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Archive for December, 2012

What a crazy, fabulous, hard year 2012 has been! Who’s looking forward to 2013? I certainly am! I had a lot of fun looking back over my blog and the things I did this past year. 2012 has been so crazy that I often felt I was neglecting myself creatively. But after writing up this post, my mind has changed. I didn’t do so bad considering how much life has changed! Here’s some of my favorite blog moments from 2012.

One of my favorite things I have accomplished as a designer is the Trashion Shows I’ve done. They certainly pushed me outside of my box as I came up with ways to put a dress together with unconventional materials. You can see the 2012 collection here or see all the dresses I’ve made here. (Dresses made from streamers, Starburst wrappers and streamers shown below.)The Refashion Swaps have been my favorite blogging moments. I loved collaborating with these talented bloggers and meeting new readers and getting inspired by what everyone came up with. I look forward to more of these! See my men’s shirt refashion here and my trouser refashion here.And my favorite personal moment? Announcing my pregnancy and meeting little Maxwell. Life has become so much harder, exhausting, busy, and absolutely wonderful. I adore my little family! See the pregnancy announcement here and pictures of Maxwell by Anna K Photography here. And my favorite reader moment was this post.  You guys had me rolling in the comments! Go back and read it again. It’ll make you happy.This was my favorite maternity upcycle. The shirt was so comfy for my ginormous belly.I also loved this dresser Mason and I made for Max. It has been my favorite project we’ve done as a couple so far. Earlier this year I entered a sewing contest and this was my favorite item I made. A potato sack purse! (My pregnant belly had started to become obvious and I hadn’t announced it yet. If you look at this post, notice the disguising of my belly. Good times.)This has been my favorite home decor project. Willow twigs wrapped in string. I made it while I was hugely pregnant and it was wonderful to have something to keep my hands busy and my mind off the painful experience that was about to happen. It still sits on my bookshelf. 

Good bye 2012! Here’s to a wonderful 2013! Thank you all for following along with this little blog of mine. You guys make blogging worth it. Seriously.

2013 goals coming tomorrow… or the day after. Or whenever Max lets me sit down and write them out.



What’s this? A new post?!! And an Upcycled Thursday one?!!!! I need to always remember one thing about Mason’s job: I don’t have a husband during December, therefore I don’t have someone to help with pictures. You’d think he was in retail, but no. He works on a popular fitness website. January means New Year’s resolutions which means more people to their website which means December deadlines which means workdays last till 2am which means wife alone for a month. But I had him to myself yesterday which means I got some pictures of the things I’ve been working on!

I found this beige 100% silk blouse at a thrift store for $3! Score! But the color of the blouse with my pale skin makes me look naked when I wear it. I’m not really into the “I’m naked! Psych!” look, so I died the blouse. And dying silk? Drrrreamy! It’s my favorite. The fabric takes the dye so well. And I’ve really been loving to make my own stamps out of linoleum recently, so I made two different shaped triangles and stamped this cheap, silky dream blouse up with some fabric paint. It was an easy upcycle and it’s been a great addition to my new momma wardrobe. 

So what’s new with you guys? I chopped off about six inches of hair and got a new paint job (Thanks Erin!), but that’s about it around here. Thanks for sticking around even though posting is sporadic, but I’m not going anywhere! I love all you!