Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Friends.

We did some relaxing, some cooking, some celebrating and some remembering too.

Summer is just around the corner!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

From Maisonnette >> Seashore Sundress

I had to post about this little girls sundress that my friend Madeline made (she owns Maisonnette). I love everything about this little dress from the pattern and the fabric she chose - right down to the buttons. She made the dress out of a linen cotton blend from Melody Miller and has such a dreamy, substantial feel. It's a brilliant choice for a little girls dress!
Seashore Dress front
I remember having a red View-Master as a little girl. I don't remember all of the slides I had for it besides the classic ones of mickey mouse and donald duck, but I loved them dearly and played with them all the time.
seashore dress back ruffle
Someday when I have a little girl I want to make awesome stuff for her like this dress. I have been toying with the idea of learning how to make kids clothes now, just so I have the knowledge for when I really need it. My grandmother sewed and knitted for each of us grandchildren, and it was so special to wear things that weren't bought at a store. There is a special love that comes with each stitch. For those of you who live around here, you should check out Madeline's classes and private lessons (her prices are more reasonable than you would think).
Flower Button

Doubled over by cuteness :)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Logo Contest - HURRAY!


Modern Crush is getting a makeover (it is about time). My little label has had it's fun but now it's time to move forward some. This is where you come in. I have narrowed down a logo and want your vote to help me decide!

YES, I have a PRIZE. An awesome prize that will be disclosed at the time of the drawing. I just need you to vote for your favorite logo, A, B, or C by the end of Sunday, May 22nd. One lucky voter will win. the. prize! And don't kid yourself, YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT [insert giddy laugh].



Petals In Water
Absent. It's what I've been. But I've been working on things I promise!

Do you ever feel like you have such a hard time organizing your day? I am really struggling with it right now. I would never classify myself as someone who is a perpetual time waster but the days seem to just slip right on by. Making a list helps sometimes... any suggestions?

I have some new goodies to share with you and a contest too - very fun. More soon.

My sister Deanna and I went to see Water For Elephants yesterday. We both just read the book and decided to see the movie together and it really was very good. I cannot believe the 10 year age gap between Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson - crazy! She looked amazing! I have decided that reading a book before watching the movie it's adapted from is totally the way for me. Watching movies before reading their original books can be such a letdown - you know?

Lastly, I wanted to ask if anyone has anything on their summer reading list yet. I've got the entire Anne of Green Gables series on my list as well as The Virgin Suicides on recommendation of my friend Lauren of Fox and Finch. Then I will watch the movie...

Hope you're fine,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day at the Aquarium

Mother's Day! Nope, I'm not a mom, but we did celebrate one - - - mine!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Come See Me at m•o•m this Weekend!

If you've never been to m•o•m you are seriously lacking in life. Bethany and Tere really know what's up, and have the sweetest space down in Encinitas. This weekend the pair will be at the Queen Bee Market which means two things:

1. Their shop will be sparse.
2. A few of us local crafters will be hijacking their store for the weekend.

The first thing that caught my eye when strolling past the shop for the first time was the lace and fabric garlands hanging from the ceiling. The lights, the colors, the white walls - all of it together make their space magical.
Saturday and Sunday, get your scoot on and come by the shop for a chance to pick up some amazing goodies for like Mother's Day? The coming of Summer? Because you love us? (did you hear that little bird whispering in your ear?)
I've been working on some things (some new things!) for this weekends pop up show too...
Saturday! Sunday! May 7 & 8

1055 S. Coast Hwy 101, #A
Encinitas, CA 92024