Archive for 2009

kissin’ kritters & other new goodies

Friday, November 20th, 2009

take a peek at the new goodies i just added to my shop… kissin’ kritters skirt, corduroy skirt with smooching rabbits, squirrels, hedgehogs and birds. grandma’s parlor skirt, with a Grandma Moses barkcloth print applique harvest bouquet skirt, mustard twill and vintage floral print freaky folks skirt, featuring a crazy vintage south american style print […]

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 […]

i finally learned how to crochet!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

yay! i’m so excited, these are the first things i made! i’ve been wanting to learn how to crochet for a long time, then i was inspired by all the cuteness in linda’s new book, and this giant granny square. i was over at socorro’s house last weekend and she showed me a few crochet stitches, and […]


Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

it’s finally chilly enough in the evening to pull out the sweaters! i love sweaters. here are some details from a few of my favorites… pom pom fun! i love pom poms! i love sweaters that tie at the waist. so cute! embroidered alpine flowers. edelweiss! i also love that lumpy stitch. what is that called? i […]

dirndl clothespin bag

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

one thing i love about living in southern california is it’s always clothesline weather! line dried clothes, especially towels, are one of my favorite feeling things. about 10 years ago i got this adorable dirndl-style vintage clothespin bag, and even though i am very delicate with it (as delicate as you can really be with a […]

ric rac cabinet & other workroom pics

Friday, September 18th, 2009

remember a couple of months ago when i was cleaning out my workroom?  i snapped a few pics because i didn’t know how long all my hard work would last, and i wanted to preserve it. here are some of the photos. let me warn you that i need constant visual stimulation while i work! i […]

a few new fall-ish skirts

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

i just added these new fall-ish skirts to my website… the pendulum skirt i wrote about last week (i’m still deciding what to use for the necklace part of the pendulum necklaces, stay tuned for those!) and a fall version of the folk flower applique skirt, featuring super cute vintage patchwork print fabric in autumnal […]


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 […]

more swatch bundles

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

i just finished adding 13 swatch bundles to my etsy shop, that will be the last of them for a while. you can take a peek at them here…

crazy quilt stitches

Monday, August 17th, 2009

i picked up a copy of ‘mcall’s how to quilt it!’ at the thrift store last week, i can’t stop looking at this page of crazy cute crazy quilt stitches!