(I worked it out in Latin, our little family motto: carpe tranquillam noctem.)
Dearest friends, I miss you, but I still love you. Remember me. Please keep inviting us to things even though we are utter flakes.
I finished up a limited edition of silk ties that are available exclusively at Robber. I am also getting to know our local print shop better (the little one just north of the Y on Dovercourt -- recommended!).
Working with a new medium, listening to a favourite album. Valentines on our minds.
A driftwood heart from Hearblack arrived in the mail this weekend. I've been having a run of good luck lately when it comes to winning giveaways -- maybe it's because I've been collecting my cats' whiskers when I find them in the rug. I'm certain their whiskers are lucky.
I love driftwood, I love this heart, I love Hearblack.
When I was little I had fresh yogurt on a farm, sweetened with a bit of sugar, and it was one of my favourite food experiences of all time. This weekend I dashed out for a quick thrifting trip and came upon an unused yogurt maker by Moulinex for $10. I was thrilled! Yogurt tastes so much better when it comes in a glass jar (European & Asian friends: we don't have yogurt in glass jars). Our first batch tasted fantastic. It didn't have that Proustian quality I was looking for, so until I'm back on a farm with fresh milk, I will forever be trying to recreate that pot of yogurt from years ago.
If you love yogurt as I do, there is information about making your own here.
I've been collecting old Crown mason jars -- I love the glass lids and the dates stamped at the bottom. I recently asked on Twitter if anyone local knew where I could get some vintage locker baskets, and sweet Hollie & Jane of White Elephant were kind enough to part with two from their dwindling collection. I just love them (Hollie & Jane AND the baskets).
Chelsea: Thanks! I love them too.
Bantik: That makes me want to have more flipbooks!
Erandi: Thank you! Okay, glad to know that since you left your comment your tote arrived... what a relief!
jacquelynnicole: Thank you! I did a search on their website and they didn't seem to still have tiramisu-flavoured tea. Either I typed it wrong or it's discontinued?
modish: Ha, yeah, and lovely for me. But I just love SO MANY THINGS.
Carla: Thank you! We're lucky to have a sunny apartment.
elle :: diana mini love: I noticed that you had a cat named Lula! Did you know that it means "squid" in Portuguese? I kind of love that. It's such a cute word. Cats are so funny.
anja louise verdugo: I can totally send you a sample!
Jane Flanagan: That's so nice to hear, thank you!
marissa (stylebook): Yeah! Sometimes I think it's great just mentally. Scrub away all those impurities!
alexandra grecco: Thanks so much! I love your work!
Idle Wife: Yeah! I always try to have it on hand, even if I don't use it every day.
Katie: You keep denying that 'u', girl! And yeah, Violet/Leather is pretty amazing... totally amped to get my own little bottle.
erin: Thank you! I'm so glad you like it! I wondered if people would think it was silly.
neonfoxtongue: Okay, I will! Thanks for the encouragement.
Laura: Cats are so funny. Pony will even jump in there when there is still a bit of water sitting in it that hasn't drained -- her paws and tail get all wet and she doesn't seem to notice! Thank you, I really love my little collection.
Michelle: Thank you! I'm glad you liked us! And yes, I guess the way I wrote it implied that it could be used in places other than the face, but I've never thought to do that myself!
smunch: Aw! I'm glad you like them! I guess I will see how they do!
sara: Thank you!
Love Your Way: Thanks so much! And oh man, I always love a kooky cat story, so thanks for that.
hellojen: Aw, Jen, thanks for that!
hibou: Thank you! I'm so happy to hear that people like them.
NN: Thank you! And I'm always so happy when people like their bags!
hila: Oh no! I had no idea that it was something that triggered an "issue" for you. About the toilets -- we had a bit of a shock one time when we found her all wet, and had to learn to keep the lid down always! Haha, so gross.
amy w - over and under: Thank you! Thanks for liking it!
angela: Thank you!
Same Length Pinkies: Oh yes, a whole exciting world of crazy flavours! I never really knew that there could be so many different flavours myself.
MissQuiteContrary: Chocolate mint sounds lovely, and I hope you're feeling better!
in dreams: Oh, I hope you like them! And no, these ones are pretty affordable. A friend told me today that they're too strong for her, but I don't find them too strong... everyone's different. Thanks for liking us on Facebook! And I once tried to make a video of Geoff's flip book but it turns out that I am no master of iMovie and I never finished!
quiettown: If you try it, I hope you like it!
Bre: Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing you, lady!
t a n y a: Thanks! Oh yes, please come, it would be so lovely to meet you.
lisa.: Phew! Glad you liked it!
danielle and dinosaur toes: I loved seeing my card on your board! I wish we had WOOD floors! We just have this linoleum that I try not to hate... but we'd love to paint them white at some point. I know it's impractical but I love brightness so much.
m.bardeaux: Thank goodness for cats! I bet there's a t-shirt out there that says exactly that on it!
Sarah: Thank you! I'm thrilled that you like it!
matthew roland: Thank you! I find it really exciting when I come up with a use for it. It's a beautiful material!
CoCoon: We are thrifty and we have good skin!
dianne: Haha, HIGH FIVES!
Cassandra: Oh wow, thanks so much!
abby try again: Thank you, Abby!
Tracey: You're right. I won't edit it again! Thank you!
vintageveggie: I'm so glad -- thank you for saying so. aaren: Thank you so much for the sweet words, and I'm so so glad you like the tote!
Lisa Michelle Cifuentes: Thank you!