Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and that you were surrounded by loved ones and lots of laughter. I was fortunate enough over the last month to get to visit lots of family, near and far. That's my favorite part of the holiday season, along with snow days and making gifts:) If you received one of my skirts for Christmas, I hope you loved it. If you need a top to go with it or have some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket I think my latest etsy listing could be a part of your new favorite outfit for the new year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Handmade Holiday Part II

The clock is ticking but there's still time to order up some unique handmade gifts. Here are a few more ideas that the people on your list are sure to treasure. And if they don't, they can always regift them to me:)

For your dorky brother a jackalope T-shirt.

Chewy on a bike if he's a Star Wars fan.

For your groovy sister a flower necklace.

Sake cups for the sushi lover.

A TV tree for the tube lover.

Custom board shorts for the surfer.

A hedgehog for the proudly prickly.

A beret for the cool headed fashionista.

A terrarium for the green thumb.

A book ring for the book worm.

A Crystalyn Kae bag for a woman on the go.

Last but not least, little houses for the little ones.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Handmade Christmas!

Do you want to support the arts and artists? Buy handmade gifts this year! I want to make it easy for you. Here are a few things, from $4-$690, that I'd put on my Christmas wish list.

I love this art print by Rebecca Kemp. Buy it here.

This felt turntable applique would jazz up your giftee's beanie. Buy it here.

Have a foodie on your list? These are perfect for jotting down gastronomical inspirations.
Buy them here.

You can never go wrong with jewelry and Rebecca Bashara's is finally available on etsy!
Take advantage here.

Any pets or pet lovers on your list? That's one hep cat! Buy it here.

Some one please get me this!!! A new way to curl up by the fire in a cozy sweater, I'm in.
Buy it here.

Everyone needs fried egg potholders. How have we lived without these?

My husband would love this.

Love these! I wear mine all the time. Each milagro has a special signifigance so you can customize your choice.

This would be perfect for your best girlfriend who always knows what to say.

A great mug works for everyone.

Here's another.

Need more ideas? Check out etsy treasuries. Here's my latest.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Oh, how I love Halloween!
As you may know, I love sew and design and am fortunate enough to get to do it every day, but as it is my job, I do still consider it work. Halloween, on the other hand, is my time to step in to the studio and just PLAY! I can make whatever my heart desires without any consideration other than what sounds fun. The bonus for this year's costume was my fabric buying expedition to LA earlier in month. Whenever I go on a buying trip there are always so many frivolous and beautiful things that catch my eye but have no place in my collection, for example iridescent black and green feathers. Who could resist? Usually me, but this time, yay, I had a use for them.

Here's a pre party shot with some of my festive friends:)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Cheers!

Hurray, autumn photo shoot today! I haven't finished the edits but thought I'd post these few shots for those of you who've been waiting so patiently.

"See" Skirt and "Sail" Top

"See" Skirt and "Haphazard" Top

"Istanbul" Skirt and "Mantle" Top

"Commotion" Skirt and "Haphazard" Top

"Little Boxes" Skirt

"Strands" Skirt

"Mercury" Skirt and "Shelter" Top

"Sapphire" Skirt

"Pagoda II" Skirt and "Mantle" Top

"Quake" Skirt and "Haphazard" Top

Have a great weekend and I'll post more Monday. Cheers!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Peeks

Yipee! I've finished my orders and am digging in to some new fabrics.



 "Little Boxes"

"Window pane"


I'd love to hear your feedback:)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Art in the Pearl

Unfortunately, I didn't get too many photos from this last show and it's a shame because Art in the Pearl always has an eclectic mix of truly inspiring artists.  Here are a few more of my favorite artists that I did mange to visit.

Amy Buettner and Tucker Glasow are brilliant. I LOVE their jewelry. It's so unique, funky and they use loads of vibrant colors. Look at this ring.

I think it needs to live on my finger.


Tuli Fisher makes hand crafted garden tools that make you want to get dirty:)

Rebecca Bashara and Scott Macdonald have a beautiful and serene aesthetic. I love how they use the natural shape and color of a simple river rock and make it shine as brightly as any gemstone.
I have a collection of these necklaces which I wear constantly and sometimes feature in my photo shoots. Oh, and Becca is modeling one of my designs from years ago:)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Art in the High Desert

I just got back from Art in the High Desert. It's a beautiful show in Bend, OR with an absolutely fabulous array of artists. Here are a few of my favorites.

I first met Liang Wei many years ago at one of my earlier art shows. I'm always impressed by the beautiful simplicity of his compositions. Check out some of his cool trees here.

Carla Fox is one of the masterminds behind this awesome show and she's an amazing metal smith to boot. Check out her work here.

Vicki Fish's booth was right across from me and I got to spend the entire weekend admiring her fun and funky mixed media creations.  I have a feeling one will live in my house one day soon:) See them here.

Look at the brilliant colors that Gail Pendergrass achieves in her sculptural porcelain creations. I now have a new favorite mug that fits in my hand as if it were made just for me!

Whare Heke carves! These pendants are incredible. The detail and labor that goes into each piece is astonishing. Also, his lovely wife Ann was one of my favorite customers of the weekend. Every outfit she tried on looked stunning. I have a lovely new model:)

Julie Simpson weaves the most sculptural 3-D textiles that are truly unique and original. I have two of her scarves that I hang in my studio for inspiration. On top of that she also paints! Look at these groovy artworks

Part of the joy of being a traveling artist is the friends you make and the community that you create. Ted Gaty is an official member of my artist community. He's a generous soul with  a heart of gold.
My husband Chad is always talking about the inherent beauty in the grain of a board and wanting to haphazardly hang various pieces of wood on the wall. As you can imagine, he really loves how Ted's work takes that idea to the next level.

Jill Mayberg's playful paintings embody fun on canvas.