Month: November 2012

Sunday Trousers // for the Boy

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I’m back! Yikes, has it really been three weeks? The truth is we’ve been dealing with some personal family issues that have completely occupied my mind, and I haven’t given more than a thought to the blog. It happens.  I want to eventually talk about it all here, but I still need a little more… Read more »

DIY Felt Matryoshka Doll Christmas Ornaments // Round 2

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My sister Em‘s birthday is just two weeks after mine, and I’ve been scheming her present since last December when I cut out an extra set of Matryoshka Doll Ornaments as I was making a set for my Mom. During her college years  my sister spent some time in Russia teaching English , and I… Read more »

Flowers and Triangles Trunk // trash to treasure

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For Christmas last year, my husband and I decided on a 0$ budget for each other due to tight finances (always!!) In a stroke of brilliance (I told him to) he decided to sand down an old wooden toy trunk that I had intercepted from the epic to-donate-haul last year when my grandparents moved. It… Read more »

Election Day Big Bow Dresses

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These dresses just kill me. Aren’t they astronomically adorable? A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to test out my good friend Miranda‘s fabulous new pattern, the Big Bow Dress (available for purchase here).  I decided to finally cut into some beautiful slubbed navy polka dot cotton that I thrifted probably three years ago. Match… Read more »

The Sweetheart Lace Pencil Dress for Charlotte

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A few weeks ago I finished a really fun custom project that I’ve been excited to share here. The completely charming Charlotte is—among other things—a jazz singer and was looking for a really knockout dress to wear for a London wedding she’s singing at this month.  She wanted something romantic, feminine, and form fitting, but… Read more »