Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chick Cuties

The cuteness of Easter has infected me... and how couldn't it when you see these Needle-Felted Chickens? Once again Martha is to blame, but in reading the instructions they are beyond my craft-a-bility. Maybe if Doug could come up and help, we could have a new type of hen party!!! And a big Hello There Cutie to these adorable chicks. xxxo

Monday, March 29, 2010

Passover Cuteness

Tonight is the first night of Passover and many families will be gathering around the table for a Sedar dinner. This lovely card shows a bit more elegant setting then my family will gather 'round, but the glasses of Concord grape wine and traditional plate are there! A Happy (and Cute) Passover to all!!! xxxo

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Envelope Cuties

Ok, so Easter isn't for another week but that's no reason not to make these fab bunny envelopes. In my house, this is a year round theme (with Amelie being the head of household). To read the easy-peasy instructions by Martha (of course) just click here. And Hello There Cutie envelopes!!! xxxo

Saturday, March 27, 2010

TeaTime Cute

I'm off to have tea today with a fabulous friend, and ladies teatime always makes me think of Brown Betty teapots. And an adorable cosy. Here in SF there's a shop (Eden & Eden) that sells wonderful things for your home and one item is this duo. I believe everyone needs a bit of comfort, and even thinking of this item brings me to a warm, happy place. No wonder they call it a cosy! xxxo

Friday, March 26, 2010

Panda's are Cuties

Panda's are another animal that almost automatically goes into the 'cutie" category. Add in that this is a panda wearing a strawberry hat and is an adjustable ring, beyond cute. Oh, did I mention that it's fabric? And can be found on Etsy? Hello There Cutie ring (that needs to be on Kathy's finger!) xxxo

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Trees are Cute

This pillow is from the Designer's Guild UK and, altho in their kids area, I think this adult would be rather happy with it! From the whimsical patterns within the tree to it's simplistic shapes, this totally brings me a smile. Smile + Cute = Hello There Cutie pillow! xxxo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Skateboarding Cutie

Watch out Tony Hawk! Alby the Owl, of Folkstone Kent in the UK, loves nothing more than to feel the wind under his wings as he skateboards about town. Alby's owner discovered his unusual talent during a trip to the local shopping centre when Alby hopped onto a lad's board. As Alby resembles Hedwig from Harry Potter, this magical ability seems quite appro. And cute! xxxo

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LaPerla Cuties

Miki Amano is a Japanese illustrator and textile designer who trained at Parsons in the US. This illustration was done for LaPerla and wow... my eye is delighted the more I look at this. From the two cuties in their fabulous frocks to the architectural details to the intricate books they're reading, it's a feast. Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Monday, March 22, 2010

Peep Cuties

I found out yesterday that my niece find Peeps disgusting. Excuse me, but how can anybody find faux marshmallows filled with toxic dyes not to be a gourmet treat? Perhaps if I make her a Peep flower like this, she'll be charmed by their cuteness... think that'll work? xxxo

posted for Wendy

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Felt BBQ Cuteness

It's beautiful n warm so my mind drifts to the Sunday bbq's of my youth... Unfortunately, we didn't have this adorable felt food at the table also! Here's a link to the patterns for this fun bbq solution, of which the hot dog kinda scares me. Perhaps it needs a bit more time on the grill??? xxxo

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Beach Cuties

With the thaw of Spring taking place, my mind drifts to summer and lazy days on the beach. These two cuties are reproductions of illustrations salvaged from a 1930s American children's schoolbook. I adore their wistful expressions, thinking perhaps that these days of summer should never end... Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Friday, March 19, 2010

Food Cuteness

I don't believe you need to eat anything if it's not cute... obviously the British agree! This pasta is targeted towards kids but I'd totally try it. It sounds yummy, is all natural and has a sweet little boy reading to me about the benefits! Yummy + Cutie = Hello There Cutie food. xxxo

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sanrio Cuties

Pankun is a baby panda who was abandoned in a forest where pandas live. His favorite possession is an old mitten that was in the box with him when he was abandoned. Pankun loves bread, and his tummy rumbles whenever he sees the two pieces of bread, Shokupan and Koppepan. Gosh Sanrio is cute but weird... we love it!!! xxxo

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patty Cuties

These two Cuties are happily holding a sign that says:
The month is March, the day Seventeenth
Let's skip and dance on Erin's Green
All on St. Patrick's Day
Cheers and a big Hello There Cutie on St. Patty's Day to these two!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Orangutan babies are pure joy and this little guy is no exception. So happy with his Mommy, can't you just hear his giggles? Add in that huge smile, he gets a giant Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ides of March Cute

