September 22, 2015

Hide and Chic

Hi again!  I thought I'd give you a little overview of one of the things I've been up to before I jump back into projects.

After having our baby, and traveling with him, I had the idea for a baby blanket that would hide a baby's toys at the end of the day under what looks like a chic throw. Boom. The Hide and Chic baby activity throw was born!

It comes with bright child-friendly flannel on one side, with four loops and pockets for toys, and more luxurious throw material on the other. Scoop it up at the end of the day, toss it on the couch, and baby's mess disappears.

It's perfect for tummy time, comes in lots of fun color combos, and makes a great baby shower gift. It's handmade by yours truly and is ideal for hiding toys at home, Grandma's, Auntie's, or on the road. I recently used my travel version (also available) in an airport during a long layover and it was a miracle worker!

Well, that's one thing I've been working on. Next post = projects!

September 13, 2015

Back in the saddle again.

Oh, hi! It's been awhile! Well, three years. Lots has happened since last I posted. More on that later, but to summarize I:

- finished my Masters degree
- worked has a case worker for a year
- worked in mental health for a year at a hospital
- made a baby (yay!)
- became a SAHM
- moved back to Portland, OR with my little family
- invented a new kind of baby activity blanket (a throw actually)
- started Hide and Chic
- became very addicted to estate sale hunting
- started creating art on vintage materials and refurbishing vintage furniture

Whew! Not too bad for three years! I'll post more about a lot of those topics and start showing off what I've been doing with vintage items soon, but for now - hello again! 

Oh, and below is a picture of the best project I've ever worked on. 
(Photo care of Juniper + Bloom Photography)

October 25, 2012

Bad blogger! BAD!

Well, obviously I've been away for awhile. Working part time, two internships, and school full time (not to mention my lovely relationships with my hubby and friends) have taken up most of my time. Maybe I'll find my way back one day, but for now, enjoy the posts I worked on up until my great escape! :) Thanks for all the views!

July 23, 2012

Top Down Curling Technique

Recently, I found what I'm deeming a revolutionary new curling technique that has worked WONDERS on my hair. I, like Cara in the tutorial on Maskara, have no clue if this is actually new and revolutionary, but I have still deemed it so! Take a look at the video and try it.
What's different about this technique is that you curl from the top down, instead of rolling your hair up from the bottom on the curling iron, you roll it from the root down. Then you hold the curl up while it cools a bit, and then twist it. This creates a long lasting shape.

Watch this and go visit her amazing site!