Saturday, November 21, 2015

DIY: European Village Advent Calendar

I've been busy, busy, busy getting my Etsy shop ready for the holidays. I've had so much fun making cards and ornaments, that even if they don't sell, I won't care. The process alone is worth it! 

I just uploaded my very first digital download to the store. It's this adorable European Village Advent Calendar. It was inspired by buildings in Amsterdam and various other European architecture, like this Greek Revival country house somewhere in England or France. The "rough draft" was an advent calendar I hand-drew for my niece. I even made all the envelopes by hand. It went together in about a day, so I thought, why not draw some to reproduce!

 The final product (thanks in large part to my step-mom who's a graphic designer) is a printable PDF file that features envelope templates with 6 different hand-drawn buildings. As a special treat for my readers, I made a coupon for 20% off your purchase of the file! Use coupon code "DIY20" at check out.

 P.S. A little secret: that code will work on anything in my shop over $5 ;)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Look of the Day: Duck Tails & Camel Plaid

Happy November! It's one of my favorite times of the year. The holidays are just getting started and Seattle is so pretty! Today was foggy and chilly, so Trevor and I took Otto for a walk around Greenwood. Later this week, I'll post a new set of photos for my Autumn in Seattle series. I missed out on the series last year. There was just too many other (not fun) things to focus on. I'm doing so much better this year, though, so stay tuned for some lovely Fall photos!

 I'm in love with this 1960s reversible wool coat. It's a little big on me, so I've decided to list it on Etsy. If it doesn't sell, I won't be too upset ;)

 The duck sweater is also for sale. It's one of those dorky ultra-WASPy ones from the early 90s. It fits so perfectly, especially considering how chunky the knit is.


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