Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shiny Fall Shoes

I shined all the fall shoes in the house. I had never shined shoes before, and they all turned out looking brand new, especially the black ones.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I've resurrected my art room and I've been trying to remember how to do the things I love. I've had my eyes on  dollars and clients and taxes for so long it seems, that it's taking a little effort to change my focus, which I'm very excited about. A few weeks ago, Drew suggested I try drawing again. I sat at my drawing table for about a half an hour, and I decided to just do a collage. It's definitely nothing amazing, but it's a start, and it feels so good.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Drew and I didn't have a reception or a party when we got married, so we thought a big party for our third year would be fun. My best friend's mother in law let us celebrate at her villa which was just beautiful. I love being married to my true love. He makes my dreams come true.

Now, the party.
Event planned by: Audrey Moore
Photos by: Leo Patrone
Flowers by: Honey of a Thousand Flowers
Cake by: Pink Peach Cakes

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fox Dress

In July, Drew and I celebrated our third anniversary with a big formal party. We got him a new suit for the occasion, so I decided I wanted a new dress to match him. At first I really wanted a gold dress, but every honey golden satin I held up to my skin made me look sickly, so I decided to go with a vintage champagne satin that I already had in my cupboard. So here it is!

I designed this gown with double darts for a really sculpted fit, and a pleated sash that my niece told me looked like a fox tail. I also wanted loose fitting sleeves since I would be hugging so many people.

If you want to see all the photos from our anniversary party check them out here.

Shot by: Leo Patrone

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Embroidered Pillow

I cleaned my art room out a few weeks ago and found this big embroidery project I had nearly completed over two years ago. I finished a small section of french knots, stuffed it, and now it lives on my bed, looking pretty.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dress for Ellaria

My niece Ellaria is the cutest chubbiest little girl I've ever met. I got a great idea for reversible children's clothing, so, her dress is the first, and I'll be making many more soon. The dress has a button-back closure, box-pleated neckline, and it is reversible. If she spills her snack on it, you just take it off turn it around, and she has a new dress on.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back To School

One of my best friends is a little Korean girl named Sujeong. Her family owns a restaurant in the same building where my shop is located. During the summer I altered a dress that had all these wool petals that the customer wanted removed. Sujeong loved them, and wanted to put them on something. So, for her eleventh birthday party (which I was invited to) I presented her with a back to school fall dress. She loved it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thank You Apron

I made this apron as a thank you gift for a great girl named Sarah.