Saturday, September 27, 2008

200 sales!

thanks to all of you who support me!

Friday, September 26, 2008


i just saw this t-shirt on on a perfectly smart looking woman, and i am seething. this person is not a feminist!!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

how did this happen?

i can't believe it's fall. it's my favorite time of year, but i just don't know where the summer went... we spent the weekend at the beach, and it was definitely not summer there. we spent the cooler day on the boardwalk, eating french fries and going to the kite loft. they were having a kite festival of some sort and the kites were amazing.

the bean spent most of saturday looking longingly at the beach, and so the next day, which was a bit warmer, was spent playing in the sand and splashing in very cold water. but she was happy. and her dad got some quick surfing in, but wow, the ocean was rough. summer's over.

Friday, September 19, 2008

write on

the bean is very bright. i say this, because, while i try to not to push her to learn anything too quickly, she just does. i have never sat down with her and attempted to get her to write her name - i mean, she's only just turned 3!

then yesterday, in a weird, sort of poltergeist moment, she goes up to the chalkboard and just starts writing. i said, "what are you writing?" and she said, "my name." just like that, matter of fact. and she was. it was a bit backwards, but it was her name.

she is going to be smarter than me any day now, if she's not already. sigh.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

birthday cake, belated

bean's birthday cake

one of the bean's favorite movies is peter pan. not because she loves tinkerbell, but because she loves captain hook. when we took her to disney world this past spring, we actually had to go see captain hook twice - because the first time she was not dressed as a pirate, and she had to "show captain hook that she was a pirate too."

anyway, i had big plans for this cake, but as usual, time and my skills with icing were limited. my mom did a lot of the icing for me, especially on the boat, since i can't operate an icing tip to save my life. the bean loved it, but was really happy to get her toys back once we had eaten it!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

hampdenfest fun

we had great weather (we totally lucked out!) and i had so much fun hanging out with the BEST ladies (and one very helpful BEST s.o.)

this is what i got to look at all day, from my booth :)

thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hampdenfest, this Saturday!

i'll be at hampdenfest this saturday with members of BEST... we'll be selling our work and collecting any unused craft (or office) supplies or gift card to our booth, and receive a coupon for 10% off any one purchase from a BEST member at the show!

all supplies will be donated to Art with a Heart, a baltimore charity which provides interactive, hands-on art activities to disadvantaged families and children, and to people with developmental and physical challenges. they lost many of their supplies to a fire this summer, and we would love to help get them fully stocked again!
come by and see us!

to see the complete list of needed supplies, visit the best blog. see you there!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


a card rick made from a few years back... yes, he is that awesome. and we have lots of anniversaries, still.

Monday, September 8, 2008


we had such a great time at the bean's birthday party yesterday... it was at clark's elioak farm, which, aside from being a working farm, has recovered many of the rides and buildings from the old enchanted forest. i grew up going to enchanted forest, and loved it in all of it's kitschy wonderful-ness, so i probably had even more fun than the kids!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

new work

i am a bit obsessed with chunky vintage necklaces right now...

Friday, September 5, 2008

flickr friday - rewarestyle


Lionize II
From the Patent Pending Collection, collar 2006
artist: emiko oye
recycled plastic & acetate, sterling & fine silver, 18k gold,
synthetic ruby corundum and cubic zirconias set in 14k gold
14.5”L x 4”H x 2.25”D

cowgirlgem 1x4 bracelet
sportystripe Limited Edition bracelet

emiko-o lego bracelets made from lego, sterling silver rod, citrine set in 14k gold, rubber cord.

i can't really pick a few favorite images from emiko oye. and i am definitely on board with her mission.
Inspired by hardware, haute couture, and salvaged materials, emiko oye creates one-of-a-kind urban jewelry and sculptures from recycled materials and precious metals. Her works strive to subtly transform the identity of everyday mundane objects to inspire new dialogs about our relationship with the environment. emiko-o was launched to raise public awareness that jewelry IS Art.
“The mistake everyone makes is in thinking that jewelry is art and it ISN’T.” buyer, NYC showroom, 8/99
Our culture blindly compartmentalizes jewelry by its price tag: higher prices=Art; lower prices=Fashion Trend. Mind-expanding objects (i.e. art) are not immediately profitable, and are therefore not as accessible to the public. Rather, profit margin and mass appeal validates “quality” design as do brand names, Hollywood, and © or patent marks. Individualist thinking is discouraged—we are programmed to only buy into what is “hot this season”.
since my personal preference is for art over jewelry, and non-traditional materials over traditional (plain gold and diamonds - yuck!), you can see why i really love emiko's work. from her serious pieces that make statements about the world we live in, to the lego jewelry that makes me feel like a child again, i love what she's done, and i can't wait to see where she's going.

check out rewarestyle on etsy, or on flickr. i promise you'll smile, too.

want to be on flickr friday? go to my flickr page and mark me as a contact, and you may be chosen for an upcoming feature!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

mmm, scarves

i love knitting on the old-school round loom i have... it's so relaxing and there's more of a chance my scarf will look like a scarf!