Friday, February 25, 2011

Negative Temperatures + Little Yellow Birds = Sunny Dresses

When I started working this morning it was below zero and  the inside of my house didn't feel much warmer. Though it was really hard to get out from under the warm covers with indoor temps hovering around 48 degrees, when I did I was rewarded with the sight of the sweetest little yellow birds flitting from branch to branch in the pine trees outside my window. They were so small that at first I thought they were butterflies. So today in honor of all industrious creatures who endure crazy cold I too am hard at work. 
Here is the fruit of today's labor.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring Soiree

Who's ready for spring? I must admit I'm not quite ready yet as I've been snowboarding this week on some of the best snow of the year but I am still managing to create for spring and this dress makes me feel like a spring soiree is just around the corner. Doesn't this print remind you of confetti or petals falling from cherry blossoms?

This is one of my all time favorite cuts. It's super flattering (Can you say hourglass?) and every time I throw it on I feel put together and fabulous. I already have two of these and I think I may have to find a home for this version in my closet as well. It's speaking to me and I love the color combinations.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Love Birds

I love polka dots and little birds! You can call me sappy and you can definitely call me cute cuz birds just make it better. Who agrees?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I just got back from a last minute weekend getaway to Portland with Chad to celebrate our anniversary, 12 years on the 12th :) We went to see art, take in a show, visit friends and EAT! Next time you're in PDX I recommend Veritable Quandary, granted we were famished when we rolled in at 10 pm on Thursday (they serve food until 2 am) and started the meal off with a fabulous martini but I am ranking it as one of my best meals in recent history. The Portland art museum is awesome! I need several more days there though. Also, check out the Museum of Contemporary Craft, it's small but really worth the visit.
So now I'm back in the studio feeling inspired to make found object sculpture, handmade books and to cook. How will I transform all of this inspiration into some wearable art?
 Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Flowers

Here's a new design I'm working on for spring. I can't decide which version I like best. I'm having fun playing with the piping detail and love the retro feel of it but I am also drawn to the simplicity of the single panel in this floral.