Saturday, April 24, 2010

another peek. a linen frock and flower top.

linen frock::

printed top and apple blossoms::

I was going to wait, but I just couldn't. Here are a few pictures I took the other day with my tripod. Hoping my brother will take some better ones for the final pics when he gets back.

Listening to:: The National. {listen to the entire album until the 27th. so hurry, go now!}

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

dresses are coming along...

dresses coming along!

dutch baby.

Working on those dresses. Almost done. Almost!
Made Dutch Babies on Sunday for breakfast. Spent the whole day with J. It was tops.
Thank you for all the lovely sweet comments/emails lately! You guys are the best!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

quick hello!

sandal making::

sandal making::

my new serger

Just a quick "hello!" and some pictures. Yes, I'm making sandals. They're sitting out on the porch drying at the moment. I'll update you on how it goes.

Oh yeah, and I finally got myself a serger! It's not one of those fancy pants sergers, but it's all I really need. I never in a million years thought I'd ever get a serger, but here it is. And I'm pretty darn excited about it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I think I'm gonna go make some granola.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

parmesan crackers + another sneak peek.

parmesan crackers.

another sneaky peek.

I took a break from work today to make these awesome crackers from Smitten Kitchen. Only I didn't have heavy cream or half and half, so I just used plain old 1% milk. And I didn't have any freshly grated Parmesan cheese either, so I just used the cheapo stuff we have on hand. And they still taste awesome. One of these days I want to make some goat cheese (next on the list when I have time) which I think will taste great with these crackers.

Okay, this is not much of a sneak peek, but it's something! :) I finished grading my patterns, FINALLY! Next I just need to make up one more sample and I believe I can start cutting everything out and stitching like a sweatshop worker. Woohoo! On that note, what are your thoughts on Etsy vs. Big Cartel? After going back and forth for so long, I am actually leaning more towards setting up shop at Big Cartel. In the long run I believe it will be more affordable and I think it has a slightly more professional "storefront" than Etsy. No offense to Etsy users, I still love Etsy! Would love to hear your thoughts!

Seeing these guys on Saturday. PSYCHED!

Also, Happy Birthday to my dad! He turned 60 today! No foolin'.

p.s. these sandals are still up for sale! size 9. :)