1.31.2009

opinions?

i need some feedback for this type treatment i am thinking of for the senior show poster. got the idea from this awesome site via christinalikesbirds.

more bunny mask

the midnight snack edition. the last pose susy did on her own. haha


1.30.2009

my apartment the munny factory

my concept for senior show is "breaking the mold" and the idea behind it is to use mini munnies to represent our graduating design class. so to mock up the poster i had to paint nine of these stinkin things to look like people from my class. fingers crossed my idea gets picked! back to painting the last two. tata for now



1.29.2009

tea packaging

so  there is going to be a lot of posting of projects until i graduate in may. here are the tea labels i have come up with. they are going to wrap around a cylinder tin. 

1.27.2009

logo

my new logo for the green pear tea room. for the letter head system, i am backing it all with faux bois. 



1.24.2009

photo shoot

took some photos of my dear friend susy yesterday. she called me crazy, but i think the outcome was great :) we are also thinking of continuing the bunny mask inside a coffee shop and at the carnival. what can i say, i have awesome friends. haha


1.23.2009

woot

just bought a pattern recommended by christina for these cute baby boots! jen, you can help me pick out some fabric. check out the tinywhales shop to just buy them.

1.22.2009

my folk lover

visit the etsy shop here

1.20.2009

the ants have moved in

seriously, five ants just crawled through the speaker holes in my laptop...is building an ant pile inside a laptop even possible?! 

anyway, a case of baby fever and trying to get my mind off of things has led me to these cute finger puppets from dwell


1.19.2009

it's girl scout cookie season!

i've been sick with a stomach bug for the past few days, so i asked my husband to get me some jamba juice. he brought home what looked like a cup o' puke, but was the most delicious thing ever. it's one of their new smoothies with granola and bananas. i wasn't expecting for the the granola to be blended into the drink, but it was surprisingly good. go check out the jamba juice site. it is way cool, and you get to draw with chalk :D 

my hubby also brought me home some samoas (the coconut, chocolate, caramel ones)...he knows my addictions all too well

1.17.2009

1.15.2009

candied citrus peels

me and my design buddy elisa are upscaling our asado's menu into a fancy schmancy place instead of the dirty hole in the wall that it really is. 

anyways... i took the privilege of changing menu items and one of the things i came up with was a piece of key lime cheesecake garnished with whipped cream and candied citrus peels... yum! i really want some of that now. i don't know how to make key lime cheesecake, but here is a recipe for candied citrus peels

1.13.2009

nesting dolls

my new obsession! you can even buy naked (blank) ones here.


1.12.2009

oh man, i'm such a dumb dumb

so...i thought making covered buttons simply involved an old button, some fabric, and some paste. this makes much more sense though. thanks purl bee! click here for the how-to.

free fonts

i found the smeltery via how about orange, and i am so happy i did! free fonts here

1.09.2009

1.08.2009

:D

my sister in law is preggers! congrats jj and jennifer on the bun in the oven!!! I have a strange suspicion that as soon as they find out the sex, I will be sitting in front of my sewing machine for awhile making stuff :D


etsy find

i am definitely wanting some of these vinyl stickers by tasty suite for around the apt.

1.06.2009

tillman's roadhouse

yummy looking restaurant we found through d-magazines best restaurants of dallas. we are thinking this is where we are going to go for valentine's day. check out their site here, it is very well designed!


1.04.2009

best blueberry muffins

another great saturday or sunday morning breakfast

blueberry muffins via allrecipes

ingredients:
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 c. milk
1 c. fresh blueberries

crumb topping:
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. butter in thin slices (1/2 stick)
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1. Mix dry and wet ingredients for muffin batter. I had to add an extra splash of milk to make it more like a batter. then fold in blueberries.
2. Drop into greased muffin tin
3. Mix crumb topping together with a fork, or use your hands as a faster method. Sprinkle generous amounts of topping over muffin batter.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes

yulia brodskaya

beautiful paper typography by yulia

1.02.2009

chris phelps

i was reminded via facebook today of chris phelps' photography site. me and kevin went to high school with him and now he is a photographer on the rise. pretty awesome stuff.