Monday, December 29, 2008

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas has now come and gone. Time went by so quickly, I feel like I didn't have the chance to truly enjoy it as I would have liked to. Now we are coming into the New Year, and new hopes for a fun creative year. I'd like to share some of the most memorable gifts I've given and received. Enjoy!

Oh, Guido. This was given to my knitting buddy. He is handcrafted with love by my sister Arelene Browne, from Salem His name is Guido. I bought him while I was visiting in Mass. She had her Guido's for sale through the Salem Arts Association. She has a few more for sale at Crunchy Granola Baby. Sorry, no web site available yet. Maybe an Etsy shop soon???

Vase from Jonathan Adler for my cousin. Oh, how I love having a reason to visit the Jonathan Alder store on Fillmore. It was so difficult to choose, but I finally chose this one since I loved the combination of smooth and texture. If you are ever in the neighborhood please visit the store. There's always something new to see, and the people there are the most delightful.

This was a painting for my sister who has a strange obsession for Mexican wrestlers. If found this during the Renegade Craft Fair. The artist's name is Annie Galvin. She has the most amazing paintings. I first came across her while reading an interview of her on SFgirlbyBay. I remember most a photo of her paintings in a random, but thoughtful manner on a wall. My first thought was how strangely interesting each individual painting was.

Last, but not least. My teapot set from my wonderful boyfriend who somehow guessed that it was all i wanted. I walked into Anthropologie with him a week before to find that they were all gone!!! I don't know how he could ever have known before that day...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Holiday Shortbread

I decided to make some shortbread cookies for co workers this weekend. This recipe is from the Tartine by Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson. Oh, how I love this book. This is only the second recipe that I have attempted to make, but the many photos of pasties and goodies... oh it's like baked good heaven. I had a taste by batch of shortbread while it was slightly warm... and WOW, it was delicious. Not for the calorie watching person, just to forewarn.. it's literally like baked butter!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A healthier type of Labbit

So I couldn't help myself. This is Labbit. He is someones Christmas gift this year, but I couldn't help taking him out of the box and playing with him. I think he's a pretty hungry dude. The burger looks tasty.
but apparently the burger wasn't enough to satisfy his hunger.....

Maybe we should just zip his mouth!