Wednesday, November 4, 2009

And then it was Fall...

Lots of changes in the last little while. I left Montreal shortly after my last post and moved back to Vancouver. It's been a bit of an adjustment but I'm loving being back home... just in time for the rainy season!

I was also recently the Featured Seller on Etsy.. thanks Etsy! So needless to say I am busy busy busy... BUT...

Fall is here.. and this just happens to be my favorite time of year!

Newest addition, Shakespeares Sister

100% Wool.. high, ruffled neck with lace detail...

Hoodscarves are back! You can find them in my winter hat shop, Hathouse

Time to feed the Pug and get back to work..


Sunday, August 16, 2009

I had a custom order request from a girl visiting Montreal from Calgary. She wanted the Missy sweater, but with a hood.... I whipped it up yesterday and thought it turned out great!

I love how high the neck goes...

You can find the Hooded Missy in my shop now....

A lot of changes are happening right now... this always seems to be the case in my life. Hopefully one day it will all sort itself out.

My favorite little nook in my apartment...

It has been really hot this past little while... I'm not so sure I candle the humidity here.

We shall see.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thunder and Lightning

I have fallen in love with East Coast storms.. it is so far my most favorite thing about living here.

I love having all the windows and doors open with the sound of loud cracking lightning and hard rain. So comforting in a way.

I have nothing new to show at the moment as I am currently scrambling to catch up... almost there...

Instead of posting my own.. I will post some favorites.

It's definitely an evening to be indoors with a cup of tea..

This photo by GabrielleKai is perfect...

And of course, my favorite of the bunch, the lovely Poodlebreath... never lets me down:

I love this necklace by Cosmic Girl

And who could survive a night without a heartbreaking picture of a Pug?

From my new favorite blog fuckyeahpugs

Back to sewing!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Some Things That I Like.

Lovely dresses and lovely photos of dresses...

Cozy places...

Good movies...


And the reason I love them so much...


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Parc Days..

These are the days that make me love Montreal, and my life here...

Days like this, make it really hard to focus on work.

I am currently looking for retailers to sell Little Houses in the New York, Boston, Philly area... if anyone could give me some tips on some great stores in that area, I would really appreciate it!

Here are a few pics from the recent photo shoot with photographer Mike Chui

It's a really rainy Sunday today, so I think I will focus completely on work.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Luvstory Sweater

Yet another sweater for fall :)

I'm quickly realizing that I am almost exclusively a sweater and jacket designer!

I suppose because sweaters and jackets tend to be my favorite thing to wear...

The newest addition to the Fall line is:

The Luvstory Sweater

My favorite model has been visiting the homeland of PEI for the past 7 weeks... it's so great to have her back!

A heads up to all you Montrealers out there... I will finally be selling at a store locally! It is located in Old Montreal on St-Pierre & St-Paul Ouest, called Gallery Zone Orange.

They will be stocked with Little Houses as of the first week of August :)


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Goldsboro Jacket

I posted this sweater here the other day but it wasn't posted in my shop yet...
I have named it and it is now for sale in the shop....

The Augustine Sweater:

I have already posted the Goldsboro Jacket, but I really didn't like the photos... so here it is again, new and improved photo's by Mike Chui

I purchased this bike a few weeks ago for $20. Duncan and I took it apart, painted it, got some new bits and pieces for it... and voila! I'm in love with it now!

I think I will go for a ride right now....


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fall in the works...

It's been a bit of a sweat shop around the studio lately, I am frantically working on an order that is going to Japan, as well as trying to get my fall line finished... I just did some really long days and managed to get almost the entire order finished for Japan, and a few new things for fall...

My friend Mike and I went out and did a mini photo shoot of some new and old Little Houses stuff, he has sent me the first couple photos, here is a new sweater from the Fall 09 line.

I haven't even named it yet, or posted it for sale...

I will post more as they come... hopefully the fall line with actually be finished before fall arrives!


My friend send me this link to a Polaroid application, you can make your existing photo's look like old polaroids... I love it! Download it here

My husbands parents were here last week visiting, and the lovely Susan helped me finally spruce up my deck! I love it now...I plan to spend a lot of time out there this summer... if the summer ever makes it here!

So great... my new little sanctuary ...


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Prince Edward Island

Duncan, Olive and I recently had a mini vacation to PEI.. it was my first time there and I totally fell in love with it. I can't remember the last time I left the honking horns and loud sirens of the city, to only hear the sound of the ocean every morning. It felt good. I really, really needed it.

My morning view.. a little different from St. Denis....

Our humble abode for 4 days...

Coffee's on the beach! Being here made me really miss the Ocean...

There was a whole lot of wholesome visits with the locals, fresh seafood, growlers, and walks on the beach... I could totally get used to this.

It was short but well worth it. Now it's back to fast paced city life and work, work, work!

To the sewing machine...


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sale! And new Jacket...

I am currently having a sale in the shop right now on the following items:

Sally Coat-Size Medium

Olive Coat in Red-Size Medium SOLD OUT

Olive Coat in Beige-Size Medium

Heretic Coat-Size Small

Staralfur Coat-Size Small

Get 'em while supplies last!

I also created this little red coat today...
The Goldsboro Jacket

It's damn hot today, so I think I best go and enjoy it!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Working on the Fall line

Projects! Last weekend was the weekend of projects... first was the couch... this couch was left by the old tenants, it was her grandmothers and I thought that it was such a modern, beautiful shape, I had to give it some tlc and reupholster it... so here it is before

and after!

I finally decided to update our bedroom.. unfortunately I didn't take a before pic, but it used to be this awful bubble gum pink... not my thing. So, I painted it a cozy sage green, added some of my favorite Etsy prints to the wall, and voila! It's magical.. I never want to leave.

Aside from all the redecorating, we have definitely been busy around the studio these days as well...working super hard trying to get the fall line completed AND photographed by the end of June... yikes.
Here is a sneak peak at some of the new stuff for fall...

The Fontaine Jacket
I had a few comments about the Fontaine Jacket made into a raincoat... I think I might just try it... yellow maybe? Or red!
Anyways... the new pant, which I normally don't do well with pants, but I'm pretty happy with these ones, they are a wide legged pant, I'm getting into the wide leg again I think... and they have a wide, elastic waistband,

The Leonard Pant
And the third of ten completed items... the Coloniale Cardigan

The fabric is a super soft, cotton knit. I love it. I may have to keep the sample for myself :)

In other news... I'm very sad that we never made it to Renegade. It just wasn't working out with the paperwork. Selling textiles over the border is a lot harder than I thought it would be.

Ok, coffee on the porch time... its a lovely day out there.


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I love using my hands, I love making stuff and I love surrounding myself with people who love making stuff. I have a major sweet tooth and my favorite part of the day is teatime.