Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm happy to announce that we have launched our Ink & Ivy shop on Etsy. Please visit and check out the new items we have in store. There's more to come so keep our site handy!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Sewing 102

So as I promised, I'm keeping you posted on my latest sewing projects.

I enrolled in yet another sewing class at Joann's Fabrics this time and I'm enjoying it very much. Our first project was to sew some pillow cases. I had some existing couch pillows that I wanted to make new covers for, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity. I picked a pretty fabric with blues and greens to match my moss colored couch as well as a creamy linen fabric because it's just so natural looking and raw. I'm thinking about screen printing a little something on it to make it blend more with the other pillow. Or I may just leave it as is. What do you think?

For my second class project I was to pick out some fabric for a tote bag, so Sara and I took a trip to downtown to visit Michael Levine. Such a great store with so many options! We also picked up some ribbon, buttons and a few other things that inspired us. I found some really beautiful fabric by Amy Butler (my hero) to make the reversible tote. It was a super easy and I was very happy with the outcome.

Next week...PJ pants. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In with Pins!

Lately I've been inspired to make some stylish pins. They were fairly easy once I figured out the process. I had some fun vintage fabric already and picked up different color felt from the local craft store as well as some different buttons. These pins make a great looking companion with your favorite tote bag or your most comfortable cardigan or jacket.

I also decided to turn one into a cute little "tweet tweet" onesie with some additional embroidery. I think I know just the friend to give it to when she has her baby! Stay tuned for some more...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sewing 101

I asked Santa for a shiny new sewing machine last X-mas and he was good to me. Finally, I took it out of it's box and decided to jump in head first by taking a basic sewing class at The Sewing Lounge. To my surprise, I was hooked. Making this nifty reversible tote with old vintage fabrics gave me a whole new outlook on the possibilities with sewing. What's next? Well, you'll have to wait and see...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Veggie vs. Fruit

Whether you enjoy chomping down on a shiny green apple rather than slicing a red ripe tomato, you will find this fruit and veggie duo to be quite dynamic! I've discovered the lovely craft of embroidery and just how simple it can be to learn. I got this pattern from Sublime Stitching and decided to make a cute onesie for a friend.

This quick and easy project reminded me just how much I enjoy working with my hands, it was quite therapeutic. In the meantime, I was able to catch up on the latest episode of Entourage. You can't beat that! After a little coaxing, Charlie Barber found time in his busy schedule to do a model shot for us. Thank you Charlie!


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