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{courtneycourtney} #4 love…

You’ve heard me say it before, but I will say it again- I love sending Courtney (courtneycourtney)  my prints. The last batch I sent her, I snuck in an extra special tee. I wanted to have a courtneycourtney tee made for Sayer’s 4th birthday & I included his favorite owl tee that he had outgrown. Courtney worked her magic & made the coolest tee ever! Sayer just loves it. His birthday was on Wednesday & he has worn it everyday since! It has been in the wash a number of times already & has even survived a big glop of blue frosting on the front.

This is what a happy courtneycourtney customer looks like in case you wondered (& a brand new 4 year old). Her tees & dresses inspire dancing & fits of giggles. 

The latest 3 dresses using KLT prints are so adorable as well! If you are interested in purchasing some of her creations, make sure you sign up for Courtney’s emails here so you can see fun new photoshoots & all of the new courtneycourtney dresses that are available for purchase. 

Courtney, thanks for sharing your vision- you are an inspiration! You made my 4 year old so happy & proud!  I think he choreographed that dance for you. 


* View other courtneycourtney creations with KLT prints  here & here 


{Everyday Inspiration} camera in hand…

Late last week, Sayer asked me if we could go on a picnic at the beach after I picked him up from pre-school. The weather has been typical for fall in the NW- chilly, rainy, & a little dreary. However, this particular day it was sunny with a nice crispness in the air . The beach he was referring to is one that I used to go to when I was in high school – just to chill out & quiet my mind. It was one of the first places I drove to when I got my drivers license- so he didn’t need to twist my arm for me to take him out there. 

By the time we had packed our little picnic & got out to the beach, the sun was rapidly going down. The lighting & color was gorgeous- not to mention we had the whole beach to ourselves. If you haven’t noticed yet, I really love taking photos of Sayer – particularly at the beach. So, I was in heaven just snapping away while Sayer explored & threw rocks into the water. He even brought one of our vintage cameras from our collection that he likes to play with. It was just what we both needed. This place still has the power to calm me down & I’m glad that Sayer enjoys it as much as I do. On the way home, we chased the full moon taking back roads off the beaten path. I kept pulling over, trying to get a good photo. But I think the chase was better than the actual photos. It’s pretty amazing how my kiddo knows just how to make my day. Is there a special place that you like to go to chill out & unwind?




{Good Read} Anorak + Alain Gree = LOVE

What happens when a new & innovative children’s magazine & press pairs up with a favorite children’s book illustrator? Perfection, that’s what. 
PLOC Magazine is the happy mag for little ones (kiddos from 3yrs-8yrs old) that contains tons of games & coloring stories for budding readers – & published by the gorgeous Anorak Press & illustrated exclusively by Alain Gree. 

I’ve been a fan of Alain Gree’s illustrations for awhile now & have even have found a few lovely vintage Gree books for Sayer over the years.  I just learned about the children’s magazine, Anorak this summer & was delighted with the 2 issues that I purchased. You can imagine how excited I was to hear about PLOC!

 

It definitely passed the Sayer test. These were his favorite 4 features on first read. They couldn’t be more perfect for his interests right now. While this is a UK publication, the world wide web allows all of us to partake in the fun. Definitely a favorite find & good read. Hope you are finding time to relax & curl up with a good magazine or book this weekend!


Visit Anorak here.
{new l/s rabbit tee here}

{Good Read} Anorak + Alain Gree = LOVE

What happens when a new & innovative children’s magazine & press pairs up with a favorite children’s book illustrator? Perfection, that’s what. 
PLOC Magazine is the happy mag for little ones (kiddos from 3yrs-8yrs old) that contains tons of games & coloring stories for budding readers – & published by the gorgeous Anorak Press & illustrated exclusively by Alain Gree. 

I’ve been a fan of Alain Gree’s illustrations for awhile now & have even have found a few lovely vintage Gree books for Sayer over the years.  I just learned about the children’s magazine, Anorak this summer & was delighted with the 2 issues that I purchased. You can imagine how excited I was to hear about PLOC!

 

It definitely passed the Sayer test. These were his favorite 4 features on first read. They couldn’t be more perfect for his interests right now. While this is a UK publication, the world wide web allows all of us to partake in the fun. Definitely a favorite find & good read. Hope you are finding time to relax & curl up with a good magazine or book this weekend!


Visit Anorak here.
{new l/s rabbit tee here}

{Vintage Love} childhood buddy…

I remember the Christmas that I got my Snoopy- I believe my brother & I got a synthesizer to share that year too- yep it was the ’70’s.  Snoopy was one of my favorite buddies for a long time. I had so many outfits for him & would dress him up & take him everywhere. I loved him so much, that I kept him for my someday child…. 

