Saturday, December 31, 2011

as the sun sets slowly in the west...

... I'm savoring the last moments, dreaming of my future adventures, blowing farewell kisses to 2011 and wishing you a happy New Year.

Friday, December 30, 2011

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Just when my Zooey Deschanel fatigue is at it's most acute, my sweat heart shows me this. Totally adorable. 

So what are you doing New Year's Eve?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

a gift that keeps giving

For our Christmas tree (Hanuka bush) this year we got a Satsuma mandarin orange. It's leaves are lovely and it smells of citrus blossoms. I can't wait to plant it in our yard.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

May all your wildest holiday dreams come true.

Monday, December 19, 2011

like a partridge in a pear tree

Little City Designs - Bird on a Branch

Little City Designs - Bird on a Branch

We made just two of these organic cotton scarves in ocean blue, hand printed with our bird on a branch design. The very last one is for sale in our Etsy shop. Click {here} to shop.

Little City Designs - Bird on a Branch

Friday, December 16, 2011

hearts & crafts

I gotta say it was a good day. Not only did I have my heart warmed by little singers at Oak Grove School's Winter Assembly, but we had some of our Little City pieces bought by a lovely shop in Ojai. 

The store is called Modern Folk Living and it has a perfectly curated selection of clothing, decor and gifties, all consciously & carefully made. Wanda, the owner, purchased some of our new organic scarves and organic ladies scoop neck Ts with the wintery Horned Beast design. 

I'm most excited that she's taken our newest hearted hoody designs. These we don't even have these in our Etsy shop yet so they are EXCLUSIVE to Modern Folk. The deep red patch above is what we used on these new pieces, stitched with gold thread on black heather, organic blend hoodies. They're precious, if I do say so myself.

So if you're in the Ojai or Ventura area, and have always wanted to see Little City's organic lovelies in person, now your chance! Maybe I'll see you there as I plan to do a little holiday shopping at this wonderful lil' shop. Click {here} for more information and directions.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Coat

Mom gave me an early Hanuka present. Oooh I just love my new coat. I feel a bit like Lady Hawk when I put the hood on.

{these photos are from my Instagram collection. Do you Instagram? Maybe we could be photo sharing pals. My handle is miabot. Come find me.}

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Polaroid Holiday

Little City Designs - holiday cards

Now available in Little City Design's Etsy shop. Click {here} to browse.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I found an amazing collection of old Santas while I was downtown last Sunday.

I think I'd like to wander through the antique malls again this weekend, see what other old timey holiday treasures I can find and photograph. Maybe there will even be a little time to make our bungalow seasonally festive. 

What about you? Any Christmas or Hanuka decorating in your near future? Whatever you plans, I hope your weekend sparkles like tinsel and smells like fresh pines.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bloomin' Heart Scarf

Little City Bloomin' Heart Scarf

Brand new in Little City's Etsy shop... our Bloomin' Heart scarf. Completely original, hand printed design, 2 sided styling in delicious plum and deep burgundy jersey with contrast stitching on the edges in a gun smoke gray.

Little City Bloomin' Heart Scarf

This scarf is so soft and so luscious. A perfect holiday giftie for a stylish some one. Click {here} to shop.

P.S. 'Board' readers get 15% anything and everything in our Etsy shop with code THEBOARD.

Monday, December 5, 2011

artful weekend

Our weekend started off with a creative bang at Oak Grove's High School Showcase. It was amazing! I always stress before these events and worry and fret about every little thing. And then I see the art up on the walls, classrooms transformed into galleries, and my fears melt. My students never cease to impress me. Some of their work is pictured above.

Saturday, rather than recovering and reflecting on Friday's Showcase, Ian and I woke up with the sun and printed new shirts and scarves and hoodies for the Handmade Holiday Bazaar. Above is a photo of one of the designs in progress, being cut from rubylith for our old fashioned, hand pulled, screen print process. The new stuff's for sale, of course, in our Little City Etsy shop.

The Bazaar was great fun and we got to spend the day with other talented local artisans. I hope to show off some of their works on The Board in the days leading up to Christmas.

How did you spend the weekend? Was there art? Or holiday shopping? Maybe both?

P.S. There's a Little City coupon just for you lovely readers. Use code THE BOARD at checkout to receive 15% off your entire purchase. Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Handmade Holiday Bazaar & Ballyhoo!


Little City Designs be selling our organic apparel at this heavenly handmade event in Downtown Ventura this Saturday. And there will be other talented local artisans showcasing their handmade goods. Our Bazaar is during the Winter Wine Walk, so you can sip while you shop. Click {here} for more info.


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