Thursday, February 25, 2010

hello, seattle

lame video. fun song. 

be back monday :)


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

winner winner chicken dinner


congrats, rebecca! leave a comment on this post with your color preferences for your cute braided headband! :)


Monday, February 22, 2010

just can't get enough

don't forget about the giveaway below! you can have up to 4 entries. how sweet is that?

almost as sweet as the newest addition to my headband creations.

i call it...the sweetheart. 

i honestly would have worn this in my wedding.



you can buy it here. (SOLD)
more to come! i need to finish several custom orders before i make more!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

it's giveaway time!

these headbands have literally FLOWN out of the shop and into the mail! i'm so thrilled that they've gotten such a great response. if you haven't seen them yet, check 'em out

i've decided to do a giveaway for one of my braided headbands with a rosette, like these:

it will be made for the winner with your preference of colors!


here are ways you can earn entries. 

1. leave a comment with your favorite headband in the shop
2. if you have a blog or google account, "follow me." if you are already a follower, leave that in your comment as well
3. facebook status, blog, or tweet about the giveaway (leave link in your comment)
4. if you have an etsy account, "heart" my shop

get out of town! thats up to 4 entries! if these headbands aren't really your's ok. it's always fun to win something right? and then you can give it as a gift. jackpot.


i will announce the winner on wednesday. tell your friends! the more the merrier :)


Friday, February 19, 2010

shop til you drop

ok! a few headbands are up in the shop!

what do you think about this one? i can't pull it off, but someone will, right?

here is the one ari  snagged before anyone even had a chance bought. i guess that's the benefit of being my bestie & neighbor! 
it's my favorite next to the pea green one.  

i definitely didn't anticipate their popularity...i've already sold 3! make that 4!

good stuff.

other good stuff? 
-the chicken salad i'm about to make
-support of family & friends
-the LOAD of snow that's on the ground and that continues to fall
(aren't you proud that i refrained from saying "buttload?" maybe that means that 
i'm growing up. yeah right)
-girls night with some lovely ladies and their cute babies! 
-my husband getting me sunflowers AND putting them in a watered vase for me. he's great.
-drinking dr pepper for the first time in 5 days. that has to be a record.

i hope your weekend is lovely! i hope to get some cross country skiing in tomorrow on this fresh fluffy stuff! :) 


Thursday, February 18, 2010

for the headband lovers

check out the headbands i made this morning. (well all but the fuschia and green ones...i made those for myself before christmas)


they'll be going in the shop soon, but i have to work today, so probably not until tomorrow.

hello, favorite colors. it will be difficult to sell you and not keep you for myself.
headband + frayed rose + fabric + robins egg blue + yellow = accessory love.

cute bows on elastic headbands! 
the one in the middle is made from vintage fabric.


let me know what you think! :) i also plan on putting some bows and flowers onto the braided fabric headbands. they look very promising in my head.

i think in the near future i will be doing a giveaway for one of these cuties. stay tuned!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

shop update

i just put several pairs of earrings in the shop. check 'em out! :)

also, until next wednesday, if you buy 2 pairs of earrings, you get one free!
(details here)

tomorrow i hope to post some new headbands, but first i need to finish some custom orders...


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'round here

the house still smells like fish. (don't know what i'm talking about? read the post below)
it comes and goes. you think its gone then you go outside and come back in and your nose wrinkles. are some things i've been working on/what i've been up to lately

 covered button earrings

holders for my covered button earrings (i'm sure there's a better word than "holders")

making these cute little guys
 (maybe a tutorial soon?)

brainstorming what to make with this gem of a fabric.
orange & turquoise...yes, please.

receiving magazines i didn't order. lucky for me the cover is my favorite color scheme :)

making some initial tees for the cute kiddos in my life

wondering where this month has's almost march for crying out loud!

daydreaming about seattle. 
one week from thursday we will drive to denver and fly out the following morning. whoop!

happy tuesday.


Monday, February 15, 2010

something fishy

chase made fish last night for dinner.  i don't know what kind it was. fishy fish. 

in addition, we thawed it in the sink using hot water. i know, i know. gross....but whatever, the man wanted fish. 

we lit candles hoping it would help.
matt comes over. "it smells like fish in here."

"we know."

"i's not a bad thing."

"yes. it is."

thanks for nothing, candles.

woke up this morning  at 4:45 am to find chase wasn't in bed. 

(calling down the stairs) "lovey?"

"can't sleep. smells like fish."

