January 25, 2011

visit me at little eyecatchers...

new type of blog. no longer posting the mommy/housewife Steph but about me & what catches my eye.

I hope you like it!

January 13, 2011

Stay tuned...

new blog coming soon!

February 13, 2010

Joyeux Anniversaire, Mia!

French theme, cake decorating, handmade & hand-stenciled aprons, and a happy day for my little one.

December 28, 2009

Home for the Holidays

Chocolate Gingerbread Houses. Made these for a dinner party with friends.

December 5, 2009

First Snow

I secretly wish we could be snowed in for a week!

November 14, 2009

5k & Cupcakes

My girls, my mother and I ran the Girls on the Run 5k this morning! They even had a cupcake contest after. (Yes, look at all that grey hair!)

November 1, 2009

Met Martha Stewart

My mom & I went to the Williams-Sonoma at the King of Prussia mall to meet Martha. She was really sweet. As she signed my book, she thanked me for waiting in such a long line. 

September 26, 2009

Our 11th Anniversary

September 26th, 2009

September 24, 2009

Harumi, Karen & Me!

So happy to meet Harumi Kurihara and Karen Bussen at a lecture at the Japan Society

August 7, 2009

Nothing but the best...

for Mia. I made this for the opening of House's Show in Philly. Ava did NOT want a skirt, so I customized a House tote bag for her. 

June 20, 2009

Japanese Sweets

We took a day trip to N.Y. to browse our favorite japanese shops and the American Girl store. These little guys are from Minamoto Kitchoan, a japanese bakery. Our trip wouldn't be complete without a yummy bowl of udon noodle from Chiyoda.

June 17, 2009

Never too late for tea....

I found a few lost photos from Mia's Japanese Tea Ceremony birthday party. 

May 31, 2009

I ♥ Vintage Fabric

Ava is my new thrifting companion. She spotted this fabric before I did!!

April 5, 2009

Pane Di Pasqua

The girls and I made Italian Easter bread for family and friends.

September 27, 2008

Culinary Crafts

My friend Lori & I have an after-school craft class at our daughters' school. The planning was a breeze, although eight weeks of 24 girls + 3 boys, every Thursday was exhausting..but fun.

Culinary Crafts: make a snack + make a craft to go along with a "kitchen/cooking" theme. 

Apple printing + apples & caramel
Origami + candy sushi
Decorate aprons + decorate cupcakes

September 26, 2008

happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy...

My favorite card...ever!

September 17, 2008

Honey Crisp

We spent the afternoon picking honey crisp apples, raspberries, blackberries and grapes. 

July 31, 2008

Tiki Party

Used the Gocco to customize our semi-annual Tiki Party napkins & invites.

July 11, 2008

Skating Party Goodie Bags

My daughter’s 9th birthday was held at the local roller rink (70s theme, natch) and I refuse to go the party store route for the goodie bag & favors.

For the girls, I made ultra-suede bags, tri-feathered roach clips (hair accessories, of course) and a custom leather ID bracelet. Try kerning that type with a hammer and tap. Ugh, I left that to my husband. That crazy Tuscan leathersmith type is pretty cool though, huh?

June 5, 2008

What is that??

My package from Japan has finally arrived! I'd love to know what my postman thought it was.

May 2, 2008

Wilmington Garden Day

Our home was on the Wilmington Garden Day tour this year.

Garden Day is a self-guided tour of Unique, Stylish and Distinctive Gardens and Homes from City Miniatures to Country Estates - in the greater Wilmington area.

April 6, 2008

Vintage Fabric

My husband and I took a little trip to Kentuck Knob this weekend and hit a few antique/thrift shops along the way.

Thrifting always comes in themes for me. This weekend: textiles.