Posted on Nov, 25. 2009 Category grab bag Tags
The color green has so many wonderful connotations and meanings. In our increasingly eco-conscious society it can represent environmental awareness and sustainability which is a great gift to give. Green is also a calming color, symbolic of rebirth and renewal. Or maybe green is your favorite color because it brings out your eyes or reminds you of a cherished memory.
This year I am toying with the idea of giving color-coordinated gifts to my friends and family, picking their favorite color to wear or decorate or draw with as a theme for their present. Here are my picks for the color green:
1: Eco Coffee Sleeve, $6.50: These handmade coffee (or smoothie!) sleeves will keep your hands comfortable and reduce waste from those always-thrown-away cardboard coffee sleeves. Perfect to pair with a gift card to her favorite coffee shop!
2. Style by Kate Spade, $16.00: With its inspiring layouts of watercolor illustrations, quotes, drawings, and lists, Kate Spade’s book of style advice and commentary is a sunny, happy addition to your library.
3: Glass Cocktail Ring, $62: Cut from glass, no two of these these beautiful cocktail rings made by artist Orfeo Quagliata are alike.
4: Green Scallop Coat, $112: Why do I have to be pregnant all winter when this beautiful coat exists? Maybe next year. I love the scallop design and buttons on the placket!
5. Be Delicious Gift Set, $55: One of my best friends wears this scent and it will always remind me of how awesome she is, so I’m kind of biased. It’s a playful, juicy, apple-y woody scent that is not at all pretentious and I love it. In that way, I think it’s also appropriate for younger teenage girls.
6. Breathe poster by Nikki McClure, $9.50: This simple poster print is significant and inspiring. Hang it up on your wall from simple binder clips for a daily reminder.
7. Adidas Originals Watch, $85.00: I would wear this classic, sporty watch with gold-toned accents with a little black dress. Festive!
8: Shinzi Katoh Tote Bag, $40: “1, 2, 3, 4, 5…How many sheep are on this farm? I gradually fell asleep.” I am in love with Shinzi Katoh and all of his adorable designs (My diaper bag is by him!) and you can finally find some of his bags and accessories over on Modcloth!
..coming next… green for him and green for the little ones!
Posted on Nov, 25. 2009 Category the big days Tags
Today we get to find out if we’re having a little he or a little she. I can’t wait!
Until then, check out the latest little bridal order I made for LeeAnn. She’s one of my rare local brides here in Nebraska and I can’t wait to see how her blue/green/jewel-toned wedding comes together this weekend. I wish her and her fiance all the best!
p.s. Lady GaGa in the latest issue of Vogue is killing me! Annie Leibovitz shot her as the witch in a Hansel and Gretel-themed pictorial. If you’re a fan, check it out.
Posted on Nov, 22. 2009 Category in the studio out and about pertaining to alice Tags
Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have been working on a huge beautiful pastel project for a spring issue of a national magazine coming up next year. They photograph these things really early so I have to get it finished in the next two days and sent to them!
Today I dyed a whole bunch of silk and wool. I love doing this, and it’s easier than ever in our new kitchen because I don’t have to worry about getting dye on the stainless steel.
Here is the rest of what I have completed so far…not much. Just playing around with some options.
I did order a whole bunch of this cute masking tape from Present and Correct. When I received it, I was pleased to find out it is much thinner than regular household masking tape, making it perfect to use as a floral tape. I am eager to use it in lots of projects this year.
Earlier tonight we had a little pre-Thanksgiving family dinner at my grandpa’s house.
Other things we did this weekend…
…saw a movie at our new fancy sit-down dinner theater. I found out my glasses broke and Dave said, “it’s okay, they’re much more ‘Gaga’ now.” The bathrooms also had the coolest wood-grain cinderblock things. I want my whole house made out of them.
…a little antiquing. This is my new favorite secret source for well-priced vintage furniture in town…I want this little grey couch so bad for my huge gross basement studio! With the yellow walls it would be perfect.
…a little putzing around
…and I’m 17 weeks now! On Wednesday we find out if we’re having a David Junior or a Megan Junior. I can’t wait and yes I will blab it to the world.