Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina

 

 

 

Sunday
Jun222014

Mercer Tunic - PDF Pattern

Okay friends! I've made the leap and I'm excited to share with you my first downloadable PDF pattern! It's available in sizes XS-L and has a loose fit allowing some flexibility in the sizing department. There are step-by-step directions in the PDF with photos to follow along with.

This whole process was a labor of love! Going from initial design to patternmaking/testing, then to actually writing out the directions -- whoa. But definitely enjoyable!

Description: A lovely loose-fitting tunic that is comfortable and chic.  It features a gathered front and back yoke, simple button-up front placket, and hits slightly off the shoulder. Can be dressed up or down depending on fabric selection and accented with a tie or belt.

Thursday
Jun192014

Triangle + Mint Voile Sundress

I picked up a yard of voile in Triangle Tokens by April Rhodes and could not wait to whip something up. I love the mint color with small touches of metallic and you just can't go wrong with the softeness of voile fabric. I decided to adjust the geranium dress pattern so the bodice slopes downward from front to back. It's the perfect little sundress for my little one.

Tuesday
Jun172014

Kitchen Daydreaming

Does anyone else daydream of a clean white kitchen or am I the only one with that obesession? This kitchen below from My Sweet Savannah will do the trick..white/gray/black accents and a pop of floral color -- okay, I'll take it! #houselust

Saturday
Jun142014

A New Flock

It had been months since we had laying hens and the day finally came that we filled our coop back up with birds. Our last flock was less than ideal and we ended up giving them away to friends. But now we're back in action with 6 new chickens and already receiving beautiful brown eggs! These girls are more friendly, vocal, and excellent producers. Eggs for days!

While we're on the subject of chickens, I added a few leggings to the etsy shop..

Wednesday
Jun112014

Little Moments

Our little family had the most magical time at the zoo earlier this week. My hub took the day off for my (29th!) birthday and we loaded up the car for a day of animals. Glory-Maeve is at such a gentle and curious age -- I wish I could bottle up this time and put it away on a shelf. I suppose photos do that in some way, but it's just not quite the same. How do you savor every smile and squeal? 

Sunday
Jun082014

More items added!

A few more things added to my etsy shop...quilts, and bibs, and necklaces, oh my!

Saturday
Jun072014

Bibs!

A selection of bibs available in the shop...

Friday
Jun062014

Coming Soon to Etsy Shop: Button Up Girl Dress

Another sneak peek before your weekend! This little button-up dress for littel girls. Darling, right? I'm in the process of getting everything prepped and uploaded and should have the etsy shop stocked over the next few days!