iowa state fair.


iowa state fair

Today felt like fall weather, but I'm still dreaming of summertime. It's Iowa, though, so hot weather will be back and as soon as it is, I'm heading to the lake asap! Hope you're having a good week.

{p.s. this picture was taken by my disposable camera. i have more coming. not all of them turned out so great, though.}

new dress in the shop.


house dress.

Here is my newest dress, the “House Dress” which I have just added to the collection. I am thinking of phasing out my Big Cartel shop and going with Etsy instead. I’m also toying with the idea of starting my own online shop and website, but in the meantime, you can find all of my newest items on Etsy. Or you can always send me an email with the item(s) you would like, size and I will send you an invoice via PayPal.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and are ready to start the new week! Happy Monday!

Photograph by John Allen



after a swim.

I'm lazy today, so I'm typing out some linkage for your viewing pleasure. Have a lovely Thursday!



cotton candy

Went to the Iowa State Fair with Jed last Sunday and ate cotton candy. It was a blast! I got another disposable camera and hope to have that developed today. More later. xo

gingham pullover top for sale. {only one left}


gingham pullover top in linen.

{edit to add: only enough fabric now for one top. after that i'm not sure i'll be able to buy more of this particular fabric.}

Just a quick shop update. Here is a new top I finished. Size small is made and ready to ship and I have enough fabric for two more tops in whichever size you choose. It's made of 100% linen and it's real comfy! I wish I could steal it for myself...

new items in the shop!


new items in shop!

Finally, a new shop update! The chambray top and linen work smock are both in the shop and very much ready for purchase. :) Right now they are made-to-order, so it will take 1-2 weeks before shipment. Let me know if you have any questions about sizing etc. and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

In other news... One year ago today I met my boyfriend Jed. He asked me out to the mall. We met at the food court over in Panera Bread. He got a strawberry smoothy and I got a coffee. I think it's hilarious. I went home thinking he hated me and he went home thinking I hated him. Well, one thing lead to another and we are still together after a year. Funny things happen sometimes, don't they? I love you sweetheart. :)

look book::


look book now online!

I put together this little booklet yesterday. It's nothing too fancy, but I hope you will enjoy flipping through. I will eventually make a paper catalog that you can order if you are interested. It won't be very expensive, a couple bucks plus shipping most likely.

Will try to get my shop updated this afternoon/evening with the new chambray top and linen work smock. I'm also working on a few new patterns, a pullover top for fall and possibly another dress. Thanks for looking!

photo shoot:: preview


photo shoot:: preview

photo shoot:: preview

photo shoot:: preview

My brother came over last Friday to do a photo shoot with me. He's such a fabulous photographer and I'm lucky to have him as my brother! Here are a few photos from the shoot. More coming soon.

::images by john allen photography.::