Friday, November 05, 2010

newest handmade diaper bag

let me first apologize for these pictures. they are pretty crummy.
but here is a diaper bag i was commissioned to make for my friend. i have playing with the dimensions and such, and this one is my favorite to date.

i designed the pockets with baby stuff in mind; diapers, bottles, lotion, etc. the outside pocket is for the essentials; lipgloss (for mommy), keys, cell phone, ipod. i have found these are the items i am often reaching for with one hand while holding baby, or driving. so they need to be super easy to reach and grab.

and i had to add a bit of pretty to the outside as well. i did so in the form of my handmade flowers, done in beige silk, with a dab of adornment in the centers. lovely. even though she had a boy my philosophy on diaper bags is this: it is YOUR accessory. you have to carry it, and it should match your personality. have fun with it. you will be attached to this accessory wherever you go!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

corners of my home

some time ago, on some blog which may or may not still be in existence, i stumbled upon a segment titled "corners of my home". i really wish i could remember the name of the blog so i could give proper credit, because i love the idea! so much, that i want to implement it here.
yet another way to document life, as my home changes as much as we do...especially with the seasons.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

give thanks banner

with each new season my home must have a celebratory banner!

i started out with pumpkin chipboard.
covered with autumn themed paper.
printed out the letters for give thanks.
cut out with my circle cutter.
inked the edges.
tied together with brown lace.

a nice reminder for thanksgiving, but really for the whole year through.