Geoff and I went to The Big Chill on Manning this evening, because it was nice out and because we needed a break from packing. This incredible picture adequately represents how I felt while eating my dulce de leche waffle cone. Best mural ever.
We ate our ice cream, we bumped into some friends. Summer '09 is going to be a good one, I just know it.
This week I had two lovely surprises in my mailbox: a Japanese sewing book from Tara-Lynn (my favourite beret and cowl knitter & charming vintage seller at Darling Brigade), and a piece of barkcloth from Claire, who read about how I would like to acquire barkcloth, remembered, and sent it to me.
And look! The fabric and the book go together so well that I am starting to believe more & more in that magic I keep talking about.
I love pretty dresses hanging about.
I love pretty arrangements of things.
Fresh flowers are essential (I'm not really a plant person)...
...as is a cozy, messy bed.
Books with pretty pastel coloured edges are wonderful. As long as the books themselves are good books, of course.
A lot of pretty things to look at.
Update: This is from an installation by Sonja Ahlers.
Lace, light, thread -- nothing better.
A nice cup of coffee in a sunlight-filled kitchen is heavenly.
So! Kittens inspired by kittens. A fantasy day:
A very happy day, in what I think is a very happy outfit.
Today's the big day!
We just finished baking a big batch of cookies and the boxes are in the hallway, ready to go. Now I have to try to figure out what shoes I'm going to wear (it's a big decision).
I hope to see you there, Toronto peeps! If you're not in Toronto, be sure to watch our Etsy shop over the next week because it's likely that what is left over will end up there.
There is so much to bring, to the point where I am kind of embarrassed about it (I am trying to pack/move at the same time, after all, so there is more than there would be under normal circumstances). Because of this, I don't feel so badly about keeping some of the things I found while thrifting today.
Thank you all so much for entering the Lula giveaway! I wish I could sprinkle some magic out of those unicorn salt & pepper shakers from a couple of posts back so that you could find your own copies.
Announcing winners is bittersweet because while it makes one person happy, it disappoints about 50 others... but I hope you will be happy for the winner, Atlantic Treefox!
(And shucks, y'all. You didn't have to say such nice things about me -- random.org looks at numbers only! But thank you, thank you, thank you.)