Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy V-Day 2012!

Happy Belated V-day, folks!  This blog has seriously turned into a once-every-few-months affair, with no one to blame but myself (and my job).  But I still feel compelled to blog holidays lest I forget how we celebrated.  Our second married V-Day was really great.  H took me to the Aquarium of the Pacific where we saw all manner of aquatic life and got to be kids full of wonder again.  I can't wait to bring our future bebes there one day!  Most memorable were the otters -- we hogged our window space for probably thirty minutes.  They were just so fun to watch.  We then trekked over to an Asian fusion restaurant for a tasty meal, and exchanged cards (or in my case, I forked over the world's smallest letter!)  Flowers from H brought to my office rounded out this year's V-Day.  Happy Love Day to All!

It's a lorakeet!  At the aquarium!  What the what!
That's more like it...
They were lining up for a little head scratch.  H's hand, not mine, never.  I shudder at the thought of touching them.
The ever-photogenic jellies
No V-Day is complete without!
Love letters!  H's came with a magnifying glass on account of it being the world's smallest (and cutest) letter

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Holidays 2011

Holiday Cards 2011:  lots of things I like - letterpress, color-coordination, and 'us.'  Dachsie not required in real life.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bebe Time

A little card I made with gouache paint to welcome Baby Mia to the world.  Still waiting to meet her in person; can't wait!  H and I were back east mere DAYS before she was born and the timing hasn't worked out for a return trip just yet.  Hopefully she's still a bebe by the time I make it over there...!

One Holiday at a Time . . .

I know Christmas just came and went, but this is what Thanksgiving looked like!  Or, at least, our contribution to it . . . garlic haricot verts!  Check out those chunks of garlic.  What?  My peoples love the garlic!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, folks!  Last year, we celebrated by going to Disneyland.  Although fun, we vowed not to make it our tradition because, let's face it, Disneyland is one of those places that normal (read: people over the age or emotional capacity of 10+) can only go maybe twice every 10 years.  We hit our quota.  This year, instead, we went to a pumpkin "patch" (a parking lot covered with hay) in LA, realized that the pumpkins were way over-priced and then high-tailed it over to Trader-Joe's.  $6 later, we had two big pumpkins in tow and some bread and cheese for our pumpkin-carving fiesta.

H and I did a little photo-shoot, watched Julie & Julia (my Netflix pic after being forced to sit through Thor last go-around), and came up with our little guys!  Mine is, well, me, and H's is Batman :)  Best part is that because our apartment hallway is open to the air, we were able to keep the little guys lit up for hours!  Yay.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fun Push Pins

I made some decorative push pins last month for a friend for her office.  I made these for myself a few months ago when I decided that I needed cute push pins for my bulletin board at work but didn't like the choices I saw on Etsy.  They are super easy to make!  All you need is:

  • fabric of your choice
  • metal button kit (with pushing rubber cylinder)
  • thumbtacks
  • hot glue

I bought all the materials (except for the glue gun, which I already had) at Joann's Fabrics.  

Buy the metal button kit for the size of button that you like (making sure that the thumbtack head can fit inside the back); Follow the super simple decorations on the kit (cut circles of fabric, place metal button head-down on fabric, use pusher tool to tuck fabric into the back part, snap the metal backing piece into place); Hot glue the thumbtack into the back piece so it rests inside.  

Wrapped a little matchbox with paper, tucked the pins inside, and sent it off!  Now, off to search for more ways to make my office space less sterile...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Welcoming Sarni Baby

My close friend Lai is due at the end of this month and had a baby shower a few weeks ago.  Saddened by the fact that I could not attend the momentous occasion, I sent her a little gift and a little card.  For the card, I cut a onesie shape out of cardstock, embellished with some glitter paper, and then free-hand cut a rabbit shape.  Year of the rabbit after all!  I then tied a little ribbon around its paper neck and printed out the baby's moniker -- a riff off of her daddy's nickname (right?).  While the package didn't make it in time for the shower, despite USPS's prediction to the contrary (*I shake my first at you, USPS*), it did make it to Lai eventually (whew!).  Next up, getting to meet the little one herself!

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