Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Pictured from left to right: Kaleigh, Rebecca, Laura, Ashley, Kim, and Debbie. Photo by Sandi Heinrich.
Also a part of our team in 2009 are Marissa and Libby, who, while they have moved on to further ventures, will always be part of the LBD family.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The lace overlay is a piece of the bodice from her mother's wedding dress. I think it makes for an icy winter wonderland look that is perfect for the season.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Winter doldrums are just around the corner. Seattle without the twinkle of holiday lights is the grueling time for our weather. It's the perfect time to visit our studio to look at pretty colors and bright patterns for some relief from the gray skies.
tuck it into a free mini wallet and wrap it in a gift box.
Monday, December 21, 2009
But how cute would it be to shrink down a child's drawing, or to insert a favorite literary quote in a pretty font?
Or you could even make a little deck of decorative papers to give with this necklace for a whole wardrobe of jewelry options.
We have several of these in stock in our shop right now. $24, available in blacked silver, or bright silver. They are two-sided, so the options really are endless.
Don't forget our extended holiday hours, which you can see here.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I recently caught It's a Wonderful Life by accident on television and it had be years since I'd seen it. I found it much deeper and darker than I remembered.
It's a classic for good reason - it shows a flawed human being dealing with his choices and finding redemption in those around him. Plus the movie is great fun; I hope that my guardian angel is as funny and cute as Clarence.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Somehow that tutorial stayed stuck in my head for a whole year, so I decided to make some trees for the store using similar techniques. I added raffia flowers that I've been addicted to making ever since I saw this tutorial video by my idol Cathy of California.
So these gumdrop trees are really tributes to two of my favorite bloggers. Thanks to all of you who share your crafts and tutorials on the web. You are my endless inspiration!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
We use rotary blades (see above) for much of our cutting, and Ashley used this one well past its prime. Who knew that a piece of steel could break in half mid cut!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
One of my favorite blogs for crafty inspiration is Cathy of California. Although I've never met Cathy, I can't help but feel that she is a kindred spirit. Her lovely posts of vintage craft books, design ideas, and kitschy graphics are genius.
You should visit her site here for some delightful eye candy. Thanks Cathy!