finley and oliver

I'm expecting my first child (a boy) in November, and have had the toughest time finding simple baby clothes. Why does everything have to have an obnoxious pattern and cartoony graphics? I've been trying to expand my baby section in the shop, and was excited to find Finley and Oliver on etsy. I love the simplicity of the the critter appliques and hand stitched details. Grace, the creative sewer behind the operation, just finished making up an order for me (the bottom picture). All of this adorable goodness will be available at the new store location in September.


moving up to main street!

A wonderful space just opened up on Main Street, and we've decided to take the plunge. It's twice the storefront/studio space, and that means twice the wonderful independent designer goods we'll be selling! We've had a nice run here on Miller Street, but we're excited to expand and gain more visibility and traffic. Stay tuned for more info coming soon...


my new toy + new card line preview

I recently acquired an expensive computerized sewing machine. My mother received it as a gift, but didn't think she would have time to figure it out and use it. So, she gave it to me. You rock mom! As soon as i started using it, it was ADDICTING. There are so many fun stitches and features to play with. Soon I'll be releasing a new line of cards featuring sewn fabric swatches that have been printed with my designs. Here's a little preview of the collection. They are handmade and eco-friendly - 100% recycled paper and envelopes, fabric is 100% cotton and printed with eco-friendly non-toxic inks. They will be available at wholesale from my sales reps, online, and in my shop in the fall.