Thursday, July 28, 2011


I love sunhats and I love what they do (yes, I am one of those palid people).
Jordan Ferney reminded me of this with her recent, post-holiday photo/post. Her hat-crush is made by the
San Diego Hat Company

The local branch of The Gardener carries their highly covetable baskets/bags. It never occured to me, despite the obviousness of their name, that they might also carry highly covetable hats. The only thing that worries me is whether they will or will not fit. I have a massive head.

The Gardener

San Diego Hat Company

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DIY Solid Perfume

Kate Pruitt's beautiful tutorial at Design Sponge - extra points for her choice of receptacle.
Fashion Art's and Kate Morawetz's tutorials let you use your own perfume.

Some possible receptacles:
Vintage Estee Lauder Flowering Tangerine box (Used by Kate Morawetz)
Vintage Estee Lauder Pleasures Solid Perfume Spinning Top Compact

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Decor: Tubtrugs

If I had not found the wonderful, hose-able Land of Nod bins for Sam's room, I might have considered Tubtrugs.
Maybe the balcony could use one.


Two techniques to candy them by Katherine Martinelli

A larger, sweeter alternative: the mandarinquat

Four Winds Growers

Vietnamese Coffee

Kiss My Spatula's meditation on, and instructions for, Vietnamese Coffee ... the most delicious beverage ever.

Shopping List:
sweetened condensed milk
medium-ground, dark roast coffee with chiory (e.g., Cafe du Monde)
ice cubes
Vietnamese drip coffee filter
small glass
tall glass

Claire-Anne O'Brien

At the complete opposite end of the scale from Petit Tricotage, we have Claire-Anne O'Brien's jumbo knits:

Knit Stools

British Wool Chair

From her website:
"... Her work plays with technique and scale creating playful and tactile fabrics for interiors. This sculptural approach to textiles brings fabrics to life in three dimensions through form exploration and furniture."

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Big Boy: Tunic

Because I have so much free time ... Made by Rae's awesome Charlie Tunic. I made the 2T, which fit for all of about five minutes. A size 3T is underway.

Rae used this tencel/linen blend from The Material Girls for the body and this fantastic print from Cosmo Cricket for the trim.

09/23/11 UPDATE: We caught Rae's eye! Yay!

05/31/11 UPDATE: Rae's released the pattern!
03/15/11 UPDATE: She's working on a pattern! ¡¡YAY!!