November 10, 2011

Jazzy pumpkin

I forgot to post these last year but since it's pumpkin season all over again I thought I'd make some new ones this year. Here's what I made for last year's Mexican theme work holiday party!

October 30, 2011

i scream for ice cream

Why did I decide to be an ice cream cone for Halloween? Because ice cream is so my color scheme. Tan with pastels and pops of neon. So much fun!

Organic Strawberry Balsamic is what I think I ended up deciding what flavor I was. SF foodie talking here.

Bias tape wrapped cotton cording

Finished sprinkles

August 22, 2011

blue, so blue!

Into wearing blue not being blue this fall.

So-En March 2011

facehunter Shanghai

Bless pants (a la Creatures of Comfort)

A Detacher Fall 2010

August 18, 2011

wabi-sabi lit

I found this book at the Japanese bookstore in Seattle while I was wandering about the town last week. Wabi Sabi! No, it's not the newest dance craze that's hitting your town. It's been around for centuries but it's totally current and fresh! Wabi Sabi, as I have been learning more and more about is a Japanese design aesthetic that embodies the ideas of impermanence, irregularity, incompleteness, and imperfection. Stuff I can relate to. I've decided it is not only a philosophy I want to hold in mind when I design but also in my everyday life. It IS life. It's the sort of thing that I am drawn to because it's a little rough around the edges. In other words, it's kind of sad and depressing. It's like the sad Leonard Cohen song or the sad Mandy Moore film you can't help but love!

(ah...reading philosophical art books in the backyard of my parent's quaint)

Just today my massage therapist recommended another book to me that reminded me about my
quest for wabi sabi. It's called Women Who Run with the Wolves. I guess it's essentially a bunch of myths and fairy tales that explore the idea of the"wild woman archetype". This "wild woman" is similar to a wolf mother in that she is in touch with her primitive side and makes decisions based on her instincts. What most sparks my interest is the idea of fairy tales representing strong, powerful women! That's totally my jam! Just watch my next collection be totally wild and crazy! Ariel gets her legs and runs with wolves! Belle falls for Teenwolf!

July 15, 2011

little paintings

Katy from DaughterEarth and I are making sure we get some painting time in every so often. Here's what I worked on last weekend with her! The last one is still in progress...

*stargarten collaboration w/Daughter Earth Spring 10

Finally got these up!
Prints done by Katy from Daughter Earth/ Photos by Heath Orchard
Also, there are some teacups left on our Etsy shop from our collabo as well.

July 5, 2011

ignite the light...

It's my birfday. I'm turning 30 and what better way to celebrate than with yarn fireworks. Boom boom boom! Even brighter than the moon moon moon. I've been obsessed with Katy Perry these days if you couldn't tell! This year's theme is the Celestial Garden...aka Fireworks. I am hoping 30 is one firecracker of a year! My birthday weekend has been more than dreamy and I hope to carry the theme along for the next 12 months at least. I'm super excited!!!

May 26, 2011

swim fast diet

So the other idea I had brewing around in my head for a long time has been to create a body of work that was inspired by the act of swimming. I have always been scared of the water and never really learned how to swim. In the last few years I have been slowly learning how to swim and gaining my confidence in the water in general. I am obsessed with swimmer artwork and have decided I need to make my own...Here are some inspirational images.

May 3, 2011

Birds Chirping

Ahhh...I'm finally in my new apartment and it feels great to hear birds chirping outside my bedroom window right now. It's not the typical pigeon poo coo you might think one would hear in the heart of San Francisco. They're the kind of birds that I'd like to think would fluff my pillows in the morning or give me a sponge bath or something.Here's to daydreaming...

March 25, 2011


I've been busy looking for a new place to live the past month or so and have finally signed a lease today. I'm excited! This process is always so stressful for me but this time I want to try to make it as chill as possible. I think it will be good that I signed a lease for April 1st and don't have to be out of my place till May 1st. So I have the ability to move at my leisure. Hope to get crackin on sewing once I get my stuff organized again. Can't wait to be inspired by a new beginning...

March 16, 2011

lovely rugs

I found these randomly at home decorators outlet. So beautiful. I want to knit a dress in these patterns.

January 27, 2011


In two months I caught two different viruses. It's been a pain not being able to be productive! But I managed today to be inspired and cook myself something nutritious and delicious. I'm calling it Izzy Udon. It's about taking whatever is in my fridge and turning it into a soup.

Soup ingredients: Spring onions, ginger, star anise, carrots, cauliflower, veggie bouillon, 2 tbs Miso, a splash of toasted sesame oil, a couple splashes of fish sauce for extra umami flavor, and of course Japanese seasoning mix (bonito, sesame seeds, seaweed).

To top it off I added a soft boiled egg. Add a runny egg to anything and it makes my day!

January 18, 2011


Gosh, it's taken me too long to get these things documented. Though it's been some time (Fall 09) since I made them I'm still obsessed with folkloric inspiration. This collection was inspired by Russian dolls specifically. Thank you Laura for taking time out on Sunday to help me with this. Isn't she a Babe-ushka!

ruffled dress using vintage ivory silk organza and printed cotton

hand quilted cotton patchwork top and vintage lace took from an old blouse

knitted faux bangs bonnet using 100% wool Caramel and dk. brown yarn

printed calico cotton smock w/beaded arms