May 31, 2011

Weekend In Kansas City

Our weekend in Kansas City was a whole bunch of fun. We stayed at the historical Hotel Phillips, established in 1931 and full of exquisite Art Deco details. Saturday we attended Jiggle Jam, visited the Crown Center (including the Crayola Store!), the Hallmark Visitors Center and Union Station. Sunday we spent the entire day at the Kansas City Zoo. We ate too much, drank too much (coffee, of course!) and I took too many pictures (via Instagram of course!). Our favorite restaurant pick was the Genghis Kahn Mongolian Grill. Hope your weekend was lovely too.

May 27, 2011

Fruit 'n Flowers

Wishing you a beautiful weekend full of fresh fruit 'n flowers! We will be spending the next few days with my mother-in-law (Nana!) and I'm looking forward to turning off my computer until Monday evening. Of course I can't unplug completely because what would I do without Instagram?! If you want to follow me via my Instagram feed this weekend you can do so right here.

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May 26, 2011

Nesting Houses

This set of tiny nesting houses with inlaid details was a true lucky find. I've never seen any like them before! You can probably tell I had fun playing with them while I was photographing too. Aren't they the sweetest little things?

May 24, 2011

Interview With Elizabeth

Elizabeth Abernathy published an interview with me on her blog yesterday. Also, while you're visiting Elizabeth's blog be sure to check out the quarterly craft publication, Nuno Magazine, that she and her sister publish. If you have not seen this magazine you are in for a treat! Thank you for the lovely interview Elizabeth--it was a pleasure to chat with you.

May 23, 2011

'Round The Studio

Images from in and 'round the studio recently (mostly from this past weekend). I've been assembling new pieces, sorting objects and gleaning collage material. It feels good to stay busy and I'll have some fun things to share with you very soon.

May 20, 2011

Last Friday

This is my final installment of images from our trip to Indiana (I promise!). Last Friday we had a delicious lunch at a sushi bar my parents frequent and then headed out to browse antique shops. One of the shops we stopped in was housed in an old barn built in 1909. As you can see I had fun taking pictures of its rafters--it was such a beautiful, open space.

May 19, 2011

Building Blocks

I picked up these shabby, wooden building blocks at an antique shop in Indiana last weekend. They have seen some love from their past owner/s but I couldn't pass them up as I just adore the architectural details of little windows 'n doors and thought they would make a nice addition to the shop.

May 18, 2011

Kaleidoscope Button Board

A whimsical assemblage, a collection of old buttons, a kaleidoscope of color--it's all of these things! Take a closer peek at this button board in the shop.

May 17, 2011

Conner Prairie

One highlight of our excursion to Indiana was an outing to Conner Prairie on Saturday. Most of these images were taken inside my two favorite buildings in the reconstructed, old-timey village--the shop and the school house. My acrophobia prevented me from experiencing the 1859 balloon voyage but it was beautiful to watch and photograph from the solid ground.