GROSS. yes, it did.

i opened a window when i woke up (thanks to my brother calling at 7:30 am forgetting we are an hour behind him) and lit some candles. went upstairs to sew. even my 3rd floor studio smelled of blasted fish! 

a few hours later, no more fish smell.  thank you, jesus. i blew them out and closed the window to go run errands.

came back an hour later and the FISH SMELL IS BACK. 

help! sickgagnastygrossdisgusting, its making me want to barf. i'm going to go run to get away from it.

any ideas are much appreciated.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

oh, happy day



you have been long awaited and i thought i would have to go without you this year.


irises and tulips are brightening up our little townhome. come onnnnn, spring!

hope your saturday is filled with lovely things. 

you know, like flowers, girl scout cookies, and sushi date night.


Friday, February 12, 2010

favorite things friday

 bunting flags! so time consuming, but so fun & happy :) i'm selling this one in the shop because i have nowhere to put it. (sorry for the shadows. didn't see them until i put it on the computer)

la ink. i can't get enough of this show. i've been watching old episodes via netflix and i get sucked in. i will say, tough as kat von d makes herself out to be...she's kind of a baby/ drama queen. i still wouldn't mess with her though.

tulips. white ones to be exact. i have some in my yellow fiesta pitcher and they make me happy :) 

these pretty folksy shoes from delia's.  and only $15? i bet i order them by monday.

jcrew shorts/jorts
although they look like the homemade ones and are way too expensive, they make me antsy for summer.

can you tell i'm ready for warmer weather? sheesh.

and last, but not least
(photo courtesy of miss deb kleinen) 
my chasey. i love you :)


Thursday, February 11, 2010

for your inner vintage tee lover.

Hemmed In Vintage is up and running again!

I decided that i HAVE to get rid of all of these vintage tees stacked in my studio's closet.  They were seriously haunting me.

"make me into something cute. refurbish me. sell me. get rid of me."

i promise i'm not crazy.

I only got three sets up today because it was freaking cold outside and my fingers were becoming numb. Keep posted for more! 

3 vintage tees for $15? jackpot.

and some LEGIT polos? sweet.


99 bottles of beer on the wall

not really. 

i am at 99 sales! 1 away from 100, this is too exciting for me. Sales (over ten buckaroos) all the way to 105 sales get %15 off their total purchase. (this makes large owls hardly over $15!

PLEASE convo me beforehand so i can adjust the price. 

customer #100 will (instead of %15) receive a special somethin' somethin' in their package! :)

100!!!!! thanks ricci! :)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Party Skirts Are Now Available!

Custom order yours before your fabric choices disappear! :)

Click here to see the listing and sizing/fabric options

p.s. like my new banner? made it! isn't it gorgeous? when i get some money saved i'll have her edit it to say "then sings my soul." can't wait. she is super talented so go ahead and check her shop out!

p.s.s. we are going to seattle in two and a half weeks! can't wait to get out of here for a weekend.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a taste of my childhood and inspiration

i got a package in the mail from my beautiful mom today.  it was filled with tax documents & catalogs  that got sent to my home address. and then there was one surprise...well kind of four. 

straight up VINTAGE felt owl magnets.

and this little guy made out of a clothespin? too legit to quit.

here's the story:

growing up, my granny & papa had these magnets on their fridge. i remember playing with them and saying "hoot hoot" over and over to drive my papa crazy.  back when i started buying felt to experiment first thing i thought of was OWLS. I remembered my granny's magnets and tried to replicate them. I tried to make some mini felt owl magnets, but they turned out to look like bats.

don't believe me? see for yourself:

i told my mom about the magnets i made and told her i wanted granny's. she has broken her hip several times in the past year or so and is in assisted living. my mom looked for them but couldn't find them and then one day i got a text that said "found the owls in a drawer at granny's."


this was about the same time it was ollie's birthday (the cutest little boy that i often babysit) and since i had owls on my mind, i decided to make him one. this was the start of oh, sweet joy.

and the rest is history. :) i love these magnets, missing sequins and all! there's something about having something that is a part of your childhood  (and so before its time) that is so special. they were the inspiration behind a new chapter in my life. sweet.


