Thursday, April 7, 2016

Engagement Photos on LamarandStyle.com!

For our upcoming wedding, my fiance and I hired Dave and Candice of Lamarand Style to be our photographers. We love their work! Last fall, Dave shot our engagement photos (which I blogged about). I'm excited to share that we're now in the current engagement portfolio on their website! I took some screenshots to document this, as I'm sure they switch out their photos every season. Our "fame" won't last!

If you're in the Detroit area and looking for wedding photographers, so far we've been very pleased with our choice. Look through the rest of their work on their website, LamarandStyle.com.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mid-Century Love

My Etsy shop continues to grow! Today I added my newest cross stitch pattern: Mid-Century Shell Chairs. These lovely cross stitched chairs are styled after the famous Eames Plastic Shell Chair released in 1950.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/287777635/mid-century-shell-chairs-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_1
I did a little extra reading up on the history of the Eames Plastic Shell Chair and discovered some interesting tidbits. These are pulled from the Herman Miller website:
  • "The story of the Eames Plastic Shell Chair really began more than ten years prior to Charles and Ray’s 1950 debut of their now iconic design for Herman Miller .... the seeds of the plastic shell we know and love today were really planted in the late ’30s"
  • "In the early 1990s, Herman Miller ceased production. After years exploring more sustainable solutions, the company reintroduced the Molded Plastic Shell Chair in 100% recyclable polypropylene in 2001, based on prototypes in the Eames Office archives, which Charles and Ray had made with fiberglass-free plastic in the 1970."
 Read the full Plastic Shell Chair story at the Herman Miller website. Then stitch away in furniture-design-nerdiness-glory! Don't be surprised if I create more Eames-inspired patterns. I'm pretty in love with their iconic designs.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Par-Tea Time for my Birthday!

This coming Saturday is my birthday (27 years old, what what!) and in celebration I finally created a new cross stitch pattern for my Etsy shop! Obviously I'm a big fan of tea, so this pattern is quite fitting for the occassion.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/267261005/par-tea-cross-stitch-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1
Doesn't it make you want to join in on the celebration? And who doesn't love a good pun? xxxx-stitch-stitch-stitch-xxxx-sip-sip-sip-xxx

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Get Ready to Dance! "Save the Date" Design

Remember my post a few months back about our awesome engagement photos? I ended up using two of them on our "Save the Date" design. It feels great to have another thing checked off the wedding to-do list! Signed, [designed], sealed and delivered.


Since Dan and I met while tap dancing (many moons ago), I thought it would be fun to include a dance reference. Plus we actually want our guests to dance at the wedding! And no, the nice blur job at the bottom is not a part of the design ;) Now my next design task... the wedding invitations! Eeeek!

Cactus wanted to be a part of this post (so I graciously let him in on the photo).

Monday, November 30, 2015

My New Etsy Shop!

I'm excited to share that I've finally opened my own Etsy shop! I've gotten into cross stitching, and have been having fun designing my own patterns. Now you can buy them and cross stitch too! They make for a great winter project, especially once the holidays are over and we're into the dark cold days of January. So if you're looking for an inexpensive and easy project, consider checking out my shop here!

Here's a peek at the designs I currently have listed. I have more on the way! Or if you're looking for a custom design, let me know and I'd love to work with you to come up with a pattern you'll love to stitch.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/257956798/retro-typewriter-cross-stitch-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_4
https://www.etsy.com/listing/257838424/books-tea-love-cross-stitch-pattern?ref=listing-shop-header-2
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258398425/glasses-girl-cross-stitch-pattern?ref=listing-shop-header-1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258505264/glasses-guy-cross-stitch-pattern?ref=listing-shop-header-0
https://www.etsy.com/listing/256299339/hi-there-sloth-cross-stitch-pattern?ref=related-3
I promise I won't get super salesperson-y on here. I'm just really excited about this. Did I mention that they would make good Christmas presents for stitchers? Because they would :) Let me know if you have any suggestions for new designs!

Happy Cyber Monday!