May 30, 2012

it’s what inside that counts…

Everything in Cheryl & Peter’s wedding had meaning behind it. Including the ditty bags I made and designed with her for her bridesmaids. Cheryl had each girl send in a piece of fabric that was meaningful. We had dresses, t-shirts, bits of lace, a scarf…one of her friends even mailed in the shirt she finished a marathon wearing.

Each bag was lined with the meaningful fabrics…and on the outside?  Cheryl gave me the go-ahead to go bright! We used vintage fabrics mixed with new and repurposed materials… ivories, champagnes, guava, pinks and peaches.

Each bridesmaid picked out their own dresses—all different… in both long and short lengths and various shades of peach, guava and pink. Talk about colorful! 

{first and last photos by the amazing and oh-so-sweet Sarah Cramer!}

May 22, 2012

jane + taylor + eddie too

Here is little sampling of photos from Jane & Taylor’s engagement session. I worked with Sasha from Rothwell Photgraphy on the styling…our props were from Ben at Stonegate Event Rentals. 

Jane & Taylor brought their dalmation eddie…who I fell madly in love with. He is as sweet as he looks… and I think managed to be in almost every single photo with Jane & Taylor. That’s a loyal dog!

{creme fresh ditty bag can be found/purchased here}

May 20, 2012

harriet + zoran: their e-shoot!

As part of Rothwell Photography’s Love Story Contest, Harriet + Zoran won an engagement shoot styled by Sasha and myself. My brother, Ben, from Stonegate Event Rentals supplied the fun props!

Wine was really important to Zoran and his family’s traditions — so we incorporated a wine picnic into their shoot! More photos to come!

May 8, 2012

somethin’ old, somethin’ new…

here is a sneak peak of the bridesmaids bags I made for Cheryl’s wedding…. each girl mailed in pieces of material that meant something to them. Stay tuned for the before pictures!! 

{Thanks to Sarah Cramer for this beautiful picture!}

May 2, 2012

mum’s the word!

Mother’s Day is just around the bend!

If you would like to give your mother-dearest a little somethin’ special… consider giving her a ditty bag! They are made from repurposed and vintage materials… no two are alike, so each one is as unique as your mom!

You can send in a piece of fabric, and have it made into a custom ditty bag (email me at for details). Or just pick one out from my etsy shop!

They can be used as a clutch, make up bag, jewelry travel bag, or even as a wallet inside a bigger tote bag.

Each ditty bag will arrive wrapped on your doorstep — just in time to show your mom how much she means to YOU!

May 2, 2012

a little sneak peak!

Here is a sneak peak of a custom collection of ditty bags that I recently designed and made for an upcoming wedding. The bride requested bags in blues, greens and yellows — to coordinate with her wedding colors. The bridesmaids are wearing organic green J.Crew dresses— so we wanted to set them apart with their ditty bags: all similar but different!

Can you guess which bags is the bride’s ditty?!

{More photos to come after the big day!}

May 1, 2012

more love!