May 30, 2012

making elephants

Elephant body parts and ruffles on my desk today.

May 23, 2012

the making of our clowns {behind the scenes}

I want to share with you part of the process of making our new balloon clowns.
Each piece is made entirely by hand, a process that takes several days to complete.

I hope you enjoy seeing some of the "behind the scenes"

May 22, 2012

La Petite Magazine Issue 8

The always amazing La Petite Magazine Issue 8 is out now!
The most beautiful photographs and inspiration for the upcoming summer season. 
I am truly honored to be featured with Fournier on this issue along with so many talented artists I admire.
Thank you Rachelle and La Petite!!!

Read the magazine HERE!

May 21, 2012

on a Sunday morning...

I spent my Sunday morning finishing clowns for an order.
The finishing included embroidering faces and attaching hats to the balloon clowns.
These cuties left for San Francisco today.

Daffie Clowns

Ernie Clowns

May 18, 2012

so good to read... {thank you Kenziepoo}

So nice to see our new toys & pillows popping up on the web!!!
Thank you so so much to Rachelle from Kenziepoo for sharing photos of her little one with our clown pillow.
Read more HERE!

May 17, 2012

from our new family of clowns, meet...

Find him HERE!

May 16, 2012

when it comes to hats

These are some of the clown hats on our new collection of toys & pillows.
Check them out HERE!

each our our cute hats is made with baby alpaca/bamboo blend with pima cotton details

May 15, 2012

on my desk today

making beaded crochet string necklaces for a customer.

royal blue, fuchsia, turquoise & saffron pima cotton

in saffron pima cotton

May 11, 2012

special thank you's

I have always followed my dreams and that little inside voice that tells me what to do, how to do it, and where to go.
It is not always easy... and sometimes I feel I am getting stuck and don't know how to continue, but most of the time what I do gives me tremendous joy.
This is one of those weeks in which I feel very grateful for all the people I have met through Fournier.
I would like to thank all of you who have sent me emails with such beautiful and kind words and to Daily Candy Kids, The Junior, ebabeeLikes, and Bellissima Kids for the amazing features on my new line of toys, and the FW12/13 line of clothing & accessories.
The toys and pillows are in the SHOP now. The clowns have been flying and we are working round the clock to keep a good stock!!! 

Wishing you all a fabulous Mother's Day weekend!
I am lucky to have my mother visiting me this week all the way from Costa Rica!!! I could definitely not ask for a better gift!

May 10, 2012

a trip to Leesburg, VA

A trip to Leesburg, VA
A beautiful place full of antique shops. Perfect when I need things for photo shoots.

{some favorites}

May 9, 2012

Fournier on the Junior

Thank you so much Helena of The Junior for the lovely words and post on your blog {a sneak peek of Fournier's Fall-Winter 12/13 and new toys collection}
At Fournier we're happy to have you as a fan of our collections.
For those of you who have not peeked into The Junior, you can do it HERE... you'll definitely want to bookmark that!!

May 8, 2012

Fournier on Daily Candy Kids!!!

Talk about awesome!!!
I am very excited that Fournier is featured in today’s Daily Candy Kids!
Daily Candy Kids is the go-to resource for moms in the know and I am truly honored to be featured in today’s edition with my new toy collection.
To view the article and read about our story, please click HERE!
A huge THANK YOU to Daily Candy Kids!

May 5, 2012

thank you Bellissima Kids!!!!!

Today Fournier is featured on Bellissima Kids!!!!
I am absolutely thrilled and happy to be on one of my favorite blogs... one that I read every day and that has given me lots of ideas of things to get for my own kids, like the Makedo connector system {see it here}
Read the full feature here!!

May 4, 2012

happy weekend!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
It seems that we will have a sunny 5 de Mayo celebration tomorrow.

May 2, 2012

busy week

making the screen the old fashion way
clowns printed on cotton fabric

making dozens of crochet clown noses
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