Friday, June 17, 2011


I'm getting ready (and excited!) for Market Day next Saturday! Here is a preview of a few new items that I've been working on:

If you are in the Des Moines area, stop by and see them in person! Here's a link to all the event info: Market Day-June 25th

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm back and what I've been up to...

To say I've been away for a little while is an understatement! My last post was in February...this will be my "I'm back and am going to try this thing again" post ;)

So in the last few months I've shown at Craft Saturday in April and Market Day in May. We are also expecting baby #2 in October (another boy! YAY!). Between sewing for my shows and getting ready for our baby it's been hard to find time to sit down and write about all the things that have been going on.

First let me show you photos from my booth at Craft Saturday. This was my first experience being a vendor at this show and I'm so glad I did! It was a super fun event with a great crowd and the cream of the crop as far as vendors go. I hope to be able to show at this one again!

Next Market Day....ahhh...I LOVE this show! I did all but one of the dates last year and had such a blast. I was so happy to be accepted into this years show as well. May was our first month at the new location (4th and Walnut at the Des Moines Social Club) And if you think that's close to the Farmer's Market then you are right! It's right smack in the middle of everything! We had an AMAZING amount of awesome shoppers come out to support us. It's always wonderful to get to talk to the vendors (40ish this time around!) There is really something for everyone--whether you are into fine silver jewelry, crocheted food, or fine art photos there will sure to be something you'll fall in love with!

My latest project was for baby #2--a mei tai style baby carrier. My very first attempt at anything like this....I, of course, was skeptical that I could do it (in my first try!) but it turned out to be so fun and easy! I found a great pattern online then took a trip to the fabric store! I used a pale yellow check fabric for the straps and a pale yellow vintage print fabric for the body. I REALLY love the finished carrier. This is my first attempt and I'm pretty proud of myself ;) (Also, sorry about the mirror shots...Dave wasn't home to take the photos and I was so excited to put them up here!)

Well, this is the longest post I've made so far...I think I'll stop for now. But, be sure to check back as I'm DETERMINED to make this at least a weekly endeavor :)

xo Nickole

Friday, February 4, 2011

Custom Tee for Valentine's Day

This was a special tee design for Valentine's Day! So simple, yet so lovely :)
The pink flowers are hand sewn on the tee and the words "Be Mine" are hand painted with fabric safe screen print paint.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Quote of the Day - In honor of...

Recently I picked up the classic book "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. After many recommendations, I finally started reading it. I must say, as an avid reader this is definitely one of my favorites!

In honor of the book "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen..

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed.You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you..."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's New!

Lately I've been really inspired and feeling very creative! And as a result, there are a few new items in my Etsy shop. 

Each tee has a romantic vintage inspired feel. Each one having it's own cluster of flowers which I have hand sewn. They are then hand sewn onto the tee making a beautiful floral bouquet on each shirt. Every one is unique and hand created with love by me!

Enjoy :)

You can see more photos of my new tees and visit my whole collection here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quote Of The Day - Success

This quote is to, hopefully, inspire everyone who is doing something that they LOVE. If you are continually happy in what you are doing..success WILL come.

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

Friday, January 7, 2011

What's new!

Just listed my latest design on my Etsy shop! This design has a vintage and romantic feel, inspired by the beautiful pieces I saw in the latest Vogue. It's also my first time using lace!
 So excited to share it with you :)

You can see more photos and the entire description here.