Feeling the Bike Love

by ilene on April 6, 2012 · 5 comments

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My love for bicycles must be legendary because I got a couple bicycle things for my birthday this past week!  I think all my friends know how much I love anything with bicycles on it!  I love bicycles because they are  fun, whimsical, summery, happy and remind me of the care-free afternoons spent riding amongst the orange groves as a child.  Bicycling is also one of the few hobbies that Jeff and I enjoy doing together, thats why we had a bicycle-themed wedding and rode into our reception on a tandem bike!!

You know what’s sad though? Jeff’s locked bike was stolen out of the garage last month!  Darn San Francisco thugs!  I shake my fist at you!  Luckily, the thief didn’t steal my bike, which was locked to his. I guess the thief figured he would’ve looked pretty silly riding down the mean streets of San Fran on a pink beach cruiser with a whicker basket, bell and rearview mirror (yup, my bike is all decked out!). Jeff’s blue Trek was a better choice.  I know we can always get Jeff a new bike but the theft made me sad though because we bought our bikes together  in New Hampshire when were dating and have so many happy memories riding together around the Charles River.  I drew our bikes on our wedding invitations and they were the inspiration for our entire wedding.

Anyways, look at these cute bicycle glasses my old roommate S sent me in the mail!!! Aren’t they adorable?! I squealed when I opened up the package:

I love them!!  The package also came with a bag of my favorite cookies. Thank you, S!

I also got these super cute bicycle birthday cards from my friends J and M:

Also yesterday, my friend sent me this email from Paper Source:

(image from Paper Source)

They have a whole line of bicycle stuff at Paper Source now!! And its all so CUTE!!  Who knew bicycles were so trendy now? Click on the image above to see all the bicycle-inspired stuff that they are selling!  I want the apron!! And the streamers to add to my already over-accessorized beach cruiser!!!

Several people have also pointed out to me this adorable Bike Lane dress from Anthropologie:

(image from Anthropologie)

If it weren’t so pricey, I would totally get it!! Buy it here.

I love seeing bike stuff everywhere!!  Whenever I spot anything with a bicycle on it, I shriek, jump up and down and have to point it out to people around me, even if its random strangers!

Anyways, sorry I haven’t been posting a lot of crafty things or tutorials lately.  I started a new job last month which I am grateful for but I commute almost 3 hours a day, which is totally kicking my tush.  Everyday when I sit wasting time away on the train, I lament “I can be spending all this time sewing!!” Hopefully I can get some time this weekend to use my new sewing machine, I have a few projects up my sleeve that I want to finish and show you guys.  Have a Happy Easter, everyone!!! Thanks for reading!

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1 Annette April 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

You should take up crochet! It’s fun, rewarding, relaxing, and PORTABLE! 🙂 I recently began crocheting and have fallen in love with the craft. I have a tote that I carry a shawl I’m working on (this week it’s a shawl…I already finished 6 Dishclothes, plan to make more soon, and soon to start on a square-by-square afghan) that I carry to all my (and my family’s) doctor appointments and other places where I have nothing to do but wait. I’m certain it would make your train ride something you’d look forward to. 🙂

2 Natty April 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Love the banana seat bike glass!

3 Kasey April 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

maybe you’ll like these hand-painted bike bells 🙂


4 esther April 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

congrats on the job, but sorry to hear about the commute. I agree with Annette — start crocheting! Or maybe it’s a opp catch up reading!

5 Bonnie April 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Happy Birthday, Ilene! I love reading your blog and get inspired by your creativity! Here’s a little something I came across that you might enjoy…

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