Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heavy Boots

Yesterday was one of those days that really took it out out of me.  I had heavy boots all day and my world felt like it was getting smaller and smaller and there was no escape from the bad things that happened this year.  But I'm determined today will be better.  Cups of hot chocolate, some reorganising and maybe a little sewing project.  I hope you're all having a lovely day.

*photo by Pete Herb

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Parker's Portrait

Parker is sitting patiently and very still while she is having her portrait painted.  It's her first one ever so she looks a bit awkward.  Once it's finished she'll be sending it to her boyfriend Toby, who's currently away in Argentina studying the Chlamyphorus truncatus  aka the Pink Fairy Armadillo. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

An Upsized Richard Simmons

Just thought I'd share a little of my weekend...on Saturday we went to Pasedena for lunch at Gyu-Kaku,  a Japanese BBQ restaurant.  It was really cute and the food was fresh and tasty.  I was so full by the end of it but  I still had enough room to go to Dot's for a Red Velvet cupcake.  On Sunday we went to a Megamind screening at the Arclight in Hollywood.  It was a great film and exceeded my expectations.  And it's always nice to see my husband's name in the credits so maybe I am a bit biased!  But anyway, that was not the was seeing a big version of Richard Simmons in Beverly Hills. I'm a bit obsessed with him.  Each time we see him  he always has a serious look on his face and some sort of  wild 80s aerobic outfit on,  for reals!  You make my day,  giant "Mr Simmons".

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A few of my favourite things

my bookshelf 
my mantel
 my engagement ring
my tool box

Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010


 *custom portrait for fellow blogger Chassity.  Check out Look Linger Love.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rob and New Prints

Custom portrait for giveaway winner Jen

Also new prints of Ro-Ro and Ronald are available in the shop

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just a few purchases

Whenever I go to the Rose Bowl,  it seems like it's always super hot, which leads to me drinking too many frozen lemonades and inevitably giving up before I walk through the whole market.  All things considered it wasn't a bad haul - a purple 80s leaf print dress,  a vintage Santa Barbara Pistol Club brooch and a navy 80s floral print romper.  My husband ended up sourcing some vintage wallpaper for his work cubicle so he's a happy we ended up seeing some weird random things!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Rose Bowl Market really takes it out of me

It was so incredibly hot and dry today but we still went ahead with our plans to go to the flea market.  Will be back tomorrow with a post of what we got.

* The lovely Kaelah Bee of Little Chief Honeybee has featured my work for her Sunday Spotlight.  Have a look!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Ro-Ro and Ronald love playing on seesaws together...even though Ro-Ro is much heavier and they can't really get much of a momentum happening.

Take a peek at Mod Cloth, Happiness is..., The Pink and Blue Blog (giveaway!) and Color Me Corder for Pop Pop Portraits features.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I ♥ Snail Mail

I love getting surprise packages in the mail.  Who doesn't, right?  Sometimes I feel a bit isolated living here in LA and it's just nice to know someone's thinking about you.  Thank you Lila and Ayana.  Xo

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Abster

*Custom portrait

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Nom Noms

Saturday macaron mission to Paulette in Beverly Hills.  So perfectly sweet and delicate.