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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free shipping on Pillows!

I love making pillows- it makes me happy. There is free shipping on all pillows in my shop until Monday October 3rd...just enter the coupon code HAPPY when you check out. Enjoy!


I have been neglecting my blog lately- there have been a lot of changes happening around here. First, both girls have started school, which is wonderful and they love it, but it is a new routine of waking early, making lunches, picking up and dropping off, and it is all new to me. Second, last weekend we lost our dearly loved cat Beso to cancer, and it has been emotional for the whole family- he is missed.

So while all these changes in our personal life have been happening, there have also been a lot of professional changes as well- I hired a helper! Her name is Emma and she is just wonderful. So hopefully you will be seeing more designs, more products and faster turn around from this formally one woman show- it is very exciting. I am working on my Christmas collection, trying out new designs and working with some really fun new fabric that I found...I will keep you posted on that. Also I hope to soon be offering- wait for it- KID HOODIES! Yes! As soon as I have those they will be in the shop too.
That is all for now- remember I always love hearing from you- if there is something you would like to see me make, let me know about it!
xo Anna

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blog Love

I am loving this blog that I found through my Pinterest page....les composantes. It must be French for super cute style.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Emerson Made

I just discovered the brand Emerson Made and I am in love.  Everything in the collection is feminine, slightly 70's and a little sharp, so in a word- perfect. I have always, always had the fantasy of wearing a really sexy and impossibly chic tuxedo to an event (this fantasy also usually involves me singing and having an epic rock star moment in front of all of my ex boyfriends, but I digress).  I have found my perfect tuxedo... Love. Now I just need the event.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

my Pinterest problem

I am super duper addicted to Pinterest... I love it. I love having a little pin session with my coffee in the morning. I think I am most excited about my "dream studio" and "someday I will have a store" boards...they are really keeping me inspired and focused. Of course the board with the most pins is my clothing and style collection, but that is fun too! Here are a few of my fave pins from the last few days...a selection from each of my boards.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

feeling thankful

The latest sale I had in my Etsy shop was such a smash I am left humbled. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me to make my dreams a reality. I am so cheesy, but seriously- thank you. I love what I do and I couldn't do it without you.

card by Hello Lucky!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Etsy love.

I love this Etsy shop and all the pattern- cute stuff.

Alexa needs to stop.

Alexa Chung is giving me haircut fever.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

it's beginning to look a lot like...Christmas?

I am adding Christmas stockings to my sale today! Get them while they last...these are one of kind.

birthday dinner pattern walk

Cassie's vintage dress and the polka dot bag interior

So was inspiring.

Camera shy cat- I love the colors in this photo.
I went out to dinner with my fantastic friend Cassie to our favorite spot ( Screen Door, just a few block from our house- a must if you visit Portland!). We had a great evening and our walk was filled with inspiring patterns...and a cat.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New in the shop!

PILLOWS! And they are all on sale...

A baby blanket...

New in the shop! And on sale too...

A day with my girls

I spent my two year anniversary of working "full time" on my art by doing what else?...playing with my girls! We went downtown to drop off an order at the Crafty Wonderland store and ended up eating a delightful lunch together in the sun, running into one of my best friends Jessica and her adorable family and playing in the water at Director Park.  Then we spent almost an hour in our favorite toy stores (and Portland landmark) Finnegans.  The girls were so fun- we looked at every toy in the store, played and left empty handed with no tears- just fun...perfect. A great way to celebrate!
And then of course I worked after bedtime... there will be new pillows in the shop this afternoon.

Have a great weekend!