Welcome to Allsorts, the cheery little blog of Jenny B Harris... illustrator, designer, and generally artsy craftsy person. This is where I share projects, ideas and such, and natter on about this and that. I love all things stitchy, papery and vintage. Pull up a comfy chair and have a cup of tea!
We're back from our trip to the Big Apple, and I have lots to tell about that, but I just have to share the best thing that happened while we were there... Nick popped the question and my little Katy is getting married! (let the Pinning begin...)
Hey, guess where we're going in October? This adorable poster by Julie Mercier is a teensy hint. Yes... New York City! We are going to the Big Apple in honor of a milestone anniversary we just celebrated. The best part is that our kids and their sig-o's are coming, too! I am so excited, I haven't been to New York in a looooong time. Because of that I am asking for your help. Pretty please I desperately need suggestions for:
Hotels - the place we stayed before on the Upper West Side just got converted to condos (boo) but we are open to any place that is in a fun area. Not too fun if you know what I mean, we'd like to get some sleep at night.
Restaurants - We're not really super trendy fancy sorts, we like classic eateries that have been around for ages and have old souls (and really great food).
And - Anything else you think is something special that shouldn't be missed!
Although it is still really hot here, I can already tell from the changing light that Fall is on the way. It's still far away for us here in Texas, but to help me get through the next few weeks, I started an Autumn Pinterest board that already has some gorgeous images in it. Oh, and I made one about New York City, too.
So... who of us here will admit to spending a leetle bit too much time on Pinterest? (raises hand sheepishly) I'm pretty sure a few of you are nodding in agreement. I know that every female member of my family is pretty much addicted. This includes my daughter, Katy, who came up with this mini poster of a very apropos quote... and she is selling prints of it in her etsy shop! I just ordered one, to hang somewhere here in the studio to remind me why I have a studio. And by the way, (prepare for some proud mama-ing) my girl is no slouch... she has a MFA from RISD... soooo I'm pretty sure the print will be Of Excellent Quality. Oh, and you can get it in gray, too! But guess which color I chose. :o)
This reminded me that I've horribly negelected my own etsy shop. So I relisted both the Dala Horse and Union Jack bunting kits. Remember these?
So, next topic. Where in the heck have I been lately? My last post was all about getting back
into the creative swing, starting with that goofy quilt. Well, it
worked, because I am SO fired up now, I can barely get myself to stop
and... well... post! What's got me geeked, you ask? This labor of love:
It's a new interactive digital book/game/activity/app! I'm having way too much fun with this one. There's a tree and a gingerbread house (of course) to decorate, toys to make, lots of Christmassy dress-up pages and tons more neat things I'm adding. I'll let you know when it goes live!
So, at least I'm not just spending time on Pinterest. At least not too much time. ;o)