Wednesday, December 14, 2011

so inspiring...

i just came across this amazing artist via Pretty Zoo. these rocks are paintings! the artist Carly Waito photographs the precious rocks and then renders them in oil paint. i couldn't believe that they were paintings at first. i am amazed by the detail and realism. gorgeous.

trangle love: for the house...

so we moved on sunday! and now we're trying to get all settled and unpacked in the new house. and there are so many things i want to do! like paint. quite a few of the rooms. and decorate! i just came across these gorgeous shelves via Moorea's blog, and i love them. i think that they would look great in the living room, we want to paint in either a light mint or grey, and we have nice dark grey/blue couches that these would look great above.

Monday, December 5, 2011

iphone photos...

so since my good camera cord is lost in the shuffle of the move, i've been taking more photos on my iphone the last bit. heres some bits of my life the last few weeks of shows and hanging out with friends. hope your all having a good start to the week!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


so i just received a copy of a magazine i was featured in, and i'm pretty excited about it! i had seen the article online a few weeks ago, but its always so much better to see the print copy. it is an article about 8 emerging artists in my home town. if you want, you can check it out here .

Thursday, December 1, 2011

open house night...

so life has been super crazy lately! i'm working 2 jobs, working for myself, and some really exciting news: we're moving next week!! me and my boyfriend bought a house and we're getting our new keys in one week!
and i've been busy in the studio this week getting for an Open House i'm having of my work tonight. i'll take some pictures and let ya all know how it goes!
ohh and i got some pictures taken of the printed tunics, and i cannot find my camera cord anywhere!! soooo annoying living out of boxes. so as soon as i find it i'll share them!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

resort 2011...

virginia johnson's resort 2011 collection. love it. wish i was still living in toronto and interning with them.

Monday, November 21, 2011

i'd like a pair in octopus...

i just came across these wicked shoes via the colour issue. how awesome are these custom Toms?!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

camera case...

gotta say that this is pretty cute!

Monday, November 14, 2011

printed tunics sneak peak!

so i've added some new printed tunics to my line! there will be more photos to show you, there are a 3 different styles. this is a nice stretchy jersey tunic. i'm really loving the comfyness and style to these dresses, and i'm pretty excited to be adding them to the shop soon! what do you think?!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

a little armour for my busy life...

hey all! so its finally the end of an insanely busy week! sorry for the lack of blogging, but theres been so many things going on. i'm working a part-time job right now, which i really like. i'm working at an art supply store, and its pretty fun. and i'm working for my self. and this past week was a bit of a crazy juggle trying to get ready for a big show this weekend. i was at a Wearable Arts sale and the museum in my city, and it was a really great show. and i showed some new pieces! which i will be showing you in the next few days! i now have printed tunics!! i'm pretty excited about them, and they went over really well at the show this weekend and i almost sold out of them! i will take some nice pictures and show you soon!
this week is gonna be another busy one, i'm working full-time this week, and getting ready for another show in two weeks, and the boyfriend and i have got some big things going on in our life. i'll tell ya more about that one later too :)

for now, heres a gorgeous necklace! love the triangles. found here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

remembering you...

i just came across this photo on yes and yes. i love it. one year ago today my amazing grandpa passed away.

interior inspiration...

i've been looking through lots of magazines and interior design blogs for a little house inspiration, and how great it this attic turned closet!? found via pinterest.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

halloween ideas...

so i'm trying to figure out what to be this year for Halloween. and as usual, i have far too many ideas. my best friend is having a Halloween/birthday party this weekend, and i'm so excited to dress up, yet i'm going to have to figure out as what pretty soon! i always like being something typically halloweeney/spooky, ie witch, vampire, zombie etc, and i love playing around with makeup. i've been hunting around the web tonight, and my thoughts have gone a little in the direction of something to do with feathers, sparkles and a lot of black... you'll have to wait and see what i come up with!!
what are you all going out as?!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

upper metal class...

hey fellow bloggers! so the week kinda got away from me, i've got some new and exciting things going on and a bit of a job change, which i'm really excited about. i'm still working for myself obviously, but i like to keep a job on the side, and i've started a new one and really love it.
and for now, heres some gorgeous jewelry i've been drooling over lately. i love pretty much every piece from Upper Metal Class, and these are some of my favourites right now! aren't the little skulls just awesome?! i actually own a pair of her triangle earrings, and have pretty much worn them everyday since i got them.

