Things you never think about until you plan a wedding: napkins. 23 colors of dye and 75 yards of kona cotton later, I’d say we’ve thought on napkins pretty good INDEED. 🌈 major thanks to future hubsind @a__lake for ironing the dickens out of these
Happy Easter! It’s my favorite holiday! Yesterday was my Easter themed bridal shower of dreams with all my peeps (lol). Thanks to all who came to celebrate and sent their love. Big thanks to @marciaphrichison and @themarvista for hosting and all the wonderful trimmings. L👀k details: @beautybycarmell 👼🏼did my bridal make up test right before the shower. Dress: @trend_patterns TPC14//70’s dress. Fabric and trim from F&S fabrics. (Making this dress really made me glad I decided not to make my wedding dress! I worked on it all week non stop and literally finished as Carmell was walking in the door. If I was supposed to do something for you last week, I’m sorry because I definitely was sewing allllll week.) Shoes: @everlane
What I ended up wearing today, after the suit sagas of yesterday, plus power posing.
Throwing it back to this quilt because there’s not enough pink in my feed and I’m about to get on a red eye back home from Peru which makes me nervous but the thought of crinkle is calming to me 😬
A casual ~going to the farmers market~ L👀K. I’ve been experimenting with pants lately. Both making and wearing. I bought this fabric at @sew.together.stitching.lounge and I’ve been enjoying the crazy stares I get ever since I finished them! 📸: @withtwohandsknits
🎶She’s making hand dyes now🎶 my respirator bruised the bridge of my nose. Does that mean it’s too tight?
I’m just a girl, standing in front of a cactus, asking him to love her
Four hats for four kiddos, looking like mountains in the Denver sun. Hand dyed yarns as vibrant as the cute kids who will wear them! Pattern by me (winged it).
Frida Kahlo’s expression through her dress has long inspired my own way of dress. I feel so lucky to go to her house and see the beautiful clothes she tailor made to make her feel comfortable and draw the eye away from her lower body, which carried the marks of polio and a horrific accident. She was brilliant and talented beyond measure.
How to make a cat proof quilt. (The most hardy of “quilts,” able to withstand sharp toe nails and fur balls alike. 100% cheating, 0 award winning, every rule breaking, 100% practical, 0% precious “quilt”)
1. Go directly to Ikea. Buy the cheapest curtain that meets your aesthetic standards. Stay away from flimsy sheers, we want this thing as hard as the GMAT. These are sold in pairs. You can make 2 quilts from one pair of curtains. My curtains are 57”x98”. 2. Go to your local fabric store and buy a sturdy fabric for the backing. I used raw denim. Also buy batting.
3. Make your quilt sandwich and baste the layers together.
4. Quilt along the lines of your patterned ikea fabric, or quilt it how ever you like. Just don’t do it in fewer than 3 sittings because trust me, this thing is heavy. You will eff up your shoulder and be miserable for weeks. Or tie the damn thing while watching trashy tv. Whatever brings you joy. You won’t be graded on this.
5. Bind the edges.
6. Wash. Use to cover your couch or bed or take a nap under. Repeat step 6 until end.
To 2018, or the year I got engaged and double bagged my cats to fly them from JFK->LAX. We made it!
Visions of sugar plums ✨ 📸: @sylviethecamera
Something I’ve been WIPing on in the inbetweens... in between higher priority work, that is. Although I like my quilts washed and crinkly, I think I prefer my entrelac blocked and flat.
Started the year in a slanted apartment in Bushwick, ended it in a house with an orange tree and a sky light (and engaged to marry my love @a__lake, who always always asks me for photo cred so here it is 📸: @a__lake ). Here’s hoping for less excitement in 2019, because really I can’t do a repeat of 2018, thank you.
Dress is simplicity 8013 in fabric from @sew.together.stitching.lounge
Flashback to the first quilt I made entirely in LA and when we tried to photograph it by hanging it on the back gate (kinda worked). Then the camera somehow didn’t work but I didn’t realize I got zero good pictures of it until after I gave it to the gift-ees. But we got a lens flare so that’s cool and hey I’ve lived here for 6 months officially ☀️ feels like 3 because I was basically a mess for the first 3 +~
Your girl has a pattern + interview in the new issue of @vogueknittingmagazine !!! I designed this sweater to show off the beautiful hand dyed yarns that are all the rage right now. Hope you enjoy knitting and wearing it!
They say self love is a radical act. Well, I learned to love myself through your love. Thanks 10 years, @a__lake. Next year we get a new anniversary to celebrate! 💍💖
Colorful, messy, jam packed, all over the place: This is what my life looks like right now. A welcome change from the crippling depression slump I believe (🤞) I am finally climbing out from. My constant state of inspiration never left but my motivation is finally coming back, and girl I am grateful for that!
I’m a happy sheeple at one of my favorite weekends of the year! 🐑🐏
If you’re looking for me, sorry but I died of textile bliss in Panajachel see you never