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Sweet Baby Gift

One of the things I enjoy most is making baby clothes. And I love giving baby gifts! So I couldn’t miss an opportunity to create something for my neighbor across the street, who recently gave birth to a sweet baby boy named Eli. I prefer to focus on gender neutral...

Living Room Style

To me, creating a comfortable and inviting space means so much more than just decorating. Every piece in the room matters. I recently rearranged this area in the living room of my 1937 Art Deco home. I wanted to create a space where anyone would feel comfortable to plop down...

Overalls: Like mother like daughter

When I was 7 years old, my mom made the most amazing pair of butterfly overalls for me! On the front was a beautiful butterfly, and on the back was my name in bubble letters. They were my favorite item of clothing. I wanted to include a photo of me...

Wide Leg Kids Pants by fivestiches

Ten years ago, when my son was 3, I had an idea to create a pair of pants that would be easy for him to maneuver by himself at school or when dressing himself at home. And so our wide leg pant was born! I used to also call them...

Bottle Cap Butterfly Art

During the restoration of my 1937 Art Deco home in east Hollywood in the summer of 2011, we temporarily lived in Miami Shores in the family home I grew up in. School was out and we needed a project! And tons of leftover bottle caps proved to be the perfect...

Playing with Popsicles

Earlier this summer I was able to collaborate with my friend and photographer Courtney Ortiz on a cover shoot for the Hollywood Gazette. The cover photo was for an article covering recent changes in Hollywood’s food trucks. I knew we would be working with HipPops, so my thought was to capture...

Bring Backpacks to Life

I love for my kids to have unique things. So every year I embellish their backpacks using vintage patches or souvenirs we’ve collected from our summer travels. I started this tradition with my oldest son 10 years ago, and have continued with each of my kids since then. The boys’...

A Fall Feature

One day last year, while I was waiting in line to check out at the grocery store, I picked up the Fall/Winter edition of Flea Market Style Magazine. I was drawn to it immediately because I liked how the room on the cover was styled.On a whim when I got...

Back to School

August is such a bittersweet month. It’s when the reality of school and schedules are forced back into our lives. Back-to-school has always been about the feel of fall-inspired plaids. Although I was born and raised in tropical South Florida, I’ve always been drawn to the fall editions of magazines,...

How to make an upcycled tie

I’ve been bringing men’s vintage ties back to life one by one for a while now. I see a plethora of ties at every thrift shop or garage sale I visit! It’s easy to recreate them into fun conversation pieces for “the dudes” to enjoy. Here’s what you’ll need: a...

#TBT… vintage fivestitches

  Vintage fivestitches….. I think these pictures were taken 10 years ago… AND I’m still lov’in the rainbows…              Hand dyed fabric collaged T     w/rainbow & pot of gold vintage conductor hat  (model @aubreyrion)                handmade vintage...

2013….year of favorites! (too many to show :)

In 2013, i took my first selfie… i dont do very often, but these 2 are my favorites!   This is one of my favorite images from my smashed series of  photos…  It was taken after 4th of July!           “Goldie’s Bed”…. here are a couple shots...

air fern inspirations

Vintage japanese chalkware shelf sitter w/air fern collected from my  recent camping trip to Glades County Florida… Nautical piece of rod iron that was once the screen door insert in my 1937 deco house… Air Fern Baobab tree… Framed in vintage sandblasted pecky cypress wood          ...

Stroller Blanket Galore….

more sneak peeks of STITCHROCK goods… fivestitches stroller blankets for the babes!! fivestitches stroller blankets are a marriage of funky new and vintage old fabrics… super soft, super cool for smokin hot climates… babes and mamas love’m!                        

Count down to STITCHROCK….

Stitchrock…   is just a couple weeks away….   October 5th 12noon-6pm Old School Square -vintage  gymnasium  in  Delray Bch     Here is a sneak peek of a fivestitches skirt, it is a marriage of new & vintage fabrics… I will be offering it at  STITCHROCK  in sizes 2-4-6 (larger sizes are upon...

Upside down belt….

As a mom to a 3 year old, sometimes you just gotta let things go!  While Goldie was dressing for this impromtu photo shoot, she put her “HAPPY DAY’S” belt on herself and I did not realize until editing that she put it on upside down!   Goldie’s “sweet threads”...

Back to school….blah!

Back to school is so bittersweet.... Dog days of summer and the only excitement around my house is making back to school clothes. The pics below are my unisex "easy up" pant. My Mom & I drew the pattern on a paper bag 10 years ago, and I have been...

I left my love in San Francisco….

My recent trip to San Francisco was filled with excellent food (love), beautiful weather (love), new & old friends & family….(love)… The Hotel Rex (love) the vintage architecutre, (love) the staff..especially Max!   kids (love’in) the city… Goldie peeking through the window….

Inspiration

Today, there was a huge rainbow out my kitchen window, the cause of some super Inspiration…. Back in February I attended Art Wynwood in Miami, Fl. (my home town)… The button mobiles were created by Recycled Artist Augusto Esquivel.  They were so amazing!  Check out the link to more of his...