Friday, May 29, 2009

Engagement photos...

My extremely talented friend and co-worker, Amber took Zach and my engagement photos last weekend and has posted a little sneak peek on her site! I am so happy that we did the photo shoot! It was a beautiful day and Zach was such a good sport...I can't wait to see the rest!!!!
Amber posted a few more shots on her website- check them out here.
Eeeeeeeeeeeek! so exciting!
If you live in the Minneapolis area, please consider having photos taken by Amber- seriously she is AMAZING! 

Saturday, May 23, 2009

engagement photo prep!

Zach and I are getting engagement photos taken on Monday {if the rainstorms hold out}  My friend and talented photographer, Amber Engfer is working our little photoshoot at a secluded outdoor location {the QUAKING BOG at Theodore Wirth Park- sounds pretty, huh! If the bog doesn't thrill us, the Wildflower garden is on the other side of the park...} So of course, outfits must be planned. 
I found the beaded blue dress {for 1$} in LA, and hacked off the bottom of the dress so it would fit in my carry-on bag. I thought that I only wanted the beaded trim...but, I really liked it as a dress once I tried in on. Sadly, it is inappropriately short- so my plan is to stitch the lace + pleated trim from a vintage slip to the bottom of the dress. Keep your fingers crossed! I haven't sewn in awhile....
I made the flower for my hair with layers of white silks and linen + pleated velvet ribbon and a vintage brooch {inspired by my friend Sara} And I have extra long curls at the moment, thanks to my talented fiance, who gave me extensions last night! {Fun}

Thursday, May 21, 2009

IF- contagious (not finished)

Illustration Friday- Contagious! My happiness is contagious...
Not finished- planning to watercolor- will share once finished:)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Illustration Friday- "parade"

Let's get dressed up and put on a parade! Check out other entries here!

Monday, May 11, 2009

vintage lampshades....

I snapped these {tiny} vintage lampshades at an antique store the other day and these beautiful begonias at the farmers market today
{just a little more color inspiration}

Friday, May 8, 2009

new items in the shop!!!

Check them out here! have a great day!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

wedding colors! {first draft}

The boy hasn't seen these yet...he may run for the hills, but really- he should know me well enough to know that I love pink! I don't want anything to matchy-matchy {especially bridesmade dresses}  Also dreaming about kraft paper+ white {lace/doily}+hit of color for the invitations...vintage colored glass and white milk glass vases for reception decoration... 
{now back to the hard part- location for the ceremony and reception}

Organized Collection Sunday, crystal buttons

These are some beautiful vintage buttons that I bought last week at an antique store in Hopkins, MN {i finally found a good antique store near Minneapolis! it also had a basement full of vintage wedding dresses- can't wait to go back and start trying some on!!!} 
I have lots of new jewelry to post on Etsy today, but the site is being funny...oh, well- maybe the world is telling me to go outside and enjoy the sunshine! have a beautiful day...

Friday, May 1, 2009

YAY! IF pick of the week....

Is my illustration! You can see it below, but it you want to see it being {featured} on Illustration Friday, check it out here!
{a happy end to a crazy week}