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June 11, 2012 in Inspiration | Tags: a new leaf, buttons, chicago, flower shop, flowers, found, inspiration, inspiring, notions, pierogi picnic, places to see, plants, ribbons, rustic | Leave a comment
There are few spaces in the city where I can instantly find inspiration – and A New Leaf is one of them. A stunning flower shop in the heart of Lincoln Park, this boutique and event space is like a treasure hunters dream. Nestled in a quiet block, the unassuming exterior would lead you to believe that it’s not much more than a place to pick up a bouquet of roses. But once inside you realize you’ve stumbled upon a tiny piece of heaven. Read the rest of this entry »
Just found out that my DIY Earring Tutorial was featured on Ecouterre!!! So if you see flocks of women wearing handmade button earrings there may be a chance they followed my directions and are rockin’ some style sustainably.
Thanks to Jeanne from Vintage Renewal for letting me know about the feature!
November 9, 2011 in My Designs | Tags: buttons, chicago, cowl, eco-friendly, fall, fashion, gift, handmade, holidays, indie, pierogi picnic, sweater, sweatshirt, upcycled, vintage lace, winter | Leave a comment
I love fall and winter – hot chocolate, holidays and fluffy blankets make this the most romantic season in my world. Add to that list warm cozy clothing – and I’m smitten beyond belief. This new Pierogi Picnic design looks to conjure up that warm fuzzy feeling and more! Handmade from a salvaged men’s sweatshirt, the cuddle-worthy fleecy interior gives the wearer comfort while the raw cut gives it an enviable edge. Shaped with a cropped waist, sleeves and high cowl, it still retains a modern feel. Also embellished with vintage lace and mismatched buttons, it will make the perfect gift for that fashion forward utilitarian loving gal on your gift list.
I made a trip up to Evanston yesterday and took a stroll down Main Street. I love the feel of the blocks with the narrow street and local mom and pop shops. I peeked into Dave’s Rock Shop and perused the ancient fossil collections and bought a box of fragmented pyrite. I also swung through Healthy Green Goods to scope out their new shop layout. But the real mission of my journey lay just ahead – Vogue Fabrics.
Whenever I visit Vogue I know I’m in for a long stay. I have to block out at least three hours of time for each excursion. My goal that day was to find elastic for new spring headbands – but I quickly found myself distracted by their wall of designer and vintage buttons and instantly planned my Saturday project: new button earrings!!!! Read the rest of this entry »