pretty words

in honor of national poetry month, one of my new favorite poems...

famous by naomi shihab nye

The river is famous to the fish.

The loud voice is famous to silence,
which knew it would inherit the earth
before anybody said so.

The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds
watching him from the birdhouse.

The tear
is famous, briefly, to the cheek.

The idea
you carry close your bosom
is famous to your bosom.

The boot
is famous to the earth,
more famous than the dress shoe,
which is famous only to floors.

The bent
photograph is famous to the one who carries it
and is not at all famous to the one who is pictured.

I want to
be famous to shuffling men
who smile while crossing streets,
sticky children in grocery lines,
famous as the one who smiled back.

I want to
be famous in the way a pulley is famous,
or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular,
but because it never forgot what it could do.

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

etsy love

my last post on the fabulous photographers of etsy didn't even scratch the surface so i thought i'd do another...


vintage singer by houseofsixcats


bird girl by sixhours


line of balloons by scarletbeautiful2

School day

school day by jenniferdennispotter


swing by emmalynne


paris carousel by snappychic


secret by ellemoss

now if only teena would restock her shop or my sister-in-law would open a shop...

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   2 comment(s)

a new kind of love

i've been toying with the idea of a new kind of yoyo necklace. this is the concept i've had in my head for awhile. i think i like it.

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

yoyo love


kateri sent me a link to this dress today. i keep going back to visit it. its so dreamy. and looks like so much work. well done stellamerle.

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

plastic fantastic


yesterday a box of candy colored plastic came in the mail. these are some of the rings i made last night. yummy. and they can be found in ye olde shoppe.

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

i am wealthy in my friends

on thursday, cheryl came with shawn and i to the family seder at work. it was lovely. seeing cheryl was fantastic - its been way too long. and she brought me a prize. pride and prejudice and zombies. 2 of my favorite things!

today, at lunch the mail arrived and there was a large box for me. i figured it was a gift i'd ordered for cheryl that hadn't yet arrived. but no, it was ozzy, who i've been more than a little obsessed with for quite some time.


i know i've said it before but i'll say it again... i'm a lucky, lucky girl.

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

a new kind of love, the sequel

i keep playing with shapes and designs for new yo-yo necklaces. i made this one today using that dreamy new silk dupioni i can't seem to stop using and some of my vintage enamel. i'm head over heels for it.
Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

keep calm and whatever

i am fond of the ubiquitous keep calm and carry on poster. i think the sentiment is perfect and i often wish i had one at work. there are many, many parodies out there. keep calm and have a cupcake. freak out and throw stuff. keep calm... oh who are we kidding?

this one though, this one is my FAVE.


by blackbeltjones on flickr

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

spring cleaning


30% off all yo-yo jewelry and hair accessories. i'm making room for new colors and designs. so pop on over to the shop and buy yourself or mom (don't forget mother's day is coming!) something pretty...

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

riddle me this?


i adore these earrings. seriously. adore. i have a pair. i wear them often and they are complimented all the time.

they've been languishing in kateri's shop for way too long. they've been on the front page. they have many, many views. yet they do not sell.

SO, buy them. leaves of glass is having a sale & these lovely turning violet earrings are 30% off along with everything else is her shop. the sale ends and the shop is closing up temporarily april 20. so go. go now. and BUY THEM.

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)

yo-yo tricks

and in my constant quest to do new and interesting things with yo-yos i give you these...


i think they came out rather nicely, don't you?

Posted in:
  |   permalink   |   0 comment(s)