Monday, October 31, 2011

do not open until october 31

Do we dare...? We dared!

BOO!  Hope you had a happy halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

hint of mysterious journey

that hangs over my coat rack.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

pattern combo of the morning : welcome sweater weather

Temps dropped so out came the layers! Anna put on every garment I have been telling her all summer it's too hot to wear. On top: sweater, a fave from Argentina (almost too small now), dress: Hannah Anderson from thrift store ($7 score!), polka dot leggings and required striped socks.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

string creatures

First art project this year for second grade : STRING CREATURE. Drop a black loop of string on the paper, trace, and try out some line work. Cut out and mount on black, viola. (Thank you Mrs. McCann and Art in Action library.)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ee chee wa maa! .....

The ewoks here wish you a happy birthday, love. XOXO

Sunday, October 9, 2011


More Little Golden Book happiness here: original artwork from the man who later brought us Lowly the Worm. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011


October, time to plant in California. The skink was living in a shallow shovel of dirt.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

tenggren + little golden books + fabric!

images above from

I feel kind of nerdy getting so excited about licensed character quilting fabric, but if there was going to be one, this could be it. The Poky Little Puppy? The Tawny Scrawny Lion? Shy Little Kitten? All characters are from titles illustrated by one of my all time favorite artists, Gustaf Tenggren.