Hello, look at these beauties! I've teamed up with a few of my favorite gals to create really pretty gift sets, just in time for Mother's Day. My clutches are paired with lovely jewelry from Lemon Kissed, hand crafted lotions and lip scrubs from Winsome Green, and paper flowers from Imeon Design. I'm offering them all at special prices, pop over to my Instagram to order!
Friday, April 04, 2014
In love with this sweet art print from Carolyn Gavin, a bit of cheer to start off the weekend. I'm looking forward to a bit of relaxation, time with friends, and even a bit of study time as I just enrolled in online continuing education course (eeks!).
It's been busy in the shop, here are a few peeks at what I've been up to:
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Hello Spring & Happy April! Even with all this Oregon rain, I'm loving the flowers & buds peeking through. Found this stunning design from Cocorrina, it's also available as desktop wallpaper... what an inspiring way to start off each morning, looking at this beauty.
Hop over to her site to download and check out my pin boards for more design & color inspiration!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A little while back, I mentioned some new directions and changes I'm contemplating. Well, I'm still here thinking about it all... One thing about me is that it's really hard for me to take the leap. I wasn't always this way. I've done some pretty gutsy things in my life that required a whole lot of faith (or perhaps stupidity in some instances...). In any case, I'm finding that I'm really needing to dig down deep and find some courage.
One thing I've been considering is taking a graduate class and work towards adding a speciality to my master's degree. The degree I haven't really used since waving goodbye at the end of the school year to my classroom in Boston while I prepared for my first baby.
I've got this good thing going here, my sewing design business is more than I could ever have hoped for. It's amazing really, I feel so blessed. But you know, I've got this little itch for teaching again. My boys have long become used to mom's 'learning time,' and I still hoard teaching supplies like it's going out of style. But I just can't seem to take that leap, muster up some courage, & click that little button to register.
So, even though I don't see my business fading anytime soon, I still am stuck with a lot of uncertainties. But one thing I do know is that each day is calling for a whole lot of bravery.
lovely art print from the ultra-talented alena hennessy
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Wherever you are, be all there.
So simple & so powerful. This lovely print is from my very new favorite Abby Hyslop. She creates lovely lettered designs & I think this one would be a wonderful reminder to wake up to everyday.
more inspiration on my WORDS pin board....
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
|via happiness is|
I'm a long time lover of all things yellow... makes me happy. Probably has a bit to do with living in Oregon - which can be grey & dark & moody at times (ok, like most of the year....) We all crave a bit of light & sun around here. I like to think I create my own sunshine, finding happiness where I can.
Recently, I discovered the lovely Shannon Miller of Happiness Is, and am completely inspired by her sunny outlook and calligraphy journey. She created this pretty yellow paint swatch - a pretty dose of happiness to my day!