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Hooray! I am sincerely thankful and happy for your readership and support. Lavender Honey now lives at! Poke around, have fun, and let me know what you think... ...I'll meet you over there!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Would you like to explore our garden with me this morning? It's a lovely day and the garden is sure to dazzle and delight! We can enjoy its flowers... its varying textures... and the vibrancy of its tulips. Thanks for stopping by and have a relaxing weekend! Oh, I almost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at Lavender Honey
I'm finally starting to realize that part of working hard is disciplining yourself to know when take a breather. I need a little breather today. It hit me last night while cooking dinner: As I put the last of dinner in the oven, I glanced out the window and noticed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Workmare The new Lavender Honey website launches in just over one week and I'm pretty pumped to share this little screenshot teaser image with you this morning! You may be wondering, however, why I chose to title this image "Workmare" if I'm so excited. Good observation... Workmares are problem solving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Lavender Honey
The vintage McCall's bolero pattern arrived last week! The pattern is WAY too small for me (who has a 28.5 inch bust anyway?) but serves as a nice jumping off point. I'm grading the pattern up and will hopefully be into fitting next week. The way I see it, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Vol 1. The Cape Vest Drape Drape, written by Hisako Sato, is a Japanese pattern book that features full-scale patterns for 17 garments. Last fall, Kathryn Blackmore of The Vamoose wrote about Drape Drape on her blog and I was so smitten by the simplicity of the garments that I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Lavender Honey
My Lady camera: Nikon D80 settings: f 3.5; 1/60 behind the lens: me Check out that perdy lady! Every time I see her, I just wanna give her a big hug. Okay, I don't just wanna give her a hug, I actually do sometimes. She's been acclimating to the shed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at Lavender Honey
hahaha! I think you're on to something, Melissa!!!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on My Giant Pillow at Lavender Honey
Chris and I agree on most things; most being the operative word. One thing we disagree on is the use of decorative pillows. I do not condone the excessive use of decorative pillows - like when it takes over 30 seconds to dismantle a bed or when too many pillows... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Lavender Honey
A Big Buck Hunter Wedding. Last week's WedWed post instigated to the following Facebook conversation: When I initially glanced at Andy's "DUMB" comment, I rolled my eyes. "Chris's wedding gear is gorgeous," I scoffed to myself. "What does Andy know anyway?" Then I clicked on his link and burst out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Hiding in Plain Sight camera: iPhone 3GS application: Instagram filter: Hefe behind the lens: Chris The Gata typically comes to us when she's called. The only exception is when she is hiding under the bench in the entry. We call her and call her, but she ignores us and remains... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Often, little attention is paid to what the groom wears to the wedding. September 24, 2011 isn't my day, it's our day and I want Chris to look smokin' hot. I mean, er, handsome. When I say I want him to look handsome, that means that I think he should... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Lavender Honey
I'm moving a little slowly today, what with a busy, fun-filled weekend behind me. Chris and I had a crew over to our house last night for pizza (that's Chris's dough you see in the image above!). We found an aged whole milk mozzarella at Whole Foods that has become... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Lily 1 camera: likely my Canon Rebel xti settings: unknown behind the lens: me Atop my spring cleaning list is "organize blog image files" because, in order to build some of the features of my new website, I need to locate and resize all Lavender Honey images to date. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Me too!! If only my dress wasn't lace already. Maybe you should wear a lace bolero to the wedding?!? :)
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2011 on WedWed - Wedding Wednesday {12} at Lavender Honey
The Bolero. You're a curious kind of cover-up, aren't you? And for a late September outdoor wedding in Seattle, I need you don't I? If only I could find the perfect one. Top: Alencon Lace Bridal Shrug by Elizabeth Dye for The English Department; Center Left: Bow-Topped Bolero (back) by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Today, I'm feeling lucky! In February I just so happened to be studio kmo's 4000th Etsy heart which, unbeknownst to me, meant that I got to enjoy a buy 1 get 1 free 11x14 city art print! I'd been an admirer of Karen's city map cutouts and art for sometime... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Patchwork Apron camera: Nikon D80 settings: f/4, 1/125 - with no adjustments! I love getting it right in the camera. behind the lens: me I've given up discretionary spending for Lent. (sigh.) So in lieu of purchasing fabric for a discretionary project, I've made a patchwork apron following instructions from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Lavender Honey
It's good to know that I'm not the only one out there unsure of the veil! Thanks, Ali :) Your suggestions are awesome too! Something modern would be ideal!!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2011 on WedWed - Wedding Wednesday {10} at Lavender Honey
The new website will get done. Someday, somehow. I've written additional content you can access now, such as an About Me page, a Why call it "Lavender Honey" page, and a Say Hi contact page! The April 30th deadline looms. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Invitation Inspiration Way back in the WedWed series, I explained how I created our save-the-date. I stated: "I wish I were a grand illustrator able to delicately craft one-of-a-kind invitations with my Heidelberg letterpress, but the truth is that I have to improvise and use what I have...and that's photography."... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Lavender Honey
An accurate depiction of how I, and The Killah, have been feeling today... photo: iPhone 4 image by Chris Roby of a yawning Gataface. Chris "borrowed" my snuggie for the Gata's tipi. It's probably for the best, anyhow. I would have been wearing it around all day otherwise. No wonder... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Lavender Honey
I'm on spring break! I may be far from my college days, but I still love calling it "spring break." Just rest and relaxation in the sun! Don't worry, I packed the spf 60 sunblock and a bottle of 50 for later in the week. My college, spf 4 self... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Outtake 1 camera: Nikon D80 settings: f/11, 1/60 Outtake 2 camera: Nikon D80 settings: f/5.6, 1/60 This time of year, I can't count on being able to photograph at leisure. The instant I see sunshine, I drop everything and leap for my camera. Working in a frenzied haste, I photograph... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at Lavender Honey
Thanks, Katia! It was a dream to sew, and I'm sure that your daughters love their dresses too! Do you have a favorite Oliver + S pattern?