Sunday, March 1, 2015

Floral Print Sweatshirt

Do you ever see a cute outfit on one of your favorite tv characters and think "I need that for myself!"
I had one of those moments the other day when I was watching Big Bang Theory, Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco)  had on the prettiest floral print sweater, I loved how vivid the colors were :)

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 I found the sweater on Wornontv.net it's such an awesome site for fashion nerds! I love seeing where clothes came from each episode because the characters looks so everyday casual and then it turns out they are wearing crazy expensive brands. Like the sweater Penny is wearing for example, isn't really a sweatshirt it's cashmere ( insert disappointing wail at pricetag here). So I made a floral print sweatshirt roundup, with prices in every range :)


A. Similar to the sweater Penny was wearing but in silk by Theory
B. Black Multi From Mango Outlet
C. Spring Pink and Mint from Marc Jacobs
D. Blue and Yellow from Anthropologie
E.  Spring Lilies from Forever 21




When I get really obsessed with something I have to draw it and interpret it in my own way, so of course I had to draw Penny wearing the sweater, lol. I've always wanted to do fan art of the big bang cast, I have been a fan of the show since the beginning, it probably would have gone better if I had used my mouse and Illustrator instead of trying to sketch with my fingers on ipad but I'm glad I did it.
I can't wait to start of some new projects that have been bouncing around in my head for a while.

Anyway what pieces are you excited to add to your wardrobe for Spring?



Friday, February 13, 2015

Ideal Day

Hello I know I haven't posted in a while I got distracted with projects and work and life in general :)

Let's talk about an ideal day, what does that look like for you? An ideal, fun day for me would be enjoying some art, shopping at a fun store like Anthropologie (especially when they are having a sale) and adding to my fabric stash. I did just that over my holiday break, here are some of the highlights.

 I first went to Anthropologie, hoping a little to find something but I rarely do. I found a cute top that wasn't on sale (but now it is!)


AND I found this cute warm sweater moto jacket ON SALE, that actually makes me look pretty good I think especially since I've gained some weight and tried moto jackets in the past that just didn't work with my figure. I love the sweater cuffs and lace lining in the back and functioning pockets
YAY!!!! Anthropologie victory :)










I went to see the highly anticipated "Faces of Impressionism" exhibit at the Kimbell Museum in Ft. Worth. It wasn't exactly what I thought it would be but I discovered a few new pieces that are new favorites.  From Renoir and Van Gogh



I love the main building the exterior concrete walls are so fun and the main sculpture that welcomes you into the museum makes me happy!!! 
the view off to the side on my way into the museum

and facing the street from the museum entrance


Thirdly, I went to Cabbage Rose an awesome fabric store close to the museum.
I found some great fat quarters in complementary colors for a new project I'm working on and of course some adorable soft flannel in lovely colors!!!


I started making a patchwork owl but then I got distracted with other things as always ;)




That's my ideal fun day......what about you?
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Favorites

I got quite a few lovely things for Christmas, here are some of favorites:

One of my favorite artists on Etsy is Tina Rodas of Hi Tree. She makes the most adorable felt trees and creatures :) I finally decided on one and got it for Christmas yay :) now my little tree stump can cheer me on in my creative endeavors!
Tina is talented and her craftsmanship is amazing! Look at all the lovely details :)



I've been wanting a stone necklace for awhile and I have long admired EwelinaPas wonderful jewelry. I really love this Blue Lapis Pendant and she lets you pick your own chain length so you can have it really long or short, that's awesome to have the option :) 
 


I'm feeling brave enough to show my PJ Christmas photos lol. My other gifts that I'm super excited about are my nutri ninja so I can make health shakes with fresh veggies from my garden YAY :)
And of course Sherlock season 3 let the binge watching begin!!! Actually, I'm going to take my time re-watching all the season to pass the long gap in between new episodes and see The Imitation Game in theaters of course :)



Did you get any handmade gifts? What was your favorite?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas in Review

Hello again, I've been away for quite awhile but I'm back and brimming with things to share!

How was your Christmas? Mine was wonderful so nice to bake, spend some down time with family, take a nap and not have to go anywhere for a little bit.





1.We discovered some really great Christmas lights it was 2 houses combined to make a great dual presentation! The blue house was so captivating and beautiful you just wanted to stare at it all night.