Monday, February 8, 2010

special delivery & skirt update

i still can't figure out how to fix my layout and template. there is supposed to be a "layout" tab, but somehow i managed to make it disappear. any help would be appreciated.

i fixed it! hooray :)

here is part of the stash i've gotten in the mail this weekend for my skirt line (and some just for me!). 

check out the cute "snip snip" fabric in brown and blue. not sure what to do with it, but i thought it was too cute to pass up!

getting fabric in the mail is the best. well, second best to getting a new wedding band in the mail! 
that was another fun surprise.

i LOVE this song and sing it anytime i'm excited about the mail that day. ask chase. :)

happy monday!

***skirt update***
here are the swatches of fabric that i have available for skirts. most of these i have one or two yards of. i have (almost) decided that they will be custom orders except for a few that i will have in the shop pre-made. 

if you are interested or have questions about the fabric (first 9 are numbered, second nine are lettered), email me ( or and we can talk details to set up a custom listing.  


Friday, February 5, 2010


please hang in there with me while i give my blog an overhaul. i'm not the best with technology and i seemed to have erased everything but my posts


(scroll down for today's post)

a nice butt kick - identity crisis

God's been kicking my butt lately. For the past few months, I've been struggling with my identity. He's called me out over and over but keeps hitting me hard with these questions.

Who am i trying to make myself out to be?
What do I emphasize to others (small group, blog, friends, etc)?
What lies am I putting on as my wardrobe each day?
Why am I ignoring my identity in Christ?

I feel like I put on this facade that our life in Colorado (and in general) is perfect. Part of that is that I don't want to complain about stuff or be negative on my blog. I want it to be a happy place.

But that's not reality.

We are a normal married couple. We argue. We get bored. We struggle with sin, selfishness, anger, bittnerness.

We are so secluded here. I hurt. I miss home. I'm lonely. often...

But what I show is that I get to stay at home most days and craft and be a wife and live a near perfect life. I busy myself with crafts, sewing, etsy, nannying, cooking, cleaning, you name it. I busy myself to the point where I completely shut out the Lord because I know He is going to tell me to stop.

be still.

come to me.

sit with me.

know me.

but instead i seek other things to comfort and find my identity. When my identity in Christ has hope, future, promises, love, grace, and forgiveness...I instead cover that to find my identity in things that I am good at or enjoy doing. These things are worldly, fleeting, fading, and just plain silly in comparison to the joy I'll receive in heaven. Especially when I make them idols.

I'm getting to the point where I have lots of readers that aren't just my friends & family (thanks google analytics). I just don't want to make the mistake of being "fake fruit" as my friend Michelle calls it. Shiny on the outside but when you open it up, its empty and fake.

Although I share the fabric finds, crafts, etsy favorites, our Colorado adventures, and all the fun stuff...know that that isn't all there is. I'm in no way perfect and I don't strive to least most of the time ; ) I'm just a ragamuffin rambling on.

But I AM a daughter of the most high King. He will continue to grow me as I have many more identity crises....or any type of crisis for that matter. He will call me out on my crap and I will have to deal with it.

We are called to be the salt and the light of this world. (matthew 5:13-14) Not the sugar and spice. (that was so lame, but you get the picture)

I hope that you will seek the idols and crap that you hide and deal with them. Seek forgiveness. Find peace.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Free Shipping!

One Valentine's Owl left. Free Shipping for the lucky person who snags it! :)

Get it here!

Isn't it cute?


p.s. thanks for all the feedback on the skirts! they'll be in the shop soon :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

my recent project: skirts, skirts, and more skirts.

okay, so these beauties have been my project for the past month.

i call it the two-fer.
1. because thats a guy's nickname on 30 rock and it makes me laugh every time.
2. its a skirt, but you can make it look like a dress. two for one. dress & skirt.

i love these skirts because they are perfect for a transition, or even year round, piece. photos below show the skirts in winter/fall & spring/summer options.

they will slowly be making their way into the shop once all my lovely fabric comes in. they will also be available in maternity. I can't figure out if i'm going to size them or make them custom order.

input will be well-received.

my first venture. fabric: home decor weight (no slip!) joel dewberry ginseng flowers.

fabric: anna maria horner's (home decor weight) plumes in raspberry.

familiar? fabric: Michael Miller's Henna Garden in Citrus.

my favorite. fabric: anna maria horner's (home decor weight) trellis in teal

let me know your thoughts! :) i would love to hear (/read) your honest opinions.


(thanks to my handsome hubby for taking these pictures!)

Monday, February 1, 2010

drumroll please

and the winner is....

thanks to everyone who entered! keep posted for more tutorials & giveaways in the near future.

congrats, blaire!

send me your address and i'll get it in the mail tomorrow! :)