Thursday, November 25, 2010


So many things in my life . In no particular order, I'm glad for the world wide web, my incredible family and friends, music, making things, a job, and YOU.
Picture from here

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things

baby blue, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, music, lemon drops, fresh flowers, fun with friends, packages in the mail, hot chocolate... I could go on and on. After watching Oprah's final favorite things, I kind of wished I could pull an Oprah-- and give all of my friends a big surprise full of all the things I love.

Alas, and alack, I lack Oprah's means. So for now, I won't do it.. but I did decide to host a "Favorite Things Swap". So.. here's how it works. Send me an email (emilycox at gmail) with the subject line"favorite things". Include your name, email, mailing address and your url if you have one by Dec.1. I'll assign you a swap partner. Send them a package with one of your favorite things in it. Think $20 range, though homemade is even better. So pick out your favorite eye shadow, hot chocolate, lip balm, pulp fiction, pencils, wrap them up pretty, and drop them in the mail by Dec. 10. Fun way to start the holidays. No?
*picture from Rue Magazine. Full of pretty things---check it out.

Snow Day!

Today is my first ever official snow day (School has been canceled!). A few things I think are cute and cozy for inclement weather.

This Hood
Kate Spade Mittens
Puffy Coat
Any winter favorites of yours?

Your Wish?!

My friend Liz had the absolutely genius idea of granting permission. To people. For things. The things that you've been wanting to do, but you haven't been able to get yourself to do. Yet. I helped her set up a blog. Go here, make a comment, and presto-magico, you mightst get the green light you've been waiting for.
(to brag about Liz's expertise.. she's a professor of design, mother of 2, and of the the spunkiest and creative people ever-- she knows how to get things done!)

Thursday, November 18, 2010


My amazingly talented friend Karisa helped me create these moving announcements. She's the BEST to work with: crazy talented, very nice, and great at helping you make what you want. She even found these envelopes for me and got a return address stamp made. It took about 10 minutes to sew the line on my machine. So easy. These pictures don't even do them justice. Karisa really, really rocks.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I just stumbled on a new website, pinterest, which allows you to make boards out of cool stuff you find on the world wide web-- and it keeps track of the webpages they come from. Very handy, and really fun to see everyone else's collections. I've started out by tracking all the cool globe stuff out there. Check it out!

p.s. let me know if you want an invite! Update-- just email them on the site-- they should take care of you quickly

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Green Thumb

After being inspired by the cabbage incorporated into the bouquet below, I feel like I've finally become officially a Pacific North Westerner. Why? I've planted cabbages and kale on my front porch (they're ornamental varieties, sadly not for eating). Even the temple here has them in the landscaping.*special thanks to Shalann for helping me out with this project

Weekly Flowers

Love the creativity of the ladies at the market!

Monday, November 08, 2010


AllSaints Spitalfields just opened in down town Seattle. I've been watching the store go up for a while. I was attracted by the hundreds of vintage sewing machines they used to decorate it. Very cool. The clothes are pretty great, but pricey. I especially liked the men's lines-- very classic with great modern details. The women's lines are VERY drapey. They'll look great on thin figures, but might take some trickery to look good on any kind of curves. One friend described the overall look as high-end Mad Max. I think it fits. I did manage to snap some pix before an aggressive sales person banished me.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Craft Lately

Been busy realizing an entire world made out of only my favorite color. I spray painted this $2 broken plate. Much better now, right?
I realized my dream terrarium. Ingredients = darling boyfriend who bought me this giant vase, air plants from this AWESOME etsy seller, paint from Lowe's mixed to my favorite color, river rocks, 10 lbs of aquarium sand, fluorescent pink thread, and a small touch of OCD (required for fishing dropped stuff out of terrarium with chopsticks).

Stopped by the farmer's market to get ingredients for a soup from the Ad Hoc cookbook.

Note: I did not dye the soup blue.