After a full day of modeling ("modeling") for Summer Water, Caitlyn (who keeps a blog called Lemonade) was gracious enough to let me come over to take pictures of her apartment. I had been over once before and was really impressed. Caitlyn is ten years younger than I am, and this is her first apartment (besides shared student accommodations and furnished, short-term sublets). It is unbelievable to me! My first apartment was only a few blocks away from Caitlyn's; it was the basement of a beautiful Victorian-era house on Euclid Avenue, but the basement had none of the pretty features of the rest of the house. My walls were decorated with photographs in clip frames and a picture of Bill Murray that I had ripped out of the New York Times magazine. Caitlyn's apartment is cozy and sweet, and I know it will get so much better over time.
You might know Caitlyn if you've been into Robber (she drew the little Robber ad in my sidebar), or you might know her as one half of Cosmic Latte if you attended City of Craft last year. I first encountered her through Flickr a few years ago, before she had moved to Toronto.
I love this vintage Canadian National blanket. The embroidery is so pretty!
Sometimes Geoff and I treat Caitlyn as though she's our little sister and give her things and let her try out some of our cameras (she has a wall that we jokingly call the "Fieldguided wall" since it features one of my embroideries of Haydée Politoff on it and a cat print by Geoff). She took these two pictures with one of our SX-70 Polaroid cameras one day when Geoff stopped by Robber. Cute!
This necklace is by her dear friend and all around lovely lady, Rosalyn Faustino. Rosalyn made these necklaces as part of Cosmic Latte and they are just amazing. Absolutely unique and pretty.
I spy a copy of Valley of the Dolls! That makes me so happy.
Apparently people tease her for her sequins on a string but I think they are so great. I like how here they look as though they're floating in the sky.
sarah: I have a crazy stripey tan on my feet from my Kork-Eases! I was all concerned about getting new sandals in June and surprise, surprise, I've been wearing the same shoes every dang day. That's August for you!
Hello Lindello: Thank you! It's okay, there will be more... in the fall! Ha! But who doesn't want a reminder of summer in winter, right?
carly: Thanks, lady! I'm glad you like them!
sunshine by sara: Oh, I'm so glad you like them. It makes me feel proud!
jen: I know, right? Pretty crazy. I still haven't been swimming! I can't wait to see the dress.
becka: Oh yes, so hazy, especially in good old polluted TO. I'm glad you like the mix!
Sewon: I am a big fan of going outside and playing. Every day I hear kids splashing in the splash pad in the park behind my house and it's so hard for me not to run in and join them! Thank you.
melly: Aw, thanks! The next update won't be for a while yet... the fabric takes at least a month to get. But I'm so glad you like Summer Water!
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