Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'll Have Two Please...

Yes, I am referring to this decadent sandwich pictured above. This sandwich is so damn good you'll wonder if it really counts as lunch, instead of dessert!

holy deliciousness batman!
what you'll need:
1 ripe banana
2 slices of bread of your choosing (I like mulitgrain)
chunky peanut butter, sorry smooth doesn't cut it

1. spread butter on one side of each slice of bread
2. spread peanut butter on the other side of each slice
3. slice banana and place slices on each piece of bread (on the pb side)
4. drizzle with a touch of honey
5. sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on each
6. place one half on med. hot griddle/pan (butter side down)
7. place other half on top, carefully (butter side up)
8. flip once and serve
9. enjoy :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

An Interview and a Giveaway!

Grace from Grace Loves the Beatles was so sweet to ask me if I'd like to do an interview and giveaway on her blog! Originally I followed Grace's mother's blog, And Then She Snapped, but then I checked out Grace's blog and thought it was pretty awesome! She's quite the budding photographer-- how is she only 12 years old?!! So go check it out and enter for your chance to win!!

Sew Cute!

I finally finished Amy Butler's lotus dress pattern! It is definitely the most complicated dress I've tried so far. I had to play with the fitting a bit but overall I'm happy with it. I decided to do it without cap sleeves which are just not flattering on me. I even skipped using bias tape and simply topstitched around the arm opening. I didn't realize how easily the fabric wrinkles- I swear I ironed it before snapping these pics!

Next on my agenda is to make this adorable tulip skirt from Stitch Mag (Winter 2008) out of a gorgeous Echino print. Usually I'm not in love with skirts that button down the front- it always reminds me of my 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Lockhart- but this looks so sweet that I'm giving it a go anyway! Stay tuned for pics!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend Shoot, New Bags and Pancakes

This has been the first weekend in quite a long while where I have been able to just relax. I had no where that I had to be, no expectations.. nothing. Plus the weather has been absolutely gorgeous. I know that I've been pretty lax about posting.. and I suppose that's why I've lost a few followers but you know what? I can live with that. I'm just so grateful for this weekend! I've been working round the clock for almost two months and I'm ready for a break! That being said, I did do a little bit of work this weekend but I had a great time. Walked to the park at the end of my block and took some pics and I posted some new things on Etsy. Dusty even made me banana pancakes this morning :)

Gristle loves the park

We used Myers instead.. verrrry good!

H is for happy girl!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

{Wordless Wednesday} Ink

To celebrate the success of my first art/craft show, I used a portion of my earnings from Art Star to get this sweet tattoo! More excited than ever for my consult at NY Adorned in June!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

maryland weekend {photo update}

Yes, this is truly a photo dump post! I had a lovely and busy weekend in Maryland. This weekend marked five years since I graduated from Washington College. I got to see a bunch of my classmates and enjoyed seeing the students I hired as freshman, excitedly chat about graduation. It was also a weekend to see family-- Dusty's brother Chris flew in from Texas and his cousins from Seattle and Georgia. We had a picnic out at Granny's on Saturday. It's been years since I've seen everyone and it was nice to relax and catch up. My bestest even came up with her beautiful little girl, Leighton. Sunday we all headed to Chadds Ford, PA to celebrate the life of Dusty's uncle who passed away in March.  It was a really great weekend- I hope you like the pics! 

a quick stop at our old sushi place, sushi yama in middletown

granny's roses

I took a brief nap here after husking about 50 ears of corn :)

first time putting her toes in the sand-- I was there for a first!!!

so happy they came to visit!

cute feet!

painted piggy's

little ham bone edwards

sweet end to a perfect day..<3

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Well Hello, Gorgeous!

Tonight I am celebrating Barely Measured's new look! I've been wanting to do a redesign for awhile now and have finally found the time. I still might do a few little tweaks but I'm pretty pleased so far. I also wanted to share a few of my favorite vendors from Art Star. I didn't really have a chance to walk around too much, but on a few longer "bathroom breaks" I peeked at a few booths. These three lovely shops are definitely on my must-have list!

twig. http://twigterrariums.com/ 

(photo from website)
Lovely little terrariums with mini scenes! They even have kits to make your own!

(photo from website)
Hand embroidered pillows! I loved the blue whale she had and the darling little red fox pillow!

(photo from website)
Stunning hand printed fabric. 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton using water-based, earth-friendly inks.

I also wanted to share my new do... I followed this nifty tutorial on The Paper Mama. My hair is a little shorter but, what do you think?? Pretty cute, no?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Barely Giveaway!

My girl Jess, over at I Rock So What is hosting a Barely Measured giveaway! Head over to her site and check it out. She's crazy talented herself and just opened up an Etsy shop of lovely vintage wares. I think her blog is hilarious and straight up real. Yes, it's a little weird that I follow a baby blog and don't have any chil'in myself but she cracks me up and she's got mad photography skills. Anyways- you should totally enter to win your choice of either a rad woodgrain wristlet with felt and ostrich leather details, a set of three hairpins that were handsewn using bits of cotton, felt, leather and vintage buttons or a $20 credit towards a custom barely bag!

8th Annual Art Star Craft Bazaar

Well I survived my first craft show! Even though the weather almost gave me a stroke on Saturday, (our leaky tent didn't help the matter) I had a blast. There were some kick ass vendors there and it took major restraint not to go crazy and buy a ton of stuff. I was also really surprised at how many of my friends and family came out to show some support, especially everyone who drove up from MD! It really felt good to know I have so many people believing in me. Who knows, maybe I'll try this again sometime...

A few of my MD friends who stopped by on Saturday- notice most of the stuff is put away on the tables to avoid the leaks? lol

I have a whole new respect for people who do this full time- setting up a booth is no joke!

Dusty manning the booth- he was quite the salesman :)

Although I was happy I ended up selling this bag- I wouldn't have minded keeping it for myself, haha

12 bands performed throughout the weekend

Sunday surprised us with a gorgeous sunny afternoon
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