Archive for the 'sneak peeks' Category

over the river & through the woods

Monday, November 16th, 2009

my pal amy at artifaktori in somerville sent me a stack of grandma moses print barkcloth pieces, all cut out at the same spot. i read that people used to frame the barkcloth and hang as art, and that gave me the idea for the ‘grandma’s parlor skirt’ i framed the prints with a rustic woodgrain print applique and added […]


Thursday, August 20th, 2009

here’s a sneak peek at three new fall-ish skirts i finished up the other day. i’m calling them pendulum skirts, you can see why! the pendulum is appliqued off to one side with vintage jacquard ribbon and ric rac (of course!) and there’s a cute little slit just below it. the pendulum design is based on my favorite […]

just can’t decide…

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

i always figure out the colorways for different prints on the computer, and 98% of the time they come out exactly like i want them to when i actually print them. the first two hex sign skirt colorways came out just right… but i can’t decide which colorway of the star version i like. i printed the one with yellow first, […]

vintage sears fabric

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

summer weather makes me feel like rummaging through the vintage fabric stash and putting together some colorful combinations. here’s a peek at some ‘limited edition’ skirts i just finished up… the red flowering vine print fabric and the americana print barkcloth are both vintage sample yardage from sears, they still had the production tags on them. remember this awesome fabric i found a […]

no place like here

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

have you been watching the new ‘there’s no place like here’ series of videos on etsy? if you’re nosey like me and like to see inside other peoples’ homes, they’re fun to watch! guess whose house is featured today! i apologize for all of my nervous giggling and mumbling. (ps-i just posted a few more house pictures […]

hex signs

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

i was inspired to make this felt applique hex sign rug after finishing up the artwork for this new summertime skirt print… can you tell? i love the boldness and simplicity of this new print! the skirt should be available on my website next month here it is!   (sign up for my e-mailing list […]

folk-y flower appliques

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

here’s a sneak peek at the applique detail on one of my new skirts.  i screen printed the folky flowers and used a cute green calico for the leaves. that plaid fabric really is as bright as it looks, i love it! coming soon…really, really soon!

winter white

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

how do you feel about winter white? i think i’m really starting to like it! i just finished up this winter white version of my matryoshka skirt. i used sparkly metallic bronze and pewter ink, along with icy aqua and lavender regular ink. i’m going to call it the ‘snow maiden matryoshka skirt’. it makes me think of russian […]

polish pottery skirt

Friday, September 12th, 2008

  one of my new prints for fall/winter. coming soon! inspired by polish pottery, but i’ll bet you already guessed that! it’s printed on my very favorite fabric, natural unbleached cotton duck. i love everything about this fabric…the little specks in it, the weight and texture of it, and i love the smell of it fresh off […]

fairytale forest

Friday, April 11th, 2008

here’s a sneak peek at one of the new skirt prints i finished up this week. i’m calling this one ‘fairytale forest’, for obvious reasons! there’s also a third colorway featuring red riding hood. it’s a wrap-around skirt with the deep dark woods print all the way around, and fairytale figures on the very end based on illustrations from […]