Tuesday, August 31, 2010

etsy love

I think little love blue is possibly the sweetest etsy shop around. I am smitten with these handmade, felted wool animals. I wish this little elephant would come live with me.

Monday, August 30, 2010

starting the week off right

Yesterday we finally got the rest of our stuff out of storage. Boxes are stacked up and nothing is in its rightful place yet, but the familiar furniture has made things around here feel a bit more like home to me. I can finally start to see what it might be like when it all comes together... someday.

It's been quiet around these parts lately, I know. Mostly because I've been really wanting to share some pictures, but unfortunately I have lost my card reader. I should have some film stuff ready to upload later this week at least. For today I thought I'd share some things from around the web that are making me happy.

The days have gotten hot again and I want to try out this ginger beer recipe so bad right now.

These pictures by Iwase Yoshiyuki blow me away. They are amazing. (found via A Cup of Jo)

Images from this beautiful wedding have been posted all over the place, but I simply have to jump on the bandwagon. I keep going back again and again to look at the pictures.

I'm loving today's sneek peek over on design*sponge.

I want these cookies. I wanted them last night immediately after reading the recipe, and I woke of this morning still wanting them. I see baking time in my near future. Bless Her Heart is a super sweet little food blog
and this is not the only recipe I bookmarked... but it is top on my list.

Lastly, it's Monday and I haven't done a music post in a bit, so I'm going to suggest you head over here and gove Sufjan Steven's new EP a listen.

Monday, August 16, 2010

color me katie

I love it when a stumble across a shiny new blog completely by accident. Yesterday I discovered Color Me Katie and was instantly captivated. Seeing her art and how she lives her life is so inspiring! I'm also in love with her cat, Moo. I really want to surround myself with bright colorful things now.

something impossible

This past week I finally tried out the Impossible Project's PX Color film. I was really excited to play around with it after seeing some of the shots the boy took with it. It's the first flush, so the film has a tendency to be a bit unpredictable, and it's very light sensitive so we had to rig up a little shade to protect our pictures as soon as they came out. It's also heavy on the blue tones, so we ended up trying a warming filter to let the other colors show up more.

Overall, I'd say it's a bit rough starting out, but the unpredictability of the film grows on you. You can get some very nice results if you're patient, and I really like the dreamy quality. I'm rather hoping the first flush will go on sale eventually so I can mess around with it a bit more.

Monday, August 9, 2010

just a hint

I don't want you to get the wrong idea from this post. I am still quite thoroughly immersed in summer. I have by no means had my fill of barefoot beach days and iced coffee, or roaming the farmer's market and deciding that fresh melon is a perfectly acceptable dinner. Over the past few years winter has succeeded in chilling my bones so completely that, even during this wickedly hot summer, I am happy to soak in the sun.

But it's that time of year again. Knits are suddenly appearing everywhere, along with book bags and all manner of cozy things that are somehow reminding me that fall exists as something else besides "that season before winter". I'm not ready to embrace the changing leaves quite yet, but my thoughts are ever so slightly occupied with what to do when we get there. Or what to buy, anyway.

I believe I've mentioned my outerwear obsession here before. Autumn is when it's hardest to resist. Take this blazer for example. I have no real need for another blazer, and it's black which is just like asking every cat hair lurking about my house to jump on and take a ride... but I totally love it. I think it's the sleeves that get me, and the name, "Brief Meeting Blazer".

Normally I'm not much of a ruffle person, but I like them on this coat. It's like a mixture of frills and no nonsense military garb.

I have loved this jacket for quite some time now. I tried it on in the store just to torture myself. This mixture doesn't do it justice. It would be perfect for outings when the evenings have gotten brisk.

Tights 1 and tights 2. I want both so very badly.

I am such a sucker for anything involving corduroy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

art: united thread

I am loving the Etsy shop unitedthread right now. Absolutely beautiful and vibrant watercolors. Lots to choose from in the shop!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

away and back

At this time last week, I was on Martha's Vineyard. The boy and I went to visit Deb there for a lovely (and much needed) mini vacation. For four days we sunbathed on the beach and had fun in the waves... and got some of us got very impressive sunburns.

I hadn't been to the island since I was very little, so I had almost no memory of what it was like, but now I can't wait to go back. We spent a lot of time daydreaming and picking out the houses we would like to live in.

So that's where I've been and partly why it's been so quiet round these parts. We took many pictures that I can't wait to share as soon as my film gets developed.