Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dreaming and Wishing for Fall

I'm writing this post one handed as I hold a sleeping puppy in my lap, last week I got not 1 but 2 puppies, I've never had two dogs before so this has been a new and exciting experience! Their personalities are so funny and they have definitely kept me busy this last week and for the foreseeable future I will no longer have time to mull about and procrastinate which is good I guess :)

Fall is my favorite time of year, probably because Texas summers are so brutal and any relief is a much welcome change, I love fall fashion, hot drinks and talking walks in the cooler weather. Not to mention Halloween, I've always loved celebrating, decorating pumpkins, costumes and candy.
One of my favorite movies of all time is Nightmare before Christmas so I always like to watch it especially in the Fall.

working on some new designs

I've added Halloween prints in my shop: a trick or treat bunny, a cute little spider and happy candy corn

and I finished some more candy corn plushies, a girl with a bow and happy candy corn

and pillow covers my dear  friend quilted with my spider panel in the middle that has embroidery detail on the web!!

I'm trying to get more stuff in my shop soon, here's my latest work in progress

Hope to share more soon :)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

My New Favorite Summer Outfit

My new favorite summer outfit consists of a super fun button front tank and some drawstring crop pants! Even better they were both on sale!!! The top is from Anthropologie, and I was able to get it on sale I'm normally don't like button downs or woven fabric in the summer ....too hot, but this flowy tank is a breathable synthetic blend similar here.  I really love the print on this tank it has a retro feel and the buttons are so cute too!

I'm a sucker for the little details and Anthropolgie always does a great job. I also rediscovered my Revlon ColorBurst Lip Stain in Smitten, I forgot what nice burst of color it adds, I'm all about minimal effort for a great look.

And let's talk about the fact that stretchy pants are all the range, there are no structured capris hardly anywhere to be found. This summer the palazzo, gaucho, and jogger pant reign and I don't think anyone could be mad that a stretchy waistband is actually in vogue. The drawstring capris I got are from Landsend, they are a very nice feeling Tencel fabric and they feel a bit dressier than yoga pants
and there's pockets to boot.

So let's celebrate the summer of stretchy pant, because you never know how long a trend will last.
I think Mindy Kaling but it best.

Yep, I agree! What summer trends are you excited about?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

crafty projects and other stuff

Hi there, I'm going to try to write more than 1 post a month starting now, so let's see how that goes
here's what I'm excited about lately :)

I went to the Arlington Museum of Art and saw a Toulouse Lautrec and other post impressionist artists it was pretty interesting and I found some new favorites. The top one called is my favorite was just amazing in size was just so beautiful and relaxing to look at, the colors weren't vibrant but still really mesmerizing. I always feel a jolt of fresh creativity going to museums and being inspired by new and fun things, it makes me want to go home and work on my own projects :)

I also got to do a DIY project that I've been looking forward to for a while! I've been pretty interested in marbling for a while just never got around to doing it. I wanted to try it with nail polish so me and my friend tried it on mugs it turned out pretty cool, we decided that it would be better to use as a pen and pencil mug on a desk since the nail polish isn't dishwasher safe, etc. I really want to try a version with paint sometime soon or maybe Easter eggs!

As far as sewing projects go I've been wanting to make a tank dress from an already made tank top and whatever kind of cotton fabric you want, I first saw the idea here.
I found the most beautiful floral fabric, and a top I'm pretty happy with. Now I'm working up to making  a practice version 1st, so I don't mess up this beautiful fabric, it definitely gives me the fabric jitters >_<

 I've also been working on my stuffed animals, my little owl girl went to her new home so that was exciting! I'm working on more animals to list in my shop soon and thinking about new ideas too.

What have you been  up too lately?

New inspiration and new projects

I love going to museums and admiring some of my favorite artists and discovering new ones too! My goal for this year was to visit a diffe...