Wednesday, June 25, 2008

o! baby baby - oishii window display

So, I finally brought my wares over to O! baby baby on Solano in Berkeley. This boutique is absolutely darling and all of my oishii bits fit in like a hand in glove.

Everything they carry is absolute eye candy and they specialize in organic, sustainable and handmade gear for the world's newest citizens. Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled that they put my little goodies in the window.

The display is exquisite - stop by if you get a chance!

O! baby baby, 1885 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

it's an honor

it's an honor, originally uploaded by oishiiknits.

I feel super honored to be included in this treasury as I absolutely adore every single piece!

Great aesthetic and composition, beautiful pop colors.

This beautiful creation was pulled together by theseawithin (on Etsy) who makes lovely little bags in AMAZING prints (honestly - they are really, really special)

Please check out her shop when you get a chance!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

kaya's graduation dress

kaya's graduation dress, originally uploaded by oishiiknits.

So when I'm not parenting, knitting, working, studying or vainly attempting to launch my knitwear line... I'm sewing, of course! (or sleeping...)

Kaya graduates from 6th grade this Tuesday and asked me to make her dress. I was excited and nervous because this was my first time using a store bought pattern.

All of the kid's patterns were hideous so I decided to work with an adult pattern. Soooo many alterations needed to make it fit her! And of course I have almost no patternmaking or alterations experience so this was all off the cuff. I did know enough to make a "muslin" (or sample dress) to make the alterations easier.


So, I'm almost there and am very, very happy with the result. Just need to add the finishing touches (lining hem and insert the zipper) and voila! it's done.

Details: 100% cotton eyelet over 50/50 silk/cotton lining. Olive velvet ribbon trim

Will take and post better pictures in the morning - check my flickr!

Friday, June 6, 2008

my india

FEV2006-Delhi (25), originally uploaded by escalepade.

Gorgeous find on Flickr... can't wait to go back to India with my camera!