Friday, January 29, 2010

Mixed Feelings

I REALLY miss my camera.  I finished making my skirt last night :D  But I can't post a picture of it yet. :(  I also designed this outfit that I LOVE but I can't post that either.  Ugh.  Well, I'm going to take a shower and try to figure out what my next project will be.  I want to go to Joann's today to pick out a pattern & buy some more fabric (:  I think I want to make a sleep mask on my own...  It seems easy enough.  Or maybe an envelope clutch...But i don't know how to make button holes yet..
We'll see ;D

xo, Melissa

P.S. I really like these sets.  They were not made by me but I've gotten permission to post them here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I miss my camera.  My dad brought it with him when he went to Colorado with my brother to go skiing. :(

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Obsession

Yay!  I am finished with my Regents so now I have the rest of the week off. ;D At the moment, I am loving the website Polyvore.  With the extra time I've had, here's two sets I've made so far.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dainty Rebel

Hi, Polyvore. ;)
Lipsy Biker $79
Folding Wayfarer RB4105 Sunglasses...Ray-Ban Site $150
Metallic Braid Headband...Forever 21 $2.80
Electric Butterfly Organza Clip...Tarina Tarantino
Hammered Charm Tiered Ruffle Dress...Arden B. $88
Chanel N° $140
Lanvin glass pearl and ribbon $655
Jo No Fui Studded Zip Bracelet... $185
Gold Crystal Rose Elastic... Juicy Couture $45
Sergio Rossi - Swarovski Peep Toe Low Boots... 

I am in LOVE with these shoes.  

My Project is Finished! (Well almost...)

This weekend I cleaned up my sewing area and cut out pictures from my Teen Vogues to put on my walls. (:
I'm actually really happy with the outcome.

I am missing a few things, though.  I need a better chair, because if you noticed, I've been using my brother's exercise chair.  Hehe.  I also want to fill up the ENTIRE wall with pictures from magazines.  I'll get there someday...  I could also use a few organizers for scissors and fabric. 

Since my sewing area is in the basement, I wanted to brighten it up. (:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Where flowers bloom, so does hope.

Hi! (: So, I just got home from Church.  I absolutely loved the flower display this week & I felt inspired to design this.  I had the whole dress planned out before I got home.  Usually I just have some sort of idea of what I want when I start sketching and see what comes of it.  Anyway, here it is.

xo, Melissa

The title is a quote by, Lady Bird Johnson.

Friday, January 22, 2010


White tee...H&M
Green vest...H&M
High-waisted striped mini skirt...Forever 21
Sheer navy blue tights...Urban Outfitters
Farah Ankle Boots...Forver 21
Heart Pendent...Forever 21
Cheetah Print Ponytail scarf...Coach

xo, Melissa

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010


Yay! I finally opened my Etsy shop.  I can't write much because I have to study for finals and I have dance in a little bit.  I'll post some items that I'm not selling on Etsy, here.  I might make some similar items to sell.
<--I made this bow with a pattern from

Here's a headband who's pattern I also found on Creative Yarn.

Okay, I have to go but please check out my shop!  I've put a link for it on this page.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Ohmygosh, I found this vintage sweater on Etsy the day after Christmas and I've wanted it so badly since then!  Unfortunately, I spent all of my money on Christmas gifts and I don't have much time this year to get a job D:  Surprisingly, no one has bought it yet.  If someone does end up buying it before I get the money for it, I was wondering if I could just personalize a sweater myself to look like this.  I could most likely find a simple sweater and maybe sew some sequins and tiny embellishments onto it?  I'll have to ask Linda, my sewing teacher ;)  If it's possible, this will be my next project.  

Speaking of Etsy, tonight, during Desperate Housewives(one of my favorite shows), I'm going to finish sewing my appliques onto the collection of scarves I've finished.  Then, I can open a store on Etsy. :D  If people like them and buy them, maybe I won't have to personalize a sweater...but I kind of like the idea of doing it myself now.  Anyways, this is one scarf I have finished.  I've made three small flower appliques and added them to the bottom.

Rainbows apologize for angry skies.

Hithere.  Today's 
weather inspired me to design this. ;D  I've always loved yellow raincoats & rain boots because they're so bright! Yet they're worn on the most dull and boring days.  Kind of ironic, I guess. Hehe

xo, Melissa

The title of this post is a quote by Sylvia Voirol.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Good Morning

Hello Kitty Pullover... Forever 21

I love this sweatshirt. It's super comfy and adorable. 

Darling Dakota

Ahhhh, afeuihfrknukdjbkfjb. I absolutely loved her photo shoot with Teen Vogue ! 
I wish I owned every single item of clothing she wore for it.

She's a gem, in a black leather jacket.

Leather jacket... Forever 21 
White tank...Aerie
Light-wash skinny leg jeans...Garage
Studded Booties...Forever21
Fingerless Lace Gloves...e-Bay
Pink cloth braided bracelet...H&M
Grey handmade, crocheted bracelet...Me ;)
Silver pendant necklace...Garage

Friday, January 15, 2010


So I found my old sketchbook...Here are some designs from it. . . 

This one is by far, one of my all time favorites.^
To be honest, it was actually meant to be a dress patterned with assorted metro cards ;D

This one is also one of my favorites.^

Sorry, about the picture quality.  My scanner is broken.skfhkdjfhoigjion. So, I used my camera to take pictures.


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 -Marc Jacobs

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