~ Dog Days ~

One of our favorite things to do as a family ~ take the dogs (to hang with all their friends) at the Redondo Beach Dog Park!


~ A Few Of My Favorite Things ~

Everyday, Devon and I take walks thru the neighborhood. It's always a relaxing and beautiful time for us. We love to look at all the cute little cottages, trees and flowers. It's as close to nature as we can get everyday.

And as it gets closer and closer to the time when we will be leaving Los Angeles behind, I want to be able to fully appreciate some of it's better qualities. Isaac and I have never really been big fans of L.A. but we want to be able to think back to our time in Southern California with fond memories.

So I decided that from today until the day that we leave , I will make it my mission to find at least one thing a day (about LA) that makes us smile and capture it to share with Devon when we remember back to the time and the place where she was born.


~ Babies Who Lunch ~

Here's Devons new "Babies Who Lunch" raw silk jacket. It's like a mini Chanel piece for sophisticated little ladies :)


~ The Perfect Pair ~

I found them! The perfect pair of super cute sneakers...Devon's very first Adidas Superstars. YAY!


~ Too Hot for Clothes ~

Heat Wave! Yuck! It's been way too hot to think about making clothes (or even wearing them for that matter) Devon's lucky enough to be able to hang out all day in nothing but diaper while I get to sweat it out. This whole "no air conditioning thing" is not going to cut it..meanwhile, I'm dreaming of swimming pools and strawberry icee's.


~ I Love Custom Orders ~

I love doing custom work for clients thru Etsy. Here is the top that I just completed for Leigh who has a boutique on Etsy called "Least Likely 2 Breed"
http://www.leastlikely2breed.etsy.com/ she makes balms for the better enjoyment of parenthood (and some totally rocking G-rated lip & body balms). My personal favorite is "Mother Effers Va-J-J Jelly" http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12379629
I'm super happy with the way the top turned out, just have to swing by the fabric store to get some buttons to cover and it's done! Next, I'm making Devon a dress out of this amazing bright green eyelet cotton that I was lucky enough to stumble upon.


~ We Love This Face ~

Ready to watch some TV with mommy and daddy


~ Happy Father's Day, Dad! ~

Chess has always, and will always remind me of my dad. Not only is he an avid (and a ranked) chess player, but his personality is not unlike the game itself. It is a very intellectual game, about strategy and competition. Benjamin Franklin wrote a very interesting article called "The Morals of Chess" in which he praises the social and intellectual development that chess inspires.

"The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions, for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or the want of it"
My dad has always tried to teach me good habits, morals, and values in life. Unfortunately, a lot of his efforts were destined to be in vain (me being the very rebellious one in the family) I guess I was always the type to learn by mistake, much to my fathers chagrin. Still through it all, he continues to be the responsible and supportive dad that is full of information as he always has been, and I love him for that! Happy Fathers Day, dad! (I bet your playing chess right now)


~ Happy Birthday, Mom! ~

Happy Birthday, Mom! I wish we could be there to celebrate with you and I hope that your day is as wonderful and beautiful as you are :)
It's been hard to keep up with posts lately, I went from bored to super busy really fast. I have a new client that I'm designing women's knits for again and I've been doing a lot of custom work on Etsy, all this plus being a full time mom to Devon has got me in whirlwind mode (but I secretly love it!)


~ Folklore Cuffed Tunic ~

Devon's hanging out in our brand new "Folklore Cuffed Tunic" It's slightly on the large side, but I made it to fit 12m (I want her to be able to wear it when her grandma and grandpa come back to visit) I'm waiting to post the tunic on Etsy when I have our box-pleated denim skirt completed (hopefully tomorrow) then I'll re shoot the tunic and the new skirt together :)


~ Bik Wu's New Do ~

The little lion is back! Bik Wu is always such a mess, it was getting to the point where I hardly wanted him around Devon at all. A much needed trip to the groomers fixed that problem. What a little tough guy! You can barely see our other dog, Billy (behind Devon) I could'nt get him to stop cleaning himself, which is why he got to stay home while Bik was at the groomers all day.


~ More Adorable Etsians ~

Do you remember "Shrinky Dinks?" Here's shrink plastic art at it's cutest ever in button form!

I love Yaelfran's miniature art! www.yaelfran.etsy.com

I can totally see Devon in the very near future looking so squeezable in this "My best Friend" necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11617751

I had to get Devon this "Critter Cuties"sticker set. She just wants to eat it, but I know soon it will totally make her smile :)
You can purchase your own "Critter Cuties" @http://www.srharris.etsy.com/and every purchase comes with a surprise gift!
(mine came with animal rights stickers)

This "Super Girl"plushie doll is by Helis @ http://www.helis.etsy.com/
(I really think that Devon needs one)

I'm also dying to get one of her "little books" which are basically super tiny, bound, blank journals with Helis' simply adorable artwork gracing the covers.

My very favorite is the "Little Book about Naughty Girls"