Tuesday, February 14, 2012

heart tote bag

I thought it would be fun to do something festive this week in honor of love day. FashionArtProjects.com sent me some tote bags a little while ago, and I thought I'd use one for some Valentine's day fun. I originally was going to do a blue bag/green heart combo, but after seeing the newest Lucky magazine, I decided to have some fun with the colors. 
First, I dyed my tote bag with Rit Dye. {Instructions on how to dye here. The process also shrunk my bag a tiny bit, so ya know.} Then I drew a heart on some transparency film and cut it out. 
I taped my new stencil on the bag...
...and got to the fun part. Painting! 
I used two coats total of fabric paint.
Let dry for a few hours and presto! New festive tote bag. 
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope you all feel super loved. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

all the details

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments last week!!! Mason and I are thrilled to welcome this little one to our family this summer. It was hard to keep quiet while everyone was announcing their pregnancies in the blogging world. I love that you all know now!

Readers Digest version of what's going on around here: I'm feeling pretty great. Not much will be changing on this little blog of mine. I do have some big things going on over the next couple months which may result in less posting. I'm aiming for quality posts over quantity. But ultimately, while I may share some personal experiences and belly/baby pictures, this is still a blog dedicated to creating and fashion.

For those who are not satisfied with that and want a whole lot more details, read on!
I always loved hearing about other's pregnancy experiences. So I thought I'd share mine so far. If you don't care, feel free to skip this paragraph. I'm at week 16 today! Four months! So far, my morning sickness has been night sickness and compared to stories I've heard, it's been really mild. I'm very grateful for that. The oddest pregnancy related thing I've had so far is pregnancy rhinitis. Have you ever heard of this? It's really weird! Basically, I thought I had the worst cold of my life that my body wouldn't kick because I was pregnant. I went from November to the beginning of January unable to breathe thru my nose. I honestly thought I had a cold until my doctor corrected me. I was just pregnant. Ha! She fixed me up a bit, and I can breathe again! But if you hear me coughing, sneezing and sniffling, I'm not sick. Just pregnant. And I'm prepared to be coughing, sneezing and sniffling till July. It's worth it. The toughest thing I've had to deal with is actually going on right now. Even not pregnant, I have crazy food sensitivities. If I eat certain foods, I end up with severe migraines. I had it mostly under control before I got pregnant, and all was going really great during the first trimester. But over the last couple weeks, the foods I'm sensitive to have morphed. I'm even more sensitive to the original foods and others have added themselves to the list. Because of this, I spent 6+ days in bed last week with one of the worst migraines I've had and not taking anything because of my little one. BUT I'm on the other side, I pray, and believe I have mostly figured out what to avoid.... chocolate and cheese being on the list. Yes, I cried when I figured that out. Oh well. Things could be a whole lot worse. I eat a ton of veggies now so it has helped me become very healthy. I am in love with my growing belly. The first thing I do every day is look at in the mirror to see if it's grown. Mason has been awesome thru everything! I can't wait to see him holding our baby for the first time. The guy loves kids and I can't imagine how he'll be when he meets our little one. We are so grateful to be expecting. It truly is a miracle. I don't take any of this for granted. I can't wait to meet the little personality that's growing inside me! 

So what's going on with my blog? Not much and a lot at the same time. This blog was started as a way for me to share what I make and to keep me creatively motivated. That will stay the same, though I don't think I'll be able to help posting baby pictures when he/she comes. I hope you won't mind. Being pregnant, I have a bit less energy than I'm used to, so projects are moving at a little slower rate. My goal is to put up quality posts, and if that means less of them, then oh well! I'll do what I can. As far as fashion posts go, well, they will have to be dressing the bump themed now. I've probably done the last of the Remixed posts until after I have my babe (unless someone wants to see how to wear maternity jeans?), but they will return at some point. I do have plans on giving my blog a face-lift, which will take a bit of time, but I'm really excited for it! I'm ready to bring this blog to the next level, and the first step is to improve it's look. 

So what was the big thing I was referring to at the beginning of this post? I'm working on the 2012 Trashion Show!!! Wooohooo!!!! It's coming up in April, and I have a lot to do. So my focus will be on the fashion show for the next few months. I'll be sure to post updates though. It's going to be amazing! If you're in the Boise area you'll have to be sure to come. Mason and I are also working on a big home project. Currently, I have my own studio and he has an office. We're working on combining our rooms so we have the other to make into a nursery. We have some fun plans. I'll show our room makeovers when we're done!

So that's what's been going on in our lives! Do you have any questions? Feel free to ask them in the comments. I'll answer them all there.