Monday, December 28, 2009

interview with indie icing

I'm pleased to say that Small Adventure has had its first interview!  You can read it on a cool blog called Indie Icing that does a good job of finding and promoting less prominent Etsy shops.  Thank you to Jessica of Indie Icing for being interested in our very humble goods.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

some packaging

I made some packaging for a larger than normal order.  Just a little drawstring bag and some labels, but I think they came out pretty well.  Someday I'd like to have a consistent identity for Small Adventure complete with business cards, stationery, tags and labels, drawstring bags, boxes and shipping supplies, as well as a matching look for the craft fair booth.  But this is a small first step.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I just stumbled across a shop called Ninon by Tania Patritti.  She creates really amazing stuffed monsters.  You can also find photographs of her beautifully decorated house here.

canoe in portland

My sister Hollin  from Vim and Verve found this awesome shop in Portland.  They also have an online shop here.  I like their clean, minimalist aesthetic.  

Monday, November 30, 2009

wood slice ornaments in shop!

A new item for sale in the shop!  They are wood slices made of fine wool and hemp twine to hang on your Christmas tree or anywhere.  They are $12 and would make a very nice gift for someone you like.  They also come packaged in a drawstring pouch.  Purchase one here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

christmas pins

These are some Christmas brooches that were commissioned by my mom.  Thanks Mom!  :)  I haven't decided yet if I want to make more and put them up in the shop.  But I will be making some ornaments and other Christmas decor to put up soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

new member of small adventure

Yay Anna Hurley!  Anna and I have been pursuing a way of creating together for some time now and hopefully this will be the beginnings of a long lasting partnership of awesomeness.  She has just put up her beautiful letterpress prints into our shop!  If you would like to check out her personal blog, it is here.

reusable felt air mail envelope

Here is my latest project.  It will be up in my Etsy shop shortly!

Monday, November 9, 2009

3 card designs

Here are three card designs I made and sold at A.P.E.  a couple of weeks ago in San Francisco.  I will print up some more soon and put them up in the shop.

Friday, October 23, 2009

first wholesale order

My first wholesale order I just completed for Sassafras Flowers in Rochester, NY.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

best sartorialist outfit girl

(photos via the sartorialist)

Monday, September 28, 2009

sooo cool...

From the Daily Drop Cap blog by Jessica Hische.  Her type design is incredible.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

breakfast today...

scrambled eggs with tofu cream cheese and chives, sweet basil chicken sausage, nectarines, toast, and orange juice.  i am quite full.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

making bananas foster


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

felt mailing envelopes

A new project I finished that you can buy in my shop...

Monday, September 7, 2009

aurelie guillerey

saw these awesome illustrations on drawn by aurelie guillerey.  here is her website.

the enamored whale print

this is an awesome 3 color letterpress print by alberto cerriteno.  buy it here for only $20!

Monday, August 31, 2009

studio violet's new porcelain

I'm sure many of you have seen this already, but Studio Violet has a new batch of reused porcelain pieces that are going to be for sale starting tomorrow night.  The illustrations are so incredible and the printing job on the antique porcelain pieces is perfect.  Look how awesome!

lunch bag project

This craft project is a pretty cool idea.  There are so many reusable totes now.  You might as well make a reusable lunch bag too I suppose.  This project is from The Purl Bee.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


this is what i want more than anything else in the world (right now).

photo via photojojo

this video is a test run of the harinezumi camera.  i think it is pretty sweet.

digital harinezumi - motomachi from nick dangerfield on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

small magazine no. 11

Small Magazine's next issue is out!  Check it!

images via Small Magazine

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

moccasin boots

These shoes make me want to be a little kid running through the forest carrying a tiny pouch of rocks. Or something. They're so cool.

Monday, August 10, 2009

small new craft


goodness, it sure has been quite awhile since my last post. i have been working hard to try to find another means of making money so i can quit this job that seems to suck all the energy out of me. i think i am getting there. however, my focus has been on finding work so the crafts have not been worked on for awhile. until now! my sister and i have decided to do portland's crafty wonderland in (hopefully) october. i will not be attending, but my sister will be selling some items for me! as well as some of her own awesome creations. so now i have a deadline to work towards. here is a small first project. 1 inch buttons.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

a small book from seattle

I bought this felted animal book at Kinokuniya bookstore in Seattle. There is also a Kinokuniya in Los Angeles, but it is much smaller than the Seattle one. I found so many books that I wanted, but I only got this one. I am hoping to find time to make some felted animals soon!

Also, my trip to Seattle was one of the best vacations I've ever had! I cannot wait to live there someday. When I find someone who has taken pictures of my sister's wedding, I will post those. The Tree House Point place was sooooo cool.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

coffee and tea bags

These are the coffee and tea bags I made for my sister's wedding using my gocco printer.  It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the coffee bags are printed in a brownish-gold ink and the tea bags are a dark wine, purple-ish color.  I hope she likes them!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

another wedding craft project

A new project I'm about halfway done working on for my sister's wedding.  This is what it looks like so far.  I'm going to screen print these designs onto little bags as favors for her guests.  The bags will, of course, be filled with coffee and tea.  I will take pictures of them when they are done.  Now to scrounge up some kind of good ink colors from whatever I can find...
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