My favourite things: Spring 2011

gluten-free apricot and walnut spiced cake-in-a-jar

I’ve had my head down, plugging away at the ol’ (new!) novel, and I looked up the other day to find forsythia, tulips and daffodils in bloom all at once! And the magnolias are about ready to burst. I can’t think of a spring that has been this welcome in years!

my very own japanese "L" signature stamp

And before I dash off to NYC (complete with dreams to love letter it up!) here are the most wonderful things filling my spring:

* This “This American Life” episode

* Jaime’s inspiring stamps that encourage us all to Send More Mail

* My favourite excuse for a dance party

* Snap + Tumble‘s amazing letterpressing

* rumblings of a Toronto underground market

* caramelized bananas at Saving Grace

* dreaming up warm enough days to warrant this bourbon ice cream

* this incredible paper art

* opening for Meagan O’Shea’s show “The Atomic Weight of Happiness” at the end of May

celebrating completing a novel draft with chocolate-whisky cake!
turning old sugar bags found in nebraska into a pillow
seedlings!!
ticking off spring sightings!! picnic season is almost here!