Saturday, March 22, 2014

Day 15 - Holdin' On.

Day 15, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Day 8 Feeties

Day 8, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My new best friend.

Nico C. born March 7, 2014.


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Cartoon feet! New slippers from uniqlo.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Testing out the mini strawberry jam in my oatmeal. Pretty good!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Starry ceiling complete!

Starry ceiling complete!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Macarons and organic chocolate from my honey

definitely more desirable than a duane reade teddy bear and heart shaped chocolate box!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Testing out a flokati rug. I think we are allergic!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Italian Godzilla never goes to someone's house empty handed.

Latest addition to my shoe collection

Size 11(!) baby doll style flats.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Trying to perfect a Blythe doll bonnet and a new bookshelf

First one came out too large, maybe for a baby human?  All the other attempts fit fairly well, I just need to add some button closures.

Here is the latest addition to my home office. I actually ordered a white lacquered bookshelf, but I was sent this "espresso" one. I decided to keep it because it sort of matched my desk/computer/printer. I think the white would have been nice though, it would have disappeared into the background more.  : /

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thanks hun, how can I possibly eat all this cake in one sitting!

This is what happens when you don't get up to get your own dessert.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hot barley from Sal's mom with milk, sugar, and cinnamon.

Perfect snow day breakfast!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Toasty new socks (made in the usa!)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Sale!

30% off in stock items at through December 2nd.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

News from the craft cave

24 Monster Timmie Beer coin pouches headed to Art Star Philly!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Week in review

Brooklyn Bounty

My mom brought over some pretty Persimmons from my Grandparents Brooklyn backyard. Check out the mutated one in the front.










Hot Rods

After an internet search looking for metal rods for a possible wall clothing rack project, I came across this idea to use tension rods for temporary storage and organization.  Now I'm tempted to purchase a shower curtain rod or a regular curtain tension rod like this to see if it can hold heavy weight items.  This junky $3 one (pictured) I had in my closet could only hold the weight of a few fabric samples.  I love the idea of not having to drill any holes in the wall for this and the adaptability





Paint by Size 

I'm in the process of clearing out my studio in my apartment and creating a craft cave in a basement. I've been spending the week photographing and sorting my paintings by size.  It it stressful finding a safe place to store all my work. I want to make sure to protect them from light and moisture damage. Right now I have them stored high on wire racks but I'm running out of space, eek!

Out with a Bang!

A van smashed into our home. The driver was okay. The bricks survived with minimal damage. The shrubs shrugged it off.  Here the fire department is making sure that the van doesn't explode. Thank you FDNY!

It is still early on Friday so let's see what is in store for today!

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Pretty zips in the mailbox today


Monday, November 04, 2013

The muted cloud fabric arrived!

It is now available in my Spoonflower shop

I just ordered a zipper so I can turn it into a pillow case soon.


Mini marshmallows in bulk!

Organic hot cocoa with not-so-natural dehydrated mini marshmallows! (kraft mallow bits) Never be mini marshmallowless again!


Monday, October 21, 2013

New Pattern - Muted Clouds

New pattern coming soon to my Spoonflower shop. I think this would look cute as nursery wallpaper. I ordered a fat quarter today to test out as a pillow.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Where in the world is Timmie Tadpole?

 Timmie #261's dad took him to visit the original Brooklyn (Breukelen) in Holland!

Here Timmie is seen with Breukelen Bridge! I had no idea there was another Breukelen, which means broken land in Dutch. I thought when the Dutch arrived in New York they saw how broken our land was and then gave us the name!  Thank you Timmie & dad for sharing this!


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Accidental Gardening:

Butternut squash (being held up by my mom) and tomatoes that grew out from my compost bin! I guess I'm not a good composter because the seeds stayed intact through the winter and spring.

 Accidental gardening: Tomatoes that grew out of my compost pile along with a butternut squash!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tis the season (almost) for mini sweaters!

Working on a new collection for the shop :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

New work

I've added some new work to my Painting and Sketch blog.

Friday, July 05, 2013

How To Cut Your Own Hair in Layers

This is one of the easiest DIY haircutting layering techniques I've found online. I tried it, it works great!

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Reeve Carney from Spider-Man the Musical on Broadway
Sal and I finally saw Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark last night on Broadway. He noted that Reeve who plays Spider-Man looks like James Franco.  I agree, a fresher-faced, cleaned-up, less crack-heady version of Franco, also, the black velveteen bow he is wearing in this photo definitely ups the cuteness factor.

We both liked the idea of a Spider-Man jacket, a simplified version of this hoodie would be cool.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A b-day illustration for my honey.

Combining his 2 loves - Godzilla and Soccer, 
Sal receives a flaming red (happy birthday) card from Godzilla ref.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This now concludes my "no caffeine" experiment

So I tried a month of caffeine free ~ cappuccino free living.

The GOOD- Elimination of feelings of impeding doom.  No panicky feelings that I am going to be suffocated to death on a crowded NYC subway.

The BAD- Foggy head in the morning and took me much longer to get things done.

The MEH- Equally as alert in the late afternoon and evenings with or without my morning coffee.

I realized yesterday I've been drinking "caffe` e latte" off and on since I was 5 years old, why stop now unless I have to?  However,  I will still limit intake to one capp. a day to (try to) prevent a racing heart and the associated unwarranted feelings of dread.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On today's menu, herbal coffee.

Teeccino. A pretty good caffeine/coffee substitute.