Friday, January 30, 2009
This chicken has been rocking inside my mind for over a year now, but I just recently found out who's responsible for this green bird. Turns out it's Spanish designer Jaime Hayon (Hayon studio). He blows me away! Check out the HAYON studio and all of Jaime Hayon projects HERE. Oooodles of fun!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Lola is going to turn 7 on Feb.5th, and I almost didn't have anytime to make her birthday invitations this year... but I squeezed it in:) I'm trying to convince myself that sleeping is overrated. Coffee is helping:) Can't believe it's been 7 years...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could make preserves of all the awesome things in life... and open one up every time a dull wintery day like today comes up. I'd have a basement full of jars and bottles with labels like: sunshine, my kids smell, warm summer rain, black sea, rainbows...etc., A bit cheesy.. I know, but it's just so grey for so long... I got to make something up to get through.
Anyhow, this is a pattern that depicts a rainbow bottling factory... wherever that may be...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Made this valentines card a little while ago. I think it would look good as a cover for a love poems/letters type of book. I wish writing poems was a skill I possessed... or maybe it's not a skill, maybe it's a calling. In any case, I'll stick to what I do best:)
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
This cool kitty is one of my favorite etsy finds ever!... As I'm still knee deep in fascination with Aldo Londi's Rimini Blue collection (and mid century ceramics in general)... It was one of these 'must haves' one cannot resist:)
It has been inspiring me with it's flower eyes and magical bluiness ever since its arrival. Me and the girls named her Sophie and came to the conclusion that she's too fragile to attend tea parties and should remain the guardian angel of the office:)
HAVE A SWEET AND RESTFUL WEEKEND!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
This birthday invitation has been commissioned for a little girl named Olivia - who's turning 5 next month. I love working in this style:) Hope the party is a smashing success!
Psssst...: I'm featured on the awesome illustrationmundo today! How great is that!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Last year I have made a few designs & patterns for the fun and pop BlueQ. Funnest bunch of projects I've ever had:) Check out the Woodland Overnighter Bag! It's available now, and I couldn't be happier! Love seeing my patterns on a product! Can't wait for mine to come:)
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I have just about completed this fun identity package for CAKE-OLOGY (which is small but delicious business that specializes in cakes for all occasions). YUMM...!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
hey... if you'd like to hear my thick accent you could go over to creative thursday (with Marisa) blog and listen to the podcast:) Hope we could still be friends after...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
What kind of a fan of Mad Men would I be if I didn't share this fantastic find with you!? Not fan enough... I guess:)
Well, if I didn't already own a billion mugs & cups and my house was a bit more in the late 50s style - I would be all over these Vernonware California Raffia dishes (earthakitsch ,etsy). It is with heavy heart that I'm passing this opportunity to own a piece of my favorite series.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Thanks to apartment therapy and sfgirlbybay, I'm now dreaming of a trip to the US - just to visit Target. Why you ask... well, it's all due to Orla Kielie's new affordable home wear products that are coming to Target this February! I might have to make a trip just for the pear canisters and the beautiful apron. Oh, how I would like to exchange all the Wallmarts in Canada for one Target:)...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This illustration really made my day yesterday. My kind of funny:) Came across it while looking through Eric Sturdevant's kids book set on flickr. I just can't get enough of that mid century charm...
illustration by Aliki,1962 (My Hands).
Monday, January 12, 2009
Wrapping paper? Fabric? Packaging background? I don't know what's in the cards for this abstract angular pattern. I hope it ends up as something fun:)
Pssst: as I'm posting this, my wonderful agents Lilla Rogers and Susan McCabe are representing me at PRINTSOURCE in New York. I bet they've got the best booths in show!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
I have always admired the way Volksfaden (online fabric shop) have incorporated the old black and white photographs into their site and ad campaign - bringing them back to live with the colorful fabric collage! What an awesome idea! I wanted to try too... so, I did... and I'll have to do more (when time allows) - because it's fun:)
* above - me and my cousin in 1981. I don't know why most of my childhood is documented in B&W, but there it is...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
What a day! That's what I call - tightly packed. Kids stayed home from school and daycare today - due to stupendous amount of snow we've been blessed with. It's nowhere near the end of winter, but I sure am tired of white:( So... less complaining... more showing you my colorful 'winter free' pattern. I think it's 'weirdos anonymous' meeting in a wild garden. I could be wrong, of course:)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Why not start the new year with a little bragging? I'm sure I've mentioned that my better half (Mike Sankey) is a luthier (guitar builder), and so, I wanted to share with you his latest (and my personal favorite) creation. I love the bird sound-holes and it's smooth arched back. Oh, oh, oh... and it sounds great!
Awesome work Mr. Mike:)