Wednesday, November 25, 2009

christmas list making

I'm still in search of a coat. It's on my Christmas list so I've been searching all my usual stores and sites but have come up a bit disappointed. I did find a few possibilities along with some adorable dresses that I have absolutely no need of but couldn't help but bookmarking (new year's?). What makes the revue coat (far right) from anthropologie extra cute is the mismatched buttons that go down the back.

silence & noise pleated back wool coat from urban outfitters / poinsettia coat from modcloth / revue coat from anthropologie

Beautiful but unneeded (for the moment).

blue roses dress from modcloth / tide is high dress from modcloth

thanksgiving baking disaster

In preparation for a visit to the bf's family I was baking chocolate ribbon loaf cake as my contribution to Thanksgiving dessert. This is how it ended...

...overflowed in my oven and partially raw. I blame it on my oven. All my cooking troubles started when I moved into this apartment. I salvaged 4 pieces of cake and I plan to embarrassingly pass it off for my dessert. Luckily I was not the only person entrusted with dessert duties.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

bird and banner

I have long admired the work of Bird and Banner. They are most known for their wedding work and other invitation design. I think one of the reason's I most like them is because their work is similar to my own. It is comforting to see another succeed with a similar design aesthetic and approach. Their work focuses on a hand done quality, especially incorporating sewn elements and screen printing methods. Bird and Banner is a source of continual inspiration to me and their website is loaded with darling examples.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

craft fair post-view

With my first craft fair under my belt, here is a little preview of the items I am selling. I'll have some new items to add in the upcoming weeks. I have two Christmas events coming up; one in my hometown and my final fair is a part of my city's "First Friday" Holiday Hoopla event in the beginning of December. Look for them in my etsy shop as well.

ruffle pillow / embroidered lunch bags / Christmas stockings / reusable snack bags