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An apple a decade…

October 2nd, 2009

  1. Apple Of My Eye Valentine card by modern emotive (on sale!)
  2. Inspiration Apples. Fairytale Plush for Grownups by la pomme
  3. First Apples of the Season 8 x 12 Photo by honey and jam photos
  4. Apple Tree Willow, Small Tote by smidgebox
  5. Tiny Apple — Wool Felt Hair Clip by tinysweets
  6. Sweet Apple Stud Earrings by Dirt Road South
  7. Apple Cat Original Art Archival Print by wellerwishes

I just ate an apple. You might say, “Yeah, so?”

When I was in university, I started getting an itchy throat when I’d eat an apple — one of my favourite foods. I stubbornly kept eating them… but the reactions got worse. Nothing anaphylactic, but very uncomfortable. So, with a sad heart, I stopped eating apples. I could still do apple juice, pie, sauce, candy… just not the raw fruit.

Fast forward more than 10 years later >>> A client dropped by recently with a bag of freshly-picked MacIntoshes. I accepted graciously, knowing that John would probably get to eat them all. But after my client left, the sweet aroma was just too much… I thought “I’ll just have one bite and see.” And wouldn’t you know it — ladies and gentlemen, the allergy is GONE. Since then, it’s been apples every single day.

Yeah, so… it’s a big deal *crrrrrunch!*

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Heavens to etsy: modernemotive

February 2nd, 2009

Twitter has been introducing me to some fine fine folks of late… and one who stands out of the crowd is modernemotive — who is actually a sweet gal named Adele. A fellow freelance designer who lives down the road in Toronto, we’ve connected on a few levels.

Adele has some terrific valentines listed in her shop. This one makes me want to pass a note under my desk to someone:

SALE Spread the Love - Psst... I have a crush on you

And this one makes me wanna break out the ol’ Dymo tag-maker:

SALE Spread the Love - Psst, I love you...

She does some terrific stuff with patterns, like so:

Floral Hellos - Set of 6 Cards

On top of being well-designed and funky, these cards (and the whole modernemotive line) is eco-friendly; the paper she prints on is 100% post-consumer waste (it’s actually the exact same stock I use for my cards… another bonding realisation!).

Plus, she has a great blog and the cutest husky dog you’ve ever seen. This foray into freelancing is brand new for Adele; something tells me that it’s going to go just swimmingly!

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