Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back in the City

You may have noticed a theme of beach-related posts for a few days. We were vacationing near the coast. But now we're back in the big city!

City Light 8 x 12 Print from Photo Grunt

Seattle Pike Place Market 8 x 10 Print from Velo Noir

Friday, July 25, 2014

Featured Friday: Satsuma Street

Although most of my crafting time these days is spent crocheting, one of the earliest crafts I remember doing was cross stitch. Maybe my mom felt that I'd be safer with the slightly blunt cross stitch needle than I would have been with a sewing needle; frankly, I'm a little surprised she didn't set me up with plastic canvas and yarn, with a big blunt plastic needle instead. :)

At any rate, it's no real surprise then that I'm a big fan of Satsuma Street. Her cross stitch patterns are for absolutely adorable little designs, and the colors she uses really make them stand out. Of course, one of the lovely things about buying a pattern is that you can always change up the colors to make it fit your style, but Satsuma Street has such a fantastic aesthetic sense that I'd be inclined to stick with her colors if I was cross stitching one of these lovely patterns!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Featured Friday: Urban Heirlooms

One of the things that's been on my "to buy" list forever is a bag from Urban Heirlooms. And though I still haven't managed to get one, I love going back to this shop over and over again to see all of the beautiful leather purses with antique keys, lace, and other unique embellishments.

In addition to bags and purses, Urban Heirlooms also offers wrist cuffs, necklaces, and key fobs, all made with the same amazing attention to detail as the bags and purses. This shop name absolutely fits what they make: heirlooms for a modern age!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am Sherlocked

Sherlock Holmes Book Scarf in Petrol from Erinnies

Sherlock Holmes Book Scarf from Storiarts

(According to the calendar hanging in my kitchen, today is the day that Sherlock met Watson. A glorious day!)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Featured Friday: Kimmi

Three years ago, I got married wearing a dress designed and created by Kimmi. Much like the one pictured here, it involved vintage crochet. It was the perfect dress for me, and everyone who saw it agreed!

If you're looking for something a little different when it comes to your wedding dress, Kimmi Designs is a fantastic place to look. She works primarily with vintage and repurposed fabrics, making each of her dresses one of a kind. She has styles to fit most every personality, and does custom work as well. Also, if you're in the Seattle area, you're in luck, as Kimmi is based in Seattle!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Featured Friday: Little Fox Creations

My friend Kai is multi-talented, but at present, she's turned her attention to crafting some of the cutest little plushies I've ever seen. Little Fox Creations is the place to go if you're looking for My Little Pony inspired plushies, How to Train Your Dragon inspired plushies, and so much more.

She's posting new cute stuff every day, and they're only getting more and more impressive! So check out Little Fox Creations if you're in search of a pre-made or a custom plushie. She also offers knitting patterns for ponies if you'd rather make your own!