Wednesday, November 26, 2008

i'll follow the sun!

okay, so my bathroom wall obsession continues....

new etsy love: cathy nichols

Santa: PLEASE?

Thursday, November 20, 2008


my day-keeping item of choice for 2009 is definitely linda & harriett's calender

is there really anything better than great design + letterpress?!


for you viewing pleasure... the latest edition of small magazine is now online!

... and, see page 96 for my coat!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

dear santa...

dear santa... by goingstarfishing

new etsy love

now that i have finally started hanging my art collections, i can't get enough!
just found sarah gardner and LOVE her whimsical, inspirational- yet- not-cheesy positivity.

i want to look at this every morning when i get out of the shower:

(and it will go so well with my growing collage!)

and i think this for my studio:


new favorite blog:

le love

doll-making class!

Have Yourself a Handmade Holiday!

Doll Workshop:
Monday 12/8/2008
Downtown Providence, RI
6:00 - 9:00pm

Class Description:

Join Providence-based children's clothing designer Sarah Waldo and craft blogger Christine Chitnis for a night of sewing and wine hosted at Sarah's craft friendly studio! All materials will be provided to make one of the sweet little dolls pictured! The dolls were designed just for this class by Sarah and Christine.

In addition, wine and cheese will be served! Make this holiday season extra special with gifts that are lovingly handmade. Each class participant will also get a copy of the doll pattern we use to take home...that way you can make one for everyone on your list!

Reserve your spot here:
If you have questions, feel free to email:

Class space is limited, so reserve your spot now! There will be no refunds once your space is reserved. Once you sign up, an email with all the details will be sent your way!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

christmas shopping

i really cannot believe that christmas is right around the corner!
winter is totally NOT my favorite season, but this is giving me something to look forward to:

the annual CRAFTLAND is a consignment-format craft show featuring some of our favorite crafters/artists from around the world. i am all about having a handmade christmas this year, but i know i will not be able to tackle my long list of projects alone...
for any of your living in or visting our beloved city of providence, ri this holiday season, check it out!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

see ya...

i think i'll be here...

uploaded from pia jane bijkerk

for the rest of my life.

Monday, November 10, 2008


i'm in the market for a new hat and mittens and i came across these:Link cute are they!?! and, they perfectly describe how I feel as these cold mornings start taking over.

and the mittens?!?! these may be the perfect christmas gift for a city-living friend!
BONUS- they are all handmade by women for women international- a socially conscious organization that helps women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives by giving them financial and emotional support, job skills training, rights education, access to capital and assistance in small business development.

floor stones

j'adore these enormous felted "beach stones" made from felted merino wool.

they are so chic piled in the corner of a room.
expensive, yes, but socially conscious as made by a women's workshop in Gauteng- Johannesburg.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

bathroom wall make-over

i have finally come to terms with the fact that we are going to be in our little apartment at least another year.
so, to cheer myself up, i am finally framing all of my favorite etsy purchases, sketches from art school and photographs to personalize my home a little more. i am starting with the bathroom walls which have stood nudie for way too long (3 years!).

we have a Caribbean thing going on with the paint colors in the bathroom, so I have picked a selection that I think will work nicely.
here is a sneak peek... photos of the actual space when I get my mats in the mail!

mermaid baby from creative thursday

and possibly an original or two....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

indian wedding elephants

I have a thing for elephants. I love that these absolutely enormous animals are so gentle and kind.
Christine Chitnis from Lavender and Limes has opened an online shop selling handmade Indian Wedding Elephants... how beautiful are these handmade softies!?! What a perfect gift to welcome a new babe to the world or as a wonderful Holiday gift! They are going quickly though and she only makes a few at a time.....