Thursday, October 30, 2008

Holiday Cards!

I am working on my 2008 holiday cards and this is a sneak preview of the designs I have created. I cant wait to see how they turn out printed!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Rug Arrived!

Lilly hasn't stopped rolling on it!! I love the colors and the wool is really soft and cozy under the feet. I am going to buy another one in lighter colors for my bedroom. I think this may be the start of another obsession!!

The Loom of my Dreams!

I am saving for this amazing floor loom. It is much better value than the Leclerc model and the castle is lower. All I need now are the funds and the space to put it in!!
(Please note, unlike this lady, I do not wish to start dressing like an extra from Little House on the Prairie, nor is it necessary for weaving!)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Spode Lamp

Jasmine pattern was first introduced in about 1825 in a plain blue transfer print. Other versions were produced including 4540 which was 'washed' over in orange and 4541 washed over in blue. These appeared in c1829. Another version with pattern number recorded is B118 of c1826 which is printed in blue and painted in orange and blue all underglaze. Jasmine was produced on Gadroon shape.

The pattern takes its name from the stylised jasmine entwined around the centre pattern of large flowers and the same jasmine is also in the border. A Jasmine border design (ie no centre) was registered with the British Patent Office on 4th August 1852 with registered number 86071.

The pattern was also known as Jessamine and is recorded in the archive under both names.

In 1996 Jasmine was reintroduced as part of the Blue Room Collection as one of six Regency Dresser Plates and in the early 2000s as part of the special Signature range of pieces.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rock the Vote!

In a little under three weeks American citizens will be casting their vote on the next president. Although I cannot yet legally vote I will be avidly supporting my side and perhaps with the help of these adorable and collectible 'Toms'.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wool Kerman Rug

I just ordered this rug and cannot wait for it to arrive!! Lilly loves to roll around on carpets and this will be heaven for her, so long as she behaves and doesn't get too excited.......

Monday, October 6, 2008

"Bond.....James Bond"

Apparently, a model working on the upcoming Bond movie, 'Quantum of Solace', has leaked that the iconic starting sequence will feature the wriggling, writhing, suggestive silhouetted babes! Graphics house MK12 is responsible for the sequence during the title song, 'Another way to Die'. I was disappointed with the lack of ladies featured in 'Casino Royale' and in my opinion no Bond movie is complete without the risqué, sex objects and blatant eye candy of the scantly glad Bond Girls.
In the cinema November 14th!

Friday, October 3, 2008

22 Shoes

I went this morning to the 75% off sale at 22 shoes on College Ave. The store, as well as its other branches in San Francisco are closing! Consequently it was mayhem in the store, woman grabbing boxes, trying to find a patch of floor to try on their shoes, hustling to get in. I bought these super soft leather 'Alice' flats for a bargain price!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


PUNJAMMIEs are a premium brand of pajamas hand made by women who were formerly enslaved in prostitution. Crafted from beautiful Indian Sari fabric.
They are not available online yet but I found them at boutique 'Atomic Garden' in Oakland. You can find out more on the Indian Princess Project here and even host your own punjammie party!

Daughters of the Revolution

I discovered this clothing line, 'Daughters of the Revolution' on and I really love their prints and colors. This silk chiffon tiered skirt has a wonderful ikat print.