succulence was inspired by my favorite type of house plant, the succulent (i can count 14 of them from where i sit right now!). i love succulents because they have the unique ability to absorb even the tiniest bits of water. they thrive on what they preserve and are able to constantly create new growth by propagation.
succulence represents the ability to survive on little and to constantly create new beginnings. with an everlasting drive to evolve over time, i hope this collection will inspire you to follow your biggest dreams.
i’m sharing a few of my favorite prints below, and the full collections at the bottom of this post along with info on how and where to purchase this collection – just keep scrolling!
hi everyone! it is with so much happiness that i introduce to you our daughter, miss ollie doe! (if you follow me over on instagram, you met her a few weeks ago!) she was born on august 27th and has filled our lives with so much joy ever since. she has been such a sweet and easy baby. she never cries, sleeps well and is so content (just like bear was when he was a baby!).
we fell in love with the name ‘ollie’ after seeing it in my husband’s family tree several years ago. though we don’t know much about her great great grandmother, we know that she was a kind women who loved to cook and raise her family. we gave her the middle name ‘doe’ because it’s sweet and feminine and reflects our love for the forest (you can read more about why we love unique names here).
speaking of bear (who just turned 2!), this has been such a sweet transition for our family. bear is full of curiosity and love for ollie. he constantly gives her kisses and tells us to ‘check’ on her. if he’s not sure where she is, he starts saying ‘baby, baby, baby!’ until he finds her. his first word when he wakes up is usually always ‘a baby!’ because he wants to see her!
these two are such a delight for me to mother. i’m just overflowing with love and gratitude for our little family!
i’ll be back to share ollie’s birth story with you soon (just like i did with bear), but for now know that we’re all doing very well and just working on getting in the groove as a family of 4!
today i’m sharing with you the next print from my new line of inspirational art prints. each of them portray a quote that has meant something very special to me over the course of my creative career, and i keep them all close to my heart (see previous prints featured here).
No. 4: amazing things WILL happen!
ask yourself:is what you’re doing today getting you closer to what you want to be tomorrow?
if the answer is no, what could you do today that moves you closer to who you want to be, or what you want to do tomorrow? after a series of days, weeks and months of this go by, amazingthingsWILLhappen!
psst. want this print?: browse through the inspirational art prints and select your preferred size during checkout (8×10, 11×14 or 13×19).
after falling in love with the vintage lace appliques we used on these handmade onesies, i knew i had to use more of them! i recently added a simple lace applique to an entire stack of organic onesies for our little girl and absolutely love the sweet touch it gave them.
organic onesies bydor dor & gor gor. i specifically purchased these short sleeve onesies (in several different sizes) and a single long sleeve onesie from amazon. these are by far the nicest onesies i have ever seen! they are organic, all natural and dye free and they have the softest feel and hand to them. absolutely incredible quality!
fabric glue stick. i also used a fabric glue stick to gently adhere the lace appliques in place before taking them to the sewing machine. it was much easier than using pins!
this project is so quick and easy to do. all you have to do is quickly top stitch around each applique, and you’re done! i also love that these laces are so light and soft and they definitely keep the inside of the onesie feeling soft against the baby’s skin. once she outgrows these onesies, i plan on removing the appliques for use the next project as well!
i am so very delighted to share with you my very first woven wall hanging! i have to admit, i was so scared to start this project. i looked at my empty loom for months, overwhelmed by the possibilities and not knowing how or where to begin. but as i always say, the hardest part is just getting started. once i actually did, i had so much fun! i think it’s officially safe to say I’M HOOKED!
i wanted to create something whimsical, feminine and fluffy (as my husband calls it) for our newborn daughter, ollie doe. so of course, i had to add her name in tiny gold letters! i absolutely love the way it turned out and can’t wait to start making more of them.
i definitely had a few favorite tutorials i referred to and a couple of resources and tools that i fell in love with as well. just in case you’re interested in diving into the world of weaving, i’ll share them with you as well!
one of the most exciting parts of releasing a new fabric collection is designing the free quilt pattern that goes along with it. for my current fabric line, cultivate, i designed the flourishing quilt. inspired by rows and rows of glorious gardens!
for this quilt, i wanted something feminine, unique and geometric and i’m so happy with the outcome! i think you’ll find the pattern easy to follow and fun to make. my mom, maxie makes, and i collaborate on all of our patterns- i design and illustrate, and she usually sews the sample. so, this quilt is a result of her beautiful work!
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i recently fell in love with this minty fresh smartphone dock, which i like to call my base vase. i purchased one for my mom a while back and knew i needed one as well the moment i set eyes on it! i got mine from uncommon goods and love that they’re handmade in pittsburgh by myles and heather geyman. though advertised for a bedside table, i use mine at my work station during the day. it allows me to quickly and easily see incoming messages, emails and calls and i absolutely love how it brightens up my space!
speaking of, are you familiar with uncommon goods? i’ve always loved their funky site and products, but they’re also an outstanding b corp biz that works hard to support non-profits like american forests, women for women international and reach out & read. plus, they support artists and handmade goods made locally in the USA! i especially love to browse their site for unique housewarming gifts, desk accessories (like this one!) and home decor.
if you’ve been around here long, you know that i try to keep fresh flowers at my work station year round. they brighten up my space and make it feel so fresh and inspiring! the mint color on this glazed stoneware works perfectly with my space, as well. the dock even has an opening located at the front of the dock to thread your phone’s charging cord in. yes!
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