Things I Love Thursday

If you follow Galadarling.com, you know she writes something called "Things I Love Thursday" (and if you don't, you definitely need to check it out!). It's about making a list of things you appreciate at the moment.  Here's my list for the week:

// my boyfriend coming over twice this week to cook me lovely dinners.
// Kate helping me figure out my stationery designs, and reassuring me that I'm on the right track.  thanks Kate!
// booking our hotel in Portland OR for a sweet deal!
// being too busy/productive/away from the computer to finish reading my blog reader
// swimming during the last days of summer
// mine and my boyfriend's one year anniversary
// a dozen sprinkles cupcakes for the occasion!
// finding out that the work OK looks like a sideways person
// beautiful sunsets from my bedroom window

(photo: sunshine by sara)


Fabric Flowers

A couple weekends ago I picked up some fabric for a small project I've had on my mind.  The project consists of making several flowers out of fabric.  I chose a cotton voile because it's smooth but a little stiff, and I like how the edges fray a bit.  I've only made 11 so far and I'm guessing I'll need at least 30. They surprisingly took a bit longer to make than I thought, but it's fun and nice to get away from the computer. Can't wait to show off the end result! 


Looking For A Silk Dress

Today I decided that I want to invest in a silk dress.  You know, something I can throw on in the summer but can pair tights and a woolly sweater with for the fall. Something with flirty details like a soft ruffle or a floral print.  The only trouble I come across is finding the right one.  Preferably I'd like it to be made by a small business rather than a mass retailer.  I'd also like it to be relatively affordable, as my budget is around $150 or so.  I remember coming across a dress that fit this criteria, but unfortunately I remembered too late!
The Regine Dress by Vain and Vapid.  I love the piping detail and the soft flutter sleeves.  And the beautiful fabric! If only I came across this earlier... The search continues.

(photos by Alana Davis for Vain and Vapid)


Sneak Peek

Here is a little sneak peek of what I've been working on.  The marshmallow painting is by the wonderful Dawn from handmadelove!  I've been thinking and working really hard on starting up my little stationery line.  Now I'm just waiting for my paper shipment to arrive in the mail!