Wednesday, June 17, 2009

not the end...

...but a new beginning!

I have loved being here with blogger, but I've decided it's time for a change. So this blog will be moving!

Please bookmark our new blog site:

Hope to see you there!

:), Varenia

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


, originally uploaded by varenia.

Piper's favorite way to pass the time with me lately is doing hair. So I thought braid wednesday would be just up her alley. I don't know how creative I'll be able to be with her itty bitty baby hairs, but I'm up for the challenge.

Monday, June 8, 2009

woo hoo!

little mod dress pattern

I finally did it! After many urgings from internet-land, I have completed my first print at home pattern, The Little Mod Dress.

The process was completely foreign to me, and was definitely an amazing learning experience. Who knew how long it took to write instructions?! But now that I've done it, perhaps it's time for a tutorial or two here on the ol' blog.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Have you touched your toes today?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

far far away, work in progress


So, I have another creation in the works. Ever since Far, Far Away arrived at our house, it has been the topic of conversation among the little girls. After finishing Apple's princess and the pea dress, she almost immediately started asking for something with the pink frogs. And Piper slooowly draws the green unicorns off the shelf, oh-so-delicately, wraps herself up in it, and twirls around crying "wheeeee! preeeeetty!"

I searched through my stash for the perfect compimentary fabric to the green unicorns, and the task proved much trickier than I originally thought. Finally, I decided upon a green and blue floral from Jackie Shapiro's (now discontinued) Botanical Pop, one of my all-tiime favorite lines.

I can't wait to finish this creation and see it on! I already have plans for something similar for the shop, and possibly even in other colorways. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

fashion flashback

flashback #2, originally uploaded by varenia.

After hours of recovering photos and files from my old hard drive, I also found some old photos of my father-in-laws from when my husband was a boy. I just looove pictures of him from his childhood, and that mischievous twinkle that permanently resided in his eye!

I really love this shot taken in Honolulu, I believe in either '76 or '77. Richard's legs and socks slay me. (Although the legs still look pretty much the same, darn him.) And look how stylish my mother-in-law was (is.) Love her round-yoke dress, just the picture of 70's glamour. Tres chic!

Monday, June 1, 2009

duck duck goose

Inspired by my birdie girl, who especially loves ducks. I knew as soon as I saw this wonderful fabric by Lizzy House that a dress needed to be made. It'll be in the shop this evening.