Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mini Neck Vine

I am playing around with designs for knitted necklaces (and stepping away from the felteds). Here is my newest neckvine; a shorter version meant to be worn as a lariat/necklace. I can't decide if it needs something more or if it is perfect as-is...

Get Dressed!

The assortment of unique and custom indie apparel finds on etsy is positively dizzying (and delightful)!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

In Today's Mail

I am so excited about my new custom creation from Tie Dye Diva Designs. So cute, and a perfect fit!

If I could only teach my toddler to use the camera...

Click here to see this etsy listing

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


It was about this time last year that I contacted Cecilie about buying out her stock of greeting cards at a discounted price in the hopes of using them to stock my boutique (ha ha). I now have an excellent collection of greeting cards for friends, thanks, birthdays, etc. So when I needed a new calendar for '08, I was ecstatic to discover that she was selling one packed with her fantastic designs in her etsy shop. Here are just a few images, every month is just as cool as the last:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Love Quotes

Love Quotes in Morning Glory as seen at Tobi for $85

A few weeks ago I decided that I had to have a light-weight linen scarf in a fine weave in some gorgeous color. After doing a bit of online research I discovered Love Quotes and I just have to have one! To compound my desire, I spent most of Sunday watching quarterlife episodes on Bravo; the beautiful Lisa sports one in light blue.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Materni-Me, Me, Me!

So I am 14 weeks pregnant with my second child. Luckily, I am about a month earlier to the due date of my first, so I have a lot of clothes that I can use again. However, this being my second pregnancy I started showing almost immediately, so it appears that I need more winter-spring transitional pieces this time than I did last.

Searching for cute affordable maternity clothes either in stores or online is practically impossible. You are faced with either cheap ugly things, boring simple things, or lovely, gorgeous, unique pieces that cost more for one item than your entire wardrobe. I have had a little bit of luck with sale items from Lauren Kiyomi, and Old Navy is perfect for everyday tees, tanks and jeans, but I still cannot locate that perfect maternity brand that fashions beautiful, affordable, and special items for expecting mommies.

At my wits-end , I decided to take matters into my own hands; literally. I have been working away the past few weeks knitting my own original, custom designed transitional maternity pieces JUST FOR ME! (And I haven't made a thing to sell.) Whenever I design garments I almost always work off of an ancient top-down raglan sweater pattern using it as a guide for shape and sizing. Plus: No seaming, no sewn in sleeves; yay! Please forgive the photos that I had to take of myself. Also please bear in mind that this is not necessarily the context under which I would wear these pieces.

The first is a puffed, capped-sleeve bolero in this fabulous pine green:

Second is this slightly cropped one-button (button yet to be added) cardigan with 3/4 kimono sleeves:

And finally, the bottom edge of what is sure to be the most fabulous maternity baby doll/tunic ever. I promise to share as soon as it is finished. Both the baby doll and cardigan above were knitted using Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton; my most favorite yarn for garments.

Enjoy! And if you just have to have one or more for yourself, I might be willing to take commissions...