Our girl's first birthday has already come and gone (she's a year and a quarter now!), and we're now looking at a true-blue toddler. Feisty, funny, always with her hair in her eyes, book-lover (yay!), climber of everything (yikes).
I'd been wanting to sew her a quilt that she could carry with her into adulthood, an heirloom, and her first birthday seemed like the perfect occasion. The colors are based on this piece of art by Teagan White that hangs in her room, and it's large enough to cover her bed while she's little, and later, her lap.
It's a juggle these days, but between caring for the girl and work, I will try to post little creative pursuits as they come to this neglected little blog!
Hot off the press is this little gem, How to Hang a Picture, lovingly written, illustrated, and designed by my friends Suzanne LaGasa and Jay Sacher. This book covers all aspects of displaying art in your home, from the practical to the aesthetic, and does so in a visually rich and approachable way. Pages and pages of detailed watercolors (including one of the space just outside our kitchen, shown in the second image down!) make this book not only useful, but a covetable work of art in itself. Also, how beautiful are those endsheets?
This handsome fellow is Clarence, our home's new mascot, freshly stuffed and looking cozy in his prominent spot in the living room. He was a birthday gift from my younger brother, a little craft cushion kit by Sarah Young (be sure to take a look at her other beautiful works at her etsy shop) and we just adore him. He looks sturdy, too, which is lucky for him as he will most certainly be vigorously cuddled (and gummed) by little M.
The Birth of Sake by Erik Shirai is a film documenting the process of making sake in the traditional way in a fifth-generation family-owned and -operated brewery, Tedorigawa. Elegant, personal, and carefully crafted.