 

2. We got a new little tree this year and we just bought some retro baubles for it and also decorated it with little mini stockings, I think it turned out great :)
happy tree




3. We went to the Dallas Arboretum to see the 12 Days of Christmas installations, one for all of the 12 days. I wasn't sure what to expect really, and I wasn't really excited to go, I knew nothing would be as good as Chihuly at the Arboretum. But it was really cool to walk around to each installation, they were animated and had Christmas music playing, they were very detailed, I couldn't imagine trying to plan and assemble such a thing. In all it was very fun and put me in the Christmas spirit :)
The collage picture shows the swans swimming. Here's the 5 golden rings installment with twirling rings. (My 1st video upload wahoo! )

video



4. Christmas baking! I had a few things I wanted to bake but only managed to bake peanut butter cookies with kisses on top, they were good but I have some more stuff to cross off my list like these by next week. :)

Grandma's Christmas cookies <3



I also made my Mom a snowman apron for Christmas, it was pretty fun to come up with a concept and not be 100% sure how it was all going to come together but that's my typical process when it comes to sewing. Hurry up and finish so you can see what it looks like, I really need to be more patient in that area, I'm gonna work on that in 2015 ;)


I also got to sketch some I made gift tags and worked on a Christmas doodle with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus wearing beanie hats with pom poms .....warm, cozy and happy for Christmas :)




christmas tags
I have more to share so stayed tuned :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Did you do anything fun?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

new items in my society6 shop

I'm so excited to finally have this done!!! I haven't drawn since the last time I posted work has been so busy and I've been too tired to do anything but I managed to get this done so I feel like my normal self again :)
click the link on the right side of my blog for more items :)



I also turned 30 between my last post and this post so that's exciting I guess. Oh to have a birthday that's not in the same month as a holiday. Oh well I'm trying to enjoy the rest of the holiday season. What are you up to? Working on any fun projects? I completed a successful DIY project, more on that later. I think my new favorite medium is Sculpey oven bake clay.......I'm thinking about all the endless possibilities :)


Monday, November 17, 2014

doodles lately

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving!!  I'm getting over being sick and had also decided after Halloween that I probably wasn't was going to do any holiday drawings but then inspiration struck.
 I'm always thinking about how to improve my owls they are always evolving. Here's the latest version.(for those of you following me on instagram I apologize as this is not new for you)
late night sketch


1st attempt in color ......overall shape is too wide


I'm really happy with the version below and I kinda want to turn these into plush versions. What do you think?

so happy

I  want to draw a whole snowman family, I started with this girly one but I think the rest of the family would be fun too.


And I also have been experimenting with reindeer and leggings with winter prints on them
I thought this would make a fun plush too, the scarf would definitely be reworked be a separate piece.


And here's a close up of the snowflake print :)





And last but not least, I want to rework this little one for the winter holidays



And of course I have more ideas, so many ideas so little time. I hope to add some of these to my society6 shop soon :) What have you been working on lately?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Inspired by Mary Katrantzou

I've been meaning to post for a while, I've been distracted with doodling and instagram. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the one lovely blogger questions, I really enjoy the blogger community and the bloggers I nominated, thanks for your interesting and inspiring posts.  :)

I have admired Mary Katrantzou for a while now, she is known for her awesome use of patterns, she uses prints as a sort of optical illusion to accentuate the curves of the body. I love to see how every season she builds on the last and always takes it to a new level.
A look from her 2014 resort collection


I love the large scale jewels and different colors as a pattern (Spring 2014)

 I absolutely fell head over heels when she took her patterns to a new place with letters and lace in her Resort 2015 collection




I was kinda wondering how long it would take the trendy stores to hop on her pattern and print trend. When I saw this awesome skirt in a large scale jewel print very similar to hers at H&M, I thought  it was awesome but where would I wear it? It would be good for holiday parties but it's pretty flashy. I'm still on the fence about it.

Then I heard about her collaboration with Adidas!!!! This is the most excited I've been about a designer collaboration in years. I live in sneakers and love fun patterns so it doesn't get much better than this for me.  Mary's Adidas collection comes out mid November.


photos from style.com

I'm pretty sure the sportswear trend is here to stay for a while. Who are you inspired by lately? What designer collaborations are you excited about?