yesterday

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my initial mortification at this instagram post by my mother turned into compassion for this poor little girl with the bowl cut hairdo (someone commented 'the original eve') on the left and just-bad-hair on the right. and it didn't help growing up with a super cute younger brother

my initial mortification at this instagram post by my mother turned into compassion for this poor little girl with the bowl cut hairdo (someone commented ‘the original eve’) on the left and a bad hairdo on the right. and it didn’t help growing up with a super cute younger brother

fast forward to yesterday. at zeri crafts i spied these two on the wall

fast forward to yesterday. at zeri crafts i spied these two on the wall

tea with laila and georgia at the very serene zeri crafts. a great way to start any day let alone a special one

tea with laila and georgia at the very serene zeri crafts. a great way to start any day let alone a special one

a little later at dar nur. there's so much here i love. and so much that is created by people i both love and admire

a little later at dar nur. there’s so much here i love. and so much that has been created by people i both cherish and admire

like these! i was actually surprised to see laila's notebooks here. because i've had my blue one for so long, i imagine they're all mine

like these! i was actually surprised to see laila’s notebooks here. because i’ve had my blue one for so long, i imagine they’re all mine

my dear friend mai al-nakib's book 'the hidden light of objects'. also an intricate ceramic piece and 'hands of fatima' by jordanian sculptor katia al-tal. and i love choux a la creme's quirky cards and notebooks, like the flamingo one here

my dear friend mai al-nakib’s book ‘the hidden light of objects’. also an intricate ceramic piece and ‘hands of fatima’ by jordanian sculptor katia al-tal. and i love choux a la creme’s quirky cards and notebooks, like the flamingo ones here

yesterday morning i saw noor. that was another one ticked off my list of special people i wanted to see. one person whose magic fairy dust i missed on my special day was mai. but alas i didn't make it happen

yesterday morning i saw noor. that was another one ticked off my list of special people i wanted to see. one person whose magic fairy dust i missed on my special day was mai. but alas i didn’t make it happen

i spy sarah al-hamad. i was so happy i got to see her last night via facetime

i spy sarah al-hamad. i was so happy i got to see her last night via facetime

on the morning after, gift opening time. this one from noor

the morning after, gift opening time. this one from noor

soap! a candle! cards! and a black box

soap! a candle! cards! and a black box

this

this

another striptease in the pgb house

another striptease in the pgb house

a wonderful tray with a man-handed mallard! what shall i name him?

a wonderful tray with a man-handed mallard! what shall i name him?

this from laila

this from laila

a white mashrabia notebook! oh now i absolutely must finish drawing in my blue one

a white mashrabia notebook! oh now i absolutely must finish drawing in my blue one

sister notebooks

sister notebooks

eve, ever the cut-up

eve, ever the cut-up

the eves often compete. i suppose it's healthy...

the eves often compete. i suppose it’s healthy…

 

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