We get so many compliments on how amazing these soaps smell. They are all natural, made with only essential oils, no fragrance oils. All in the shop now :)
December 27, 2012
Yay, Christmas is done and the holiday show season is finally over for us. We had a blast at Renegade Brooklyn, Second Storie Rochester, 3rd Ward Brooklyn, and Hester St Fair Nolita!
We stayed with my mother in law for Christmas and she made an amazing Paella! I'll try to make it myself soon. We did so well at all the shows and met so many wonderful people. Thanks for everyone who came out and bought some of our stuff. We love to know that others enjoy it as much as we do.
Koali got some fun time with his uncle and new doggy toys!
December 21, 2012
Today it's here! The 2013 Calendar Giveaway! To find out how to enter visit Ellie over at Mint Design Blog to view the rules. Because it's been way too long, we are giving one winner a hand made hanging cloth calendar. Thank you for subscribing.
December 20, 2012
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December 10, 2012
This almost didn't happen and it took a little longer than expected . . . but it's here! The 2013 Humunuku Screen Printed Cloth Calendar! Please stop by the shop to pick one up.
ps. if you stay tuned there is going to be a giveaway for one of these guys very shortly . . .
December 7, 2012
December 6, 2012
December 5, 2012
We've put a hold on custom work for a little while because we've been so busy with everything else. But when our cousin needed some invites to her baby shower, we couldn't resist.
We think they came out so simple and cute. They loved them and we all can't wait for baby to arrive. We may put custom work back on website shortly . . . as we had fun making these!
Two color screen print in Dark Blue & Hunter Green
November 30, 2012
November 29, 2012
I don't remember if I shared this . . . but incase I haven't. This was so good, Cisco ate it for every meal (except breakfast) until it was gone!
I use Ina's recipe for Chicken Pot Pie, but made it vegetarian by switching out the chicken out for the squash (& veggie stock if you want). Try it!!!
- 3 whole (6 split) chicken breasts, bone-in, skin-on
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 5 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 cups yellow onions, chopped (2 onions)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups medium-diced carrots, blanched for 2 minutes
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas (2 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen small whole onions
- 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
For the pastry:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/4 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup ice water
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
- Flaked sea salt and cracked black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet and rub them with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then remove the meat from the bones and discard the skin. Cut the chicken into large dice. You will have 4 to 6 cups of cubed chicken.
In a small saucepan, heat the chicken stock and dissolve the bouillon cubes in the stock. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter and saute the onions over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until translucent. Add the flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the hot chicken stock to the sauce. Simmer over low heat for 1 more minute, stirring, until thick. Add 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and heavy cream. Add the cubed chicken, carrots, peas, onions and parsley. Mix well.
For the pastry, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the shortening and butter and mix quickly with your fingers until each piece is coated with flour. Pulse 10 times, or until the fat is the size of peas. With the motor running, add the ice water; process only enough to moisten the dough and have it just come together. Dump the dough out onto a floured board and knead quickly into a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic and allow it to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Divide the filling equally among 4 ovenproof bowls. Divide the dough into quarters and roll each piece into an 8-inch circle. Brush the outside edges of each bowl with the egg wash, then place the dough on top. Trim the circle to 1/2-inch larger than the top of the bowl. Crimp the dough to fold over the side, pressing it to make it stick. Brush the dough with egg wash and make 3 slits in the top. Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling hot.
Our bedroom is ready for some change! We put the bed in a corner of the room because I didn't want to be under a window while I sleep (there are windows on two walls). Plus I've feng shui-ed it so we are facing directly toward the door. Although I do love our mattress, it may be time for a memory foam top. Cisco's been wanting one forever.
Now that our new bedroom is in the works, how cool would it be to create a custom bed. Something so soft and so large and maybe an interesting shape. With our master suit space configured so crazily, It would be so good to make something special.
November 27, 2012
Wow have the last two weeks been a whirlwind! We had a great time last weekend at Renegade Brooklyn! Then we had family in town for the week during thanksgiving. Then early friday morning we had a photo shoot, T-H-E-N a trip to Rochester for Second Storie!
Second Storie was amazing this year! Full of really beautiful things. It was so good to see some familiar faces and although I'm a little shy I tried to go talk to some creative friends. Unfortunately I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to because later I found out I have Bronchitis!!! Fever, sore through, coughing up blood . . . not so fun. My body had had it. Ended up sneaking out to the car to take naps! Thank goodness for the amazingness that is my husband and I am so fortunate that he loves doing shows.
In all I'm so happy we are able to participate in such a great show, everyone who put it on is so sweet and really makes an effort to make you feel welcomed.
We also stayed with my old roommate from college, which is always a treat!
If I had more time I would have to buy so much more, but what I did get, I love! . . . Pretty earrings from Small Bird Adorable Bow from Cecelia Hayes Colorful Letterpress by French Press and a sweet Note from Shanna Murray
until next year . . . :)
November 26, 2012
With the holidays already upon us, and gratitude in our hearts, we wanted to share an original free Humunuku design for everyone to enjoy! The very sweet Melanie of you are my fave blog, has the easy to follow instructions and design you can download from her site here.
I've used kraft paper and metallic stamp ink, acrylic paint and white fabric for a furoshiki wrap and tissue paper and white paint. But do whatever you want to be completely original!
Thank you so much for your readership and support. We appreciate being a part of such a wonderful creative community. Please enjoy these designs and get crazy with it!
November 22, 2012
This plant has grown beautifully over the years. It needs to be re-potted so it will grow bigger. It's pretty much the only plant we've kept alive for this long, and every year I'm more and more surprised by how it's still growing. I'd love to try an indoor tree or potted plant.