Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The fawn dress is inspired by my wintry home in Minnesota. As a family we gather around the fireplace in the living room every evening to take a little break before dinner. As we gather together around the fire to talk and laugh the deer do the same right outside the window. I love to watch the timid little fawns step out from the tree line into the open snow covered yard.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Just in time for all that holiday shopping. Poppy & Peony now has a frequent buyer card. Buy 11 dresses and get the twelve one free. You receive triple points for coat purchases. Printout the above pic and have your own or get one with your next purchase.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I love making these cute little coats. I made this one for the cutest little girl ever but you can have one too. Stop by my shop to pick one up.
PS - If you have not checked out my lastest project please do. Help spread the word!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I finished A's coat. It turned out perfectly. I think she is going to love it or at least I hope she does. I have added it to my shop as well so your favorite little girl can have one too! I also expanded the available sizes : 1T-12. But if you really want one for yourself we can talk about it. Mr. R thinks I should make a matching one for Grandma.
The cut of this little coat is perfect. It swings and sways with every movement. The fabric is from the Amy Butler line Love. It is reversible so depending on the little ladies mood she can wear it either way.
I have plans to do more coats in the future. I have sketches for a cute stripped navy blue one with big red buttons. Can't wait to get sewing!
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is my second fall in California since moving from Minnesota and I miss it. The smell of the air. The sound of the leaves rustling under your feet. The brightly colored sugar maples. The tip of your nose being ice cold from the crisp air. I miss all these things and many, many more. As hard as I try I just can't replicate the fall feeling out here in California. I have tried eating apples. I have tried busting out my favorite cozy sweater. I have tried drinking a pumpkin spice latte. Nothing has worked. I can't get in the mood! Any suggestions? What makes you get that fall feeling? I will try just about anything at this point.
Ps. Don't feel too sorry for me. I did just get back from a walk on the beach with Finn in shorts and a t-shirt.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I finally got the fabric for A's coat. I think it is going to be terrific! I hope she thinks so too. The fabric is from the new Amy Butler line Love. It is a great new line. The colors aren't quite pastel but they are the verge of pastel. This collection does a wonderful job of combining whimsical patterns with more structured patterns. Enabling you to mix and match for a very well balanced piece. I can't wait to get cutting!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The pattern is by another extremely talented Etsy seller, Whole Grain Baby. I just can not get enough of her designs. She also did the pattern for this dress and this dress in my shop. I am excited to get moving on this coat. I will be hitting the fabric shop tomorrow. I am thinking blues, greens, and pinks.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I get inspired. At first I thought it was travel, people, and wine. Then as I really started to think about it, what really gets my creative juices flowing or should I say gushing is ...... A CLEAN DESK!
I am not one of those clean freak type, who really enjoys cleaning and the smell of pine sol. Mark can attest to that. No, I am talking more about a blank slate. A place just begging to be cluttered with all of your creations and ideas. The desk, it is calling to you, "come sit at me create something new and exciting."
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Today I am off to buy fabric for Michelle's beautiful daughters. I am think purple for Annika and pink for Bianca.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
On another note ... I am sooooo excited because I am leaving for Italy tomorrow. I hope to get lots of ideas for more future projects. I love European kids clothes. They also seam so much more sophisticated. I will be back in a couple of weeks with photos to share.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
- Keiki Dress & Booties for Laura
- Booties for Mary
- Two Dresses for Michelle's beautiful little girls.
I have a lot of work to do considering I leave for Italy on the 4th. I better get moving.