New Threads and such

Today, I have literally spent about 8 hours sitting in this chair on the computer. Mostly because i was editing and posting new items to etsy, but also out of sheer laziness. its like once i sit for so long, it is so hard to motivate myself to get up and move! But i finally forced myself. I got up and cleaned the whole house! That felt good. But now, here i am again. I didnt make a thing today! oh well, tomorrow...

I just walked outside to grab some spinach from the garden and the sky is such a beautiful deep blue and the moon is the perfect sliver, one of my favorite kinds. just a few stars in the sky, and the sillouettes of the trees are all illuminated from the moon. such a beautiful night. wish james was home. maybe we can go on a wet bike ride when he gets home, if it is not raining like crazy. today the sun actually came out. but it has been raining for 4 days straight now, so the ground is still a soggy mush, but oh my are the plants and grass loving it. i wish so badly i would have put my garden in already, man would it be happy! My chard is as tall as violet now!

These two photos I thought were awesome, showing just how well Violet Bella and Pennythreads go together! I mean hello?

Violet Bella: Pillow case top
Pennythreads: Ragdoll purse

Violet Bella: photo bracelet
Pennythreads: Ragdoll purse
I love my little ragdoll purse and tote it around everywhere.


Now to show some of the threads Ive been working on this week.

This next top and sweater I think I am keeping. this top is soooo me, i am in love with it.
the back of it
I have always loved this little pink sweater, but now I really love it!
check out this adorable little girl!
still thinking of a name...
Here is a sneak peak of a bag Ill be putting in the shop. I made it quite a while ago actually, but I am letting it go... my pennythreads purse and a few other favorites take the cut!
This is one of my new 'PATCHWORK FOLK' tops, i loved the mexican fiesta inspiration. It is so colorful and playful.
here is the back of it
And this one came out just so sweet. Mint green and pale pink, perfect for spring.

simple pink tank upcycled with fun cuteness!

I am getting back on a roll with my food. I have been so unbelievably bad for months now, I dont know what happened. So today for lunch, I started a new...

Lunch menu:
pita with sprouts, red bell pepper, baby bella mushrooms, zuchinni and feta cheese, grilled.

Dinner menu:
spinach and chard (from garden) salad with red onion, feta cheese, dried cherries, and Annie's organic hibiscus dressing.

lets see if i can keep this up!



  1. These tops are so lovely! I think the one you are keeping for yourself is so beautiful, I spied it in one of the other pictures and wondered if you were going to end up keeping it! The butterfly is so you!
    You are totally on a roll with your threads, I love all of them, and I think it goes nicely with penny threads!
    I feel the same way, I have sat here for the past 3 hours working and now I'm dying to get up. Your lunch and dinner sound yummy, thanks for posting for some inspiration, it's so easy for me to get in a rut with what to have, you ate lots of vegetables today, go you!

  2. Betsy, i get in lots of food ruts. thats the only thing i miss about working at the restaraunt i did, the chef was an amazing cook with highly (almost too much so) healthy food. i ate so much yummy amazing things it was unreal. and now, a year later, i cant seem to pull it together anymore. i think mainly b/c so much energy goes into my business, i dont want to think much when it comes to feeding myself, which is so wrong. i have to stop that! i need to take better care of myself through this, or i will end up like my mommy. thanks betsy, i just love you :)

  3. I am loving all these new tops! With each one you put out there I fall more and more in love. They keep getting better and better just when I thought they were so wonderful to begin with! Your food is super yummy. I am just now getting back on track with food as well. It's a lovely and terrible thing all at the same time. I think I need to add some chard to my garden. Thank you for the inspiration on something new for our veggie patch. :)

  4. Good eating is always a journey, sometimes it's harder at times than others! I'll always give you encouragement to try to stay on track! Interestingly enough, I ate terrible when I was pregnant because I was so sick, all I wanted were carbs, and I gained 45 pounds (lol) And I had to completely overhaul my diet afterwards, and even more so now that I feel great, I definitely feel a difference. That's so awesome that you worked around a great chef, it's hard for me to be creative, especially with vegetables. I'll post interesting things if I ever come across them :) I just love you as well!

  5. Katelyn, thank you so much about the shirts. i love how each one is becoming completely different and unique on its own. i love them so much. we can do this food thing together then! help each other out! you too betsy! i love chard, i never would have known if it wasnt for that restaurant. chard and spinach are the only two things i planted last year that survived all of our freezes, and me giving up and not watering since last season! and my chard looks better than ever! it is amazing! i think i just realized its a fall plant b/c thats when it began to thrive.

    Betsy, thank you for the encouragement. yes, i have noticed that it is like a rollercoaster. one of my biggest concerns is the fact that i will most likely get pregnant in the next year or so, and i need to change my habits now or I WILL gain a bunch of weight. and it will be so much harder to lose if i dont have that right mindset. that is a scary thing to me. i already see my body changing just from sitting and creating so much. i love working with veggies, although i tend to stick to a certainfew that i really like, but ill try to do more food posts as well for you guys!

  6. I am so jealous you have a garden! I love garden grown veggies! I LOVE your new tops.

  7. What amazing creativity!

    Your clothing transformations are so unique and beautiful. :)

  8. Rachel, I dont really yet, just what is still growing from last year! i so badly need to get it started again! it is a container garden in my dogs pin actually b/c its the only place the deer wont eat the plants!

  9. Very beautiful!I love a lot of.It is very lovely, all your tops and dresses.

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