Sarah Clemens Clothing: I am a stay at home mom, homeschooling my 3 young kids by day and sewing by night. I love flowers and fabric and sewing, so i decided to put them all together and sell my creations!
Clothing has always been a love of mine, but nothing out there was different enough or fun enough. I’d daydream about the things I would wear if I could, and then spend hours drawing them. My mom and grandmother taught me about sewing at a young age, and over the years I taught myself everything else I know by just trying things out…
Linen is mainly what fabric I use, the way it drapes and rumples and wrinkles and all it’s little nubs and the way the dye is always just a bit muted… there is no comparison!!!
I hope my clothing makes you smile, every outfit is made with lotsa love!
I know it’s still January, but have you put any thought into the Valentines your child will be exchanging at school this year? While it’s fun to get all glittery and gooey, it’s not technically necessary to get your hands dirty anymore. You can go the VIP route and order up some of these super cool valentines, from Peas and Thank Yous customized for your child, in time for Valentines day. Just be sure to get your order in soon!
I like that there are both boy and girl versions of these Rocker/Princess Ticket style valentines and that the design is so funky and fresh. It’s easy to go kitsch with Valentines and these are a graphic and surprising twist (but still sweet!).
Check out all the awesome paper goodness in Peas and Thank You’s Etsy Shop.
Hello, my name is Kelly Massey and this is my line of handmade wearables, Pretty Penny.
I live in West Hollywood with my husband and fantastic, fun, little girl who is seven. They put up with my piles and piles of fabric and leaning towers of ink jars relatively cheerfully because they are often busy making things too.
Lately, I have been screen printing and sewing scarves and clothing out of bright and soft bamboo and cotton knits.
Mixed media collage above is from Dolan Geiman
When I was young, my family would pack up our station wagon every summer and head north from our Portland home, crossing the border to arrive in Vancouver, Canada. By the time we had reached a certain age my brothers and I knew all the fun that awaited us, and we couldn’t help but ask – “Are we there yet?” time and time again. Because there is nothing like reuniting with your cousins to enjoy nicky nicky ninedoor, endless supplies of green (Kermit the Frog) Koolaid, and family reunions complete with Pinatas and water balloon fights that even the parents would participate in. I can tell you now that 7 is the perfect number of cousins for such a gathering – especially if you’re all close in age, relatively mischievous and very fun loving. And if you’re wondering what “nicky nicky ninedoor” is – it’s a game where you knock on your neighbors doors then run away! Sounds silly to me now, but I can still remember the surge of adrenaline that would hit my small body as we knocked and ran away as fast as our little legs would carry us. We never got caught either.
I found this fun pinata on Etsy that we would have loved to take turns hitting! I can still envision all of us kids diving towards the pile of candy once the sweet paper mache donkey had released the treats from his belly!
The amount of popsicles we ate on those warm summer days, meant there were enough sticks left to create bridges and birdfeeders! How great is the poster below?
And one of my fondest memories? Sitting with my cousins on a warm summer night in their tv room, watching movies and eating popcorn from little wooden bowls, like these ones, pictured below. I love how the mind remembers the sweetest details from days gone by.
I hope you’re having a wonderful summer, making memories that you’ll look back on with happiness in the years to come!
A friend recently told me I should: “become a foodie” after learning that I’m not really into cooking! I thought this was pretty funny… If you’ve been reading my posts you’ll know that I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately. So far, so good – though this last week I’ll admit work took priority over yoga and eating right. I figure this week’s a new week though! (Hive Honey Set from Biodidactic Designs)
We’re heading to a friends house for dinner tonight and I urged her to have me bring something so I could “flex my domestic muscles”. She didn’t crack the whip though, and just suggested we bring salad and ice cream (she’s pregnant)! All the same it got me thinking about my hope of becoming a foodie one day… From time to time I find myself looking longingly at all the fun handmade products available online for the culinarily (is that a word ;)) gifted.
Here’s a roundup of a few of my finds from Supermarket, I hope some of these will find their way to my kitchen one of these days.
Showpony is urging us to Eat our Greens! With this adorable kitchen towel. Emma Henderson is the creator behind Showpony and her business is run out of her studio in Glasgow. With the environment in mind Emma uses organic and fair trade fabrics whenever possible as well as water based inks and recycled card and packaging.
Inhaus brings us these beautiful, minimalist letterpress kitchen notes, perfect for keeping track of all of our favorite recipes. All of their beautiful work is created on their very own Adana Eight-Five letterpress.
And my last find from oooms – which I think is pretty clever, these fun wooding cutting boards that also double as the perfect plate at a cocktail party (featuring a spot for both your wine glass and an appie too)!
How about you, are you a foodie extraordinaire, or more like me, hoping to get there some day?