Monday, October 17, 2011

new embroidery work...

i've been working on some new embroidery work for my upcoming shows. i love the texture in these pieces, and the way the stitches play on top of the print.

Friday, October 14, 2011

white elephant...

so i told you guys that i had some orders going out, well a bunch of my scarves are now at White Elephant in Hamilton! i met the lovely ladies of White Elephant last spring while we had our grad show exhibit on James St North. I love, love, love their shop, and i'm so excited to be included along with so many other great artists and designers! if your in that area make sure to check out the shop sometime!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

new projects!

so i've been playing around in the studio this week with some new projects. i'm working on a line of tunics, and i'm pretty excited about it! i've been interested in making clothes forever, almost went to fashion school instead of textiles. and i'm really excited to finally be creating my fabrics into clothing. i'm working in greys and blacks, some transparent, in over sized and flowing shapes. i just got one done, and i'll so it to you soon! (i wanted to take some pictures outside today but it was raining).
ohh and i got this book from the workroom, and i'm using it for some inspiration.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

giveaway over at Girl and Closet!

hey ladies!! head over to Girl and Closet today for a chance to win one of my scarves!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

gorgeous gold...

i'm usually more of a silver than a gold, but in this case i'm loving the gold! yet another great DIY over at HonestlyWTF, diy Gold Leaf Faux Jewelery.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

etsy shop sale!!

hey ladies! exciting news! from now till friday all items in my shop are 30% off with the coupon code katiedid30. so hurry on over to the shop and use the coupon code to get a pretty new scarf for the fall!

Monday, October 3, 2011

a little about me...

i've seen this going around lately and thought i'd join in and let you all get to know me a bit more.
the picture is me and one of my best friends, my 3 year old niece Abby.

A. Age: 24
B. Bed size: Double
C. Chore that you hate: Putting dishes in the dishwasher!
D. Dogs: I don't have one myself, but I am in love with my Moms little Yorkie named Rio. cutest thing ever :)
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee!!
F. Favorite color: Pretty much any shade of green or blue. and grey. and black.
G. Gold or Silver: Defiantly silver.
H. Height: 5’7″
I. Instruments you play: I used to know how to play the piano and the flute, not so sure how well i'd do now tho, its been a long time!
J. Job title: Textile Designer.
K. Kids: Not yet, but I can’t wait to be a mom. and i like to steal and hangout with my two nieces as much as i can/
L. Live: Southern Ontario.
M. Mother’s name: Jane.
N. Nicknames: Kate, KDub, Didbug/katie-did(my dad), mouse (my mom), kitty, Kwalks. I have 3 siblings, and we have a crazy amount of nicknames for each other and pretty much everyone we know
O. Overnight hospital stays: When I was 16, I had jaw surgery.
P. Pet peeves: when people chew loudly or intentionally with their mouths open.
Q. Quote from a movie: 'I work in back, I see no smiles' Bruce All Mighty
R. Right or left handed: Righty.
S. Siblings: One older brother, one younger brother, one younger sister, and a sister-in-law who belongs to the older brother.
U. Underwear: Yes I like to wear them, I am defiantly not a commando person. Strange question.
V. Vegetable you hate: Ummm, i like pretty much any veggie.
W. What makes you run late: Sleeping in. or running to grab my coat/purse/phone/shoes/something else i forgot to grab.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Just teeth/my head. I have a pretty cool x-ray from after i had jaw surgery, you can see 3 screws in my chin and some other metal bits attaching parts of my jaw.
Y. Yummy food that you make: um i'm not a huge cook or baker, but i do love to make all kinds of yummy stir frys with any veggies we've got in the house.
Z. Zoo animal: lemurs. they are for sure the coolest. i'd have one as a pet if i could.