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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Anna Joyce Design on Urban Weeds!


I was so excited to be photographed by the lovely (and really fun to have coffee with)  Lisa Warninger for her street style blog Urban Weeds.  Everyone who knows me knows that I love clothes and street style has always been the most inspiring kind of fashion for me, so this is really a thrill. Thank you Lisa!
Check out the full post and the rest of Lisa's blog here.

Back to school

Since the weather is 59 degrees and pouring rain here in Portland my mind is drifting to fall clothes...in JULY. I should be sipping sangria on a porch somewhere, not day dreaming about pairing these Frye boots with thick tights and mini skirts...or rolled up jeans and a nubby sweater. Oh well.
Cute right? Get them here.

Yes Please.

I love this room and am especially wanting this lamp from West Elm

West Elm has a new hand printed bedding collection that I am in love with.

Toast UK can do no wrong...

This is the living room in the vacation home of my dreams...oh Toast.

Love this look...from Toast

And Madewell is just cute. Period. Hmm...Could I rock white jeans?
I have been directing all of my "wants" into things to spruce up our house lately...with a few pieces of clothing thrown in for good measure. I think my favorite style ever is clean and modern with global and handmade accents added to give warmth and texture. I will take one of each of these please.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Work, New Designs







I have been working on a new series of designs inspired by vintage circus animal illustrations and I am really excited about the new direction these pieces are taking me. I have been hand drawing all of the details on the animals and then rendering them in thread, giving each animal a unique personality that has been unexpected and really fun to create. I also feel like this new work is giving voice to all of the decorative stitches that my sewing machine has to offer in ways that I had not thought of before, adding a lot of texture and richness to the finished product.
I am hoping that these designs will are playful enough to delight a child, but that my color pallette and details will be sophisticated enough to charm an adult as well.

We will see where this takes me next...
They are available right here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Style for days

I would like to add the lady in this illustration to my list of style icons please. I would wear his outfit too.

Le Dans La



I am so inspired the blog Le Dans La- her photos are so beautiful.  The more I work with my new camera (oh, and her name is Zooey) the more I am resolved to be able to make the images I see in my head translate to the screen...Lots of work! I have an 18 month goal of being a better photographer.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yes Please.

via teen vogue
I am kind of in love with this look... but I would wear different shoes.

The blueberries are almost ready.



4th of July!





We spent the long weekend at the beach for the 4th of July and it was wonderful. The sun was shining (and I mean sunny and HOT, that almost never happens on the Oregon Coast...it was a dream!). We watched the wonderful parade, spent all day playing on the beach, early dinners on the porch and late nights with friends drinking wine. Yeah, pretty much perfect. It was a big dose of summer fun that we all needed!

Friday, July 1, 2011

New in the shop!

Baby blankets!




I am still planning on taking more photos of these- we are headed to the beach this weekend and I think there will be a lot of great places to take photos, but here are the two I finished today! They are appliqued cotton on one side and the softest most wonderful flannel on the other. Really cozy and perfect for summer.