This morning began with some serious procrastination lining up this little lot (see my stories!).. what is wrong with me and why do I get overwhelming urges to line things up #controlfreak
! Anyway I pulled it together and there’s little earrings all finished and packed up ready to head to their new owners. Did you know I offer sets of studs.. perfect for buying for several bridesmaids or getting your birthday presents organised for the year.. link in my profile 👭👩❤️💋👩
Say hello to our Ducking Yellow Watch. Perfect to add some sunny vibes to any outfit. ☀️ #ksana
Here’s a cute little DIY I made the other day!
I LOVE Jane Eyre, it’s one of my favourite books. I love the way it’s not a typical romance novel, it’s a story that embraces the messiness of humanity and the terrible mistakes we make along the way (I mean, obviously Mr Rochester’s is up there with the biggest of mistakes! But messing up is still a part of everyone’s life) It’s a story about acknowledging that people can monumentally screw up, and that they should be held responsible for those mistakes, without being stripped of their humanity. It portrays Mr Rochester’s gigantic flaws and the way that Jane forgives him without compromising on Jane’s identity, boundaries or self respect. And not only that, the book makes a BIG deal of them being equals, which, god, I don’t even always see in books published today, let alone the 19th century.
ANYWAY, I had this second hand copy of the book that was falling apart, and I couldn’t bring myself to just chuck it out, so I tore out the page with my favourite passage, put it in a frame with some pot pourri, and here we are! A simple, cheap and meaningful bit or wall decor 😊
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Day 21 - #marchmeetthemaker
Jeez, this seems like a lifetime ago. Well, I guess it kinda was. This was where it all began, at a freezing @cabbagesandfrocks
market stall in Marylebone one Saturday in November 2010 (wow), I first showcased my button and badge art and the cushions. The map was the best seller, and still pretty much is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fast forward 9 years and there are two children in tow, a slightly different looking business, and a much older looking me.
It’s international colour day hooray!! And what better way to celebrate than to submerge yourself in colour swatches 🤯 and choose fabric samples to coordinate with the wallpapers..?! I ask you.. somewhere over the rainbow.. 💕
to this giant desert landscape I stitched a few year back. It will always be one of my favorite embroideries. I'm always a little sad and happy at the same time about this piece, because it found a new home last summer. Guess that just means I need to stitch another one, right?
🌿 TBT to this weaving that gives me alllll the Spring vibes!!
Want to learn a new craft this season, perfect for brightening up your home or to give as a gift for someone who brightens your day?
Join me for my next beginner lap loom weaving workshop Saturday, April 13th at @ubuntutrade
I’m not sure when I’ll be hosting another workshop with bebe arriving this June — if you’ve been waiting to try out this craft, now is your chance! Link in profile to join the wow-this-is-addicting fun. 🤗✨
Workshops prep. My apt is filed with boxes of paper, scissors and glue but I'm not complaining - it's gonna be funnnnn :) Link in profile to view workshops this month.
Maybe it’s a Texas thing,😉but at some high schools, graduating seniors are allowed to decorate their mortar boards/grad caps... usually indicating their chosen institute of higher education.
Some of the students do it themselves, some Moms do it...and crazy-busy ones who need an extra pair of hands call me😁.
Pic is a sampling of the caps commissioned by many a proud Momma/student over the years.
I’ve used paint, vinyl, glue, fabric, glitter, ribbons, lace and occasionally, even covered the entire design in gem stones (I did say it was a Texas thing, right 😉🧡😁🤣?), all to help these graduates celebrate in style!!!
Got a grad? Need some help?..follow the link in my bio to my Etsy page😉👍🏻...or DM me.
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Throwback Thursday all the way back to 2010 today.
Macrame knotted with linen, silk tops and silk chiffon.💕
The entire NEW Floral line up, all lined up! We’re happy to see so many of you love our Watercolor Flowers so far! Do you have a favourite shape?
Throwback to last summer when @jessicagriffinphoto
came to visit and take some video! // I’m taking a break from packing boxes so I can bounce back into the studio today 💗 Dresses are being dyed, headbands are being knit & Im almost ready for @fieldhouseflea
my favorite part of charleston was simply walking around & viewing the architecture + colors. here’s a snap of rainbow row, a series of bright pastel houses. 🌈 when can I move in?!
Do you ever get that thing where you've taken a bunch of really similar photos of something and you sit staring at them absolutely AGONISING over which one to post here on Instagram or to use in your Etsy shop listing or wherever? Attention to detail is important, of course, but the hours if not DAYS of my life I must cumulatively have spent over the years umming and aahing over photos which were ALL perfectly nice! Ridiculous! ANYWAY... Today, as you can see from this photo (which I only ummed and aahed about for a mere three minutes!), I've been sorting out my thread stash. I've tidied away some threads that I've been using for a bunch of projects, rescued some useable bits of thread from tangles of scraps, and now I'm adding these not-actually-new threads to the boxes so a) I can clearly see all the colours I've got in neat colour order, and b) use the tin I'm currently storing these threads in for something else. The perfect relaxing task for a slightly sleepy Thursday!
In my blog this Sunday I will be talking about Dopamine dressing, the trend of wearing bright colours and fun clothes in order to lift your mood through out your day. I have since taken this concept a step further with Dopamine Dress Up. Lot’s of us get a real buzz from wearing a bit of fancy dress to a festival, party or at Halloween, so why does it have to just be on special occasions? 🧜♀️🧟♂️🧟♀️💂🏽♀️👩🎓👨🏽🎤👨🏼🏫👨🏭👩🎤
On Thursdays I dress up as a Vampire and I find it deadly liberating 🧛♀️
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Ted Talk on power posing went viral in helping people to feel immediately empowered by adopting a Wonder Woman like pose before a job interview, public speech or any time when you might doubt yourself or feel intimidation. Standing with your hands on our hips a bit like Wonder Woman can command a feeling of assertive confidence. Well why not take it that step further and dress like Wonder Woman too? Not for an interview or public speech, that would be very silly but when in the privacy of your own home. So that you can be better prepared to face the world when you leave it.🦹♀️
day 21, Throw back.
I'm going to throw it back to some of my favorite images that @afashionnerd
so graciously worked on for me. She inspires me daily with her awesome content. If you don't already, give her a follow and check out her blog!! There are so many images she doesnt share on IG and they are badass!
Beautiful mess 🤪 looking into an ice dye is kind of like seeing shapes in the clouds... what do you see?? Comment below!