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Monday
Aug252014

hiho batik

earlier this summer, i was invited to hiho batik, to make my own custom t-shirt. on a sunny saturday morning, we headed up to park slope to meet julia and get to crafting.

they have an adorable store front on 5th avenue in park slope, but the art studio in the back is where the magic happens.

julia instructed me to draw a simple picture that we could transfer on to a t-shirt for olivia. my first attempt was this silly little bunny rabbit and we all decided it was the winner. good thing all of that magna-doodle drawing finally paid off. ;)

next, julia helped me use their AMAZING light table to outline my drawing in hot wax on to a t-shirt.

then, it was time to add some color!

olivia was still a little too young to help, but i did ask her opinion on which colors to use and she added a few dots here and there.

a few days later we picked up our super cute t-shirt! olivia was very proud to model it for me. we got a size up from her current size so that she can grow in to it.

isn't it cute? i think it would be SO MUCH FUN to have a birthday party here for slightly older kids. maybe in the 5-10 year old range? if you are in brooklyn, definitely go and check them out!

thanks again to julia & robyn for having us! we had a great time!

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Thursday
Jul242014

2015 ikea catalog

i recently attended a sneak peek of the 2015 ikea catalog.

the title of the catalog is "where the everyday begins" and the focus of the event was bedrooms and bathrooms.

they also have a cool feature with the ikea catalog app where you can virtually place products in your home to see how they would look. pretty cool, right??

my friend, jill, went with me to the event and we both LOVED this corner. all the cool DIY features and poppy colors. super fun.

these bright yellows were pretty great, too.

and the rugs! you guys. so fantastic. we both fell in love with that simple one up top and then one of the IKEA reps was telling us about these pieced kilim rugs. they are all one of a kind and made from remnants of old rugs. super cool.

thanks for a fun evening, IKEA!

Tuesday
Jul012014

an amazingly cute bunny

photo by mark eastment found via pinterest

Thursday
Jun052014

makeshift society brooklyn

as a backer of the makeshift society brooklyn kickstarter, i got a free ticket to last night's launch party! i didn't stay long (as social anxiety got the better of me), but i did manage to say hello to anna (finally) and a quick hello to rena. i had a glass of wine and checked out the space. it's pretty awesome. and now i am totally angling for a legit reason to go there to work.

hope to be back soon!

Sunday
Jun012014

casetify

a while back, casetify (fka casetagram) reached out to me to see if i'd be interested in creating my own case. i am always on the look out for a new iphone case, so of course i said yes!

the app is super easy to use; the hard part (of course) is picking which photo(s) to use. i toyed around with photos of olivia, pics of new york city, casetify's preset stamps . . . in the end, i decided to use a photo of my friend tania's awesome wallpaper. i like my cases to be simple and graphic.

ordering through the app was super easy and it shipped quickly.

love their simple, clean packaging.

and i love how the case turned out!

it's pretty, slim, but still sturdy. highly recommend!

thanks so much, casetify!