Thursday, August 31, 2006

my back to school tote!

This lovely tote bag by fellow brooklynite papi's mami arrived in my mailbox today! Just in time to carry my art supplies for "back to painting class" next week! Yay! Thanks Dari! I love it!

Feeling Squirrelly

This is a detail of the Mutation Craft Fair poster that Amy (star magnolia) designed and I illustrated. I will post the whole poster after Amy works her typographic magic on it. Typographic Magic would make a good name for a band made up of graphic designers. yup.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Yo Tengo Tenugui

tenugui, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Tenugui are traditional Japanese towels. They are narrow panels of fabric that you can use as a headband, or a scarf,or as decoration, or __________.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

well,well,well..look who it is

Carrie (eagle eye) sent this to me this morning. She spotted this illo of Bubbles the Octopus in Print magazine!

Thanks Carrie for letting me know and sending it over!

Please note my new name "Gratuitous Cuteness" Patrizio

(click image to enlarge)

Monday, August 28, 2006

Old but Funny

Squirrels on Crack, originally uploaded by Mr Jaded.

I was innocently searching for squirrel reference when I found this British newspaper image (from last year) on Flickr- "Squirrels on Crack" (Click on image to read the full story).

Apparently "Crack squirrels are a recognised phenomena in the US."
Um, I guess I need to be more aware when I go to the park next time.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cram Cream cd case and paper clips

Friday, August 25, 2006

a photo reenactment

a photo reenactment
i need a vacation...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Illustration Friday- "Match"

Almost down to the buzzer...this is my (cheap) Illustration Friday entry.

I've completely lost the will to match my outfits in my old age.

I scream for (soft serve) ice cream!

, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I've just added these journals to the SHOP. They are 5 by 7 inches and have 200 blank pages. I love my soft serve ice cream!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I'm lovely Pear #2

I'm lovely Pear #2, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I used a light green yarn and embroidered the eyes on this version. So it's nice and safe to chew on.

I've added it to my SHOP.

Also I decided to purge some of my excess tape *gasp* to make some space for some more tape. One HERE and the other HERE.

My new roommate!

A sweet elephant all the way from Vancouver by Shael! I had no idea Canadian elephants were so adorable!

I just noticed she has a free elephant pattern on her blog! Yay! Elephants for everyone!

Monday, August 21, 2006


Apple Farm Checkers, originally uploaded by disneymike.

I found this picture on flickr of the perfect one! I love the natural wood and white board!! Those apples look so delicious! If anyone finds a checkerboard for sale like this one let me know :)

photo by: disneymike

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Apple checkers!

you know you need this. I would seriously be tempted to get this if the board colors were cuter. The black is too harsh on my eyeballs.

I like this simple apple checker set too.

Fruity Fruity Tablecloth

Friday, August 18, 2006

stuff on my softie

stuff on my softie, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

almost as amusing as "stuff on my cat"

This Timmie is moving to Michigan!

Bear button from Germany

Bear button made in Germany
about the size of a thumbnail. The shop owner wanted to sell it to me for $1.20 but they mispriced it for $ .90 on the box, which I still thought was too rich for my blood, so I only bought 1.

Edit: I just noticed the bear head looks just like my So Softies logo <- on the left

What? Not enough apple stuff on this blog?

apple trim, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

ok, here you go.. ;)

apple pushpins

apple pushpins, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

from Target. I love the concept but the product quality is pretty crappy. But what should I expect for $1?

Thursday, August 17, 2006



, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I am trying to figure out which would be the best looking journal to have made...

Introducing ...Eling Bear!

Introducing ...Eling Bear!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Made in part by the yarn from Traveling Rhinos!

Available in my shop.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


apple hoodie from delia's

Monday, August 14, 2006

Beautiful handspun yarn by Traveling Rhinos!

It looks delicious!

I am going to attempt to make some toys out of it. "ATTEMPT" being the keyword in that sentence.

Visit the Traveling Rhinos store-

Illustration Friday- "play"

Illustration Friday- "play", originally uploaded by m patrizio.

you can get your own mushroom jump rope HERE

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Butter Dish

originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Print & Pattern's post about Heal's reminded me of this butter dish from them that I found in Manchester during my visit in May.

If you visit the Heal's site check out the vintage kitchen collection!

THE most amazing surprise gift EVER!

a sterling silver Timmie necklace!!!!!!

Thank you Oscar soo much!!!!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

mushroom journal

mushroom journal, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

available HERE

my first blender

my first blender, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

banana smoothies here I come

Friday, August 11, 2006

marimekko mug

marimekko mug, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bird in tree belt/hip pouch

hip pouch, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

One of a kind belt for a little girl or for the little girl inside you.

Available HERE

I've also added a bunny pouch to the shop as well.

Monday, August 07, 2006


timmie's new shirt, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here are some of my favorite flickr groups

Delicious Decole
Timmie Tadpole :)
Cram Cream
Photo Dominoes
get crafty
the secret life of toys

bumparapump...Super Stamps!

For my boyfriend...if he brought me back something from the Chicago Comic-Con. ;)

Available at the post office or online here

Marimekko mug on ebay

I saw this vintage(?) Marimekko/Pfaltzgraff mug on ebay. I'm not a biddin' type o' woman, but if you are and can't resist bunnies on roller skates click HERE.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Bubbles the Octopus sewing

Bubbles the Octopus sewing, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Illustration Friday -"Capture"

illustration friday -"capture", originally uploaded by m patrizio.

*Timmie is saying,"oy vey!"

So fresh and so clean clean

Well maybe not fresh or clean but definitely more tidy. I organized my portfolio site a bit better last night. Currently it's a mish mash of painted stuff and digital "cute" stuff which totally don't go together stylistically but that is just how my brain functions right now. I have trouble choosing one over the other. What are your feelings about having one certain style? I think to have just one would be better for business...oh well.

Above is an image from my '04 sketchbook.

Friday, August 04, 2006

A sweet cabinet...

for the kiddies that appreciate French country. It's the hottest trend amongst the kids these days. Who needs a PlayStation when you can have an epicerie cabinet?!

Available Here

teeny tiny owl

teeny owl, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

kitschin' up the kitchen

kitschin' up the kitchen, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Excuse me while I croak.

, by m patrizio.

I just read on that in my neighborhood the heat index is 105 degrees! Ugh.

Lovin' the magnetic strips!

lovin' the magnetic strips!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

what I learned today...

long titles make my side bar shift to the bottom of the screen! I couldnt figure out what was wrong at first! I thought my pictures were too big so I made some smaller, but it was one of the titles!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


My snobby looking lil' bear head.
I want to experiment using some fabric on this one for the belly. It's hard for me to plan my softies beforehand because somewhere along the line something always goes horribly wrong and I have to change my idea of what it's "supposed to be". So my advice is don't make many plans when you are creating softies and you will have much more fun!

Snap,CRACK-le, and POP

Is it just me or are Rice Krispy Treats highly,highly addictive?