Monday, March 31, 2008

Cleans up nice.

The fabulous Molly Harrell visited my studio yesterday to shoot my ugly mug for Skirt! magazine. She is an amazing person and photographer now living in Charleston, but moving back to Columbia soon-yay! If you've read Columbia's Skirt! you have seen her work . She made the day so much fun and even helped me put together some promotional cards in Photoshop- I mean how sweet is that?? Visit her website Here are some photos I took to document the occasion of Molly's visit and a clean studio-the latter will most likely never, ever happen again. xo

Molly workin' the ladder. I think she was actually
trying her darndest to find a flattering angle for me.

You can actually see floor!

Clean table and tools in place.
Never realized how many pairs of scissors I had!

Looking toward the front-my little shop is in front of the curtain.

Desk made from a door and metal trestle legs from Lowes.

You can tell this is a set up b/c there are no diet coke
cans or snacks littering my papers. maybe it will last a day or two

Friday, March 28, 2008

le train fantome

These original dolls by Le Train Fantome artist, Fanja Ralison are to me simply perfect visions of childhood wonder. Their crisp crayon colors and widely set eyes give them such a sweet innocence! I think of my mother reading Madeline to me at bedtime while it's still daylight outside and my hair is damp from bathwater. The artist sells out of her creations quickly, so if you're interested in being first in line- sign up for email updates on her mailing list.

Babette #17

Eddy Rabbit #14

Oh, dear...

I'm still digging the deer! Here are some of my favorites from Ebay! Click on image to be directed to auction.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Domestic Construction

The ingenious fabric room in the new Anthropologie Home catalog was the creation of the girls from Domestic-Construction,aka Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh. These two amazing fiber artists became friends at Savannah College of Art and Design where I thought they were by far the most outstanding members of their class! They both moved on to NYC where Trish worked as display coordinator at Anthropologie on Fifth Avenue, and Maureen continued her clothing line, Uncle Bikes. After two years they decided to join forces and created Domestic Construction- a creative workshop that includes a line of magical deconstructed and repurposed clothing that is sold for now primarily at shopSCAD. They are planning a trunk show at shopSCAD-Savannah, April 29, 1-5 p.m. and shopSCAD-Atlanta May 2, 1-5 p.m. They are planning to have over 90 one-of-a kind dresses from their "Capsized" line inspired by shipwrecks and treasure chests, along with handmade housewares, cards, and accessories! I will be there with bells on! I am so excited for the chance to be in the midst of these two creative whirlwinds-and they really are only just getting started!

Trish Andersen (left) and Maureen Walsh
image property of Anthropologie

I'm so inspired by their 'fabric painting'!

Check out the electrical outlet!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

William Skrips

I discovered artist William Skrips this morning thanks to a link shared by Dolan Geiman via Poppytalk. whew! This is why I love the internet!! I'm especially fond of his pieces that include old doll babies. If you're interested in his work, be sure to visit his inspiration page too! The following works are all available here.

Sirens Sweetly Singing

It's Only Water

The Dollmaker

Work Boat


YELLOW OWL TO DO LIST notepad by boygirlparty $8.

I'd love to have some of these cheerful notepads from boygirlparty instead of my usual list on the back of a receipt, envelope, scrap o' something that I always accidentally throw away.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Chris Kenny

Be 2007
Mixed media construction with twigs
Found Chris via Abbey.


image from Flutter

Thanks to Holly at Decor8, I spent waaay to much time this morning visiting the new online version of the Portland, Oregon shop, Flutter. It seems to be everything a gal could desire in a shop- vintage, vintage-inspired, color, birds, housewares, books, de-constructed and girly original clothing, and bath products! The website is pure delight and actually offers an amazing selection to purchase online. I adore the category headings(image above: books) Every nook and cranny of the site has been artfully considered. The shop even includes a studio for Julia Barbee of Frocky Jack Morgan-see website here- positively the stuff of dreams! It seems Portland is the place to be for all things bright and beautiful these days...I must get there....soon!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I'm a little late finding this book- but I read it over the weekend and have really taken it to heart. If you haven't already, I hope you'll read it too. Visit their site here to read updates about the family and print the book's recipes.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Back in the Day Bakery!

Look at this!! These are racks of the absolute yummiest cupcakes from one of Savannah's gems- Back in the Day Bakery! Aren't they beautiful!? I miss all of their food so very much! The sweet and talented duo, Cheryl and Griff Day are responsible for all this goodness. Visit the bakery here, and read more about these cupcakes on Cheryl's great blog, Buttercream & Roses.

photo via Buttercream & Roses

The photo of their cupcakes below appeared along the
New York Times
article: 36 Hours in Savannah. Click to read!

Photo: Erik S. Lesser for The New York Times

Kinchi Kids Love

My husband would be relieved that I can't fit into these darling girl skirts from Kinchi-or I'd be stepping out all over town in these sweet kitty skirts! The designer is from the Netherlands and has a great eye for putting vintage patterns together in fresh ways! I love her tiny model(daughter?)-such rosy cheeks! I love her tag line too: "The Stuff to Buy when You're a Mum from the Seventies" She has much more available in her etsy shop including dresses, apron tops, and accessories. Uh-oh- I see now she has a new shop for grown-ups!! See: Kinchi Mama

Sweet Vintage Flowers skirt

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring Yarn Wreaths

Apologies- I felt terrible yesterday and went home early to lie down-so here are the wreaths I promised! Thank you so very much to those of you who purchased one already! I truly appreciate your support!! Just click on the text or photo to be directed to Etsy. xoxo

Sea Siren Yarn Wreath- Sold

Bird and Bees Yarn Wreath- Sold