Monday, January 31, 2011

shop update tomorrow

Tomorrow I will be having a shop update at 2 pm EST. I will be adding 3 Timmettes and 4-5 Timmies.

Today is the last day to save 20% off everything in the shop with the coupon code JAN2011.

timmie love prisoner?

Timmie love prisoner?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

tape halo


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow day part 5? I've lost count.

edit: I just heard on the news it is actually the 7th snowstorm of the month!

20% off everything snow day sale

It is snowing once again in BK, so I thought it would be fun to have a shop sale. So this is the "is it seriously snowing again sale?!". This coupon code (JAN2011) is good for the rest of the month.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

mini books for mini satchels

mini books for mini satchels, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This week I've been working on mini books for the mini satchels and some new Timmies and Timmettes for the Feb 1st shop update.

It's amazing to see how much the camera distorts by looking at the pencil!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Illustration Friday - "dusty"

My first Illustration Friday of 2011 for the topic DUSTY.

Pictured is Dusty the questionable ethics feather duster in action.

Desperate times call for delicious measures

Another snow blast has hit NYC and Sal and I are too lazy to plod through the slippery pathways to go buy milk. So Sal had the best idea of the year, to add our lackluster (too airy) dulce de leche ice cream to my coffee. After I blended it all in it created a yummy caramelly froth on top.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Field Trip to East Coast Colors

I took a train ride out (yes, that is my run-down train station) to Long Island City to go check out East Coast Colors, a small handmade artist oil paint company started in 2008. I met up with a few of my former classmates to view a paint making demo.

Here you see the owner Jacob mixing up a brand new color for the East Coast Colors line. The staff was very knowledgeable about all the ins and outs of the paint making process and graciously answered all of our bazillion questions about pigments and mediums.

On this shelf you see some oil mediums they have for sale. One of particular interest to me was the sun thickened oil which is supposed to give your paintings an enameled look! I might have to buy and test some of that out one of these days.

At the end of the demo I purchased a tube of Transparent Red Oxide (which I think will be awesome for underpaintings) and Genuine Naples Yellow, which Jacob's assistant, Josh, tubed for me right on the spot! There is definitely a satisfaction from buying directly from the person who makes something.

The third member of the team, Bob, mentioned he will deliver the paint to you in person if you live in the NYC area, FOR FREE! Now that is some seriously good customer service.

Hooray for locally produced items!

For more info on East Coast Colors you can visit their BLOG.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Timmie tourists

Timmie tourists, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sal with his mii

sal with his mii, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

very matchy matchy last night!

The latest mini satchel

the latest satchel, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This one is my fav so far!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 2011 shop update

january 2011 shop update, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I will be uploading the leather satchels and totes I've been working on and few hats for Timmie this Saturday at 2pm EST.

crispy rice treats control my mind

Anyone else have this problem?? I suspect the sugar content in the marshmallows as the culprit.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January Shop Update Sneak Peek

I've been working on some mini leather satchels for the next shop update (Jan 15th). I will also be adding some more crocheted hats and want to make some more Scandinavian ~ Fair Isle inspired knit hats for Timmie. For the update after this one I am going to do a girly-themed collection. February always has me thinking pink... and reds and frills and thrills (hopefully).

Laundry room inspiration

Loooove this idea from Country Living magazine to re-purpose a dollhouse for storage!

This cute vintage jar I saw on Ebay would make a nice laundry detergent container.

I'm thinking about getting a glass jar with a spigot to put fabric softener in. I'm wondering if the softener would be too thick and clog up the spigot. The one above from Neiman Marcus has a section on the bottom to store stuff. I can put some Timmies in there to keep me company while I do laundry. :D I saw a similar one at Macy's the other day for $20. I would definitely want to try out this idea on a cheaper version.

Friday, January 07, 2011

my breakfast companion

my breakfast companion, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

7 layer cookies for January 7th!

I like big - jars - and I cannot lie

Here is the latest addition to my glass jar collection. This 5 liter jar is part of the Fido collection by Bormioli Rocco. Still too small to decant a big box of laundry detergent into it, so I'm still on the lookout for an even bigger one...

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year and my first dress!

newyearsevedress, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here is my first attempt at making a simple dress. I used iridescent taffeta fabric which made it unintentionally 80's style-ish, but I still think it was passable for a NYE party. Next time if I'm looking for shine I will test out a thick satin fabric instead.

Best wishes to everyone for a crafty happy healthy 2011!