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28 April 2012

Toys of the Avant-Garde

I have had my eye on this fantastic book for a while...







My birthday is coming up in a couple of months
and it's at the top of my wish-list along with this.




I only wish that I could have visited the exhibition.


Images above found via this wonderful post on mondo 



21 April 2012

somewhere in dreamland

Ari looked so beautiful sleeping tonight that 
I just had to take a picture of him...


...and just as I snapped it, he smiled in his sleep!


This camera doesn't take the best photos in really low light
but I didn't want to turn on the overhead and risk waking him up.
I think images are often beautiful simply for what they evoke.


Speaking of imaging, I've been spending WAY too much time 
pinning beautiful things here the past few days... take a peek. x


18 April 2012

love & clutter

Perhaps you have noticed some changes around here?

The link lists that were expanding down either side of my blog are now 
situated (in a tidy fashion) as individual pages beneath the blog header.

Ever the work in progress, A Modern Fable turns 1 this month (one!)... 



A tiny, prettily cluttered corner of Dark Horse Studios


...so I thought perhaps it was time for a, well, a... de-cluttering.  Of sorts. 
Of course everything that had a place on this blog still has a place here. 


I find it near impossible to throw anything lovely away... ever!  


Also, I've set up a Pininterest account. And I made a Facebook page for
Raised by the Wolves.  Visit me there sometime, if you're so inclined. x


16 April 2012

BOIS & CHARBONS



The other day, Ari and I took a lovely walk around the Collingwood 
Children's Farm & the Abbotsford Convent. We stopped to shoot some 
pictures of each other in front of the old Bois & Charbons Coke Shop.







Would you believe, it was Ari's first time using the camera?
Aren't they great! I love that beautiful old facade so much. 




The weather has been just perfect these past couple of weeks.

Aside from a cold and a bout of stomach flu, we've thoroughly 
enjoyed the school holidays. But school started back again today.

I'm always sad when my Ari has to go back to the classroom.
He's such a sweetheart and I so love spending time together.


It is great to be back in the studio and able to focus on work though.
I am very inspired right now. The work table's piled high with projects
and patterns and fabric and books and trims and I can't wait to finally
get my Etsy shops up and running.  It's all coming together so nicely!


15 April 2012

A new button!

Wondering where the link to my other blog's gone?


Scroll down and on the right of the screen you'll find my 
lovely new button. Just click on it to connect to the site.

If you haven't visited there before, I hope you like my other 
little world of fashion, art and more theatrical attractions... xo

14 April 2012