How pretty are these photos from Ruche’s Spring ’11 Look Book?
thanks to a great tutorial i found here, i was able to create a baby gown/infant sack from one of my old dresses! the tutorial was intended for cotton t-shirts, but of course i had to make things way more complicated and use a silky chiffon-like fabric. seriously, what was i thinking?! i love the way it turned out, though. and i also love that since i got the original dress at a thrift store ages ago, the baby gown is it’s third life!
Squee! Just finished making this little owl applique for a newborn onesie. I had an old green t-shirt that was destined to become a rag, so I used a piece of that fabric for the owl’s body. I used standard thread for the embroidery. It’s not perfect, but then again, baby will only wear this for the blink of an eye before she outgrows it.
It was deliciously cold this morning: 27 degrees. (Go ahead, you Midwesterners, laugh at me. But this IS California, after all.) I woke up to the little dog curled up tightly in his bed…and my husband outside in shirt sleeves and wet hair — taking photographs of ice and frost. Brrrr. Even the sunlight looked cold this morning…icy blue and shivering. I grabbed my camera too (well, eventually; after reveling in the warm covers for an rather lovely amount of time), but didn’t leave the warm house. No sirree bob. Instead, I stayed inside and took some photos of lovely baby clothes. Ohhhh, I can’t wait to put a tiny little human into these clothes!
Then this week, I was reading the newest Soul Flower catalog (which is amazing, by the way) and I couldn’t take my eyes off this lovely owl skirt:
The inspiration was too much, so I created a little baby owl beanie. [Update: You can now purchase baby and toddler owl hats at my Etsy shop.]
More owl inspiration:
you’ve not grown tired of hearing me rave about the images Toast UK reveals every season, have you? good. because i’m about to gush once again over their brilliant photography and styling. the fact that they’ve just released the winter catalogue certainly doesn’t tone down my enthusiasm. here in northern california, it’s still hitting 90 degrees. not ok for mid-october, says i. so how about some swirling snow, crisp air, and wooly sweaters to get our minds off the heat?
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has it really been that long? was it really spring the last time i talked about the oh-so-lovely Toast UK?! and now, the early autumn catalogue is out. (where did summer go?) in any case, without further ado, here are my favourite images from the early autumn women’s lookbook:
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