Category: etsy shop


She Did It Again

Chandler of Anagram Press is so amazingly talented. She just released another broadside and I ordered this one immediately. I love the image, the colors, the quote. Can’t wait to hang it up in my office so I can see it everyday. More info here, and you can order one here.


Got Time?

We were at our friend Kim and Chris’s house the other night and spotted her new, awesome clock! It’s similar to this one, but dark silver, rather than orange. (On a side note, someday I’m going to post about Kim’s house because it’s absolutely amazing!!!) Anyway, she found this fabulous clock on Etsy shop All15Designs. Really cool, fun stuff. Check them out here.


Second Birthday Party

This weekend was Daughter’s second birthday, so we had a party! We chose a flower theme, maybe with the distant hope that there would be tulips coming up? But no, we got another dumping of snow last week, so there were still a few inches of the white stuff on the big day. If nothing else it covered all the mud and dead leaves that await us. Here are a bunch of photos from the big day. Credits and links follow.

Heavenly White Cake with The Best Ever Frosting

Fondant Cake Topper and Cupcake flowers by KidsCakes Etsy shop

Flower Gift Bags inspired by Martha Stewart Magazine.

Button Candy and Rock Candy from Candyland.


Holiday Fabric Wine Bags

I was busy this weekend cranky out goods for my upcoming Craft Fairs. I also made a few festive holiday wine bags.

I made a few with cotton snowflake fabric, and a few with red and silver satin. Not sure yet if these are headed to the Etsy shop or going to the Linden Tree. Either way, there will be more. And soon!


More Yoga Bags

I’ve been doing Yoga on and off for about five years now and I love it. I love taking the time to go to a class, I love the final corpse pose, and I love how I feel immediately, and for days actually, afterward. But I rarely take the time to attend a class. So I was as surprised as anyone to realize I made it to two classes in past last week. Friday night I tried an Intro to Kundalini Yoga (different, interesting, refreshing) and Monday night I tried a Spa Gentle Yoga (candles, aromatherapy, massage). Both were great. And both left me wanting more.

It will be a few days before I can make it to another class, so I thought instead I’d let you know that I’ve been busy working on more Yoga Bags. In fact, I’ve even added a couple the shop. They’re made with Ikea Home Dec fabric, one has a pocket, both are beautiful.

And there are more coming….


Happy Halloween (a few hours late)

It was a fun Halloween. We dressed up Daughter (flower) and Dog (bumblebee) and handed out candy. To six kids. Just six! We bought six bags. You do the math. Oh well. Guess that’s why we bought our personal favorites. Oops.

Also – the Yoga Bag Giveaway is complete…. (drumroll, please)… Jenna Z, you were randomly selected by the random number generator. Congrats! I sent you an email. PS: You might just get a bit of candy with your bag….

etsy shop

Yoga Bag Giveaway!

photo by Melissa of The Linden Tree

My favorite little shop in South Minneapolis, The Linden Tree, asked me to make some Yoga Bags to sell a few weeks ago. I took the challenge, figured out a pattern, and brought a half-dozen to the shop a week later. I’ll be adding a few more to my Etsy shop soon, but first I need to give one away.

This bag is the first one I made while I was still figuring out the pattern, AND IT CAN BE YOURS!! The fabric is lightweight and the strap is made from fabric rather than a canvas strap. It holds a standard size yoga mat and has a long strap to throw it over your shoulder.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below and tell me about your ideal yoga bag. Pocket or no pocket? Long strap? Short strap? Bright or subtle pattern?

I’ll pick a winner on Sunday and share the big news on Monday. Until then, let’s practice our yoga breathing…. OMMMMMMM!

(sorry about the crappy bottom photo. it’s dark when I leave, dark when I get home, so I’m stuck shooting at the office, which is limiting, to say the least.)

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Jenna Z.!


The Jenny Bag

Introducing, the Jenny Bag! I originally made this bag for a coworker named Jenny. She knew I was sewing like crazy and asked for a simple bag to hold just her wallet, iPhone and chapstick. She wanted something to sling across her body so she could be hands free when chasing her three boys, walking her beautiful standard poodle or going to an outdoor concert with her husband. I came up with this great little bag. There’s a larger main pocket with two shorter pockets on either side. The strap is long and narrow to wear across your body.

She’s gotten amazing feedback everytime she wears it and I am working on a couple for gifts for her friends. Another coworker saw it and asked that I make one fore his wife. Then a few weeks ago I wore it when I met a friend at The Linden Tree and the store’s fabulous owner saw it and asked if I’d like to sell them in her store!. So, there you have it. Eventually I’ll be selling them in my Etsy shop, but in the meantime you’ll be able to find them at The Linden Tree or by dropping me a line.



Made from 100% cotton, they’re 16 inches square. And they’re going in the shop this week.

Patterned fabric on one solid, solid on the other. You need a new set this fall, don’t you?