That someday child loves Snoopy too! Although Snoopy doesn’t have his extensive wardrobe anymore (what did I do with all of those clothes?) Sayer loves him all the same. He knows that his friend is “fragile” and needs extra care (he’s been mended a number of times) but still likes to take him to “see the world” as he puts it. We took Snoopy to the grocery store a few days ago & Sayer pushed him in the cart & chatted with him the whole time. It’s been pretty darn heart warming to watch his affection for my sweet, childhood buddy grow. They even dance together! As a fan of the Velveteen Rabbit, I can only imagine how happy Snoopy is right now. 

Side note: The klt:works dog on the pictured tee is now considered Snoopy’s brother.

{Vintage Love} childhood buddy…

I remember the Christmas that I got my Snoopy- I believe my brother & I got a synthesizer to share that year too- yep it was the ’70’s.  Snoopy was one of my favorite buddies for a long time. I had so many outfits for him & would dress him up & take him everywhere. I loved him so much, that I kept him for my someday child…. 

That someday child loves Snoopy too! Although Snoopy doesn’t have his extensive wardrobe anymore (what did I do with all of those clothes?) Sayer loves him all the same. He knows that his friend is “fragile” and needs extra care (he’s been mended a number of times) but still likes to take him to “see the world” as he puts it. We took Snoopy to the grocery store a few days ago & Sayer pushed him in the cart & chatted with him the whole time. It’s been pretty darn heart warming to watch his affection for my sweet, childhood buddy grow. They even dance together! As a fan of the Velveteen Rabbit, I can only imagine how happy Snoopy is right now. 

Side note: The klt:works dog on the pictured tee is now considered Snoopy’s brother.

{Music Monday} feels like summer….

It finally feels like summer. The sprinkler was on, backyard giggles were heard & afternoon picnics of popsicles in Sayer’s clubhouse were enjoyed. Sunday was nice. The new  Zee Avi song, Swell Window, seems to fit my mood (& these pictures) – look forward to hearing her new album in August.  Happy Music Monday! How was your weekend? 

{Music Monday} feels like summer….

It finally feels like summer. The sprinkler was on, backyard giggles were heard & afternoon picnics of popsicles in Sayer’s clubhouse were enjoyed. Sunday was nice. The new  Zee Avi song, Swell Window, seems to fit my mood (& these pictures) – look forward to hearing her new album in August.  Happy Music Monday! How was your weekend? 

{behind the studio door} my view…

This is one of my favorite views of my studio. You can’t really see where I do most of my work (it’s off to the left) but you can see Sayer’s work & hangout area. He’s been spending more & more time with me in the studio these days & it’s always interesting to see where things end up being stashed at the end of our studio time. He’s my goofy squirrel. His little work table is so great- it has a storage drawer in it that always has a ton of my spools of thread stored away. If I’m ever out of a color of thread, chances are- it’s in his work table. His machine is an old one a friend gave me (minus the needle). It won’t be long before I could add the needle- he seem like a natural (or maybe that is wishful thinking). He hoards my lime green felt too so that he can sew Grinch costumes.

It’s silly, but I sort of fancy my studio space as an old fashioned, mini toy factory. I love to imagine how Sayer might view this space being a child. I guess that’s one of the reasons (other than for inspiration) that I have all of my vintage toys & books stored up there. I want him to feel a sense of wonder & freedom to create anything that pops into his mind. I suppose I feel a great deal of pride knowing that he watches me create things too. Hearing him tell me that he has to help me work makes my heart warm. These days in the studio, while being  simple and frequent, are what favorite memories are made of… 

{behind the studio door} my view…

This is one of my favorite views of my studio. You can’t really see where I do most of my work (it’s off to the left) but you can see Sayer’s work & hangout area. He’s been spending more & more time with me in the studio these days & it’s always interesting to see where things end up being stashed at the end of our studio time. He’s my goofy squirrel. His little work table is so great- it has a storage drawer in it that always has a ton of my spools of thread stored away. If I’m ever out of a color of thread, chances are- it’s in his work table. His machine is an old one a friend gave me (minus the needle). It won’t be long before I could add the needle- he seem like a natural (or maybe that is wishful thinking). He hoards my lime green felt too so that he can sew Grinch costumes.

It’s silly, but I sort of fancy my studio space as an old fashioned, mini toy factory. I love to imagine how Sayer might view this space being a child. I guess that’s one of the reasons (other than for inspiration) that I have all of my vintage toys & books stored up there. I want him to feel a sense of wonder & freedom to create anything that pops into his mind. I suppose I feel a great deal of pride knowing that he watches me create things too. Hearing him tell me that he has to help me work makes my heart warm. These days in the studio, while being  simple and frequent, are what favorite memories are made of…