he so squishy and bright. Dagmar is perfectly fine standing or sitting, but tends to prefer sitting and flopping.

August 10, 2010

Sebastiaan Bremer

Sebastiaan Bremer is a Dutch Artist who lives and works in New York. He turns found and snapped photographs of himself, friends and family into a dusty poetic braille made up of text, personal symbols and ghostly shapes that, when integrated with their complex grounds, disappear again, buried in a sea of suspended dots. By slowly and laboriously painting on top of quickly taken snapshots, Bremer slows down time to render a hauntingly beautiful interior landscape.

August 5, 2010

August 2, 2010


July 21st: I leaned on the silo for a sandwich and a book, happy no one noticed.

The habit blog was kind and generous enough to open their blog to its readers for the entire month of July and I was fortunate enough to have one of my photos chosen from the flickr pool and have it included on the site.

As a daily reader of this blog, I have to admit what an honor it was to visit the blog that day and find my own photograph amongst such beautiful and sentimental entries. Thank you very much to the blog for both wholeheartedly sharing with us and in turn, allowing us into share our worlds with your readers.

The habit blog is one of the most inspiring sites on the internet daily.
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