Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Now You Can Own It Too!

Well I posted about the coolest custom order I have had to date not too long ago. I had made up my mind that after the holidays I would set to work offering up Growth Charts for the masses in my Etsy Shop. Well mission accomplished! You can now personalize your own growth chart in one of four colors! I'm still going back and forth on whether or not to offer them in Purple and Orange as well. Here is a look at all of them together:

I think they look pretty neat.  And of course I keep saying to myself, "How come I never thought to do this earlier!?" Either way, you can get 'em now! 

ps. Thanks to Janae for encouraging me to add these to my shop! :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cool Custom Order

I just had to quickly write about the neatest custom order request I have had to date. Yesterday Janae from claireandjanae asked me if I could make 5 separate squares that would form one long growth chart. I had never thought about making such a thing before but figured I could give it a go. I happen to think it turned out super super cute! (perhaps I am biased?) I thought I would include a picture of it here because I had a lot of fun putting it together. She simply asked me to go with a background color of my "G is for Giraffe" print and add a bunch of the alphabet print animals to a basic growth chart. The picture is what each square looks like when lined up next to each other, pretty cool huh!? 
(ps, you should definitely click on the picture to look at the enlarged version)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Tree is Up!

Okay so in all actuality the tree was up December 1st and I just never got around to posting a picture of it. This is the first year we went artificial. Really this is a step up for us as we went tree-less last year! The reason for the fake tree comes down to one thing. Piper. I love her to death but her curiosity would definitely have a real life tree tipped over in mere seconds. This tree is up high in our bay window where her curious little paws can not reach. I was surprised just how many of our ornaments I could fit on it though (the majority of which are hand-made).  For a pint size tree I think it packs quite a punch! :)

 Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Weekend Activities

I went to one of my favorite places this past weekend. The Italian Market in South Philly. If you live in or around the lovely city of Philadelphia this should be a place you love. (If not go, and fall in love immediately.)
I'm not sure what it is about the place I love so much but I'm suspecting it might have something to do with the fabulous cannoli from Anthony's. Also I just like walking down the busy streets and wandering around all the neat shops. 
The latest trip to the market was with quite a few family members from out of town. We went to Ralph's. Delicious italian food, and a neat little place to eat! I recommend the eggplant parmesan. mmm mmm mmm! Now don't you want to go to the Italian Market immediately?! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fueling an Obsession

Normally you wouldn't catch me out in all that Black Friday shopping madness, however there was a local pottery sale on that fateful day and you bet I wasn't going to miss it! My first degree is in ceramics, and I'm a huge admirer and collector of all things clay. After being the first person through the door (of course I was there the second the doors opened) I managed to grab a porcelain mixing bowl, ice cream bowl, and two beautiful cups (one for me, one for Lee). What? That doesn't sound like very much for an obsessed pottery collector you say? My grandmother purchased two dinner plates, one salad plate, and two bowls for our everyday eating dinnerware collection, and my mother purchased an additional plate for our collection. Oh, and I'm making my grandmother truck back up there to purchase a pin I've decided I need for some of my knit scarves. <---These last gifts are for Christmas. (you'll see pictures as soon as they are in my hands) I guess Black Friday shopping isn't so bad! (You won't catch me at any mall though)


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