Saturday, May 29, 2010


feels good to get this one out of my head finally!

I've had this weirdly dyed fabric for at least 2 years, and it was unusual and challenging to work with it. This still needs a lining, but came pretty close to the idea I had for it :)

even though it's beautiful outside, I've got to finish some of these pieces for the presentation for Omaha Fashion Week - let's hope I get enough things made before next week!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

another fashion video

thanks dan richters again for providing this! This is from the Fashion in Salvation show in January 2010, I'm the 6th designer on this video

FIS2010 part 1 from Dan Richters on Vimeo.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Upcoming Etsy success workshop

ok guys I finally got a spot in my schedule to teach another Etsy Success Workshop!
It is scheduled for June 19 (Saturday) at 10 am. Should last about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. It will be held at the lovely Create in Elkhorn. This place is so cool! They have a lovely space where people can go and use their awesome tools and do scrapbooking or other kinds of art. I still need to explore everything they have to offer, but I am so excited for a place like this in Omaha! :)
$25 and you'll learn a lot and have some fun!!! I love sharing everything I've learned over the last 3 1/2 years selling my handmade items online. You will leave with lots of inspiration, knowledge, and take some tangible items with you with printed information for you to refer to later. If you have already started a shop and would like to increase your sales, or if you are still at the 'setting up shop' stage, we will go through everything.
Please comment if you'd like me to contact you and get the registration to you!!! This is going to be so fun :)

Friday, May 21, 2010


today is the first day in about 4 months that I've had time to work on new things for Omaha Fashion Week. (except for the 7 day marathon over spring break - which didn't give me a lot of 'thinking time')
so what to do on a cloudy Friday at home alone?
make a couple of leather bustiers of course :)

should be fun putting this together :) don't worry, dear readers, I promise this will be more romance and vintage inspired than biker chic, you know me too well!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

post prom perfection

aaaahhhhh, now that prom season is over and I finally finished my last custom dress order I can breathe again. One lovely customer, Kortnee, requested a longer length version of the 'first love' dress, in a deep amethyst.
The result was stunning with her skin tone and hair color, if I do say so myself!

I'm sure she danced the night away :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

left or right?

I saw an article in the latest issue of Real Simple about how to get organized according to which side of the brain you use the most. I wonder a lot whether I'm right brained or left brained, because I have classic traits of both... I love art but I love math too, etc, etc.
So I took the quiz, and I came out split evenly.
Then I got online and took another test, and it was exactly even as well.

Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz
The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.
Left Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz

I was told that my first inclination as a small toddler was to use my left hand, and my grandma thought that was crazy, so she made me use my right hand to eat and write, etc. I wonder if this has anything to do with how I am now?
I tell my students all the time that in order to make more brain connections use their non-dominant hand to do everyday activities like brushing teeth. I'm going to work on it because now I'm completely confused as to what organizing technique works best for me, since I'm both!!