Thursday, May 30, 2013

lace, lace, lace!

this seems to be a trend lately.... It's been so long since I posted anything here! I've been trying to keep myself busy with lots and lots of sewing and lots and lots of knitting! If you know me, you know that I love anything with lace! I made one little wristlet that I added lace to, put it on my facebook page and got a handful of requests for the same wristlet with a different background color. and then I'd get another order and another so yesterday I smartened up and decided to make a batch of these beautiful lacey wrislets!

here are some custom orders I've made already with lace...

... and I've got another stack that just need zippers! something about the lace just adds so much to the fabric! i love it! i'm going to add these to my etsy shop hopefully tomorrow, so check it out if you're interested! or send me an email for a custom lace order!

and here's a tiny cat coin purse I made for a friend too :-)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

my bridesmaid boxes

I'm sure all of my regular readers know that over Thanksgiving my most wonderful man proposed to me in Carlisle. And if you know me at all, you know that I was really excited and looking forward to this happening! Since we live in Texas right now the only thing I've been sure about are my beautiful bridesmaids. I knew before Evan asked who they would be and I wanted to ask them in the most special way I could think of. It took me a little more than a month to put them together and hand them out to each girl but it was so exciting and made everything seem more real.

I bought small wooden boxes at Michael's. I took them all apart and painted them yellow. They already came with the super cool chalkboard lids so it was perfect to write each girl's name with chalk.

I lined each box with grey fabrics and bunting on the lids. I love bunting!

I made small squares that I embroidered with "Will you be my bridesmaid/maid of honor?" and put a binding on them. I filled each box with a few of my favorite things and their favorite things so each box was made for each lady.

I got paint sample squares in grey and yellow and included them too. (those are my colors for the wedding!)

each piece of the box was tied up in twine and had a tiny sign on it.

I also made 6 of these little coin purses (1 for me too) and put 1 in each box so we all have one thing alike.

And this is how it looked when they opened their box. All packaged up with the little sign on top.

It was SO fun for me to make these and hand them to each of my special ladies. It's just the start of all my DIY wedding plans! I'll be sure to post more when planning really gets going.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

i love anthro

ugh - who doesn't love anthropologie?! I can (and very often do) get lost browsing their website and adding to all my wishlists! and now that I'm getting married I can actually kind of have a real wish list that I can make into a registry! and lucky for me, evan also thinks their stuff is pretty cool and has no problems having an anthropolgie registry! here is the start of that!

so amazing right?! I can only imagine how beautiful my kitchen would look with all of these things in it! I would probably even make pies and other things if I had that rolling pin! ha ha

happy thursday friends! ox

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

things these days

phew! what a whirlwind the past month has been! since we got back to beaumont after thanksgiving, I've been busy with so many things!

Evan proposed!

I was knitting like a serious crazy lady!

and then I had a sick little boy!

Luckily, things seem to be getting back to normal and I am focusing on all my sewing adventures! I signed up for a festival in February to sell my things (in Beaumont) and for another tiny 'show' here too. It's pretty exciting! We've also had so much rain here in Texas this week and I LOVE the rain!! Especially on days when I just spend the whole day sewing and knitting and snuggling with Edward!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

shop is finally updated!

phew! well I am finally getting around to doing this, for real. I had been feeling in kind of a rut when it comes to my sewing and creating but I spent some time at home over Thanksgiving and got my spunk back. A few special people gave me some encouragement and it gave me confidence to get my machine moving again.

please check out my etsy shop, up and running again! I added a few new clutches today and I will be adding more each day. I forgot how much goes into posting just 1 item so check back often!! And I love special projects too... so if you see anything you like, please don't hesitate to contact me ( and I'd be more than happy and excited to work with you to create something extra special for you!

this is a special gift I made for a christmas gift.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I just finished knitting and then gifting these 2 pairs of beautiful mittens! (to my momma and aunt karen)

I figured it would be appropriate to share these since they were just here in Texas visiting and keeping me company for the past 5 days! These White Witch Mitts were really fun to make. It was my first real color work project that I did correctly and successfully finished. (Thanks to my wonderful friend Erika for giving me some helpful tips!!) I think they really turned out so nicely and it was fun to make 2 pairs with such different colorways and see the different results.

my aunt picked a more traditional color palette..

and my mom picked bright colors.

With the cold weather up north, hopefully these will actually get some good use this winter! (since they wouldn't at all here in Texas!) I really learned some cool new things from knitting these and I always enjoy that. And they are so cool, right?!

PS - I also just realized that I never re-posted a picture of my finished Tea Leaves Cardigan..

Finished! What do you think?

Monday, October 22, 2012

my new day job?

We finally got our internet installed today! I know it sounds and seems really silly, but I was starting to go crazy without internet. I mean I have my iPhone, but I hate using the internet on it. I hate writing emails on it. ha ha I really just use it for texting. Anyway!

I've spent the past week unpacking and cleaning and trying to get a little bit settled in this new house. I've also spent the last week trying to figure out what to do with myself down here. I really want to get my etsy shop back up and running and I've been sewing some new bags and clutches and I hope to have them in there by the end of the week. Here are a few things you'll see soon!

a new clutch I came up with. it has a snap closure and a little pocket on the inside.

little change purses

pencil cases

coffee cup cozy

This is hopefully just the start. I also need to figure out how to take better pictures.. I'm hoping to post more pictures soon!