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Love the Life You Live 1 comment

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is a little desktop wallpaper I’d like to share. This year, in honor of the holiday- I’ve decided to focus on two things: 1. Cherry Blossoms (that are blooming all over here in SF- so pretty) and 2. Encouraging us all to Love the Life You Live. It’s a friendly reminder, we live once, let’s all take advantage of that and make ourselves happy.

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Bridging My Favorites Top 10 Comments Off

I love bridges. One of my favorite past times while living in Brooklyn, was walking across ‘my‘ Brooklyn Bridge. Moving from a great east coast one (Brooklyn Bridge) to a great west coast one (Golden Gate), I’ve become really fond of the image in different house hold objects, jewelry, and stationary. Their iconic features now remind me of home, in two different cities. I’ve also included some objects from another bridge with really beautiful architectural features, little London Bridge. Here are some of my favorites!

Left to right: 1. London Bridge Union Jack Pillow/ nakeddecor on Etsy 2. Brooklyn Coasters / Fishs Eddy 3. Muji Bridge Stamp / MUJI 4. Kate Spade Brooklyn Bridge Stationary Set/Kate Spade Paperie 5. Bridge Wall Decals / Amazon 6. Brooklyn Bridge Onesie / serimony on Etsy 7.  Bridge Sterling Silver Charm / charms4you on Etsy 8. Golden Gate Bookends / Restoration Hardware 9. Tower Bridge / London Transport Museum 10. NYC Book / SeaLemon on Etsy

Hand Embroidery 1 comment

Hand embroidery! Such an awesome craft and looks stunning! I really wish I had the patience to jump into this. I did a quick search and found some great tutorials here via crafttown and here via our friend, Martha.

Here are some beautiful samples for some experienced artists- all available on Etsy!


Images: TR:  Vinage Bouquet Flower Brooch via designedbyjane TL: Jacobean Flower Wall Hanging via ThreeSheepStudio BR: Hydrangeas Wrist Cuff via Waterrose  BL: Key to my Heart Pillow via AmboraandStich

New People SF 3 comments

I am constantly in awe of all the amazing artists making some kick ass paper good/sculptures/art pieces. New People in SF’s Japantown opened fairly recently and their stationary dept has some pretty awesome DIY kits for those who want to give the art of paper a try. Take a look at some cool lil creatures and animals below.


recap 2009 holidays! Comments Off

For this past holiday (which feels like ages ago already!) I tried to get my craft on.
I made some necklaces and baked goods as gifts and decorated with cut paper. Always fun to de-stress during that hectic season with some therapeutic arts & crafts!  My holiday card this year also featured a variation of my newest print, which is available on Etsy here! Happy New Year everyone!

Check out some of my goodies:


little acorns Comments Off


It took me some time, but in honor of fall & winter, my newest print! i love acorns and the idea that something so small can grow into a large, strong tree. paying homage to them, take a look here! don’t forget the Buy One Get One sale on Etsy.com! Great for the holidays- share something positive.

Thread Show Feature: Joy Fabiano Comments Off

So excited to hit up the Thread Show event this Saturday at the Fort Mason center, in San Francisco. It’s a great opportunity see some emerging artists and new fashion designers. Tons of creative folks getting together to showcase their goods.


Attending the San Diego Thread show is bag and accessory designer, Joy Fabiano. Her eco-friendly products make for one of a kind cool bags, totes and clutches. In addition to make a great green company, 10% of her proceeds go towards a charitable organization chosen via her facebook poll. Take a look at a few favorites here. Meet her down in San Diego from December 5-6th!

AND, look forward to meeting you at the Thread event this weekend in SF!

Lace Luminaires Comments Off


This holiday season I’m all about the homemade decorations. There are so many amazing things you can do with some paper, scissors and tape; the possibilities are just endless!

This thanksgiving, I’ve made some lace luminaries! The best part is that most of the items you can find at home. I’ve printed some lace patterns found on the web onto ink-jet friendly vellum sheets. Cut out some strips and wrapped them around my vases. Place a small tea light in the middle and Voilà! So easy and so much fun! For some other lantern ideas on the web click here and here!

Ju-Ju Sauce Comments Off

One of my newest projects is a label for a home-made chicken marinade called Ju-Ju Sauce. Here are two options I’ve been working on. The idea was to pitch a middle-eastern/french provencal look as well as a more generic label. (a major ingredient is garam masala) I really enjoy working on projects like this, so much ability to flex some creative ideas. Thanks for stopping by!


be sweet retweet! 1 comment

Recently I joined twitter and learned that one way to show some love is to retweet! In honor of my social media saavy hubby I drew this little print. ‘Be Sweet Retweet‘ is available on my Etsy store for only $9.


Share the love- be sweet retweet!

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