Wednesday, June 13, 2012

jersey Re~vamped

~I picked this super well loved jersey from the thrift not knowing exactly how I was gonna keep all the things I loved about it while turning it into something sassy and wearable. This could easily have been turned into one of the usual raglan style re~T's that I dig making. The problem with that was  I was completely in love with the vintage V neck and the jersey style yoke at the top of the shirt, and I would have to chop that off to accommodate my usual pattern. In addition to wanting to keep some of the cool yoke I wanted to maximize the length hopefully even add a little. I have found that when I add the raglan sleeves I can actually lengthen a shirt by a few inches (something to make good use of). So I made the sleeves a little longer in the neck and made them outta jersey knit for extra stretch! I am thrilled with all the results of my solutions! I am also a little bubbled over by the name BOB on the back....might be a keeper.

Friday, June 8, 2012

photo shoot with Annick



~ So a sweet shiny friend of mine but a wee fire under my tush recently to let her do a photo shoot of my clothes on hawt babes. Of course I was a nervous Nelly about the whole thing. For who knows why? because it was  super fun and wondrous ...magical really!! These are just a handful of raw images but I was soooo excited to share!!!!Hoping to put together a look book soon!! Also the available items will be posted in the shop soon or you can contact me if you see something you just gotta get!!

clothing; belle and burger
photography; Annick Masseteau
make-up; Sara Barrera
 models; Laura Berkebile
              Callan Muckleroy
              Sara Barrera

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Schools out forever....

It's crazy this was our first year of summer before was just regular ole summer
But SUMMER BREAK has totally taken control of OUR LIVES in less than a week!!!

  muffins in the mornings and
pizza and MAKING animal ID cards at night

Thursday, May 17, 2012

new homemade obsession; Granolas

 ~I was just making my third batch in 2 weeks and thought i would share my hybrid granola recipe....its a hybrid from Martha and everything I had in the kitchen. I was super pleased with the molasses addition...luv me some backstrap  so I am always looking for new recipes to include it in!!

2 c old fashioned rolled oats
1c shredded coconut
3/4c raw pumpkin seeds
3/4 c walnuts
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c veg oil
1/8 c honey
1/8 c molasses
2 TB ground flax seeds
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 c chopped apricots
1tb  sesame  oil  (unrefined not toasted)


preheat oven 350
combine oats, nuts, salt,  seeds and coconut in large bowl
whisk oil, honey, and molasses in a separate bowl pour over and toss to coat all your oats.
bake on a rimmed cookie (tossing about 10 min in)sheet til golden and delish..bout 15 min! Let  cool stir in flax seeds, fruit and sesame oil....yummy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Anatomy of an Apron skirt


~I am very excited about this new apron skirt. Which is basically two gathered waist  aprons sewn front to back with a  wide waist band that ties in a  big bow. There is a small opening that has snap closure. The skirt uses enough fabric that a sheer lawn cotton is perfect and I love using a small print calico for the waist and a larger floral for the skirt.  It really is the perfect skirt to hit the dance hall in and HonkyTonk.....