blue poppies at night

Friday, March 4, 2011 – Filed under: curtains,home decor,marimekko,sewing ::

It’s our favorite space. The newly renovated room at the back of our house (a light-filled space built using the previously framed out 100 year-old summer kitchen). The wood windows, the light, facing the backyard – huge walnut trees. Nestled in the middle of the city, but it doesn’t feel like it somehow.

Much of the year we eat dinner once it’s dark, and we decided some curtains were in order- something to give us just a little bit of privacy. Since we are in the middle of the city and all.

So I happened upon some Marimekko unikko cotton on sale and snapped it up without so much as a second thought. And as a gift to us, my mom sewed them up into sweet, short curtains, hitting just below the windowsill. Less for little hands to tug at. And less formal, somehow.

And we love them, our blue poppies at night.

Romantic Homes Magazine

Sunday, October 31, 2010 – Filed under: autumn,handmade,marimekko,picnic blankets,press,Romantic Homes Magazine,SewnNatural ::

It turns out that the fabulous folks at Romantic Homes Magazine included one of our handmade Marimekko picnic blankets in their October issue. What a thrill!

Thank you, Romantic Homes!

p.s. and if you are celebrating, have a fabulous Halloween.

cool hunting

Saturday, August 21, 2010 – Filed under: marimekko,media,picnics,press ::

I have absolutely no pretense about being the slightest bit cool. Nerdy – check. Intense – check. Passionate – check. But cool? Well, not so much.

But, having said that, we were tickled (organic) pink to be featured on Cool Hunting.

Our vintage Marimekko picnic blanket in mustard and black made the cut, and we’re rather delighted.

Marimekko is definitely very cool, and we have a little stockpile of beautiful vintage + new deadstock Marimekko fabrics to make into (very cool) baby and toddler bedding for the shop this fall. Just sayin’.