Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dr. Rocket

My Dr. Rocket fabric is in Spoonflower's Rockets challenge of the week. This one had a roundabout process for coming up with the colour scheme. I pored over magazines and Pinterest pages hungry for inspiration. Then, still mildly stuck, I fiddled with it on Photoshop for four hours, while talking on the phone, until I got it right!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Design*Sponge at Home

Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney is a gorgeous tome of decorating information. It includes home profiles, DIY projects, DIY techniques, floral arrangements, and before and after projects. Here's a sneak peek, but I highly recommend that it's worth the full perusal!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Quick Tip: Cleaning Stamps

Silicone stamps are great for their detail, but  if they are improperly cleaned their grooves can get permanently clogged with ink and cause their prints to lose their intricacy. Using a toothbrush and mild soap to clean them right after use helps keeps them stain-free.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Daisy Statement Necklace

This triple daisy charm looks as if it came from the 1960s, but I actually bought it at Michaels. I love its glossy enamel-painted finish, gold base, and overall cheer!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Vintage Find: Pearl Collar

This beautiful necklace, made in Japan, is a family heirloom from the 1950s. It was in the dress-up box until I rescued it for nobler purposes. You know you have become a vintage fashion enthusiast when you realize that the accessory you paired with a tutu, Mardi Gras beads, and rubber boots as a child is actually a glamorous masterpiece that deserves a better view than the plastic walls of a Rubbermaid!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


When I think of penguins I picture them as rotund tuxedos with golden bow ties and beaks, hence my Tux fabric for Spoonflower's Penguin challenge!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Uppercase #24 Scavenger Hunt

Exciting news! Remember my Paper Dress? It's going to be included in the Scavenger Hunt spread of Uppercase Magazine #24! The issue will be coming out in mid-January. In case you are interested in subscribing or renewing your subscription to the glorious magazine that it is, you can celebrate this event by taking $15 off your subscription with the "scavenger" code! The offer is valid until February 28th. Happy ordering!

Monday, January 05, 2015


If you are a typography enthusiast you will squeal with delight while flipping through Scripts by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. It features photographs of French, British, German, Italian, and American labels, ads, titles, and the like with a calligraphic flair. It is an invaluable resource for many forms of art.

Friday, January 02, 2015


With The 12 Days of Christmas still ticking away, The New Year here, and the return to school creeping up in front of us, my Numéro fabric fits right in. It's in Spoonflower's Math challenge of the week.
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