Sunday, May 1, 2011

Coming out of our ears

willie and i managed to make some orecchiette last night, let's see how they turn out!

Location:E 20th St,Oakland,United States

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Posters for japan

Samin Nosrat organized Bakesale for Japan
a couple weeks back and I decided to put fortuna to work for a good cause. The sale has made about $125k! Donations are still being accepted through the website.

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Cherry blossoms

A couple months late posting, but still so purty.

Location:Oakland,United States

Sunday, November 28, 2010

our canaani dog, sarah

sarah got a little peeved with me the other day. she nabbed a bag of pizza dough, buried it for a few days, only for me to find it shoved into the corner of the rocking chair in the early morning. poor girl only gets one walk a day now.

isn't she the sweetest though?

yin yang twins

turtle bug liam

the handsomes with their chinese slippers from auntie laraine

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

maritime merci

fortuna strikes again! we printed these up after the french maritime baby shower autumn threw for us.

Monday, May 31, 2010


two years later, we got ourselves a little artichoke harvest!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


citrus delights from rumi's tree!


minor obsession with making footcovers

Friday, February 26, 2010


we planted some seeds the other week, quickly sprouting these lil guys!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

candied citrus

i picked up some weck canning jars at heath to make some onion jam. luckily, there were some extra jars so the next project was candying some orange and lemon peels. i do imagine there will be a repeat performance of these lil' guys with some different spice variations. cardamon has been on the top of my list this season making cameos in peach pie, pear cake, persimmon cake and these here peels.

mushroom foret

bounty from the foray dans le foret des champignons! scottie and i headed up to the hills for some mushroom foraging. we found some delightful chanterelles. i must admit the cleaning was rather arduous, but the results were delicious. they were the highlight in a fettucine pasta with garlic and spinach. cream tied it all together, mmm.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


our beloved family pet has passed.

rest in peace princess peanut
aka nutter butter, prince, pretty, p-nizzle, best-in-show, pp, stinky will d and j attract attention now...? no more peanut popping out of d's motorcycle jacket, hiding in our bag in chinese restaurants, or going to work making bank deliveries with juju. bye bye best in show!

Monday, January 11, 2010

pink wonderland

the hallway: bright pink patchy patchy turned into a red cave. we did quite a number on retexturing this ceiling smooth. if our kids have cloudy lungs, i think we can blame this hallway, but it looks damn good! so many hands were involved in this tiny space...nancy, landon, javi, dwood, juju and of course us'ns!

the bathroom

so the story goes: when willie moved into his grandparents' house, he tore out the bathroom. he pulled everything out but he liked the mint green tub and toilet so he put those back and put in a new bamboo floor. meanwhile, he let javi stay with him while he was tiling the tub area. once that was done, javi was kicked out and mu moved in. during mu's tenure, there was no sink in the bathroom, so once he moved out, the idea was to finish the bathroom-but we decided to just take on the whole house...why not?

il bagno (i don't have pics from the days of yore, just when i moved in and cracked the whip, heehee)

a year ago

renovating the house took about 3 months of weekends, post-work work to get to a good point. we still have some minor projects, but here are some before and afters!

la cucina- when we started prepping the walls, we realized that there were a couple layers of paint over wallpaper, so once we peeled that off, some original stenciling was revealed.

Monday, December 21, 2009

doubo troubo


i guess one thing leads to another, we're expecting twins!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

weddin invites

here's what we came up with for our invites! willie drew the map and i did the mishmosh illustration. we cranked them out with the good work of fortuna, a handy mirror, and javi's mechanical prowess!

quelle annee!

hiatus is over! this year has been a cacophonous riot of activity. from witnessing my amicissima, rhea get hitched in roma to an extended work install in liverpool to planning a wedding in 2 months to heading to argentina for the luna di miele and finding out we're expecting a little pet has been quite a year.

some catch up work will be in order...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


a little felted hair ornament...i've been into this whole ova thing lately. new year, saturn returns, rebirth recycle repeat business. so here are some eggs for you! this one's headed to chilly chicago, at least miss e will have one warm spot on her noggin.