Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekend Away In Nashville

I am currently recovering from a whirlwind weekend in Nashville.  This mostly involves laying out my sewing plans for the week, uploading mass amounts of photos, and listening to the Have Company podcast (side note..favorite podcast for creative energies and inspiration).  On Friday morning, some friends and I drove to Nashville to visit one of our friends who is living there now. It was so much fun, and we did such good eating.   I will share another post on all the food...seriously, SO much food...but for now I want to share the outfit that I wore for touring around.  I made this dress for the fourth of July weekend, but ended up not getting to wear it.  It is so comfortable and versatile.  I made it after I took the sewing e-course from A Beautiful Mess, which was helpful in jumpstarting my creativity even though I knew most of what the course covered.  Anyways, I made the dress to be a little roomy and it is sooo comfortable.   I used homespun fabrics.  Paired with some slip ons that my aunt gifted me.   I ended the day in flip flops, after I got some mega blisters.   It was such a great weekend.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DIY Clay Bead Necklace with Made New Co

I have mentioned before how I have a friend who is helping me with the media for Made New, and she had an idea recently that we should do some DIY videos.  I was totally on board with the idea, except that it is totally out of my comfort zone, and honestly I also hate the sound of my voice on any recording.  It helped that she would be doing the editing.  We made the tutorial for the clay bead necklaces that we have been making in class.  They are so much fun to make.  If you want to buy one from one of the women from our classes, you can check out our Etsy page which is in the link in the sidebar.  However, I would love to see that necklaces and bracelets that you all come up with.  Please share them on insta or twitter if you make them! Hopefully my voice doesn't sound too terrible in this video. We already filmed a second one which I can hopefully get online sometime next week.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thank You!

I meant to attach this to the last post, but alas, I completely forgot. I have a super talented friend who is skilled in all things media, and she is running the youtube channel and (fingers crossed) hopefully a podcast.  She did a great job of taking this video in our most recent class.  I can't wait to see what we can do with this.

Made New Classes

I just wanted to take some time to share some photos from the Made New classes.  It has been such a great time and I love teaching the women, but I also love learning things about them and learning how to make new things to teach to them.  It is such a great experience.  Our etsy shop is officially up...and you can check it out at: