Friday, October 30, 2009

I designed my own fabric!


I designed my own fabric!
Originally uploaded by elletrain
So the fabric came in! It turned out so great, too. It's a really nice cotton fabric and the printing is very soft and doesn't feel stiff at all. I'd definitely recommend using spoonflower.com. My friend Amanda is going to use it to make labels for her children's clothing she makes. We're going to put her logo on the fabric design and voila, labels!

I will probably make a little knitting project bag out of this fabric. It is fairly thin so I'll line it with a different print. I also though of making a pillow for "your face." :) xoxo

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy 1 Year Smoochiversary to us!


Yay! The Pinkster and I have been together for one year this weekend :) I'm calling it our Smoochiversary. Hahaha...

To celebrate the lovely occasion we're heading to nearby Asheville, NC for a nice little weekend away. Pinky's been before, but just briefly and I've never had the pleasure of visiting this lovely artsy town. I'm so excited! I think the leaves should be just gorgeous out in the Blue Ridge Mountains right now. We're of course going to tour the Biltmore tomorrow and definitely stop in a yarn shop or two. I'm looking forward to wandering around and exploring the town. I love going to new places with Pinky...we travel well together and are super easy going about our trips. Well, except for the fact that I always have to plan our accommodations WAY in advance :)

I will post pictures when we get back. I hope you all have a lovely weekend too, whatever your plans are. Be sure to enjoy the lovely fall colors and cool weather! xoxo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Create your own fabric!


This is an awesome site...you can upload a design and they will print it on fabric for you! I just ordered a fat quarter size piece with my little Your Face! birdie here. I think I'll make a knitting project bag out of it. The possibilities of what to make with this are super exciting! Don't ya think??

http://www.spoonflower.com/

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Monday


Monday Monday
Originally uploaded by elletrain
Today's outfit:
Jeans: Gap new line of jeans; blouse: Forever 21; jacket: TJMaxx; hat: crocheted by me!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

I'm a horrible blogger lately! Here's a little pic for ya though from last night, waiting in line to watch Where the Wild Things Are. We were first in line...ahaha. We got to see it at the IMAX and it was amazing. It was like we were in the forest with Max. What a beautiful adaptation of the book this was. I had forgotten what an amazing story it is...such a sweet but sad tale about a wild little boy with a superb imagination. Go and see it!

In other news, I'm starting way too many knitting/crochet projects these days. I guess that's what happens this time of year. Progress is good on the Koigu blanket and has slowed a bit on the crocheted hexagon blanket. I'm of course starting Christmas gifts as well and really want to get a sweater project going, but I can't seem to decide on what to make.

We got a cozy coffee table yesterday...apparently called "cocktail ottoman." It's a leather, upholstered coffee table and is so much nicer to put my feet up on than the glass table was. It looks really nice in here as well. All in time for many comfy afternoons inside knitting and watching football! We also just had chili for lunch, too, one of my favorite cool-weather meals. I know you love this time of year as much as I do! Happy Fall! xoxo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

my new glasses


my new glasses
Originally uploaded by elletrain
So, I am a bad blogger lately. I've had lots of web design lately...good and bad. But I won't go on and on about that. I finally got my new glasses and I'm so excited. I love them! They are taking a bit to get used to b/c they are twice as big as my last pair :)

I got a lovely relaxing facial today and I cannot tell you what a treat that was. I never get those, but my friend Meghan at Spahh Nashville is a wonderful aesthetician that started her own practice this year. She works magic and I only wish I could've done an hour session instead of 30 minutes. It was just what I needed. Please check out her services and book something soon! I got a Rich Herb Clay mask that is awesome and good for fall, for removing all that summer harshness your skin went through.

Well, that is all for this post, but I hope everyone is having a lovely week. I do have to say I'm ready for the weekend...it's been a stressful week. Sometimes working for yourself isn't all it's cracked up to be, but I still wouldn't change it for the world.

Be happy...eat something with pumpkin in it.

xoxo

Monday, October 5, 2009

My new glasses!!!


I'm SO excited...I finally found the pair of glasses I've been looking for. I thought I was going to have to order some from Europe. I'm not that fancy, I just couldn't find the right style. BUT, I went to Image Optical here in Nashville and they had some! They are a men's frame, hahaha. Oh well, I do have a large cranium and I really wanted over-sized frames. I should get them in a week. I'm so thrilled! They are by Oliver Peoples, style "Nom de Guerre" and I think the color may be a limited edition or something. Maybe not. I had trouble finding the right color online. I think this photo is close though. Woohoo! Don't you love finding something you've been searching for forever??