Also...I have a functioning studio now. We moved out of our large store into a smaller, more intimate space. It's darling and tho, small...incredibly functional. In the back, behind the curtain (like the Wizard of OZ) I have a small work space. So far, I've brought in my sewing, chalk painting, and office paper work blah stuff. Silkscreening will come soon (I hope) as I continue going through boxes we packed before the move. So let me show what's been happening...
Bunny Drawstring Bags! I saw this pattern (I'm All Ears) last year and really wasn't set up to tackle it. This year, I happened on it again and thought they'd be so cute in the kids' baskets plus I made a few for the store. They've been a hit; though they came out a little small...you can easily upsize the pattern. Also, I added a yarn pom pom with fabric glue.
Strawberry Pillows! We just had our big festival in town and I always seem to fall into the "berry" hype. But these came out beyond cute. I've listed a limited quantity on Etsy.
New totes! I've made this style of totes before but I love this fresh fabric combo...I had to snag one for myself! The outer fabric is a lightweight fabric, bold print from IKEA (they always have the best graphic prints); the interior is a thicker navy linen that adds more structure to the bag...also, as requested I put 2 interior pockets now. Also, available on Etsy.
Baby Bibs! These have been inbetweenie projects and a lot of fun busting out fabric scraps. This is a nice knit print with a soft minky lining. Very limited on Etsy.
It's been a loooong time since my last post; but a move last month and the untimely death of my laptop have made blogging more challenging than my regular procrastination! But, I haven't stopped making...in fact, I'm building a proper studio/office in my new shop!
Which is actually next door to where we were for 10 years. It's a smaller (more updated) space that actually is just what I needed to hit the reset button.
A lot of crochet is coming off my hook; perfect timing as we settled into the coldest part of the year! And just a bit of vintage finds are finding their way back into the shop...
I loved styling the above shoot for my vintage Alabama metal tray...the camellias are from my garden from a heritage breed...from Alabama!
Also, the end of 2018, brought my newest venture, Le Roost...a vacation rental located above our shop. If you love the aesthetic of our shop, you will love an overnight with us! I pulled together many vintage items, chalk painted or restored most of the furnishings, and added lush new amenities like euro top mattresses and fluffy towels!