Wednesday, September 29, 2010

And Some Treasuries..

I'm settling in my new space. I still have some odds and ends to clear up from my move, but I'll be going back to crafting soon (and boy am I behind when it comes to the Holiday themes out there in the great land of Etsy!) All in the making of a home business, I presume, but the plus is  Emma will have a more memorable Holiday..more family around (a yaay and a sigh of relief!). Promising you lots of photos (and maybe recipes?!) Until then, please enjoy these wonderful shops and their amazing photos/products!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Minimal Architecture

In deeply Catholic Poland, the building of new churches is a serious matter. This modern and very modest place of worship is not constructed through the auspices of any local diocese, but rather by a private individual, an anonymous Polish writer. The bucolic surroundings are preserved with this very minimal and neutral structure and does not take away from the natural world around it. And you get a sense that serenity and isolation in thought to pray and contemplate is encouraged. The site lies on the outskirts of Tarnów, a small hamlet on the edge of the Vistula, Poland’s mighty main river. 

The Boys Are Back

Just wanted to share a new fave for me this year in movie-watching. I don't watch as much movies as I'd like to. When I get back to crafting non-stop, I'll probably be crafting and watching again:) But this was on my 'Movies to Watch' list and I loved it. It was raw and endearing. Clive Owen and the actors who play his sons stood out with finely tuned performances. Plus Clive Owen is as dapper as usual. And talking about dapper, see Croupier for him, one of his earlier work. Both highly recommend.


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


These images caught my eye from (possibly) a future seller here on Etsy. Enjoy the lovely photographs and hope we see more of these amazing photos soon.

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New Treasuries and Lots of Etsy Hugs.

I am moving this week. Getting myself situated and will start making as soon as I get my chair and sewing machine dusted off. I can't wait. It's become my refuge. My life is forever circled around Emma in the daytime. At night, I can let my mind take flight. I am a very private person and not at all socially acute. I don't have a lot of friends. I've been like this most of my life, choosing to stay in and read and write instead of running around with people my own age. Emma is different, so I indulge her youth and need for the physical (as any Mom would) and wait for my time to frolick in Etsyland at the end of the day:)

Enjoy my treasuries for the week. :) xoxo, Maha

Also see it here

The treasury below bears introduction: I love Baudelaire. After T.S. Eliot, Baudelaire's poems were my favorite. I made this treasury and quoted the French writer (but did not leave it as a comment on the treasury itself.) I am sharing it here with you, my dears, so enjoy:)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Yes, its that time again. Time for me to share what I do late at night, a cup of coffee to my side and hours upon hours of gazing at other people's shops (what a voyeur!) I must say, the quality of some of the pictures I have come across is amazing. I have plans to make my pictures attract some attention someday. I have fallen in love with photography and the moods it illicits. I have always fantasized that someday I would have a camera strapped to my neck, running about town on foot or a bicycle, capturing slices of life here and there...oh how wonderfully bohemian that would be! None of these have made the FP, which is fine. I am proud of the work, nonetheless, and I love love making treasuries (and watching Glee, my new favorite show, as I had curating some of these lovelies!)

Here goes:

Monday, September 13, 2010

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air. 

Franz Kafka 

Paper jewelry has always intrigued me. I always bookmark images of pieces as I am working and checking out different sites. This particular post, I will take you on a typical journey as I flit from one hearted item to the next. Enjoy.

Nel Linssen: Handcrafted from neutral-hued papers, her jewelry embraces a mathematical elegance born from modular and logical problem solving. Don’t mistake it for something that is cold and immutable, however. Linssen’s work comes alive when it cleaves to its wearer, exhibiting shifts in color and contours that vary from person to person, moment to moment.  


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ukrike hamm

kiwon wang

terhi tolvanen

Finally, designer mette saabye, an eclectic collection filled with whimsy and imagination:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Shopping Wish List

Ooo, I'd like to soak in that:) 

Kitten heels from JCrew..

Just so you know how my mind works. Found this recipe while searching for my Houndstooth feature a 
few pages back and viola, a little discovery! Now I've listed this site because I love French cuisine, especially the French onion soup..mmm.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Shiny Squirrel

Images from around the Web. Things that inspire me and things that tickled my fancy and piqued my interest..Today it's The Shiny Squirrel! Enjoy:)

Juliana Swaney

and  here

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Treasuries

Here I am, after what feels like a long absence, especially when I spend a weekend moving and shuttling furniture to a new (smaller) space with a little toddler and a small vehicle. Treasury making is my only refuge at the end of a long day. I think even if I wasn't selling on Etsy, I'd still make treasuries. It's addicting and sometimes just takes me into another world for a number of hours, which I welcome for now. Half of my tools and fabrics are here and half there, so I haven't had the heart to sit down and sew. So, here are the fruits of my labor and my 'creative' window into my soul for the time being...enjoy:)



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Just to Say Thankx

Leah Dieterich's mother always told her to write thank you notes. So she does. To everything. thxthxthx is her daily exercise in gratitude. The results are sometimes amusing. I know I like to start my day with Leah's sense of gratitude, even though some of it is tongue-in-cheek. Mosey on over to her blog and chuckle over some of my favorites. Enjoy:)