Posts Tagged ‘etsy’

Elsewhere: Adventures in Dressmaking


It’s been at least two weeks since I’ve been able to enjoy some un-interrupted sewing time. The only sewing I’ve been able to lately has only involved felt squares to make cases for our gadgets. To say I’m antsy to break out the scissors and fabric would be the understatement of the year. I have an idea for the raddest sweater hoodie, and I want it yesterday. 

The fact that I bought the sweetest emerald velvet and it’s just sitting (prewashed!) on my desk is just killer! I’m mostly okay with it. Chris and I have been working our tails on polishing off the finishing touches to I Still Love Calligraphy before Cyber Monday. It’s been brutal, but I’m so excited about the upcoming changes to the site.


Meanwhile, I’m over at Adventures in Dressmaking sharing my favorite handmade outfit for the Holiday season. Click here for the full post.


Outfit details:


Also, I’m over at the Curious Calligrapher sharing tips on calligraphy! Click here for the full post




I’m still trying to figure out the lighting in this studio. It’s sometimes warm, sometimes cool & sometimes ridiculously contrasting!

  • earrings: Ihamlt, etsy
  • necklace: H&M
  • tee: Threadless
  • jacket: thrifted
  • belt: thrifted
  • bracelet: handmade
  • denim leggings: Pacsun
  • shoes: thrifted

Bright & Cheery


I need a cheery outfit for today’s grey skies & bad news. Please pray for the Bigler family, will you? Their sad news just breaks my heart to pieces.

  • earrings: ihamlt, etsy
  • sweater: thrifted, SF
  • belt: thrifted
  • jeans: H&M
  • shoes: Payless

Hairblooms Design


Back in March I was asked to design the logo and banner for the hairblooms etsy shop. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Shelly and was giddy over her concept (cameos are awesome). I had so much fun and got so excited about her hairblooms that after I finished the design I checked her shop about 3 or 4 times a day just to see if she had opened shop.


my preliminary thumbnail sketch (not so pretty)


Finished product

In the few weeks that Shelly’s shop has been open, I’ve visited her store over and over, drooling over her adorable headbands. As awesome as all of the headbands are, I’m very partial to the vintage yellow and buttercup hydrangea design. It could be the yellow. I think it would look adorable on Penelope (but it might end up on my head instead ;) ).

hairblooms etsy promo

Shelly has been kind enough to offer IS•LY readers free shipping at hairblooms, so there’s NO reason not to head over there right now and get one for you or some lucky little girl out there. Hurry, offer ends September 30, 2009. Want to win one?!? Head over to hart + sew to enter to win one of Shelly’s lovelies!

I Heart Handmade Guest Post



Listed below are some of my favorite items on Etsy. I can’t emphasize how. . .

Click over to Black Eiffel to read more!

Want a piece of IS•LY? Click over to the etsy shoppe, there are plenty of unique handmade goodies there.

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