Monday, December 31, 2012

It's officially wintertime in the city

Brave people on the frozen lake

can you spot the birds in the water?

The beauty of Lake of Isles in the winter, can't wait to see it in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Downtown, and Holidazzle, and the Skyway! Oh, my!

My favorite display and image

Target Display

Christmas Tree

The Skyway by Macys is crowded with all the people watching the parade

Watching the Holidazzle Parade from the Skyway

Looking upward from the Skyway

yes, that's right. That is the current temperature.

Enjoying our new home. We sincerely hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year! See you in 2013, and get ready for the all new Favor Makers, version 2.0 to be precise.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Scenes from a Museum

1915 Daily Wages & the cost of basic items
Old neighborhood before development

Area I grew up in before the above ground subway line/mass development

Old Subway Car (observation: everything seemed so small)

As favormakers is currently relocating please enjoy some old images from a visit to The New York Transit Museum. It was a pretty nice experience, there was just so much to see. My favorite part had to be the old subway cars used at different points throughout NYC history. I regret not taking more images of those. I hope everything gets back to normal for you NY and NJ, show Hurricane Sandy that can do attitude!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Past All Hallows' Eves

 Scary Monster & Witch

Reaper & Lincoln

I was finally able to recover the images of old carved pumpkins--so relieved. Have a fun Halloween!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012


Brown Suitcase/Dark Rust Brown Straps/Dark Rust Brown Handles

The perfect brown hues for fall!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

oh, yum it's almost time for pie ...

Pumpkin Pie

Slice of Pumpkin Pie Gift Box Favor

Is it too early to start counting down the days until we all get to enjoy real pumpkin pies for the holidays. I don't know about you but I can't wait. Did you know "the pumpkin is native to the continent of North America."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Turtles and Ducks

Turtles and Ducks

Can you see the turtle sticking its head up in the water? And that circular wave to the right of it is the largest turtle of three. It was about 3 times larger than the one most visible in this image and the other images below.

Turtle, Duck, and piece of bread

Fun Fact: This turtle is the only one that came out of the water, he'd retrieve a piece of bread and then hurry back to the water with the piece of bread in its mouth. Then eat it once back in the water. This was done three times. Then it just hung out in the water eating the bread pieces we threw near it.

baby duckies (leery of the larger turtle and one of the smaller ones)

This is what happens when you have carb loaded bread ready to feed the wildlife in your backyard. They all become your friends--turtles and ducks. We've seen these turtles for awhile but they're afraid and tend to plop into the water/dive under and away anytime we've seen them. That is until one day as we were feeding the baby ducks and their mom the turtles started swimming closer and then began to eat the pieces of bread. I didn't even realize they'd eat bread.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Color the World

Crayon Gift Box Favors

As a child one of my favorite things to do was color in Coloring Books. I'd selectively choose my colors and my crayons had to be whole and unworn because frankly it's no fun coloring with broken pieces or a crayon without a nice point.

I hope these inspire a whole new generation of artist. It's one of the earliest forms of self expression a child has. I wish every child could have an endless supply of crayons and paper to create or whatever medium they choose (and obviously a safe and great living condition).

Now Available

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mad Hatter Hats

Mad Hatter Gift Box Favors

Two new requested color combinations: Yellow Hat/Peach Band & Light Blue Hat/Light Purple Band

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

for scale and perspective

Alice in Wonderland Teapot and Teacups

Alice Teapot Gift Box & Alice Teacup Favors
 Large Alice teapot displayed with Large Alice teacups.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Small & Large


Small & Large Ivory Suitcases/Brown Straps/Brown Handles. This is cuteness overload to the extreme (miniature versions always equates to being 100% Awesome).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

shining bright

Mad Hatter Hats

Mad Hatter Hat Gift Box Favors

A custom request for a wonderful cause. Pink Hats/Hot Pink Bands

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A new approach


Suitcase Favors
These colors are pretty fantastic. I'm always happy to see the different color combinations that are requested by our customers. It's downright inspiring!

Color Combinations Featured: 
Green Suitcase/Ivory Straps/Ivory Handles
Blue Suitcase/Ivory Straps/Ivory Handles
Orange Suitcase/Ivory Straps/Ivory Handles
Red Suitcase/Ivory Straps/Ivory Handles