Saturday, July 30, 2011

Favorites +

My favorite clothing company and my favorite lipstick line have just joined forces. Excited beyond. The color looks awesome and I'm looking forward to trying it out. I'm pretty sure I'll be purchasing this one, probably in multiples.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bracelet Making

I know friendship bracelets are a big trend this season, noted on many style blogs. But I couldn't help myself - I had to buy this little book at the Japanese book store.

It was just too cute to pass up. I've been knotting bracelets since I was a kid but the knotting method and designs in this book were new to me. Thankfully there are lots of detailed photos. I can't wait to start making some new bracelets!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pendleton Love

The upcoming Fall 11 Portland Collection from Pendleton is rocking my world. The textiles and pattern motifs are amazing. I also love that everything is made in the USA. Paging through the lookbook is making me eager for fall weather. Like, right now.

And check out the details on this dress:

The Drafting of Patterns

Okay, I've decided it's time to learn how to make my own patterns. The patterns in stores are sad and I have enough ideas to create a wardrobe. I've purchased a book on pattern drafting and I've started to work on a basic shirt pattern. So far, I'm really liking the drafting. We'll see how it goes once I get the muslin put together. Could be humorous.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Knitted Necklaces

Knitted necklaces are so much fun. I finished this little gem last week. I found the tutorial on the 'i could make that' blog. So much fun! I have some ideas for bleaching and dying some future versions. Punk 'em up a bit! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Romper - Complete!

 The romper is complete! I'm so happy with the ikat print and I even managed to get the side seams on the shorts portion to match up. Small victories! I'm excited to spend the last couple months of summer romping around.