The gift of handmade

Month: July 2010

Catching up

It’s impossible nowadays to find cute organizer refills. I mean, just because all we’re writing down are schedules and stuff, doesn’t mean it has to be on ugly paper. So, write in style with these! And you can even take down your own weather report. […]

things tied up in knots

I’ve always been smitten with bows, so I made a bracelet with some on it. Here are some other pretty photos for you. cute tattoos: little hats: I adore Florence Welch, and look at her gentleman friend’s adorable polka dot bow tie: and I found […]

old manila

My friends and I went on a tour of Intramuros last week. It was pretty fantastic, walking around such a a historical place. We also rode a kalesa. Yep, with a real live horse, and a very good tour guide.

Here’s Nikki looking at the map:

We went up on the walls. The sun was merciless, but we didn’t care (much):

Here’s the kalesa we rode, and our wonderful guide:

This was in the San Agustin Church. We toured the museum and then went up to the choir loft. The ceiling was completely trompe l’oeil, and it was amazing:

And a group shot of our happy, sweaty selves:

Be right back; reading some history.

xo, Elle

theirs & ours

Pretty doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out our take on beautiful headbands, here!

freebie friday * cookbook bookplates

Our very first free download! Ina made some cookbook bookplates for you. (They are lemon-y.) You can put them on your  cookbooks, and you can purchase our Gather-Your-Own-Favorite-Recipes binder or box, in our shop. Just click the download button right down there. Hurray!

apron update

We have pretty things up in the shop! Click here!

when life gives you lemons

Okay, it’s official. I’m now addicted to drawing lemons. They are basically one of the best things ever. They are a happy shade of yellow and come in the strangest squish-able shape! You know where I’ve been placing all my lemons lately? On recipe cards. […]

fairy tales

My friend Andrea recently lent me this awesome book: I fell in love. And then she lent us a few more, and everyone in the house is reading them. They’re magical, and George MacDonald is a wizard. Did you know that he influenced W.H. Auden, […]