Friday, May 29, 2009

folded pigs

You should totally stop in this weekend and see the new mugs and plates we got from foldedpigs! Another awesome local designer, foldedpigs takes boring restaurant dishes and makes them spicy and spectacular....

Thursday, May 28, 2009

KC Spectacular

Our fabric was featured in the Kansas City Star summer spectacular last Sunday! Thanks KC Star and the very lovely Stacy Downs!

You’re invited to a Summer Spectacular (in your own backyard)

Chillaxin’ is our new favorite verb. That’s because we’re definitely ready for the sweet slowdown of summer.

House + Home is giving you the inside scoop of ice cream on savoring the season at home, including cheap thrills, new goods and splashes of advice. No plane ticket necessary because there’s fun to be had from the front porch to the backyard and all the spaces in between.

Yes, we have your (sunscreened) back. So plop into your favorite rocking chair, plunge into this guide and chillax all summer long.

Read the rest Here and see more fun summer spectacular pics!

Dirty Laundry

Look at what a sweet blog our friend Jeanee from Dirtylaundry wrote about our Fabric Fest and store! Of course, Jeanee will be joining us at the Fabric Fest, so that would be a great time for you all to come meet her!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fabric Fest!

Some of you may have already gotten this invite through the mail or email, but for everyone else..join us!

As you can see, we are having an official welcoming party for our fabric department on June 6th! We will have lots of new fabric and patterns for you sewers out there. For all of you non-sewers, don't worry we haven't forgotten you-- new jewelry, bags, and a myriad of other items await you!

For even more fabric-y fun stop by from after 12 to talk to the girls from DirtyLaundry and Sodapop about a custom apron or handbag!


Style me Pretty has been full of goodness this week. I am especially taken by the hair in the top photos. (I heart big hair) And isn't the dress in the bottom pics the most perfect tulle creation ever? I would love to float around in it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hot air balloon..

Here is our new window, finally finished and installed! Isn't it happy? Kudos to e for the balloon!
Now I have to redo the inside of the store. I have ideas I want to do, but it is so gray and gloomy it is hard for me to bring up the energy. But it will be done!

Blithe Gardens Terrariums

You know our adorable terrariums by local designer Blithe Gardens? Well, Congrats to her because she was featured on Good Morning America!! Hooray for her! Watch it here..

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Does anyone else think that it's a shame that no one wears hats anymore?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

art fair

I thought you all might want to see Emily's display at the art fair last weekend, and all the jewelry she slaved over. We came home with a lot less than we left with, hooray!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Talking Squid

We received some adorable stuff from Talking Squid this week. Everything is made out of recycle tshirts, and it is super cute. I especially liked the headbands (as you can see, I immediately had to try it on!) And the tiny flower rings are awesome too...

Hey! There is my new dress I made out of our Paris fabric! I used a vintage pattern and I like it so much, you can expect to see me in the same style, different fabrics all summer!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bunny Blossom Tree

Look at this adorable print from the V&A-- cherry blossom tree? No, bunny blossoms, of course!

By the way, lovely Megan from Eat.Shop guide sent me our spread yesterday so I could see it! I could show it to you, but I'm going to wait--isn't suspense fun?


I got a wild hair yesterday to start making little muslin baggies for vegetables at the grocery store. I've actually been meaning to do it for, oh I don't know, 1 year? ish. Anyway I'm going to finish them up this morning but in the meantime I'm going to leave you with this lovely picture..isn't that a sweet cake?

Thanks Flush Designs!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Best Of..

So, can I be a nag and ask you to do something for me? Only if you want to though! Will you pretty please go to the KC Magazine voting and vote for us for Best Local Boutique? You can go here to register to vote and then they send you the link and you write in your fav's. It's kind of fun actually. Anyway, Please and thanks!

eat. shop. bon bon

So, guess what is shipping out today and winging it's way to our store? The brand-spanking-new Kansas City Eat. Shop Guide! And guess who is in it? Us! Hooray! When I ordered our books yesterday (along with Paris, London, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans & some other city I can't remember at the moment) she said she really liked our spread. Our Spread--what does that mean? A wee blurb? More than a wee blurb? Pictures? An entire chapter devoted to us? (Alright, maybe that is hoping for too much!) I don't know, but I can't wait to see!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


mily and I got back from our trip home/Art fair yesterday. Although I was only gone for 4 days, I feel like I have a whole slew of stuff to catch up on. So, I will leave you with this reminder of the Disney event I have been working on which is May 30th. You should totally come!! If you want a ticket, let me know I have them at the store!


An exciting and fun Spring Fundraising Auction Event will take place at the Screenland building, 1656 Washington in the Crossroads area of Downtown Kansas City, on Saturday, May 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and an auction of items donated by businesses and individuals to support the ongoing work to restore the site of Walt Disney’s first professional film studio. Among the items which will be auctioned are artwork done by major, nationally-known cartoonists and comic strip artists especially for Thank You Walt Disney, as well as dozens of other items.

Virginia Davis, played Alice in Walt’s "Alice Comedies" filmed right here in Kansas City back in the 1920’s. She is our special guest at the night’s event. Stop by and chat with this living legend that will delight you with stories about working with Walt Disney himself.

Admission to the event is only $20, which includes a ticket for the "Lion King" cel raffle. Make plans now to be with us at the Screenland building on the afternoon of Saturday, May 30th for what promises to be an excellent party!

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Doors open at 5pm
Auction 6:00pm-9:00pm

$20 ea Non-members
Free for Members of Laugh-O-Gram Club

Screenland Theatre at the Crossroads
1656 Washington
Kansas City, MO 64108

Here is the star of our evening, Virginia Davis, as she was when she worked with Walt Disney.

Birthday fever

Today is the birthday of two of my most favorite people, Pete Townshend and Jonathan! Happy Birthday Pete and J!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

More wallpaper

I like this Easter egg-y Designer's Guild wallpaper. But then again, I like most Designer's Guild stuff, so it's no big suprise...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Green Thumb

I've been trying to be an extra good gardener this Spring. So far so good...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Fabric..

2 new fabrics joined us this week--I mean, Snow White fabric? How much better does it get?

Linen Tape

Linen Tape rocks! Now we have it at bon bon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

project 2

This project is not quite done yet, but will be soon--in fact, it will be our new window display! I can't wait until we have to figure out a way to hang it--I suppose we'll figure it out eventually. So, did I ever tell you how handy it is to be in business with someone who can make anything? Say for instance, I said--Hey E, can you make me a hot air balloon for the window? and she does. If you have a business, I highly recommend you find your crafty E. It makes things so much easier! I was especially impressed by the woven basket.

Project 1

Today I thought I would show you 2 projects that E and I have finished/almost finished! The first is this skirt I made out of one of our patterns. I was really excited about my new skirt until I realized that I should put it in the store to show as an example. There goes my new skirt. Sigh. However, it was super easy to make, so I guess I could make another one. Or just steal this one back after a week. Hmmm....