Sunday, December 30, 2007


i turned my head and found this cheerio split in half and perfectly placed...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

mantlepiece wonderland

fun elves, santas, snowmen... and so many many more where they come from.

Friday, December 28, 2007


These are my favorite and trusty weather devices... when the children come out to play the weather is fine; on the other hand, when ms. witch is face forward the weather is not so kind.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

2 seriously useful things---under an inch!

gummy squirrel erasure and gummy monogram labels! everything about these vintage gummy office supplies makes me happy!

so here's the question: the box of monograms was originally 5cents and I paid 5dollars... is that 10,000% inflation?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

fall 07 has come to a close

Celebrating with the squirrels tonight.
One of the many dioramas in the Mocassin Bar [Hayward Wisconsin].

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


this perfect circle was left behind on nicollet ave.

Monday, December 10, 2007

children w/ boxcar

The weather and lighting was perfect as is this scenario—on the back streets of Parnu, Estonia.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

funtime with the girls

Jimmy, Hazel and I hung out today. I rearranged some furniture, had breakfast with jen and jay and procrastinated on the otherstuff.


This fine paper collage was on the kitchen table the other day. made by Tim Tozer.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

my sweet family

holiday funtime with my family after way too many bottles of wine.

christmas 2005--prehazel

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

from my mom's studio

there's always so much to explore when I go home for a visit. my sweet mum has a great collection of antique children's goodies in her studio—including woolen slippers and blue leather shoes!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

ohhh ypsitucky

I'm back! I went home to Michigan for a week to visit my parents--it was a loooong 16 hour drive with Hazel, but well worth the drive (H + I ended up getting a one-way flight back). We did a huge amount of eating, thrift shopping, doting over Hazel, relaxing and caught up on cable TV. The photos are from Ypsilanti... time has stood still, everything is still the same ten years later. Still sad and rundown.

Monday, November 19, 2007

very pretty bean stick

perfect lil' package from our local asian food mart.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Two Crabs

Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

One fine day two Crabs came out from their home to take a stroll on the sand. “Child,” said the mother, “you are walking very ungracefully. You should accustom yourself to walking straight forward without twisting from side to side.”

“Pray, mother,” said the young one, “do but set the example yourself, and I will follow you.”

Saturday, November 17, 2007

booties + a fine knit set

really fine packaging and the CUTEST booties EVER...

"Classroom of the Future" —Issue One

A collaborative "magazine" project from my Editorial Design Class @ MCAD.
Each individual publication + soundtrack investigates/plays/comments on the topic: "Classroom of the Future". All periodicals were packed into this sweet little tote.

Contributors: Stacy Barnes, Alison Brueggemann, Adam Garcia, Maria Horn, Sara Lintner, Ryan Nelson, Maddy Nye, Jonathan Schuster, Meredith Stuart, Jessica Tibiatowski and Carla Zetina-Yglesias.

Unfortunately, there was only one issue...

stickertime > letterpress > muraltime!

it's been a bit of a glum week, but alas i'm on break now. i just pulled out this FUN...I think we're going paint an animal/shape escapade to liven up hazel's room. perhaps over thanksgiving break...!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007