Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Owen's Newborn Photo Shoot - 05/29/2012

Newborn babies are the sweetest. So tiny to hold. So new to the world. Congrats Gretchen, Tyler, and Eric on your latest addition! Welcome to a family full of love Owen!

1 week old

Baseball Fans


♥ my Auntie


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Abhishek & Madhu's Wedding

I love weddings. This past weekend we celebrated the love and union of families between two dear friends from college. It was a freshmen floor reunion and flashback to 10 years ago. Minus a few gray hairs and grown up jobs, some things never change. Congrats to a beautiful couple and wishing you many years of happiness and wondrous adventures to come!

Assembly of Baraat

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Reception

Father Daughter Dance, Cake Cutting, Mother Son Dance

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Marigold Trim Floral Pleated Handbag

I loved the Red Trim Owl Pleated Handbag so much I decided to continue this excitement and start a collection of handbags!!!!!!!!!! I'm hoping this will lead to camera purses. It's hard finding the exact size to re-purpose into a camera purse so I'm thinking I may be able to make them from scratch.... Meanwhile, these pleated handbags are pretty fun to make and super cute!!! I would like to keep them all but you'll see them posted on Etsy once I have a small collection.

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The Blue Dragonfly Pleated Handbag

I'm keeping the bigger one but the small one below will be on Etsy soon! 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Peach Preserves

Every year, peach season at my in-laws' comes and goes and we miss it. We miss that one week window where the peaches are perfectly ripe. That tiny window when the peach nearly falls straight off the tree into your hand. That burst of summer running down your chin. This year, it coincided with Mother's Day weekend. With the chatter of birds above, wondering where we were going with their dinner, we picked to our hearts' content!

We canned half of our bounty and have been enjoying the other half fresh everyday! Sorry, no recipe included here. All I can tell you is this: 

1 bursting double-layered grocery bag of freshly picked peaches 
2.5 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cups peach juice (from the bowl of peeled and pitted peaches)
1 stick of cinnamon
5 hours
9 x 8oz mason jars full of summer!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Christy Blue Coasters

When I see this blue, I think of my mother-in-law's kitchen. Her tile counters are this happy blue. We've piled on greens and tomatoes from the garden on this blue. We've prepared Christmas dinner on this blue. We've made lemon meringue pie on this blue. 

Make your own set of memories with these coasters. Maybe they're the "something blue" for a bride-to-be. Maybe you need a little something for a friend's housewarming gift. Maybe you just might keep them for yourself! 

Available on Etsy!

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Red Trim Owl Pleated Handbag

This owl print came home with me many months ago. I didn't know what it would become but I knew it made me happy. Today, I found my inspiration among piles of different colored fabric. I stared at them, they stared back at me. I studied various patterns. This is what came to be!

Watercolor Forest Infinity Scarf

This earthy print reminds of a midday walk through a forest where patches of sunlight fall through the pattern of leaves above. You fall upon sandstone caverns with etchings from recent passersby or maybe longer ago?

Available on Etsy!

The Canvas Blue Floral Apron

This heavy duty apron is for the seriously fun cook. Cupcakes? No problem. Grilled salmon? No problem. Wear it around the house just because? Definitely no problem. The muted blue canvas provides a backdrop to the light canvas floral print. Fitted with a wide double pocket in the front, adjustable neck strap, and matching waist ties.  

Available on Etsy!

Black & White Lotus Infinity Scarf

These infinity scarves are addictive! The polyester material I've chosen to use for its lovely drape is for the same reason very tricky to work with because it moves all over the place. It moves so much, I find myself holding my breath to make sure the edges stay in place (dramatic, I know).

Not into bold colors? Try this black and white floral print! Oh so much fun!

Only made 1! Available on Etsy!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Red Floral Blue Ruffle Apron

Happy. Happy. Happy. 

This red floral apron is lined with bold blue and a matching ruffle trim. Within arms length is an offset apple green pocket to keep recipe cards handy. Bring on those cookies! 

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The Multi-Colored Plaid Blue Apron

While reviewing my collection of aprons, my brother asked, "Can you make a more manly apron?" I went to the store, ended with whimsical flowers, bright poppies, and multi-colored plaid. Manly...? This is what I came up with. It can be for a guy or girl ... right?

Available on Etsy!!!