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A harem of girls who love crafts, antiques, design, and anything aesthetically pleasing. Come on in and read about what we've purchased, what we've found and what we covet.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Colorful Books for Children

I try to read to my kids before bedtime every chance I get.  I'm always on the lookout for books that are visually interesting, have a great storyline (because I will be reading them hundreds of times), and are well-written.  

I've had following books in my Amazon cart for a while now.  They are colorful and have some great design to them.  I can't wait to buy them for my kids.

Pantone Colors 

(images via Design Mom)

Paul Thurby's Alphabet
Paul Thurlby's Alphabet

Around the World with Mouk

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Knitted Baby Gifts

I love giving knitted gifts to my friends who are expecting.  I very recently gave a pair of knitted socks to Katie who is expecting. 
It was a simple Two-Needle sock pattern by Debbie Bliss knitted as one piece and sewn down the back.  I can't remember which of her books it is from since I photocopied it years ago from one of her books loaned from the library.  The yarn is by Tess Designer Yarns which I purchased at a Stitches West conference a few years ago.  It is a superwash merino that is soft and has a nice elasticity to it. Since the pattern is for a 6 month-old baby, it knits up fast.  I think it can be done in a day if you knit quickly.

Now that this project is done, it makes me want to knit more regularly!


Thursday, March 8, 2012


Who doesn't love confetti?  I've been seeing so many great confetti-inspired items on the web.  Here are a few of them.

Funfetti cake on Sweetapolita

Vonny Pie Carrier 
Pie carrier in Mardi Gras Holiday Dots (vonny.com via Styled mag)