Archive for May, 2010


Under the weather. Still. This sucks. Back soon with sewing, sharing and a trip to the farmer’s market.

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A few years ago I walked into my first Dean and Deluca in Georgetown. I fell in love. Now I make it a point to visit one whenever I’m nearby. Last weekend I spent a few minutes in the Broadway location while in New York. I was not disappointed. In addition to some tea, spice rubs, and of course chocolate, I picked up this great tin of leg0-shaped candy for Husband. What fun! The actually click together!

Do you have anything fun planned for this long weekend? I plan to relax, eat some yummy food at Sea Salt and have dinner (no, I’m not dancing) with some friends for a birthday.

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I saw so many amazing things in New York, how could I not? But among everything there were two artists that stood out to me. I ran into the first artist, Kristiana Parn, at the Union Square Green Market with Jen. We walked straight to her booth and I immediately bought this print. I love her simple style and whimsy sense of humor. Of course the Giraffe’s are my favorite, but the bunnies are pretty darn cute too.

The following day, Patricia and I found ourselves at the Hester Street Fair where we met Jewelry Artist (and Actor!) Saska Devries. I fell in love with her bold colors and unique combinations. I tried on a bracelet and a few rings, but with my super skinny fingers, nothing fit. I kept her card and hope to have something custom made someday. Until then, check out her shop. Beautiful.

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We had so much good food this past weekend. Above are a few photos, below are some links if you want to find some for yourself!

The Smile

Hester Street Fair

The Sweet Life

Il Corolla

Terrace Bagels

Sweet Melissa Patisserie

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I spent the last four days wandering around New York City with some amazing friends. I feel refreshed and inspired and exhausted. Over the next days and weeks I’ll tell you all about what I saw and heard and ate. The above map was where I was Sunday morning, walking back to the hotel after a quick trip through the Guggenheim. Amazing. Stay tuned…

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By the time you read this I’ll be on a plane to New York City with the girls for Jen’s Manhattan Meet-Up. As a surprise to the girls, I made them each a simple little wristlet to carry their goodies in the Big Apple. Have a great weekend, I know I will.

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Ruffle shirts, really embellished shirts in general, are every where this spring. I saw my first one a couple months ago on the J-Crew website and have been determined to make one ever since. So last week when I saw a list of tutorials on How About Orange, I had to get started. I ran to Target and picked up two t-shirts for $6 each. Then this weekend (during Naptime) I put this T-shirt together. It was really very simple, although it took a few minutes to get the ruffles figured out. (I won’t forget to mention that when I was sewing on the third ruffle I sewed straight through the back of the shirt and had to pull out the seam and do it again.) But yeah, it took about forty-five minutes and I think I really like it. Not sure if it’s dressy enough for work, but it might be perfect for walking the streets of New York next weekend. What do you think?

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