Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Radio Songs

I'm not much of a radio listener, except for NPR. I prefer to listen to my favorite songs on CD or from trusty old YouTube. But every now and then a song will catch me and I can't stop singing it. Here are a few that I've found recently.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Alice Originals

Three of my Alice in Wonderland series are now available as original handcut papercuts.

You can find them right here in my shop.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fox and Hounds

Another addition to our growing collection of vintage boardgames.

The box and board sold me right away.

Then I opened it and found the tiny metal fox and hounds and I was in love.

Did I mention there's a spinner with a galleon ship on it?

Too good to be true.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Big Machines

We stopped by the Big Machines exhibit at COSI.

O, my pint-sized genius, spent a lot of time figuring out how the hydraulics work.

Personally, I liked the stylish, graphic quality of the logos and warning labels.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tiny Treasures

Lately, my boys have been bringing me gifts.

The kind of gifts that only summer and warm weather can offer.

So far I have received flowers plucked from the garden, dozens of dandelions, an assortment of rocks, a pale blue robin's egg, one teeny tiny snail and this glorious moth.

Of course, we didn't keep it-or the snail or the egg.

But for just a little while they were mine.

I feel very rich indeed.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Google Guitar

We love the Google guitar logo!
Not only can you strum it, you can record your own little songs.
Here are our songs.
My song

O's song

H's song
Record your own song and post it in the comments section! I'd love to hear it!
P.S. You can type the letter keys to pluck individual notes.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Down The Rabbit Hole

I am so very excited to share my newest series. It has been a while in the making and so much fun!

It is my own take on Alice in Wonderland and I've imagined it rather differently than the original illustrations.

Here is my cast of characters...

The White Rabbit
The Mad Hatter and a Dormouse or two.

The Queen of Hearts
The Cheshire Cat
Tweedledee and Tweedledum

The Five of Spades

They are all available in my shop.

Invite them home for a little bit of Wonderland that's all your own.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Hoot

My mother gave me this wonderful vintage owl planter filled with Johnny Jump Ups from her garden. It's like having a little piece of her garden right here with me.

Thank you Mom!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Our fabulous science museum is hosting a dinosaur exhibit. You can bet we were there!

Animatronic dinosaurs, video games. a rock climbing wall and a zipline.

Tons of prehistoric educational fun.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Don't Burst My Bubble

I was so sad this Spring because I was sure that my boys had grown too big for sidewalk chalk and bubbles. It just isn't Spring without sidewalk chalk and bubbles. So I was thrilled when they asked me to get out this new bubble set. Apparently, little bubbles are no longer fun but giant bubbles are awesome.

Thank goodness.