Tuesday, July 26, 2011

learning embroidery

mollie johanson from wild olive has a great, easy to follow tutorial on embroidery basics. this little cupcake was made from one of her many free patterns. i was surprised at how easy it was to pick up and how relaxing it is. until my thread knots. then i go into crazy mode. 

*hm... the colors look faded when i upload them to blogger. it's happened before. sigh... i guess i should look into that.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

little monkey

hello! a heat wave is charging through new england and i'm doing my best to stay cool. i live in fear that my A/C will break and the bunny and i will melt like an ice cube in an oven. hope you're nice and cool wherever you are! and here's a little monkey to brighten your day :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

mini paper bags

seeing these everywhere all of the sudden. someone please give me an excuse to buy them :P

Thursday, July 14, 2011

the end

"hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." - jk rowling

i'm so thankful that jk rowling created the world of harry potter and shared it with everyone. it's amazing what a good book can do. i know it's not goodbye forever but i'm still sad that it's all coming to an end. no more books, no more movies.. sigh. i can't wait to see the deathly hallows part 2 but a part of me also wants to hold off on watching it so that i can make the excitement last as long as possible. a very teeny, tiny part mind you. the bigger part of me wishes i were catching the midnight showing surrounded by people dressed up in house scarves and ties :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

shop love: mochithings

an innocent search for instax mini photo albums lead me to mochithings. oh dear. i've been toying with the idea of getting myself a belated birthday present (i turned 28 last week! ah!) and this may have just pushed me over the edge.