Tuesday, May 17, 2011

busy bee.

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Just checking in to let you all know I'm alive! I've been pretty swamped lately with about everything you could think of. And on top of it, haven't felt so great lately either. I never do so well when the weather changes back and forth (hot one day, cold the next). Perhaps it's all in my mind, though. But for some reason it makes me feel awful. Anyway, I'm working on a bunch of orders I received! Thank you to those of you who ordered something, and to everyone else who looked at my shop or commented about it! I probably shouldn't have put so much on my plate right before my wedding date (mid-June). And next week my sister wants to go on "one last sister trip" before I get hitched! So I'm trying to get everything wrapped up before I leave. Then I'm going to put some more dedicated time into wedding prep. I'm an incredibly bad wedding planner. Everything is changing on the last minute and I don't even have my wedding dress ready yet. Oh yeah...and I still need to find some shoes to wear too and flowers and make decorations... I'm learning there is no such thing as a simple wedding. Unless you just do it last minute, call up a few friends and go at it. Or simply elope! That would have been our preference, but I think having a wedding will be fun too! And then we will make some people happy because of it and I think that is a nice feeling. So rain or shine (let's hope shine...it's going to be outside) the wedding will go on as planned! Even if I have to tie a rope around my dress to keep it up. ;)

Have a great week everyone! I will probably post back here once things settle down a bit. xo

p.s. watching this movie lately. always makes me feel blissful. if you've seen it, the summer cottage is absolutely to die for. my dream home.

Friday, May 6, 2011

shop is open!

spring::summer 2011
spring::summer 2011
spring::summer 2011

The shop has been updated with all of my new spring/summer 2011 collection, finally! I also have a new website including the spring and summer lookbook that you can peruse. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you all for your patience! I know it has taken me a little longer to get my new collection completed, but I hope it is worth the wait! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

shop opening this afternoon.


I know I intended on having my whole line available for sale on Monday, but that didn't happen! So I'm planning to have it ready by this afternoon. I'll send out a newsletter when it's all ready. But you can check out my shop later this afternoon or evening. Or check back on this blog. I'll let you know when everything is up!

Happy Friday! xo

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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painting with gouache.
going for a walk.
going for a walk.
going for a walk.

I know many of you are waiting to see the new collection! It's almost ready, but something came up last week so I'm a bit behind. Still planning to open the shop this week, so check back soon!

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago while the flowers were just starting to pop up. I also have started painting again! It's really very calming. I found a gouache set at a charity sale a few years ago and am now just figuring out how to use this stuff. Very different than watercolor! I did use it like watercolor, though, adding more water than perhaps is usual for this type of painting. But it's really nice that you can paint on top of the color and build it up. Anyway, I haven't actually painted since the time I took these pictures. Hopefully I don't put it off for too much longer. It's really very calming. I'm always inspired to get out my paint when I read her blog. She is so talented! I love her flower and plant watercolors. That is what I really like to paint most of all. Plants are fun to look at and study.

Well, that's about it for now! I'll be working hard to finish up everything so I can open the shop asap! Stay tuned! xo