Wednesday, July 14, 2010

new blog

i now have a new blog over at http://smbriones.wordpress.com/. come say hello! i wont be updating here anymore, so if you'd like to be updated on new posts, go over and subscribe to my wordpress blog. have a great week!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

after the storm




last night's storm left behind some of the coolest clouds i've ever seen. that, and i wanted to test out this new blogger template.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

latest sewing projects

my sailing dress based on: http://tinyurl.com/2euu4eq
black cotton pencil skirt
drawstring mini made from vintage mccall's pattern #9658
see all of my sewing projects here: my burdastyle studio.

Friday, May 28, 2010

free sewing patterns: burdastyle

lately i've been obsessed with burdastyle and the free patterns available there. here are a few to reel you in...


i had one more photo/pattern link to post, but for some reason blogger wouldn't let me add another photo, but you can take a look at all the available free patterns at http://www.burdastyle.com. I love to look at the "finished projects" and see all the different variations and fabrics that people use. it's very inspiring.

another place that's been a huge inspiration for me lately is the craftster.org forums. I love to look through the reconstruction posts. it's amazing what people are making from, well.. everything! old clothes, curtains, tea towels/napkins, pillowcases, sheets.. it's just too awesome. i recommend taking a look through those posts before getting rid of the stuff you don't like, doesn't fit you, out of style, and will never wear. you might find a ton of things you can do with the things you already have, so that you have something new and amazing to wear. good luck!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

weekend projects

after spending most of our weekend relaxing in this awesome hotel and doing some shopping, we came home and started working on the projects we've been wanting to tackle for a while now. we finally bought the things we needed to pretty up our tv area, some herbs for our empty pots and chairs for the patio.

here's the tv before. cords everywhere:
and after. much better:
patio before:
patio after:


we now have cilantro, cherry tomato, thyme, parsley, lavender, and mint.
both chairs and pots are from ikea.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

etsy favorites

some of my current etsy favorites.