Happy Mother's Day
Me and my mom Me, currently 8 months pregnant. Darby will have a little brother very soon!
It's Picnic Time!
Picnic applications are up! This year’s festival will be Saturday, August 27. All you crafty peeps out there, click here to apply.
Prepare To Have Your Mind Blown
These images by Daniel Kornrumpf are EMBROIDERED. What?!? Amazing.
As a huge fan of post apocalyptic sci-fi novels (I just finished reading The Road, by Cormac McCarthy. It was a quick read, but almost too sad to finish), I was pleasantly surprised by the new AMC series, The Walking Dead. Noah and I just finished watching season one, out now on DVD. It’s actually about a zombie apocalypse, but what draws me to the series is the ongoing story of the...
The Big Thaw
This week we were featured in the vendor spotlight for the Big Thaw, a new craft fair coming to Portland next month at the Mayo Center. We are totally excited for this event, put on by crafty gal about town, Audrey Hotchkiss of Little Eye Designs.
Interview with Craftland
Craftland is an awesome store in Providence, RI. In addition to their year round retail store, they also have an annual juried Holiday Sale, which is how I discovered them 4 years ago. On top of that, they offer crafty classes and have an art gallery. Plus it’s run by a group of amazing women who are all crafty in their own right. Kristin, from Craftland, interviewed us recently, and you can...
New from Pinecone+Chickadee
New tees, totes, journals and cards now in the shop!
Gerd Arntz Memory Game
There’s a free Gerd Arntz Memory Game iPhone app. There are 250 of the 4000 pictograms he drew between 1928 and 1965. Now I have another game I can play on my phone besides Scrabble.
Back to the Future
Argentinian photographer Irina Werning’s ongoing project of finding people to reenact their old photos.
Level Architects of Japan constructed a Tokyo house with a three story slide.
Back in Maine
We’re back from our working vacation from out West. The weather was so nice and we crammed in all the food we can’t get out here…yummy tacos, In-N-Out Burger, amazing Chinese food, all you can eat buffets. Here are some random pics… Hiking at Red Rock outside of Las Vegas. Chilaquiles from Local in LA. Meeting Mickey at Disneyland. Small World (so glad it was...
Pool Trade Show
Here are some pics of our booth. Took longer to set up than I thought it would, but I’m quite pleased with the end results.
Viva Las Vegas
Arrived in Las Vegas on Friday. Yesterday we met with Chi-Yoon for lunch, who is coincidentally working here doing some film editing at the moment. We introduced her to Makino’s, possibly the best gourmet sushi and seafood buffet in the whole world. Whenever we come to visit my parents, Makino’s is always on the top of our list of restaurants we have to hit. Chi-Yoon loved it, too....
Dead Pixel in Google Earth
By Helmut Smits.
Brrr, It's Cold
This is what it’s looked like here as of late. Yes, that is snow covering the back porch stairs and piled up almost as high as the porch itself. I am very much looking forward to our trip to Vegas and LA in a couple of weeks. First Vegas, where we are doing our very first trade show (woo hoo!) and visiting my folks. Then off to LA to visit with some friends. Both those destinations boast...
Yum Yum Dim Sum!
For my birthday yesterday Noah got me these 2 Chinese cook books. I picked out some recipes that struck my fancy, and then he proceeded to cook his heart out for the next 6 hours. There are no dim sum restaurants in our town, so it was so extra sweet of him to make these little treats for me. Oh, it was good! What an amazing birthday present! Three Mushroom Dumplings Pan Fried Bao with...
The Complete Collection: Gamepads 1979-2010
Cool poster by Swiss design firm, Bread and Butter.
Thank you, Portland!
We had a huge turnout for the Picnic Holiday Sale. Thank you, Portland, from the bottom of my heart! Having it 2 days this year turned out to be a very good idea, indeed. It was a lot of fun, and I think shoppers and vendors alike went home happy. My favorite part, the Yeti Photo Booth, was a big hit again. Special hurrahs to Mitch, who had seemingly boundless amounts of energy as the mighty...
Picnic Holiday Sale
Save the date! The Picnic Holiday Sale is coming up fast. It’s 2 days of fun this year, Dec 11+12! Be there or be square.
Girls Have Chinas (wha?)
Cute book cover.