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My Blog Has Moved to a New Home…

Hello Friends. I spent the last couple weeks migrating all of of my old posts over to its new home.  Please click on the image above or here to take you to my blog. Why the move? Well, Katrina from Pugly Pixel/Powered by Pastries designed an awesome new layout for Blogger and I fell in love with it’s clean and simple look. So please update your bookmarks and head on over to now!


Learning How to Pickle

picklesMy mom came up for a spontaneous visit this weekend and we spent Saturday afternoon pickling vegetables. We used a traditional Vietnamese recipe for the brine.  So simple and so yummy! Next time I’m going to try to make some spiced pickled carrots like the ones they serve at Tartine. Double yum!

Project Coffee Table: Completed!

coffee table and tablescapingRemember when I posted sometime last year that I wanted to make this coffee table? I finally got around to ordering the hairpin legs and buying the table top last month. Then after a weekend of unsuccessful attempts to find a power drill, my friend Maria lent me hers and the table was completed. It still needs to be oiled every few days for the next two months, but so far I have to say, I’m totally happy with the results.

For these photos, my sister Jenny (pictured above) helped me with the styling and “tablescaping”.  She says, “We wanted the coffee table to be the focal point of our living room, around which our friends could gather to sip single origin espresso and trade tips about holistic vets.” Ha! We had so much fun being tablescape artists for the day.


sweet potato biscuitsAlthough this is a belated Happy Thanksgiving, I hope everyone had a nice day full of food, family, friends, and laughter. I sure did. (P.S. These are the best sweet potato biscuits. Especially when served with honey butter.)

Still here…

Just wanted to share this song with you because it’s been stuck in my head all morning (thanks Ben!). AND, to let you know (anyone? anyone?) I’m still here. Just been busy putting the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog together…good news is we are wrapping things up this week! Yah! Sneak peeks of the catalog start this Friday.

Happy Birthday x 4

birthday bannerSo many birthdays today that I had to do a blog post about it. Wishing my dad, big sis Niki, dear friends Andrew and Matthew a lovely day! p.s. the birthday banner was made using some scrap watercolor paper, awesome Elvis stickers, some alphabet stamps, and divine twine.

Crosstitch in Helvetica!

helvetica crosstitch kitDon’t you think this cross stitch kit by Tamara Maynes is the perfect union of graphic design and craft. Just ordered one and can’t wait to have my say in Helvetica! (Just found out these kits are being shipped from Australia and postage is sky-high…waiting to hear back from the shop if i can just buy a digital pattern)

via DesignSponge.


My name is Mon and I live in San Francisco. This blog is a place where I can share the things I enjoy doing. Including but not limited to: sewing, crafting, drawing, stamping, eating, day-dreaming...Thanks for visiting!

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