Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Lots of new things hit the shop this month. Like these clutches, which are some of my personal favorites. I love the details and am always looking to add new little touches. But of course, along with the new things & excitement there's always a few bumps in the road. We've had a crazy couple of months around here, put our house in Cambridge on the market, experienced the wild roller coaster of the real estate world, and then ultimately took it off. A few shattered dreams there along with it. But, ultimately, I had to just be at peace with a dream deferred … so I created the photo below with "It is well with my soul." It's the hymn that gets me through hard times. And of course, sewing. Lots of sewing therapy :)
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
It's been so beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest and amazingly, my boys, for the first time in their lives (seriously, I'm not just being dramatic...) have begun sleeping in. Which means I have hours of morning - my absolute favorite time of day - to think, work, exercise, sew, pray, dream, watch the sunrise, and sip coffee ... all until they raise their sleepy little summer heads around 8:00. It's been pure bliss.
It inspired me to create the pretty image above along with all of these others happenings:
New fabrics coming to the shop soon!
One of my favorite parts of my work is playing with pretty color combos, like this Navy and Pink monogrammed bag.
And while I haven't been here on the blog for awhile, you can always find me hanging out on Instagram and Pinterest. What can I say, I love pretty pictures?
Monday, May 18, 2015
There's a lot of new things in the mix around here. Both professionally & personally, but one that I'm especially excited for is my little brother's new journey into hand-forged steel shelf brackets! After my endless quest for the perfect metal shelf brackets, I finally turned to Seth - a trained carpenter and all around amazing craftsman, and these are the beauties he created for me:
I immediately knew other folks would love their clean, industrial farmhouse look and so after a few creative sessions and dozens of brackets later, we're launching his new site, Cascade Iron Co.
Check out my pinterest page for more Modern Farmhouse designs!
Monday, April 20, 2015
After many requests, I’ve finally created a pattern for one of my favorite designs; the portfolio organizer! Adding it to my growing lists of available patterns, it’s been one of the most popular items in my shop and has been featured in many places, including The Wall Street Journal, The Small Things Blog, and Simple Living Media. While I created this organizer to be used with notepads, my customers have found new and exciting ways to use them. From simply storing their to-do lists and stationery to keeping Kindles and Mini iPads tucked away.
• my own tips and tricks for creating a high quality finished clutch
• resources and links
• ideas for creating different versions and other projects.
•Canvas/ Duck Cloth: 2 pieces 10” x 13”
•Cotton Print Fabric: 6” x 13” AND 10” x6”
•Muslin or Solid Cotton: 6” x 13”
•¼” width Elastic: 10.5” in length
•Fusible Interfacing: 2 pieces 10” x 13” each
•thread & sewing needle appropriate for fabrics and multiple layers*
Thursday, February 19, 2015
It's been positively spring like here in Oregon over the last week. In addition to an unseasonably radiant trip to the Oregon coast, many of our flowers have come into bloom. Little Luke plucked the top off the ranunculas, but I think I managed to save it long enough in this old spice jar to be admired for a few more days. There's a few other pops of floral color around the house:
Thursday, February 05, 2015
I've teamed up with five amazing women to offer this incredible giveaway! Includes a lovely bag from Jordana Paige and all the lovely essentials (like my gold chevron clutch) to keep inside!
Head over to my Instagram before Tuesday, February 11th to enter!
1. Pure Natural Diva - Travel Perfume
2. Allisa Jacobs - Gold Chevron makeup bag
3. Pigment and Parchment - Notebook
4. CS Gems - Necklace
5. Jordana Paige - Handbag
6. Barbarian Heart - iphone Case
Monday, February 02, 2015
With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, I've gathered up a pretty bits of inspiration from a few creatives I love the most. These Valentine's Day Printables and Romantic Fonts are sure to spark some lovin'!
more valentine's inspiration
|free printable valentine's day card from the house that lars built|
|free printable watercolor love notes from thorn and sparrow|
|romantic calligraphy prints from la mariee aux ped nus|
more valentine's inspiration