Thursday, January 27, 2011

filled with balloons ready to burst

spotted on ohjoy!'s new collection. too cute.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

confidence is key

Hello everyone.

Today, instead of the safe, level-headed cat lady that i am, i'm imagining that i'm a girl who throws caution to the wind and doesn't care what people think. my imaginary agenda for the day:

1. get a tattoo

2. skip work to bake mini pies. and then go to a park to eat them all.

3. ditch my car for a pink motorcycle

(links: 1, 2, 3)

What does yours look like?

Friday, January 21, 2011

hidden animal teacup

My friend joyce showed me these little japanese teacups...with hidden animals in the center! Creepy or cute...I'm not sure, but I do want one.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

and onward we go

(from script and seal)

let go of something today. onward we go!

Monday, January 17, 2011

come quickly mr. postman!

i love online shopping. not very good for my paychecks because they leave my bank account as quickly as they come in....but nevertheless, i love it. this month i will be receiving in the mail:

1. business cards for connie lyu photography ! can't wait to show you guys how they turn out.... hopefully well. :) i got them printed at a local printer in my area.

2. gouache paint that i got for 50% off the listed price from ebay! can't wait to start painting away!

3. this darling planner (remember how i told you guys i was looking for one?) despite it being mid-january already:

(except mine is brown, i'm not a huge fan of pink).

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Starting a new snapshots series on my photo blog.

Friday, January 14, 2011

andrea wan

Love this whimsical illustration by andrea wan...

anthropologie visual merch

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Be still my heart! Oh Anthro store displays, how you cause heart palpitations in me.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


The moments that seem the most ordinary tend to be the ones that make me feel so strange. Kind of like how an ordinary commercial can make me burst into tears. Weird.

( 1&5. the blue hour, 2. hiki, 3. yosigo, 4. satoki yugari)

color me kraft

Trying to make more kraft journals. I'm not really digging the watercolor on kraft look ... though I do love those two things separately. Together the colors aren't able to retain their vibrancy... time to experiment more! Stay tuned for these journals being sold in the shop.

Thank you for your patience!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ila handbags

Ila handbags/clutches are all handmade with new and vintage fabrics. If you have an old family heirloom, such as a brooch or handkerchief, Paula can incorporate them into a custom clutch for you! I would love to give these handbags as a bridesmaid's gift or something. So cute!

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 planners

I'm on the lookout for a cute planner. I know, the year is already in full swing but I still want one. I keep being drawn to korean ones! However, I know that some of these aren't as cute as they really are in real life, since the combination of korean writing + stickers + good photography always makes things prettier. Here's one I found on ebay from seller babosarang:

Any cute planners you've seen?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

new years eve

brodard, mini horses and solvang

Brace yourself, this is a huge picture post with random images all thrown together because I don't know where to put them all. Kind of like cleaning the last 10 minutes before a guest comes: throw it all under the bed.

Last few hur-rah's of 2010:

First off... brodard in fountain valley!

the neck warmer i made for her :)

best vietnemese coffee ever!

santa barbara/solvang to visit mr T:

mini horses in solvang!

I couldn't take a level photo of I had T lift me up to take it. HAHA.

cute bookstore we found!

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