Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Pinterest

I have been having fun with Pinterest.

I hope you are all having a nice day. I spent the afternoon in the pool with the little one I watch, it was very fun. On my way home, I popped in the new Sardinian pasta & paste shop that opened down the street. Tried a delicious banana and chocolate pastry. I am excited to try their other treats.

nice blog

I happened upon this blog this morning, Brinja Kobenhaven. Brinja is making a miniature home of her home. It is exactly similar, with much attention paid to each piece of furniture, wallpaper, and art. What a special project, being inside your space double, the intimacy of looking, knowing something all the way through.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Breakfast this morning. The delicious granola I won from the KOTOA giveaway!

By our window.

A nice feature

Such a nice feature about Specks & Keepings at Oh My! Handmade Goodness. Thank you Jessika!

Monday, June 27, 2011

I want to make things like this. Children have such a special touch, I think because they believe in more things. Found this at AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS, one of my favorite blogs.

Pile of Craft 2011

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Thanks to all of you who popped by on Saturday for a visit to Pile of Craft. The last photograph is of Kate with a matching pocket doll. I was excited to see what a nice pair they made. The nicer of the photos were taken by Ashley North Compton and the others were taken by me. Visit here to see more photos from the show.

I also got a new pair of glasses this weekend. They're purple and they glow. They are by far the most exciting glasses I have ever had. I am waiting for them to arrive in the mail with their new lenses.

Friday, June 24, 2011

from the blog caves

Swedish summer house by Wai Lin Tse found via 50 DANSKA KVADRAT.

Marrakesh by Wai Lin Tse. She takes beautiful photographs.

From Bonjour Johanna.

I love these photos from Mieke Willems blog. What a special home.

socks, sweaters & summer

My friend Sophie sent me a pair of Dub & Drino socks and leggings for a gift. I love them so much and I wear them all the time. What wonderful things they make in France! Thank you Sophie!

Very sweet children's sweaters from Teeny Tini.

I can't believe I am thinking about warm weather goods in this heat! Summer has just arrived and I am now looking forward to Fall...oh my. I think I will feel better when the pool opens this weekend.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Morning finds

From lovely French blog, egmv, here.

I was browsing Kristin Klarin's blog this morning and found the image above of her table with Sardinian sweets on it. I thought the dense patterns looked beautiful scattered one atop the other. This photograph made me wonder, what's on your table and what's on mine? There is a Sardinian sweet shop opening down the street from me, I am very excited to try it.

More pretty Sardinian Sweets here.

Beautiful wearables from Eatable of Many Orders. This is one of my very favorite sites to visit.

Monday, June 20, 2011


I will be selling my goods along with a few special objects from the Specks & Keepings shop this Saturday, June 25th at Pile of Craft from 10:00-5:00pm. It's FREE to attend! I'd love to see all my Baltimore friends!

color away

I like the way this photograph looks paired with the Anschtecka braided spiral pouches. I found the photo on this nice blog, anne louise likes. She featured Specks & Keepings as well. Thank you Anne!

Cocon Shop

Beautiful still life from the cocon shop, blog. Such wonderful goods to be found here!

Nice Morning

I just found out that I won this jar of raw granola from the KOTOA giveaway. I am so excited as I don't often win things and I love my granola in the mornings. I can't wait to taste it! Erika posts these fun short videos of her choosing a winner for the the KOTOA giveaways. I think the videos are my favorite part. See the video of Suki picking my blueberry.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Wonderful design, display and sculpture from Byggstudio! Such good work.

for the children and grown ups

Found this Benita Koch-Otte, carpet for a children's room, 1923, from this wonderful French blog I just stumbled upon, ringo. Here I also found these very nice objects from this wonderful store, Absolute Sellout. Really so good. The bottom picture is of art school.

Happy Fathers Day. Matt and I are having a cookout for his parents this afternoon. I made my grandma's cheesecake.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pinterest & Primoeza

I started a Pinterest this week. Very fun as a way to catalog things that inspire.

Also, I found these beautiful sweaters a while back, by Primoeza, but forgot to share them. I am so happy I came across them again today. They are so wonderful, I love them.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Matt took this photo of a rabbit under a clothesline on our walk yesterday. He was a fat pet rabbit who seemed to like dogs. See more photos from our walk here.

It's always nice

It's always so nice at Fine Little Day.


Beautiful necklaces by Erin Considine. I don't often find myself drawn to jewelry as something I feel I very much need in my life, but I would love a piece of Erin's. She has such a beautiful handle on texture, melding soft and hard objects to make seductive wearable sculptures. She dies the yarn by hand using fresh fruits and vegetables and weaves the yarn, sometimes using ancient techniques (via Of a Kind). I included a few pictures from her blog, which I think are very nice when viewed beside her necklaces.

Visit her lovely

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Eleanor with tired eyes, my favorite.