I recently came across Kaye Blegvad's work and love it! She requested a single arrow from my shop and I suggested we trade a set of them for a pair of her darling hand cast arrow earrings. I can't wait to get them! Browsing through her illustrations, I found a few to share with you that either made me laugh or caught my eye. I also enjoyed her Something Happened Here photo series and Cat Encounters, where she is attempting to photograph every cat that crosses her path. I highly suggest a little side trip over to her portfolio!
I am anxiously waiting for the new Puma Modern Lifestyle 2011 SS Balleracer shoe to hit the store shelves, so that it can then walk on over to my closet shelves. These are awesome! (and I imagine they are sooo comfortable too!)
I need to get a haircut this week, but just a little trim because I now have three reasons to keep growing it out. Classic Chignon, Pinned Back Curls and Heidi Braids. I also remember my Grandma telling me Rapunzel often as a little kid. That story and Rumplestiltskin were the usual go tos, probably because Rumplestiltskin was such a ridiculous name! That, and what crafter doesn't wish that they could spin straw into gold?
If my knitting skills consisted of more than two crooked scarves, I'd give this pattern a try. I love the vintage twist on a knitted cap and as a bonus, it would certainly keep all parts of your ears warm instead of just the top half of them. It's also named the Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap and that alone makes me partial to it. I saw part of a documentary a few weeks ago on Amelia's disappearance and they were interviewing an old lday who remember sitting in front of her family radio as a young girl, listening to what she claimed was a call for help from Amelia herself. The girl sat there for over two hours, with a notebook, recording everything she heard. Can you imagine a connection like that, where you can't assist in any way except to keep listening? The story as it was told was riveting to me, true or not, and I can only imagine how that young girl felt, having heard of Amelia's planned journey on the news and then by chance, tuning in to a static ridden station one night and hearing the very same Amelia's voice, calling for help over the airwaves.
As you probably know quite well by now, I'm a fan of feathers. Here's two new ways to add some glamour with them. First up, a paper wreath by Danielle Thompson that I saw over at Peppermags. I love the variety of her paper feathers and the great pop of color. I haven't yet taken to decorating my door, but I think her free printable feathers have just changed that!
Second, my dear friend Melanie of Sister Hipster (adorable baby goods, artwork and more!) recently added feathers to her hair, in a semi permanent method. I love her new look and though maybe it's not for everyone, she can certainly pull it off!
Last weekend, I went horseriding and ever since I've been thinking about how classy that the genre is. I love the outfits that jockeys typically wear, the jackets are cut perfectly and so tailored! And tall boots, strong but feminine. Add a fitted cap and some skinny pants to complete the look, then throw in an equestrian bit of jewelry and you're ready for the race track.
We went on a rock hounding/treasure hunting trip to Montana for our one year anniversary so I put together what I wish I'd worn and brought. It was really fun, although downright cold, and I'll share pictures of what we found a little later!
Tiny almost always makes anything even more precious and these rings by Oli and Me are no exception to the rule! I love the everything about them, from the stackable options to the itty bitty muslin bag they come in.
They remind me of my dear friend Tiffany Kunz, who is just about ready to launch her newest collection but still has some beautiful work in her current (Nascent Rings above) and past collections (below) as well. Tiffany and I met when we both worked for Sogoli Jewelry in Los Angeles. After designing for Sogoli, Tiffany attended a gemological institue in Culver City and then opened up her own shop. It started small, with a few little house shows here and then on to boutiques across the country. I've loved watching her business grow! Some of her new jewelry is on the cover of Healthy Living magazine and I can't wait to see the rest of the new pieces! What do you think of this sneak peak?