get crafty.

January 11, 2010

Today was a big day for me…I bought myself a serger sewing machine….and I’m crazy excited about it! I can’t wait to finish my post so I can go play with my new toy…I’m completely geeked out!

…Which brings me to the incredible fabrics by Daisy Janie. Designer Jan DiCintio {of Scoutie Girl fame} uses such fresh color combinations, and I adore her designs. She uses organic cotton sateen & organic cotton/hemp blend canvas. Really wonderful fabric for whatever crafty project you may have! Once I teach myself how to use my new machine, I look forward to ordering some fabulous fabric! What should I make?

laura’s left hook.

June 5, 2009


I first saw these cute crocheted letter pillows on the blog Swiss Miss. I think they are cute…and they work perfectly with my love of letters {“g” being my very fave…yes, I have a favorite letter}. Visit Laura’s Left Hook on etsy to check them out, as well as her other crocheted goods {I also like her Tawashi Scrubbers}.

gypsy galeria.

April 6, 2009


I was welcomed back home with freezing cold weather and snow! Vacation is officially OVER. We had a blast, and I wanted to share my favorite store from the little village of Sayulita, Mexio, where we stayed. It’s called Gypsy Galeria, and is cram-packed with local handcrafts. They have a ton of oilcloth goods {all my photos turned out with an ugly reflection}, Frida Kahlo’s mug is on anything you can imagine, beautiful handwovens, all of the crafts are displayed beautifully, and it’s just steps from the beach. What I love the most is that everything in the shop is hand selected. It’s not just the same ‘ol tourist crap, and it satisfies my need to buy a few cute things while I’m away. I miss it already.


November 27, 2008

Don’t tell my daughter, Ella….but I just ordered her a custom mouse from The House of Mouse. Isn’t it adorable?! Ella loves to sew…and she loves sewing little dolls and things…AND she loves bright colors to wear all mixed and matched up. The absolutely wonderful Anna made the sweetest and most perfect little Ella mouse for me, and I just had to share. Not sure if I can wait until Christmas to give it to her!

sew adorable.

November 25, 2008

I love Chicago based Sew Bettie! Owners Mark and Cara {and their dog/muse Bettie} offer great limited-edition fabric, tees, DIY kits and sweet pincushions on their online shop. My very fave is the bulldog fabric {and it’s limited edition…so if you like it, buy some before it’s gone!}. Their kits would make a great gift for that crafty person on your list too! Check them out!

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
  • Giovanna: This is so cute! I love them :) *´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸....
  • farragio: Great pieces! The colors are lovely and soothing....