September 28, 2009

Buying and Selling.

I hope you had a lovely weekend! Mine was full of bacon, ravine walks and making fabric flowers for the wedding (which is still far far away).

And! I finally got my shit together and opened an etsy shop. I currently have 1 item for sale. Slow but steady. Here it is:

I will be adding more to the shop in the coming week, and once I have more time to sew I'll be adding some hand-sewn items as well. 

You can visit it in all of its glory:

In other etsy news, I bought a painting from Heather Smith Jones, who makes beautiful things. Here's the wee painting I found in my mailbox on Friday. Isn't it lovely?

September 7, 2009

I get chest pain in bookstores sometimes.

I finally finally had the opportunity to visit Swipe Books this weekend, which I've been meaning to do for ages but they're closed on Sundays, and I kept forgetting that, which sucks. It's pretty great. I can measure the goodness of a bookstore based on how quickly I get chest pain, and I'd say this time it was right around the 2 minute mark, which is impressive. In fact, I was so overwhelmed that we had to leave Built, the architecture bookstore just down the hall, for another day. I can't wait!

I picked up Maira Kalman's book The Principles of Uncertainty after having loved her blog for a while now. Oh, it's so wonderful. You should get it. Unsure? Take a look at her blog here. That's what I thought you'd think.

(Oh okay, here's an excerpt from Paris).

Another wonderful thing that happened was the spontaneous purchase of this model hot air balloon, seen here in the forest during an outing we took yesterday, but which will take up permanent residence above our filing cabinet. Of course.

I hope you're having a wonderful long weekend!

September 4, 2009

For the non-sommelier gift-giver.

Oh why haven't I discovered these earlier? They'd have made my lame attempts at host-gift-giving so much wittier.