In honor of "the Ides of March" we have Popeye (a total cutie) from the classic cartoon "Greek Mirthology." In this,
Popeye tells his nephews the story of Hercules (with Popeye himself portraying Herc), who sniffs garlic until he discovers eating spinach for strength. Whatta Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Little Golden Cuties

I was reading on SF Gate about Little Golden Books and the memory made me smile... who didn't enjoy them as a kid? I still have a copy of The Little Engine That Could, and wonder if Tootle is a relation to that choo-choo (do you know?). Talk about some Cutie books!!! xxxo

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wren Makes Cute Stuff

Bad news... my girlie side isn't holding back today!!! These flowery hairpins, handmade by Wren in Brooklyn, are beyond cute. Besides being adorable in their scale, the colors and delicate fabric make these a must have for every girl. Ok, and boy too. Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Friday, March 12, 2010

Penguin Cutie

In what has been described as a "one in a zillion kind of mutation," National Geographic came across this Antarctic cutie just this week. Yes, an all black (not tuxedo'd) penguin. Adorable + a bit of a rebel = Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cutie Booties

Ok, so I've never been a fan of babies... I admit it. That said, I am a huge fan of cute and these booties! How frickin adorable are these DIY's from Martha Stewart? If only I could get Amelie the bunny to wear them. xxxo

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Emo Doll Cutie

"Who is this Emo Cutie?" you must be wondering... Answer is, she's from a website where you make your own online cartoon dolls!!! Dress them up, change the outfits, everything. OMG, I could do this for hours. And did cus it was too much fun. Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stretch Is a Cutie

On March 4, a baby Masai giraffe named "Stretch McCovey" (named after the former SF Giant) was born at Safari West wild animal preserve in Santa Rosa, just north of me in SF. The calf was the 14th born at the preserve and is part of the largest private giraffe herd in the US. I think we need to visit Stretch to give him a big "Hello There Cutie" welcome!!! xxxo

Monday, March 8, 2010

Eeyore's a (sad) Cutie

Somedays, when feeling a bit blue, I say to myself "Don't be an Eeyore!" Eeyore was the mopey grey donkey stuffed animal who we met in the very first Winnie the Pooh book. He has a long tail that he is prone to losing but no worries... Christopher Robin is able to reattach the tail with a drawing pin! What a (sad) Cutie!!! xxxo

dedicated to Daddy on his bday... love & miss you

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Robots Are Cute

We all love things to coordinate, and how swell to have both your party invites and thank you cards match? Throw in 3-d (glasses included) and a sweet robot friend? Irresistible! Thanks to Meri Meri, we're planning our next Hello There Cutie soiree!!! xxxo

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Brazil is a Cutie Country

I feel a Hello There Cutie field trip!!! Brazilian artist Rodrigo Pereiras has transformed boring old cement eyesores into adorable reminders of Playmobil's. I wonder if someone will continue this exercise and make them into pirates or vets or knights or...? Whatta Cutie country! xxxo

Friday, March 5, 2010

Key Ring Cuteness

No, I still haven't bought a new key ring yet... so back to Lulu Guinness for some ideas! And how precious would this little purse be coming out of my purse??? Yes, too adorable. Hello There Cutie keyring!!! xxxo

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Canadian Cuties

While watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, I kept giggling when the Mounties were shown. Why? They reminded me of Dudley Do-Right! Oh c'mon, like you didn't think the same. All that was missing was Nell, Snidely Whiplash and, of course, Horse. Wow, now that would of been some cutie worthy Olympics!!! xxxo

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gibbon Cutie

This baby gibbon is sitting on a swing in Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo. They don't know yet if this baby (born on 9/23/09) is a boy or girl but who cares? It's adorable! Hello There Cutie monkey!!! xxxo

for HJL on his b-day cus he's always wanted a pet monkey

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stuffed Cutie

What is this stuffed critter from Japan supposed to be? A bear? A dog? Well, whatever it is, I know we can all agree on one thing: it's darn cute. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Madness Cuties

In celebration of March Madness, we bring you the Harlem Globetrotters. Founded in Chicago in 1926, the Globetrotters did live shows but weren't on my radar til their Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon! From 1970 to 1973, they had madcap/goofy adventures (very Scooby-like... perhaps because it aired after). Rumour has it a new version of the cartoon is on the horizon. I wonder if I'll still giggle? xxxo