What goes up…must come down

UNdecorating after the holidays leaves me blue…so, before I begin dismantling, I thought I’d share a few of this year’s favorite things: Fresh tree for the living room (it smelled terrifc…for about 3 days). A pink tree for the dining room…decorated with Swarovski crystal snowflake ornaments! The kitchen tree makes me smile: The mantle: I’m […]

Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Party- time

The little mateys that I care for during the school year know that June signals party time, and this year’s theme was Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  It’s a great animated Disney show that the kids enjoy tremendously, complete with catchy sing-along tunes. I thought about making “Jake” cupcakes but when my friend, Jen, suggested […]

Albert’s Halloween

Have you met my “friend” Albert?  Perhaps he lingered in your neighborhood last weekend, or maybe he paid you just a brief, but memorable, visit.  One thing’s for sure,  you would have recognized him immediately.   Pretty funny guy, that Albert.  He decided to blow through our town last Saturday and dump 12 inches of […]

Mother’s Day – Our 2nd Anniversary

Last Sunday, little a and I spent a glorious day at the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Ct., celebrating the second anniversary of Big A, Little A!  This flea market is huge and chock-full of vendors with antiques, collectibles, plants, flowers, foods, etc., and last week it was totally bursting with shoppers.  A […]

Stitches East – the Mother Bear Project

I was totally looking forward to attending the Stitches East Knitting Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center last Saturday, and I was thrilled to be there! Aisle after aisle of vendors with booths chock full of yarns, patterns, books and hand-knit samples.  The hottest, trendiest hand-knitted garment?  Hands down, the shawl.  Almost every vendor offered […]

Scooby Dooby Doo…a kid’s party!

It’s that time of year when daycare closes for the summer and we party with a year-end celebration!  This year’s theme was Scooby Doo, one of the kids’ all-time favorite cartoon characters.  I was a bit surprised that the cowardly dog, who would rather have a snack than solve a mystery, would remain so wildly […]

Mother’s Day 2010: Our First “Aa”-nniversary

There was a damp chill in the air, the winds were whipping, and sand was flying everywhere, but that didn’t stop little a and I from celebrating the first anniversary of our “Big A, Little A” kick-off one year ago!  We braved the elements and headed, at the crack of dawn, to the place of our first […]

New York: Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are Made of [Fabric! And trimmings!]

Jay-Z’s anthem isn’t the only thing getting me pumped about my beloved Metropolis lately. Last week, I had the pleasure of spending the day on a quest for fabric and fiber with one old friend and one new friend who came to NYC from Boston for a few days of research and shopping. Since the […]

“Mustache Pins are THE Stocking Stuffer of the Year”

I had tons of fun at the booth Kait and I shared at Artists & Fleas yesterday! When the lights stayed on, our display and our stuff looked pretty great. When they went out… well, we were in the back corner, so you couldn’t see anything… Kait’s Dad took some pro pics, but here are […]

Artists and Fleas Preview

The underpants gnomes have it right. Phase one: collect underpants. Phase three: profit. They never say it, but I’m pretty sure Phase 2 involves a lot of trial and error and wasted denim. Phase 2 also involves lots of sub-phases. And as I move from the design sub-phase to the production sub-phase, I’m sharing a […]

December 12: Artists & Fleas

Just confirmed! My crafty friend Kait and I will be selling some wares at the Artists & Fleas indoor craft market in sunny Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday, December 12. More soon with a preview of what we’ll have available, but for now, all you need to know is this: hearts, mustaches, plaid flannel, and cheeseburgers. […]