April 9, 2010


Here are some samples of invitations I've done that I wanted to show.

The first is my sister-in-law's wedding bundle...from her save-the-dates to the invite, program, seating tags and cds. It was fun doing things for every aspect of her wedding...especially the duties of being the matron of honor.

These are from my sister-in-law's wedding shower I threw (I'll probably post pictures of the party details at some point).

This is an invitation and announcement I did for a friend who had a destination wedding in Cabo. She took a picture of a beautiful yellow bird of paradise flower from the resort where they got married, so that is what we used on the invitation.

These are a couple of pocket-fold invitations I did for weddings.

This was an invitation I did for aholiday party my husband and I had.

Here is a birthday party invite I did for a repeat Beverly Hills customer.


I am a slave to wearing rubber gloves now that I wash bottles a thousand times a day. So, I started making gloves. These white gloves are so thick and so soft inside (like flannel). When I get some time I will be making many more of these.

April 1, 2010


I was so excited to help my friend come up with her and her friend's logo/business card. This is what the finals looked like. They couldn't decide between the green and pink, so did both. What a great idea.

They are going to be doing candy buffets at weddings and parties. I think it's becoming a big thing to do in California. And I'm excited for them. So if you are in Southern California and ever looking for someone to do your party...here's all the information you need.


I just realized I had written this post a couple of years ago and never posted it...so here it is.

A neighbor of ours has triplets who were turning 2. They had their birthday party at Farrell's, an old fashion ice cream parlor. I made the invitations, which was (especially since there were only about 6 to make). My friend picked out the paper and had the little things to stick on, but I had to come up with a design to use them both, since we couldn't print on the velvety paper.

I had an idea to make these t-shirts for them, but you never know what a mom has planned for her kids to wear on their birthdays. So I was honored that she was excited about them and had them wear them. My sister - who is incredibly talented and much more creative than I am - has been making these adorable shirts (I'll have to ask her permission before posting any pictures of them) for gifts. She appliques felt on the shirts. This is where I got the idea for the ice cream cone shirts (and the baseball shirt, from an earlier posting). I asked and asked and she said she was ok with me copying her. I won't make a huge habit of it and truly hope she takes it as flattery that I've made the ones I've made (I even offered to pay her to make them, but she's a busy, busy woman). Mine aren't quite up to par with hers, but I think they are okay.


I have gotten back into doing Bikram Yoga and I got into a swirl of making some things to make packing up to go more fun. Some of the things I've had for years, but a few things I've recently made.

The bag is a simple big bag that I originally made for my Trader Joe's shopping. Now it's my yoga bag. I just got done making the yoga mat strap (not to perfection I am learning from the loud sound of the velcro ripping in the quiet yoga room). I've had the insulated lunch bag for a long time but may put my waters in them to keep them from getting hot during my 105 degree workouts. And I'm loving my towels (I dry them with extra fabric softeners so I can dig my nose into it to get a break from the smelly yoga room).

I've made another towel out of some Amy Butler fabric I've had for a long time. I love the fabric so much I had been waiting to figure out the perfect thing to make with it. I may make another yoga bag out of it. It's kind of yoga zen looking, don't you think?

Oh, the little wallet type bag on top of the towels is what I put my i.d. and money in when I go to yoga. I sewed that originally to be my cellphone case. I'll soon have a picture of my matching tissue tote, but can't seem to find it now. I'll be posting pics of all of them...but wanted to add it to this picture to show how obsessed I get with one fabric...in this case the mocca :)