Archive | September, 2010
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Thunderstorm Zucchini Bread

30 Sep

What more perfect thing is there to do on a rainy day than enjoy Zucchini Bread?? Thanks Mom!

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Custom, crafted, organic home decor.

30 Sep

Custom, crafted, organic home decor.

My mother taught me how to sew when I was 12 and I’ve been designing and sewing ever since.

Make Your Own Chipwiches

29 Sep

“To cake or not to cake, that is the question.”

When I think of a wedding, immediately what comes to mind (in this order) is – dress, cake and the electric slide. Knowing that people expect to have their cake and eat it too at every wedding-related event (leading up to and including the wedding), we wanted to do something a bit different for the bridal shower. Knowing that the shower was going to be outside in my sister’s backyard, and taking into consideration the unpredictability of heat/humidity in Southeastern Pennsylvania in late August, we wanted a dessert that would be cool and refreshing.

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Maps are Awesome

28 Sep

Maps are Awesome

I have been enthralled by maps since I was very young. I started drawing in college, and then couldn’t stop making art. Eventually the two came together…

Simple. Fun. Nature.

27 Sep

Simple. Fun. Nature.

I like working on a piece from the beginning to the end….
…. first you have an idea, than you have to produce the vision and than the best part is, seeing in the happy eyes of the customer………

Wonders Made of Yarn and Air

26 Sep

Wonders Made of Yarn and Air

I absolutely love all the vintage patterns, like from 19th century, and traditional ones – They are a great source of inspiration and show how many different things you can to with a skein of yarn and needles.

Contrasting textures, balance, depth; following lines

25 Sep

Contrasting textures, balance, depth; following lines

Handmade is special. Even if many of the same item are being made, they will each be unique, and different. Things don’t have to be perfect. In fact, it’s the imperfections in most handmade items that make them so beautiful, and sought after. Why have something, that 10,000 other people have exactly the same of?!

Stylishly Classic – Functional Illuminating Porcelain

24 Sep

Stylishly Classic – Functional Illuminating Porcelain

Ivy & Jean has been brewing for some months now. We both love the act of making and can’t get enough of it. Both of us are trained artists and love sharing ideas, so one day over a coffee Ivy and Jean was born!

Cutsie. Sexy. Fun-n-Funky.

23 Sep

Cutsie. Sexy. Fun-n-Funky.

Although I love to buy and sell vintage and handmade clothing, gifts and items, I do know it’s not entirely practical all the time. I do like to buy quality, however, over cheap and badly sourced goods. I would always opt for well made shoes – for example something that will last more than one season, break and add to the mountains of rubbish we offload on other countries.

Part of the fun is in the searching!

Paper-sack, vintage-y goodness!

22 Sep

Paper-sack, vintage-y goodness!

I get an indescribable joy out of making things with my hands. I love coming up with projects for myself, just so I can see a completed “something” at the end, after starting with a bunch of different pieces that seemed to be unrelated. It’s the process of taking things are different & organizing them in a way that makes them cohesive.

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