I have been challenging myself to make some of my own clothes for the new Spring season. I am very much a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl so I am trying to keep things simple. The bottom shirts were made from a thrifted scarf and bed sheet. The dress was made from a tapestry that I had and over-dyed with indigo. I made patterns by tracing clothes that I already have on butcher paper. The shoes are Turkish and hand made. They were found at a consignment shop while visiting my Aunt Barb in the DC suburbs. The ceramic necklace is one that I made in my kiln. I really love all the pieces because I feel like I could wear them everyday and all of the fabrics were soft and cotton. I’m thinking about doing a tutorial on drafting your own sewing patterns. Is that something that would interest you guys?
Now I am ready for short sleeve weather!
As you can tell my life lately has been pretty boring. I wrote a blog post about cleaning out my car and I was SUPER stoked about it. I’m afraid that my boring debt free life is a disappointment to you. I feel like you probably expect us to go on a trip around the world, or at least go out and eat fancy pastries and tell you how awesome they are or something. The truth is that I have been really busy freelancing, making ceramics, and networking with rad business ladies! It’s been great and I am very thankful for it. We do have some big plans coming up, HOME RENOVATIONS! But since we are dedicated to not borrowing money we have to pinch our pennies so that we will have the cash to do our home makeover. So I’ve been working from my dining table, drawing weird things for cool companies to put on products. All the while I’m dreaming about transforming our garage into a studio. Here are some of the visions floating in my head.
PHOTO CREDITS Cabinet maker Laura Bergsøe | Norwegian artist studio Kalle Grude | Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht | Backyard Design by Commune | Melbourne Home · Kim Victoria Wearne & Stuart Beer
While getting over the flu last week I was living on this tea. I like it because it tastes so soothing, it’s full of super foods and it doesn’t dehydrate you the way that caffeinated tea can when you are sick.
- 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice: lemons fight bacteria, aid in digestion and support your immune system
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger: ginger reduces nausea, improves circulation and has anti viral properties
- Half a teaspoon of turmeric: turmeric is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and full of antioxidants
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- Boil Water
- Get out your favorite mug and add the lemon juice, ginger, turmeric, and honey
- Fill mug with boiling water, stir and enjoy.