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.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

fall treasury...

i created a fall treasury tonight on Etsy. check it out here.

pretty print...

love this print.

found here.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

saturday morning at the market...

so my momma and i went downtown this morning for breakfast and then to the market. it was such a nice morning, and the perfect start to October! its quite chilly here already, but its also so nice and sunny. we went out for breaky, then to this really nice department store, got a latte, and then walked around the market. they still have the farmers market going on outside, and everything looked so good and tasty!