March 27, 2008

my heart belongs in spring eternal.

It really felt like spring today.

The gardens at school are so promising. And if I could, I would pinch the cheeks of the signs the kids made to mark the different vegetables they planted.

We have several Forsythia and Bridal Lace (I thought they were called 'Wedding Wreath', so if anyone knows the true name of this shrub, please let me know) blooming around campus and they make me feel like walking around barefoot in a straw hat and sumer dress.
Anyway, enough dress up.
They look so beautiful decorating the outdoors that I just had to have some in my classroom.

I hope the rest of your week is as beautiful as this bouquet.


March 15, 2008

yet another reason to cook...

Here's my latest apron.  Like most of my others, it's reversible, so that makes it twice as nice!
(Sorry.  I couldn't think of a better adjective...)

This apron is on reserve, but let me know if I can make one just for you, too!

Happy rainy Saturday.

March 14, 2008

even numbers sound so much younger than odd ones...

I had a birthday. A day of birth. Of my birth.
Granted, it was a week ago, but it was beautiful.

{God sent more "flocks and flocks of little white doves" for my birthday present...}

{This gem was a gift from the the Tennessee Antique Mall. If you're in Music City USA and have a spare 5 hours... because that's how much time you'll need to really sift through all of the treasures... then you should give them a holler. And PS--How precious and perfect do these Yoko Ono mums look in it?!}

{And then it was 75 degrees here yesterday.}

I love the South.

March 6, 2008

could my day GET any better???

I love Rufus Wainwright.


He's one of those artists that I have a hard time making any sort of negative criticisms towards.  As far as I'm concerned, most everything he touches is gold.  

That being said, without further ado, I present this nugget of hilarity. 

Annndddd you're welcome.

March 4, 2008

let's go where the grass is greener....

It is a gross day in Music City USA today.

The clouds are hanging low, the fog is thick, and the rain isn't steady enough to be predictable. It's the type of rain that starts the minute you step out of your front door without a raincoat or umbrella.

But oh, how I complain. The point is, the warm temperatures and this rain have led to a few silver linings. One of them is the daffodils have have sprung up in the most random places around town! I think I love daffodils so much because they are synonymous with Easter and because they look like they're made from crepe paper. I'm pretty sure some of the ones I've seen lately are... Another silver lining are these patches of clovers and weeds that are popping up in seemingly ever corner and crevice. This sweet little patch surprised me on my way into work today...

I love how bright everything looks on a dreary day. There's color theory behind it, but I can't put my finger on the reason right now... Stay tuned for an edited update.

March 3, 2008

So cute I could just eat it up!

In honor of the buds and daffodils springing up everywhere, I thought I'd post a shirt I recently finished that was inspired by this time of year...

{The applique are felt.  And, ohhh, so soft!  Oh, and don't forget the buttons!}


The NEW shirt/dress is by Ezekiel (Girls).  It's a Medium, but could fit a Small easily.  (Especially if you're like me and have a thing about clothes fitting tightly... ewww... it makes me cringe just thinking about it...)  

This would look super cute with leggings, jean shorts (my alllllll time favorite), jeans or just worn as a dress!  Check it out here at my etsy.