Thursday, August 26

Dining Room Envy

I would love my dining room to be this functional and filled with light. Then maybe I wouldn't just use the table as a landing spot for all my junk??? Maybe. We'll see about that. by way of...

Wednesday, August 25


My friend Beth took the most amazing hummingbird pictures this morning. I'm so glad she shared these with me. I heart birdies so much.
Doesn't life have a way of bombarding you sometimes? When it's all you can do to keep up with the smallest daily tasks that have a way of piling up and consuming you? That's how I feel right now. Run, run, run to catch up, take a quick breath and start running again. But trust me, this is no hamster wheel. Aside from dishes and laundry, I am lucky to have a life full of inspired projects, events and friendships that keep me on my toes.

For now my mostly daily blogging has dropped off to maybe weekly. And I have to keep reminding myself that it's okay. Because all you can do is live your life the best way you know how and the world takes care of itself.

Above: Muslin-wrapped newspaper embroidered. by way of...

Wednesday, August 18

Agh, I am so jealous of Geninne's house and her husband skills hook-up. I absolutely am freaking out over her succulent window. Jealous, jealous, jealous. And inspired.

Tuesday, August 10

Monthly Calendars

One of the non-apparel related projects I enjoy designing at work is our monthly department calendar. Here are couple I've done recently. Usually it's filled with people's birthdays or special things going on in the office. As you can see, I love bright colors!

Monday, August 9

Pretty in Pink

I love my kitchen, but this one makes me want to aspire to a more feminine and clean look. Two things in my way? My not-so-feminine husband and my tendency towards "collecting" and hoarding.  by way of....

Weston Wellie Race

George and I have participated in the Weston Wellie Race every single year since it began. We round up a small group of friends into coming along and it has always been so much fun. This year, George met and brainstormed with Teri of The Celtic Ranch about how to make the event better. Teri is the event founder and its annual presenting sponsor.

Some changes include a later start time (yay!), adding a 5K fun run and an optional race package that will include a ticket to Weston Irish Fest and an authentic Irish breakfast.

I got to design the event logo and shirts! After being involved with several non-profits and/or non-profit fundraisers over the years, I've realized that no one ever has a budget. For artists who are looking for a way to give back and for students who want to beef up their portfolios, designing an event logo and marketing materials is a great way to get your work out there. For me, event design for non-profit organizations is usually a fun, no-restrictions project where I get to stretch creatively.

For more information, click here. You can also become a facebook fan and keep up with the news as they nail down details.

I preferred the softer colors, but as the main graphic, event organizers chose a bolder color combination.
Art mocked up on a tshirt. I hope they get some nice ones for the girls.

Thursday, August 5

Colorful Lettering

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I am seeing a lot of colorful lettering lately which I love for their playfulness and sweet-funny messages.I think I'm going to have to work that into one of my designs soon!

by way of... here, here and here

Tuesday, August 3

Dress Mail

You know that awesome feeling you get when something comes in the mail that is unexpected? And not junk mail or another bill? Wouldn't it be amazing to get this package in the mail?
And they have the cutest copy....
their mailing salutation....This dress belongs to:
their tag line....Take time to slow down & dress up.
a recent sign off on a blog post....Wear something daring.

Click here to visit their blog and here to see their awesome dresses which I have oohed and aahed over before .