Hello friends! I recently launched a new online class through Skillshare called 5 DIY Shibori Techniques using Indigo Dye . Huge thanks to Silas Kyler + David Hildereth for filming and Tremaine Ranch for hosting us on their beautiful property and letting use some of their furniture! Check it out over here and let me know what you think!
I recently had a macrame workshop party in my living room to celebrate the launch of my very first online skillshare class! I also was trying to test out some patterns I’d designed and also see if workshops were something I’d be interested in doing in the future. It was a blast and I decided I definitely want to do more workshops! The girls were able to learn a couple of different knot styles and create their very own pieces using the patterns by the end of the workshop! It was really cool to see each girl really enjoy the process. We decided it was the combo of instant gratification and the sense of accomplishment you get as you are making these very simple knots and then before you know it you have a beautiful tapestry! It’s magic and it does some good stuff to the brain! Keep your eyes open for phoenix workshops in the future. I’m hoping to do one in winter as soon as I can find a place other than my living room to host ha!
I’m completely thrilled to announce my Skillshare class “Macrame for beginners: Make a Large Macrame Wall Hanging” is now live!!! If you aren’t familiar with Skillshare it’s a pretty amazing site with hundreds of online classes in design, photography, video, culinary arts, business and now crafts! I’ve been taking and loving all of their design and photography classes for awhile now so when someone reached out about teaching a macrame class I was 1000% on board! If you want to check it out use my special teacher link to take my class and also get three months of unlimited Skillshare classes for just a o.99. Enjoy!
Big things are happening friends! And by big I do mean my first extra large macrame pieces including this one which will be used as a photo backdrop at a Bloguettes workshop at the end of July and then available for wedding and event rentals through Tremaine Ranch this fall! I’m also working on a couple more very large pieces that I can’t wait to share.
Model Sareena Domingez // Chair + Blanket Tremaine Ranch // Wardrobe + Macrame Desert Loom // Jewelry Gaia Athena
I recently did a shoot for Desert Loom with my beautiful and talented friend Sareena Domingez. All morning the sky threatened rain and we dealt with some pretty intense wind but it ended up being one of my favorite shoots of the season! Our friends at Tremaine Ranch leant us their space and gorgeous peacock chair + blanket which were completely perfect for the wardrobe we were shooting. My friend Jordin at Gaia Athena leant us some of her gorgeous jewelry which also matched the styling fabulously. All and all it was seriously magical and I am so grateful to have such wonderful and talented friends to make beautiful shoots with!
Hair + Makeup by Monica Walsh at Ideal Bridal // Models Mia +Marina // Jewelry Melis Accessories
The last few months have been pretty wonderful and busy and again I have let this blog grow cobwebs. This is just one of the last shoots I did before it got crazy hot in Phoenix with Melis accessories. We had such a fun team for this one and a completely gorgeous backdrop!
CREDITS: Models Mia & Alexis // Hair by Jaime Voelz-Leaman // Makeup by Kerri Metcalf // Photography by Tiffany Egbert
Another lookbook shoot for Desert Loom! I know I said I’m only going to do four of these a year (haha yeah right!!) and shoot everything else on mannequins but I’ve been having too much fun with these shoots and also knew that once May 1st hit I wouldn’t be able to shoot in Phoenix for about 5 months due to the intense desert sunshine. This was actually supposed to be my last shoot of the season but it made me pretty excited about shooting so I decided to squeeze one more in this weekend.
This shoot was such a blast and there was something about the sunshine that was absolutely incredible. I really like shooting in areas where you can get multiple types of light and we were totally able to get that this time. I was also able to shoot with some of my absolute favorite people which greatly amps up the fun factor! Jaime and Kerri totally killed it on the 60s style hair and makeup and my two models Mia and Alexis were absolutely stunning. Such a great shoot!
Here are a few macrame pieces I’ve made in the last two months! So far I’ve sold one big one and one small one since I launched the Desert Loom shop about a month ago, pretty cool! I’m going to be doing my first ever show with these pieces and some woven ones in June at Pineapple Triangle so I’m pretty pumped and can’t wait to make a few more for the event! I’m also making a massive one to be used as photo backdrop at a Bloguettes workshop in July which should be pretty rad. Yay macrame!
I’ve been completely OBSESSED with this salad lately. The first time I had it (well a super similar version) was a couple of weeks ago at LGO. Since then I decided to create my own version and have eaten it for lunch almost every day lol. So many goodies in this super food salad and nothing that makes your tummy angry! It takes a little more work than a normal salad because you have to make the quinoa and boil the egg but totally worth it for this perfect balance of flavors and textures! Ingredients include kale, quinoa, grapes, edamame, one boiled egg, a handful of almond slivers and a dressing of your choice (I like balsamic vinegar). After cooking quinoa and egg sprinkle ingredients onto a bed of kale and enjoy!