9.23.2010

sew!


With a new job (at a fabric store!), a quilting class, and crafty preparations for the upcoming holiday season underway, things are busy, busy, busy in the studio. I promise to share lots of projects with you in the coming weeks, including some exciting Salty Oat news. In the meantime, if you're in need of some sewing encouragement, check out this adorable sewing kit which supports a great cause.

P.S. If you're in Austin this weekend, be sure to stop by the opening of the brand-new Visual Arts Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The weekend events promise to be spectacular!

9.21.2010

cross-stitch furniture


Back when we first moved into our new apartment, my husband and I took a trip to Ikea (many trips, actually) to pick out some new seating so that we'd have something other than the wood floor to sit on while we waited for the movers to arrive. 


We wound up picking up an armchair and an ottoman covered in--wait for it--cross-stitch flowers! Though it's nearly impossible to photograph, the fabric is pretty amazing and its fun to incorporate more embroidery into our decor.

9.16.2010

stitchable stationery

 I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to stitchable stationery. 


Last week, I visited the Renwick Gallery (the Smithsonian's craft museum) with my mom and aunt who were in town for the weekend. I picked up a package of Sublime Stitching's Stitchable Stationery in the museum's gift shop, and for the past day, I have been furiously stitching away. 


I love the look of floss on paper, and I'm excited to come up with a few stationery designs of my own. In the meantime, I'll be sending these cards to my pen pals and including them in birthday packages.

9.14.2010

treasuries

Recently, I've had the pleasure of being included in a number of Etsy treasuries. Here are a few of my favorites:

Nautical Notions by SheepishKnitCrochet

Fabric Wall Art. Cr...
$26

printable ephemera ...
$2.95

ROXANNE Ring with V...
$12

Navy and White Stri...
$32

Silver Hatteras Sna...
$180

Soft Teal In the Ga...
$38

Nautical Fabric Flo...
$15

A life on the ocean...
$25

Navy Blue Cross-Sti...
$5

Vintage Swimsuit
$18

Sterling Silver and...
$50

Wall Decal Vinyl Wa...
$20

Three Primary Color...
$15

Necklace Pendant Vi...
$14

Ahoy There Aqua Sho...
$22

Color Lines by merriweathercouncil

Sparkle - 4 x 6 Fin...
$20

William the Cross-S...
$35

Sofi and the fish, ...
$35

Fallen antique silv...
$24

FIONA Ring with Vin...
$12

9 Turquoise Guinea ...
$4.75

Green Love Chain Ne...
$49

Detailed Sterling S...
$20

Dreaming, fine art ...
$21

Linen pincushion -...
$14.5

Sailboats in the Mo...
$35

Rain Drop Necklace
$45

Fine art photograph...
$15

Caribbean - 7 piece...
$30

Set of Three vintag...
$22

Round Color by zime

Cutting Board - Han...
$52

Fabric Wall Art. Cr...
$22

Fabric Flower Shoe ...
$28

linen rose
$10

s a l e Colorful Wo...
$5

Coral Pink Flower -...
$12

I-Pokie dotie butto...
$5.8

Red Cross-Stitch He...
$5

Red Shells and Crys...
$14

SUNSHINE Ring with ...
$12

Jawbreaker
$1495

Yellow Star - Fine ...
$15

Lemons IV - 8 x 8 F...
$25

Red Kaleidoscope Ad...
$15

Hand-cut Baroque cu...
$20