Saturday, January 30, 2010

portrait project

Here it is: the portrait project. For one year (starting two weeks ago) Julie and I will each be taking one self portrait a week. Every Friday the images will be posted to our respective flickr accounts, and then the photos will be combined and posted here.  Each combination will be a surprise for us, and we're hoping they will be pleasant. Here's what we've got so far...

2 of 52
portrait projectCaroline

1 of 52
portrait projectCaroline

two friends
an ocean apart
post one portrait a week
with no rules or themes
and no idea what the other is up to.
in a year we'll see.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

vintage printables

Currently spending too much time here.
This site is keeeeeling me!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

purebred bread

Does everyone love when their food makes unexpected shapes, or is that just me (and A)? Also, this dog bread makes me think of this song which you should listen to now because it is one of the best things ever.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

52 weeks finale

Before starting up the next weekly photo collaboration, I thought I'd better finish up the last one. I had always meant to post a final bit about the 52 weeks project, and now, a mere three months behind schedule, I'm doing it.

The project started out as a fun way to journal and juxtapose the lives of two friends living miles apart for one year. It became a bit more than that, though, as week after week our images seemed to combine and correspond in the most pleasing (and perfect) ways (see 13/5225/52 and 28/52 for starters). I started really looking forward to posting my photo each week and checking Julie's to see if we had unknowingly pulled off a cohesive combo. I think we were both surprised and pleased to see each week's results, and I'm terribly delighted by the stories that seem to be lurking within each combination.

1/52 - 4/52

5/52 - 8/52

9/52 - 12/52

13/52 - 16/52

17/52 - 20/52

21/52 - 24/52

25/52 - 28/52

29/52 - 32/52

33/52 - 36/52

37/52 - 40/52

41/52 - 44/52

45/52 - 48/52

49/52 - 52/52

two friends
an ocean apart
post one photo a week
with no rules or themes
and no idea what the other is up to.
in a year we'll see.
now we know.

Skumps! More about the new collaborative series coming up soon!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Picnics in the park are probably the best thing ever invented.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

two zero zero nine













Monday, January 18, 2010

self portrait project

Remember the 52 weeks project? Julie and I wanted to do a new weekly photo project, but this time there will be more rules. These are my test shots.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

another shop update

Someday soon I'll give you something more than these updates. I have been doing other things. Pinky swear.
top row:
navy blue floral and lace prairie dress
pretty red peasant dress
perfectly plaid blue wool shift dress

bottom row:
bright blue ruffle sleeve dress
oversize grey slouch cardigan
petit florals maroon maxi dress

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

shop update

my favorite dress ever.

sweet home

We've been tackling a whole slew of home improvement projects lately which has pretty much rendered our kitchen unusable for the moment. I also took time to hang some things I've had sitting in a stack in the bedroom for the past I don't even know how long.

Also, to appease my brat of a brother, note the little heart at the bottom right. Embroidered by me. I'm counting it. So there.

p.s. I made Milla's best of list! And Andrea likes my cardi wrappage! Thanks internet friends.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

the point

Still plugging away at the list...number nine.

We tried a hike long walk on the opposite side of the island - somewhere we haven't been yet. It was really ridiculously hot, but then we saw an albatross. And then we saw another, and another, and then a few more. Then there were some monk seals too. So it ended up being okay.

Friday, January 8, 2010


I have been trying to work on number 5, but we've been spending an awful lot of time at home lately so you're getting those photos instead. Apparently I like yellow.

Also, can this be counted toward number 3 as well?