Saturday, December 6, 2008

Busy with Wren

I have been quite busy with a new project and have been neglectful of prettybirdblog. So sad, but I'm sure you all understand. I've been putting some new ideas i've had into action and finally started an Etsy store. It's something i've been wanting to do for a while but haven't had the time or energy, but Yey! Hark! bitter cold Winter is here and I don't want to go outside so free time abounds. I've continued making the little dresses similar to the one that I posted previously. I've been inspired by little people and i'm having alot of fun making these guys. My store is called Wren, like the bird. Here's the link, Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wake up white

I want to wake up here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bird ceiling

For those of you that know me personally, you know that I have a pretty deep love of birds. So when I saw this, I about died (thats so dramatic). This ceiling is so beautiful, and what an entryway to walk into. I wish I could see it in person. One day when I have a ceiling that I can call my own I would like to do this or a variation on this. I think vibrant color copies against the back drop of a black ceiling would be striking or it might be interesting to arrange the pictures in a pattern of some sort.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A space in my space

I need a working space like this, complete with metal shelving for supplies and a bulletin board for posting inspirational swatches, magazine pages, and illustrations. Such a tidy space, too.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I just finished this dress for little baby Iris. I'm pretty happy with it. Knit completly in the round using one skein (200g) of yarn, it was pretty quick and easy. Hope she likes it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Personalized Cake Pans

I don't usually blog about things like this (a little too kitschy for my taste), or even search them out, but these are pretty cute. What a great gift for mom, or the baker in your life. And who doesn't love personalized cake pans?! The little illustrations that you can choose from are funny but cute and varied too. You can pick everything from an old retro mixer to a hockey player. And for the religious baker, there's the cross. Amen.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Whatever is going on in this picture, I like. Is that a canopy of some sort that is tied up somehow? I can't really tell, but I like it. It's romantic and gauzy.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

White Room

I know I've said before that I'd love to have a black/Navy room (and have actually been considering this more and more lately), dark and cozy like a cave, but I also love the clean, white and brightness of this room. And the hard wood floors are so pretty, they look older and worn. I want to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon here and day dream on the "dog bed".


These are really cute and simple to make. I just got done sewing about 10 pillow covers for my daybed and I think I might dress some of them up with some yo-yo's. Here's a tutorial on how to make them. This girl's blog is supercute too.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Natural Pool

Good clean fun. Count me in.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Want it.

These are kind of creepy, but I like.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Farm on a Roof

A sustainable rooftop garden in Little Italy...I did not want this slide show to end! It's pretty incredible... the family who lives and maintains the garden, I think it's more of a small farm than a garden, enjoy home grown bananas, lemons, and berries, they've had a bee colony and enjoyed the honey it produced, they have wild flowers and trees which attract butterflies and birds, and they have chickens! So amazing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


How simple, rustic, and cool.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I made this on Sunday using Mark's speedy version of the original no kneed but let it sit for 18 hours bread recipe. I only had to let this one sit for 4 hours. It was so good and so nice to smell bread baking in my oven. Yum. I'm going to add herbs and cheese to the next one. And maybe olives to one and honey and dried fruit in another. I wonder if I could put beef in the middle of one. That would be awesome.


I don't care what people say about a pool being a nuisance or too much bother. I want one and I especially want one like this. You could be walking and and not paying attention and oops... fall right in. No beach chairs, concrete, or fences, just a silvery pool of water amid the grassy lawn.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Beat it, Ikea.

Another one for the Day Trip file... Adams Unlimited. Big warehouse full of junk. Who's in? Cheap too. Who's in?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tiny House

Today's post is pretty much the opposite of yesterday's post. I love extremes and opposites. This is a Tiny House. It was built by Mark Terrano, who only wants to live in 200 square feet of space. I think it's super cute and cozy, but it looks like someone could rig it up and drive away with it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

190 Bowery

A family of three lives in this six story, roughly 35,000 square foot building located at 190 Bowery. It was purchased in 1966 for $102,000.

Friday, September 19, 2008

What is this?

Its nubby carpet.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Table for 10

Who here has always wanted their own personal pool table in their home? Anyone? Guys?? Yeah me neither, but I know someone out there has, and if that someone is you then you should get one of these. The cool thing about this is, when you're not using it you don't have some ugly pool table sitting in the middle of your living room. You have instead, an elegant dining table that seats 10.

Painted rug.

This is a great slide show. Every surface of this house is gorgeously white-washed which I love, but my favorite part about the house is that most of the rooms have had a simple outline of a white rug painted on the stone floor. Even the outdoor spaces have been painted. Its so rich-rustic-beach.


I do not usually like things that just sit on your desk or bookshelf and barely have a purpose but to take up space, (I mean seriously, when is the last time you needed to magnify something) but these are very pretty and I would be glad to have them on my desk or bookshelf.
From Restoration Hardware.


I know thats what you're thinking.
My excuse... I just hadn't come across anything lately that really made me want to jump up and down...until I came across this site showcasing simply designed furniture. The designers and owners of Uhuru live in Williamsburg.
And, this bed is nice too, but wow look at those floors. Love how clean this room looks.

Friday, September 5, 2008

China Town

I am totally digging these book ends from CB2. One is male and one is female and they aim to protect you and your home. Cool.

This rug is pretty sweet and weird too.

Monday, August 25, 2008