Monday, May 31, 2010

a happy bookplate...

Adding another bookplate to my collection. Feel free to copy and use in your vintage treasures or new classics:)

To copy: click on the image - it will open up in its own window at a high resolution (300dpi-true size). Copy that to your desktop and enjoy:) You could make them smaller if you'd like.

this is a...

My recent obsession : The 'This IS' series by author and illustrator Miroslav Sasek. So far I got 'This is Rome' & 'This is New York' (which I picked up in the big apple itself:)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

my little neighbours...

My neighbourhood is full of kids and I like it that way. It's been hot and muggy. I keep the window in my office wide open... eavesdropping on all sorts of hilarious conversations between 5-9 y. olds:) This pattern is in a way... inspired by it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

little bit of bragging...

It's a unique pleasure to meet people you admire... I've had the pleasure to finally meet Heather Moore, Jillian Phillips, Alison Cole, Xenia Taler, Mati Rose and to see Carolyn Gavin again (phew... what a name dropper:)...

Monday, May 24, 2010

little montage...

Here is a little montage of my favourite pieces from this year's ICFF show. I spent hours drooling over delightful luxuries, well designed necessities and little useless fun at the show. Felt sort of like window shopping and looking through a million design blogs - all at once:)

Friday, May 21, 2010

took a bite...

I'm back from the big Apple... not in spirit... yet, but physically, I'm back.
I feel like a witness of an accident - 'It all happened so fast... I was running around in Javits Center... and here I am, back home ...looking through photos and freshly made memories'...
I'll share more soon, but for now, here is some new (freshly obtained) wisdom (I've gathered in NY):
• Cab drivers are crazy.
• Only take yellow cabs in Manhattan... the others aren't trustworthy.
• Wash your dark blue jeans before wearing them... or everything will turn blue (shoes, purse, clothes...).
• Artists make awesome friends!
• Heels are the enemy of trade shows.
• Reservations could be lost and flights cancelled.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Oh... the toomuchery of it all! This pattern is sort of a portrait of the 'goings on' at the moment. Sheer toomuchery!
I'm off to the big Apple tonight. Surtex, friends, New York restaurants.... so much to look forward to. Will share the experience with you as soon as I can.
See you in a week...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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A little tribute to my favourite flower - tulip:) The season is winding down... leaving my front yard full of yellow petals and naked stems.

Monday, May 10, 2010

final steps...

The promo buttons have arrived and are all I hoped they would be:)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

grow pattern, grow...

Planted this virtual garden in my own pattern laboratory:).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

come along...

You are coming for a walk with me and Anais. She's been staying home in the past few weeks and inspiring me with her special brand of adorable pain in the neck:) So good to have my mini me and this beautiful spring weather:)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

lil' changes...

While getting ready for Surtex this weekend (printing. labelling, packing...), I've been going over some patterns I've done in the past and changing the colors... Here are some of my favourite results:)