November 27, 2010

let them eat...pie!

after seeing this post on amy's blog, style crush, i instantly wanted to make these adorable little pies!
i figured they would be a perfect little treat to take to thanksgiving.
and i am so smitten with the epic alphabet pattern from sublime stitching, so i used them to make monogrammed tags for each guest.

i kept it simple, and presented the pies in the cardboard tray that the mason jars came in.

[d.i.y. pie tutorial originally from green wedding shoes]


November 16, 2010

make mine a double.

i recently received jenny hart's most recent book -- embroidered effects.
i stitched up a double-sided bar towel, using patterns from embroidered effects & sublime stitching, as well as the older viva las vegas patterns.

side 1

side 2


September 30, 2010

pillow talk.

i fell in love with sublime stitching's vintage lamps pattern as soon as i saw it!
i finally got around to stitching up some covers for my black couch pillows.
i love the pop of aqua against the red!


September 18, 2010

July 30, 2010

renegade -- san francisco!

i attended my first renegade craft fair in december, and was amazed! there were *so* many brilliant & creative vendors (i left with a hefty stack of business cards!), and i've been waiting for the next one ever since!

i'm especially excited that two of my favorite bloggers will be there!

amy of style crush & elsie of a beautiful mess

elsie's blog makes me all warm & fuzzy inside, and is constantly an inspiration! <3

hopefully i won't be too nervous to talk to them! ;)

maybe i'll see you there on sunday!


July 11, 2010

hello sailor.

i love sweater guards/clips! they're so retro & fun!
i'm a bit obsessed with all things nautical, so i took these necklace charms, and turned them into an adorable brooch/clip combo.


July 10, 2010

classy as f#@%

i got these pretty cocktail napkins on sale at target a few years ago. i knew they'd end up with something embroidered, but i could never decide quite what i wanted to stitch.

then, i had the idea to put something dirty, on something so pretty.

i love the delicate touch of yellow & gray swrirlies in the corners.


July 2, 2010

summer camp -- 02

this is the second project i've finished for red velvet summer camp -- tea light lanterns from re-purposed jars!

i used one jar i already had, and got the rest for less than $3 at a local thrift shop. since our outdoor color scheme is going to be yellow & gray {current WIP: yellow chairs with gray stenciled designs}, i used various black, gray & white pearl beads on the handles. i filled the jars with yellow glass beads, white pearls & black sand.

i love how they turned out, and hope to enjoy many outdoor meals by candlelight!


grilled pizza.

when the weather is nice, i absolutely love eating outdoors.
now that i've finally got my own (small) patio, the man-friend and i are working to create a cute little outdoor space.
i've also been spending a lot more time in the kitchen, making yummy homemade meals.

this is the first meal we enjoyed outside -- grilled pizza with basil pesto & ricotta!


June 24, 2010

summer camp -- 01

i am a summer camp slacker -- i'm several projects behind schedule for red velvet summer camp.

project 01 was a summer log/art journal.
having seen other blogs about art journals, i was excited to start this!
but then i realized that art journaling is not the easiest of tasks for those with slight OCD, like myself -- it probably lends itself much better to those with free spirits.

but even though this has taken me a long time, i'm trying to loosen my grip on perfection, and have fun creating this journal. i'm already planning to make one for each of the 4 seasons.


May 23, 2010

summer camp!

i was so bummed that i let the opportunity to join the art journal class pass me by.
now i have a second chance, with rva summer camp!


March 19, 2010

this weekend.

i want to do this:

i'm hoping to go to my first meeting with a new craft group, and i'm thinking of taking this along! <3
thanks to elsie & amy
for this idea!


February 14, 2010

brunch is for lovers.

we had friends over this morning for valentine's day brunch, and i made a *ridiculous* amount of food.
after all of the prep & cooking, i was too tired to take photos, but the menu included:
* linguine & prosciutto frittatas (minus the prosciutto, of course!)
* homefries
* banana rabanada (brazilian french toast), with optional berry topping
* various scones -- berry, chocolate chip and apple & rosemary
* coffee & mimosas

the french toast and scone recipes are from "vegan brunch" by isa chandra moskowitz.

the apple & rosemary scones were soooo good! (especially topped with little heart-shaped pats of butter!)