Thursday, January 29, 2009

happy new year!

lhappy lunar new year! it's the year of the ox! moo :) according to, it's supposed to be a conservative year. if you're patient and hard working, you will be rewarded with stability and growth. for us piggies in the world, it's a year full of hope... good things can happen if we follow our instincts. happy new year!!
made from an original pattern by saplanet... find her on etsy! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

a new day

is it just me or did today seem a bit brighter? obama's speech yesterday made me want to become a better person and to work harder. i've never been so inspired! change won't happen overnight, and it won't be accomplished with the efforts of just one person. but i do believe that change will happen and i hope that i can be a part of it too.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

eye candy

my mind is in wedding mode and i love it! i've been buying martha stewart wedding magazines since high school and i'm one of those crazy people who have their wedding planned out in their heads already :) my cousin sent me this blog for some inspiration... it's incredible! it's total sensory overload. Lucky in Love Wedding Blog my favorite section? the color section of course! if you scroll down to May 2008, they display shades of different colors and wonderful ideas for each. droooool. i love blue
Left: Acetate Jersey Gown from BCBG Top Center: Maggy London Cutaway Silk Dress from Nordstrom Top Right: Satin One-Shoulder Gown with Beading from Cache Bottom Center Left: Jim Hjelm Occasions Style: #JH5731 Bottom Center Right: Jim Hjelm Occasions Style: #JH5679 Bottom Right: Jim Hjelm Occasions gown Style: #JH5718

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

wedding boxes

for my sister and her fiance (eep!) are getting married in april and for christmas, i made them bride and groom boxes. i got the idea for a groom box a long time ago from a martha stewart magazine. and i've seen bride kits around but i thought i could do better :) my sister's wedding theme is black and pink with cherry blossoms. and her fiance... really REALLY likes argyle O_o first i painted the boxes black. then, the paper designs were glued on then i painted over them with a clear lacquer. the stripes on the argyle were the hardest part! well not hard really but i kept dropping the stripes on accident after applying the glue. then i'd freak out and i eventually had to paint over a few glue spots to hide them -_-;; my sister's box was a lot more packed than her fiance's... guys are so low maintenance! but i hope i thought of everything!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

happy new year!

hello! happy belated holidays and happy new year! the toki cafe has been on vacation in taiwan and loving it :) it's hard to come back to ice storms and work. after much thought, i've decided to take a little break from etsy. my beloved seester is getting married in april and i want to do as much as i can for her! the shop will stay open but i most likely won't be adding anything new until after the wedding. of course any special orders that have been placed already are still being worked on and will be finished on time. i might be able to take a special order here and there depending on the request. speaking of special orders... let me introduce you to links :) links is actually a bit of a cannibal... he enjoys bacon and sausage O_o