Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wedding Love

Last year, my friend Hilary got married in Italy in June. I was lucky enough to be in the wedding party. When we were taking the individual pictures of the bride with all of the bridesmaids, I made her imitate the pose she had done when she was in my wedding, so this framed set of the two photos was my gift to her for her first anniversary: 

While we're at it, here are some other photos from the wedding. 

Me getting my hair done

Loading film into my Nikon

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New fabrics!

Hancock Fabrics is having this spectacular summer sale right now and so of course I indulged by going and buying some new fabric. That I have no idea what I am going to do with, but hey! I got a yard of each of the below fabrics. The teal floral print was from my personal stash, but I think it goes really well with the other florals.

I tried to find them all on the website, but struck out since there are SO MANY FABRICS to search through. I'm pretty sure the bottom two florals in the right picture came from the quilting cottons, and the purple one came from the clearance stack, and like I said, the teal one was mine. I couldn't find the teal birdcages fabric on the website, but I found the pink version (not as cute, in my opinion), and while I couldn't find the tan fabric, I found the bottom blue one in the picture on the left - I think. Mine seems a little lighter than on the website, but that's the same pattern.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Some recent Kate Minasian work

Here's some recent work I've done - I did 25 of the below custom thank you cards! 

Plus I've really been getting into the embroidery - I want to do some newer, fancier fonts, too. :) 

Go to to see all my recent stuff! 

Friday, October 26, 2012


It was spectacular!! As soon as I have more pictures, there will be more details. But in the meantime you can enjoy this lovely picture. :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wedding Preparations

I realize I have more or less forgotten this blog exists, but I wanted to share a few pictures!

First, a few months ago, Rick and I had our engagement pictures done with our wonderful photographer Kara Shultz. Seriously, this woman is a genius. She made us look super, despite the fact that I'm pretty sure one or the other of us was talking in about 65% of the pictures. You can see more of them at her blog.

Second, I'm working on my wedding gifts for our attendants, and I'm making clutches for the girls. I am more than half done, but here is the first one! The wonderful design is courtesy this tutorial, which was easy to follow and obviously, they are turning out really classy. The exterior fabric I used was from the home fabrics section at Joann's and the interior was just a normal cotton patterned fabric. Using the home fabric was great because it is a thicker fabric, so with the interfacing, it is a sturdy little clutch. (Plus, I believe I can say I pinned it and did it!)

I've embroidered their names inside them all. In the background, you can see another one in progress! 

Hopefully a few more wedding updates between now and then (September 29th!) but no guarantees. :) 

Monday, March 5, 2012


We went out on Saturday for my birthday to Anteprima, a delicious Italian restaurant up in Andersonville. It was a wonderful evening with Rick and my two best girlfriends here in the city.

Creamy mozzarella and raspberry jam on crostini. So good.

I bought myself an iPhone for my birthday, so you can anticipate some Hipstamatic and Instagram photos to start showing up in my posts. Having those apps may be 90% of the reason that I wanted an iPhone. Maybe.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New hobby!

The pattern is from Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection.

My most recent crafting venture- embroidery! I had to post-edit this photo a bit so you could see the design better. Since this was my first project, I just used whatever fabric I had around the house, and this happened to be the best for sewing into. I'm working on a (white) towel now, and it is a lot easier to see the design. I'm embroidering three different cakes on cake plates on the edge. Here's the getting started process.

I'll include more pictures as I finish it up!