Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Pick

Who doesn't love a campfire with s'mores? As the temperature in MN drops for my niece and nephew, they are forced to move all their activities inside. This fun set may just help bring back those fun summer nights!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Coat Kick

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

Isla Coat

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

The Fortunate Ones

As I approach the holiday season I start thinking about how I am going to give back this year. Then I remembered a blog I saw earlier this year, Crafting Hope. Ever since finding it I have been toying with the idea of starting a similar movement. The idea behind the movement is to donate handmade goods to those in need. What better way to show your love then by sharing something you made? So today I'm jumpimg off the cliff and starting the search for a children's homes. To see how my search is going or to get involved checkout my new blog, sew much love.

Friday, November 6, 2009

National Moustache Month

It is here once again, National Moustache Month. Only this year is a little different. Why? Because now you don't have to be left out. So grab a pint and join in the fun.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WIP - Wednesday

I have been feverishly working on some new booties. I designed a new retro Mary Jane style bootie. I am loving the thick red strap. Every little girl or woman, for that matter, needs a great pair of red shoes!

Monday, November 2, 2009

52 Days!

Can you believe there are only 52 days left till Christmas? I think someone might be getting these great felted bowls from Shkolnik under the tree this year. They remind me of walking on the shore of Lake Superior on a beautiful, crystal, clear day.