Friday, August 31, 2007


Teany white tea with pomegranate. yum. I want to go find a case of it now.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Timmie goes to EGYPT+ more!

Wow, it seems that Timmie is racking up a lot of frequent flyer (flier?) miles lately! This photo is by Twittering Bird's friends T&B White who took Timmie along on their globe trekking adventure! You can see more of Timmie's travels HERE.

Thanks Cassie and friends! I'm still lovin' the backpack you made him :D

stainglass house

My dad salvaged this piece of stainglass from a window my aunt and uncle were throwing away. He soldered a wire to it to make an instant piece of art! Very crafty, Mr. P.

Perfect item for the House Party group on Flickr!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"Lunchtime Love Story" blank greeting card

now in the shop!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007


(click photo to enlarge)

j/k . Here is my first attempt at writing a greeting card. Don't worry, I won't quit my day job.

I think I will be adding this and another heart-warming card to the shop tomorrow.

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Introducing Smallface McTweedy

He unintentionally came out Mickey Mouse-ish. I still think he is special though.

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Exciting News!!

The bags that I designed with the company Funtote are now available!! I don't know exactly which shops will be carrying them yet but as soon as I know I will post the info here. If you are a retailer interested in carrying some MP hobo bags you can contact Funtote directly at

This is the most menacing scrub brush I have ever seen

made in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 24, 2007

timmies #110-13

timmies #110-13, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


These Timmies are off to Boston to study at Harvard.

If anyone is waiting for a Timmie please let me know and I will make/save one for you.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by debi van zyl .

8 random facts about me:

1. When I was a kid I stabbed my brother in the face with a no.2 pencil. A graphite dot remains embedded in his face till this day. I still love really sharp pencils.

2. I like to organize all my belongings by color. Especially my books, clothes and oil paints.

3. I've been known to wear the same jeans 5 days in a row.

4. I've never done drugs and I rarely drink alcohol. drug of choice, Caffeine!

5. I don't know how to drive and I don't care to learn how. My bike, walking and the subway are good enough for me.

6. When I feed the birdies bread from my window I wonder if they prefer whole wheat or white.

7. I love shoes and love to collect them but 90% of the time I am barefoot.

8. I worry a-lot. Especially over things that I have no control over.

I tag.... YOU! Yea, you!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

lip balm organizer

based off one of the patterns in Lotta Jansdotter's book, Handmade Project. The instructions were in Japanese , so it was trial and error. Mostly error... So sewing experts look away or you will cringe! I added the fabric strip in the inside for organization and the loop with the (temporary) ring so I can hang it up.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007


., originally uploaded by m patrizio.

The craft store near my home is going out of business :(. I picked up these buttons on super-sale last week.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

MOO Stickers in da house!

Get your own HERE.

Fall fashion for my glassware

Fall fashion for my glassware, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

with anti-slip technology.

Friday, August 17, 2007

biscuit stack

When I grow up I want to take pictures like the ones in zakka books...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

kitchen corner

kitchen corner, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I ♥ kitchen stuff! I don't really like cooking but I love the accoutrements!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I found a little red metal pan at a toy shop this past weekend to go with my crumb brush. Veeerrrry exciting folks!

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Handmade shoez on the brainz

Since I couldn't stop thinking about it, I ordered a "how to make your own shoes" book. Hopefully I can temporarily put the thought aside so I can function like a normal person and actually get some WORK DONE TODAY!!


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I want to go to shoe school!! (whines like a baby)

Oh. my. gourd, I want to make my own shoes now! Here is a link to the Shoe School site.
I found this semi-tutorial online. How awesome would it be to make your own shoes!?!? Super-awesome!

Introducing Strawberry Bunny!

Monday, August 13, 2007

"I'm Lovely Pear" Charms!

Now in the shop!

This is a 2 part charm that I collaborated with Oscar Nieto to create. Only a small amount are available, so get it while you can!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

sketchbook page 8.7.07

painted from life with gouache

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March of the Ten-tens

My size 10's eagerly awaiting THIS shoe cabinet from Ikea. I'm also eagerly awaiting the arrival of Ikea in Brooklyn! I think it will make my life at least 3.5 - 4% better. Its arrival (spring 2008?) is definitely causing a lot of controversy in Red Hook though!

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Auntie Em, Auntie Em!

Possible tornado landing 10 min away from my place! Here is my high quality 4 min illustrative interpretation.

UPDATE: The media has confirmed that it was an f-2 tornado!! Here is more info on the story. Meteorologists are saying the last one to hit Brooklyn was in 1889!


Monday, August 06, 2007

Since I'm a self indulgent kinda gal-

Post pics of all your shinzi items! And then we can all drool over it!

Here is the LINK to the group!

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

shinzi strikes again! my wallet! Irresistibly sweet short glasses!

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found at Nest in Brooklyn. Which is one of my favorite stores in Park Slope!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

gah-gah-gorgeous fabric

Animal Parade by Junzo Terada. I think this will become a large pillow for myself....that is, if I have the guts to actually CUT INTO it. Oh, the horror!

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