Sunday, September 29, 2013

Almost October...

& a very good Sunday here.  Spent the morning making home made halloween decorations with Luca.  He is as prolific as I am :)
We topped it off by making some pumpkin spice muffins.  (we'll be happy to see those tomorrow morning)

Are you looking forward to fall & Halloween?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Michael J. Fox Show

I'm excited to tune into The Michael J. Fox Show tonight on NBC.  I remember growing up with Family Ties & the Back to the Future movies. (loving Marty McFly)  Like Michael J. Fox my dad has Parkinson's.  With Parkinson's patients you see many similarities.  One of the more significant for many is the dyskinesia (involuntary movements).  I mentioned last April that my dad went through the deep brain stimulation series of surgeries to minimize some of his dyskinesia.  I am happy to say that the surgery has really helped improve his quality of life! (beautiful!)

So I'll tune in tonight to cheer on Michael J. Fox.  It's wonderful to see people not become their disease or situation but instead continue to live & grow.  I am inspired!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crazy CUTE!

I received my mini boden catalog yesterday.  (I look forward to it each season-so charming)  I am smitten with this Animal knitted set-which includes an animal scarf, coordinating mittens & bobble hat :0

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Owls

In my down time I'm working on some NEW prints for the Evolution show in October.
This one is fall owls... We have a large collection of available art.  I am hoping to find some
good homes for some of it.  It's always fun to see where it ends up.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Hope you had a great weekend.
Here's a simple pattern I made.
I can see it painted on a white ceramic bowl or
could be fun fabric.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hip, Hip, Hooray...

it's Friday!  The first official day of fall is Sunday (September 22nd)  Going to try & take a trip to the orchard to bring in the new season.  Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I married a Chilean...

and did you know that today, September 18th is Chile's Independence day.
What do you do on this day you ask?
You celebrate by eating empanadas & drinking wine while dancing the cueca -of course.
(for the little ones might I suggest grape juice)  Colorful tents sprout up in every Chilean
neighborhood to house the occasion.  Young & old celebrate together... lovely!
One more fun fact, kites are often flown during the month of September as it's the windiest
month of the year in Chile.

Here's a photo of what the kites look like, all lined up & ready to sell.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


a   r a i n b o w  today.  After a yucky, grey Monday this was worth the wait!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In Flight Mix!

We're heading to Chicago tomorrow.  I pulled together a little mix of snacks & activities to keep Luca entertained. (a few of his favorite treats, a blank notebook & UNO/ which I love)  Let's hope it does the trick!

complete with a custom tag....
The things you gladly do :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Evolution Show

I am working on some new pieces for Antonio to take to the Evolution show.  Evolution is a NEW print show in The Netherlands that runs parallel to Dutch Design Week.  The show is October 26, 27, & 28th.  Antonio will be in booth # 3. 32    I'll be staying home with Luca... Someday I'll come along! (or better yet we'll bring the whole family :)  If you're at the show stop by we have lots of fun kid/ baby art!  I'll post more when we get closer to the show date.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Festive Finger Puppets!

Look what arrived in the mail - samples of my festive holiday finger puppets. (part of the Jill McDonald baby & kids gift line)  Perfect little stocking stuffers. I know it feels far off but Christmas will be here before we know it :0

Here's to a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Step into September...

or in this case onto!  The Land of Nod has added a new colorway of my Round & Round rug. This new option is girlie, on a soft cream ground with a focus on pastels with a few pops of bright for some added interest.  I had the blue colorway in Luca's room for years & we loved this rug.  It's a hand woven, hooked rug made from 100% New Zealand wool. (fancy)  Great quality, it wore well, kept the color & cleaned easily.  What more can you ask for?