Starter Stories

Classy Room Reveal 8 |

Today I am participating in a fun series called Starter Stories, for the new real estate service, Compass. They work to connect people in New York City and Washington D.C. to the perfect neighborhood that matches their personalities. This is great that they think about the lifestyle and personalities of people when finding them an apartment. Since … [Read more...]

Block of the Month Quilt

Block of the Month Quilt 4 |

Two years later, I have finished my Riley Blake Block of the Month quilt. They released 9 different blocks, one each month and it was my intention to keeping up with the project. I had just finished my very first quilting class so I thought it was the perfect time to keep up my skills. However, I have a hard time keeping up with things like that. … [Read more...]

Handmade Computer Case

Computer Case 4 |

You may have seen my new computer case in my last post, but I am sharing all the details about it today. I have to take my computer to school everyday so I want it to be protected. I like not using the hard case on it so I needed a padded computer case. My old backpack had a slot for it but when it started to get too worn down, I switched to … [Read more...]

My Cozy Day Must Haves

Cozy Mug |

I love the warm summer months where I can spend as much time as I want outside. The days are longer and it seems as if my friends and I have a lot more going on.  During the winter, I am spending a lot more time at home indoors. However, these days have turned into some of my favorite, especially when I have all of my cozy day must haves! I really … [Read more...]

New Year, New Projects

52 Illustrations |

I know I am late to the game, but I did want to talk about my 2014, as it was probably the best year of my life yet. It may have started rough, but it was turned around so quick. I traveled to so many new places and loved every minute of it. I flew by myself for the first time and then did it a second time. I crossed off a lot of things on my … [Read more...]

Handmade Books

Book Binding 4 |

Another fun project I got to make this semester at my internship, was bounded hardback books. We spent one day making decorated papers which we then used for the covers. I actually bought the fleur de lis paper in Italy this summer and was excited to turn it into a book. All of the other papers, I made there. Bookbinding is something I have … [Read more...]

Letterpress Note Cards

Personalized Letterpress Notecards 3 |

This semester I have had an awesome opportunity doing an internship at a letterpress studio, learning all of the in's and out's of the traditional style of printing. Towards the end of the semester, I was assigned to come up with a simple project of my own. Since I love hand lettering and calligraphy, I knew what I wanted to do. I began with a … [Read more...]

Louisville Gift Basket

Louisville Basket 2 |

At the end of the summer, I got an email for a potential project to create a romantic Louisville themed basket for a couple who comes to Louisville each fall, for a weekend getaway. They stay at a local bed and breakfast and the husband always gets his wife a gift from Louisville. Of course I accepted the offer! I was so excited to be given this … [Read more...]

Floral Canvas Art

Floral Canvas Artwork 2 |

I absolutely loved making these canvases! I actually made one for a school project and then made the second to go with it. This has been my most popular piece I think I have done yet. Anyone who sees this in my living room, wants me to recreate them one.  In my Fibers class this Spring, we did several studies on canvas where we did different … [Read more...]

Denim + Leather Tote Bag

denim + leather tote bag |

I LOVE this bag I made in my Fibers class last Spring.  We were given the project to recycle old denim and create something new.  Since I thought about something that I can use everyday, I went with a tote bag.  I wanted it to be made with great craftsmanship so I put a lot of work in the details.  And I think my teacher really appreciated this as … [Read more...]