2013 Archives

Saturday Night

I haven’t done hot rollers since I was in college, and I never really felt like I got the hang of it. When I was growing up, my mom always had a set ready to go in the cupboard next to the sink, and on special days she put my hair in curlers for me.…

One Dress. Happy with less.

Here’s a surprise: I love a successful shopping trip. I can’t deny relishing the rush of status and satisfaction when I click the checkout button on one of my favorite websites, or the pleasure in instant gratification when I strut out of a favorite shop, bags swinging at my sides. When I set out to…

scans from my sketchbook: flats, wedges, heels

Fashion can be such a pretentious space to build a career, and that’s something I’ve always tried (though sometimes failed) to fall into. Wearing the same dress every day is how I’m practical, and shoes and accessories is how I’m whimsical. I wanted to share these watercolor paintings I did of some of my favorite…

dyeing and drying

Dying and drying these flowers to experiment with a flower-making technique. I’m not an expert at this at all, so I’m figuring it out one step at a time. Embroidery is comfortable for me, and it’s been fun designing new projects! I’m working on a bridal order right now full of all these new flowers.…

I painted some pictures.

I caught a little creative bug today and went to Dick Blick to pick up some supplies. I needed a new glue gun–the old, crusty, melted one I bought almost ten years ago finally bit the dust! I couldn’t believe it. I’m sure I paid like $2 for that thing. I also needed some fabric…