Tuesday, September 29, 2009

rainbow bright

When Joy Thigpen asked her two year old daughter what color she wanted her room she listed every color under the sun. And so she got them. All. How precious is this little rainbow room? I love everything about it but I especially adore the colorful costumes hanging within little arm's reach.

Zuzu has a little dress up area with all of her headbands, wands, jewels and dress-up shoes arranged neatly in bins on the floor. Above, a small round mirror frames her face & torso. Above that, but out of reach, are four anthropologie hooks that spell her name & hold her halos & wings. Nearby, in the closet, all of her costumes lay stuffed in a large mesh basket.

I like this room better. Which only means one thing. My to-do list just got longer.

You can see more of Joy's house here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I was featured!

Click on over to Paper*Cakes Finds Flickr Sunday which is usually Flickr Friday but... well, you'll see...

Friday, September 25, 2009

friday favorites

All of these little lovelies are via Flickr. Their artists and links are justly included in my Flickr favorites as well as here... 1.whispers 2.she didn't want to be a cliche 3.Floral Kusudama 4.bird tags 5.buttons 6.pink & pretty 7.oh deer 8.hermes 9.beads

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

stocking stuffers!

I just finished a post on my *mommy blog* called "Happy Halloween" and now this. The folks reading my automated blog tweets on my twitter page are going to think I'm nuts!

As you might know, I'm one of many contributors to the brand new, but already fabulous, online magazine, Modern Handmade Child. We're in the process of submitting articles for the Winter Edition and I'm running terribly behind in the process. (What else is new?)

I've decided to write an article about Stocking Stuffers because I just know there are so many fabulous handmade options out there, especially from my fellow EtsyKids team members. However, I am still looking for any submissions that you would like to offer. What is your favorite handmade stocking stuffer? It can be something you make, something you sell, or something you plan to buy. Fill me in. What's hot in handmade? Your shop will be mentioned and linked to if we feature your product.

Now bring it on!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's beautiful here...

You can see my new Etsy Treasury here until precisely 3:07am on September 23rd. Please take a peek at the real thing. Click and comment and maybe we can get these little lovelies to the front page. (It's good to dream, right?)

Just in case you don't make it there in time the pretty little shops featured here include: 1.tracy b designs 2.sumiko shop 3.hey yo yo 4.farouche 5.cocoa chu chu 6.tiny bazaar 7.space dog studios 8.pretty lil things 9.frippelous 10.happy possum 11.maru maru 12.stephanie fizer

Friday, September 18, 2009

friday favorites

1. little dear 2. flowering bracelet 3. decor 8 blog post 4. vintage perfume bottles 5. vintage collage tag 6. birdie tea set 7. romantic stickers 8. keeping secrets necklace 9. pom pom fringe

Isn't Friday lovely? Especially with a sweet little round-up like this. All photos are courtesy of flickr and the talented folks in the links above.

For all of my flickr favorites click here. And for the zuzu girl photostream click here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

for the birds

This lovely art work is all courtesy of hadley hutton and her darling little shop on Etsy. I adore the colors and the tranquility that her images evoke. They are so simple, yet so divinely inspirational at the same time. These are exactly the kinds of images that I would love to wake up to every morning (to meditate on for all of 15 seconds before the madness begins!)

In her own words and taken from her Etsy profile...

Hadley’s work is a blend of traditional painting and modern design. She draws inspiration from Asian patterns and motifs, Victorian die cuts, and geometric designs. Her work explores nature’s beauty, people’s influence on their surroundings, and the environment's influence on people. The works are layered with colored pencil and watercolor pencil drawings, ink, archival digital media, pastels and encaustics.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

child's play

Last night I told you a little bit about the new Market I joined on 1000 Markets. It's called Child's Play. I figured you might not have gotten a chance to check them out for yourself yet...so I picked a few of my favorites to share with you. Cause I'm thoughtful like that.

1. charm school play set 2. cashmere heart 3. don't be owly blocks 4. beauty and the coat 5. tea party cake 6. twirly skirt 7. bucolic cows 8. flappy happy hat

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


It's been an odd few weeks in the life of Kristi (that's me). The kids started back to school although one was delayed a week with pink eye. Because timing is everything. Then I was *accidentally* headbutted by my gentle daughter, Zuzu, and ended up in a world of hurt. Once we realized I wasn't getting better fast my mother was on the first plane cross country to nurse me back to health. Ain't moms grand? She got me back on my feet just in time to celebrate yet another birthday. Granted, it was fabulous, I just really don't like getting older!

Needless to say I haven't done much of anything the past few weeks (including blogging) but there are a few itty bitty things going on that you just might want to know about. So please, read on, and feel free to click around...

I joined 1000 Markets. Same pretty little zuzu girl handmade products, new venue.
I also joined a lovely market there called Child's Play. Touted as having *incredible finds for little ones* I think you'll be very impressed by the quality of work you find from this group.

I've been featured! Our little shop was chosen as the September feature on the EtsyMom blog. We are honored & excited & thankful and even a tad overwhelmed by the opportunity. Click on over to see our feature and checkout some of the other EtsyMoms while you are there...cause this group makes cool stuff!