June 27, 2010

Signing off

This month could go on record as the most neglected blogging month thus far, but I’d like to think I had good reason. Besides juggling a very steady workload at Daley design, I’ve been getting to know my new licensing agent and publisher.

As of Friday, it’s all official. I’ve placed years of work in very capable hands and have joined what feels like an extended family over at Penny Lane. I’m so excited to go forward with this partnership. It’s a new beginning that I can’t wait to have unfold.

Since my studio door has been closed more than open, I’ll be taking a few days off to spend with a very patient and supportive immediate family. Have a great week and I’ll be back here sometime after the 4th.
June 16, 2010

Happiness is…

The short list including really good ice cream on an equally delicious sugar cone; night rains so there’s no need to remember to water flowers during perfectly sunny days; perfectly sunny days; finishing projects that seemed endless; eating dinner outside; planning vacations; anniversaries; hanging out with old friends; time at the pool with a pile of unread magazines; painting ice cream cones; finding cute shoes in a size 11 (that’s not a typo); smores; listening to 5-year-old sandbox banter; sleeping in; being loved; being missed when you go away; having a job that doesn’t feel like a “job”; movie nights with buttered popcorn; coffee in the morning; keeping up with the laundry; blue skies; being trusted with preteen secrets; long days and ice cream. It’s worth mentioning twice.

“Happiness is…” is available as a print in my etsy shop. Hope you’re having sunny days too.
June 9, 2010

Crochet creations

Somewhere in between design projects, website redesign (yes, it finally is coming soon!), end-of-school madness and pursuing several art opportunities, I found time to do a little shopping. Imagine that. My friend Robin has a completely gorgeous etsy shop called Well of Creations. She crochets one-of-a-kind pieces including totes, yoga mat bags, wrist cuffs, headbands and the most charming business card/coin holders like the one you see above (that’s mine, but I bet Robin would make you one like it if you asked nice ; ) Many of her items feature personal touches like that hand painted flower patch.

Check out Robin’s shop and tell me she doesn’t have an eye for rich and unique color combinations. I’m ready to purchase a yoga mat and carry it to my pretend yoga class, just so I can buy this bag for it.

We’re especially loving the flower headbands. They tie in the back so one size really does fit all.

Finding a headband that stays put and fits plus “is comfy/doesn’t itch/bother my head/looks stylish and cool” is truly a challenge so these were pretty exciting finds.

Robin is also sponsoring a fundraiser. All proceeds from her wrist cuffs go to educating impoverished girls in India. She’s been featured on the msnbc news feed here.

Just in case you needed another excuse to shop.

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