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A Modern ChristeningJune 12, 2012

My nephew celebrated both his birthday and his baptism this past weekend. I had tolled over an appropriate, yet modern, baptism gift for a boy. I’d originally set on a print from Sharon Montrose‘s “Babies” collection in The Animal Print Shop, but was short on time and cash. Instead, I conjured up my resourcefulness to make something simple and special. My newfound love of embroidery (fed by Chez Sucre Chez) led me to pull some old fabric scraps, a hoop, and leftover floss to make a small (5″ diameter) wall hanging for little Henry Oliver. The design was a repeat of Lucy’s baptism invitation, one of my favorites in the archives (see below the jump for more).


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Xmas for G.M.December 13, 2011

This fall term hasn’t left much time for this little ole’ blog, much less my family or myself. I finally handed over the last of my final projects yesterday and can finally get back to my life. I’m sad to not have offered you some much-needed guidance in the gift department like I did last year (see here, here, here, here, and, oh yeah, here, here, and here, too). However, I can, rather selfishly, show you what I’ll be asking from Santa this Christmas – because I’ve totally earned it. Besides, each are so super-practical that they should be considered “needs” instead of “wants.” It’s actually a pretty sad list now that I look at it… I did way better last year, but times are tough and I’ll take anything.

Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoops, $18 at Sur la Table, for my baking OCD
Yellow Pop Herringbone TOMs Shoes, $54 at TOMS, for some pep in my step
Garlic Rocker, $15 at Uncommon Goods, which is way easier to clean than a press
Undecorate, from $24 on Amazon, for some inspiring spaces
I Am Not A Paper Cup, $16 at Uncommon Goods, because it’s so easy to clean
Takeya Glass Water Bottle, $20 at Takeya, because Ashley and Olin said so
Bodum Travel Press, $30 at Bodum, for those lazy days
LLBean Flannel Sheets, $107 for a set at LLBean, for these chilly winter nights
There it is, sad to say. And I know what you’re thinking – 3 travel drinkware options? Yes, I always have something to drink with me. ALWAYS.

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Haptic Lab’s City QuiltsAugust 25, 2011

Haptic Labs has finally released a their fabulous hand-stitched City Quilts in a new queen size and is offering a nice discount (only $395 and originally $450) with code “EARLYBIRD.”. But the sale only runs until August 29th, so order up! Think about all those weddings and holiday gifts you’ve got to get. Paris and London are calling…

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Beard: The Gift that Keeps on GivingJuly 20, 2011

Last year for Lucy’s birthday, my friend’s son, Bubba, was obsessed with our photo booth – especially all the silly props (see here, here, and here). So, for his 6 1/2 birthday party this weekend (what fun is a birthday on a big holiday like Christmas?), I made him a beard. I figured he was getting all old anyway and could use some facial hair. Kids grow up so fast these days.

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