my bloggy has a new look!

July 22, 2012

Well …¬† slightly new look. I’ve been toying with the whole grid/portfolio style thing but it seems like maybe a passing fad? Idk …

But for now just a slightly simpler look with more room for content and bigger pretty pictures and (hopefully) slightly more intuitive to navigate.


More new fun stuff

July 9, 2012

I know, I know, I am like a whirlwind of productivity! But as you may have guessed I am preparing for this: https://www.facebook.com/events/216811305104174/

So here’s another tidbit:

she looks grumpy but actually she is just Regal


A piece of a new piece …

July 5, 2012
The Cow and the Fork Go Fishing

a little piece of a little piece


Treasure Hunting

June 18, 2011

Inspired by the inimitable and generally incredibly awesome Ann Wood and her blog (which I’ve read all the way through, twice,) Tameika and I spent last Saturday treasure hunting (or urban foraging, or mud larking) at Dead Horse Bay. (By the way, does anyone actually know A. W.? It appears that she lives in the neighborhood. Or rather, she lives in real slope, which is not really my neighborhood, but still kind of the general neighborhood. I would pay you in food, drinks, and/or my first-born for an introduction.) Anyways, long story slightly less long, we braved a train and a bus and a long walk in the middle of nowhere, in the name of what turned out to be a great time in a magically historical place and a lot of old glass. (I really mean a lot – I could open a flea market stall all by myself!)

Tameika demonstrating our excitement at finding the path

view of the bay from the path

the bay and a view of the birdge to the rockaways

so many bottles

many, many bottles

some of our selections being rinsed and sorted

soaking in bleach

a few things drying

bottles lined up all in (a couple of messy) rows

my new shard drawer!

On a side note, I seem to have a sort of interesting (lack of) relationship to the historical aspect of all this stuff. I’m very much fascinated by the archeologist-style unearthing of physical evidence of lives past, but as someone who is not originally from here, I’m a little saddened by my lack of a more direct connection of said past. It’s impossible that I could find a milk bottle that could have once stood outside my grandparents’ door, or a jar from which my grandmother,¬†sitting before her vanity, could once have scooped a little bit of cold cream. That kind of thing is a little bitter-sweet for me … still though, it was really fun to explore, and hopefully you guys will enjoy how some of these pieces end up (it’s a surprise, duh!)


Spring is springing!

May 2, 2011

lovely new tomato plant

kitty wondering why his nap is being disturbed
teeny weeny fig budding

New Product!

March 28, 2011

Starting now, you can take Darrel the Dik-dik home with you! And let me tell you, he is SUPER CUTE!

I'm frolicking!


Things I do while neglecting this blog …

March 20, 2011

Cook and eat baked eggs over leftover spinach gratin with avocado and beet mustard on top:


Plus a little preview:

future post/product shrouded in mystery (and cuteness)