Our pumpkins...

Posted on | Sunday, October 31, 2010 | No Comments

I was inspired this year by the Design*Sponge DIY project, but I'm notoriously impatient and just free-handed my pumpkin with a spoon and steak knife. Maybe next year, I will take more time on it. :) Matt's is the bigger of the two. I like how you can see Indy in the background.


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Amy's maternity photos

Posted on | Monday, October 25, 2010 | 9 Comments

My big sis asked if I would take some maternity photos for her this past weekend and here are a few favorites. We were planning on more photos, outside, but the weather was really nasty, so we ended up doing a mini set indoors and hopefully, we'll have a chance to take more later.


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Amy on the left, me on the right.

Vintage twigs & honey

Posted on | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

I was just reminiscing this morning and thinking back to when it all began. I listed my first piece on Etsy in January 2008 and it's been this amazing (and sometimes chaotic) adventure ever since. Here's the first piece I ever listed back when we were renting a little apt in Keizer, OR, I was working in government, and I had to take pictures with an outstretched arm...



I still use this one for my avatar image on Etsy. My sis asks me why I haven't changed it yet, and I think I might be a bit nostalgic. That was a lucky piece that set the rest into motion.

Odds and ends

Posted on | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

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2010 Pumpkin picking :: Heiser Farms

Posted on | Monday, October 18, 2010 | 6 Comments

This year was the 9th time in a row Matt and I have picked pumpkins together. Where does the time go? :) We went to Heiser Farms again and had a wonderful time. The weather was great for pumpkin picking in Oregon. This was the fourth time we'd gone to Heiser Farms and this year, they moved everything around and expanded and there were just a ton of people. Lots of food, a petting zoo, hay rides, helo rides, train rides, pumpkin canons, corn maze and more. You can view last year's post HERE and a previous one HERE.



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Wall of ego. :P


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My Gilt Groupe outfit! Jacket: BB Dakota off Gilt Groupe, Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Jeans: Earnest Sewn off Gilt Groupe, Wellies: Hunter off Gilt Groupe. I also had a bag not pictured. :)


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Until next year...

Happy Weekend!

Posted on | Friday, October 15, 2010 | 6 Comments

I still have lots of work to do but if "working" could always be as beautiful as the way Elizabeth Messina captures it, even laundry day would be a delight!

Movie :: Dinner for Schmucks

Posted on | Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | 4 Comments

I forgot to blog about the movie Dinner for Schmucks the other week, but Matt and I watched it at the local discount theater in town and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't half bad - we were desperate to watch something. It was actually pretty cute. Well, anyone that knew me as a child knows that I have a weird obsession with mice (and birds!). I really like them. Sorry if that is nerdy or weird, but I do! Anywho... I had no idea that there were going to be so many mice in this film! The character that Steve Carell plays is skilled in taxidermy and specifically, he stuffs mice and outfits them and builds entire scenes around them. I just love it! Sooo amazing and cute... you have to watch to understand. :D They are really impressive:





Thinking about spaces today

Posted on | Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Just one more...



Love anything by Ann Wood Handmade.

Dream studio space...

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I saw this on Alyson's photo blog, Mossière and daydreamed about someday having a space like this for Twigs & Honey...


Production line...

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Hand beading and sewing leaves in multiples for made to orders...


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Some of the larger finished pieces for Little Winter market November 6-7th:


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Tired fingers... :)

Pretty, pretty shoot!

Posted on | Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | No Comments

I just received this pretty photo yesterday from local Portland stylist, Rebecca Westby. Photography by Cully Wright.



Sooo cute! The lovely model on the left is wearing Twigs & Honey headband style #011
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Lovely young lady...

Posted on | Monday, October 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

Elizabeth Messina's lovely daughter:



Photo credits: Elizabeth Messina
Headpiece: Twigs & Honey
Backdrop: Drop it Modern
Necklace: Anthropologie

New Grey Likes Weddings site + Twigs & Honey Giveaway!

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I've been loving the new Grey Likes Wedding blog and if you haven't seen it yet, you should definitely add it to the blogroll! Summer Watkins, the creator of Grey Likes Weddings, is an amazingly talented stylist and always finds the perfects bits of inspiration to share on her blog. She also has a beautiful BABY site and NESTING site, so be sure to visit them all. To celebrate the newly relaunched blog, she's doing giveaways this week including a big Twigs & Honey giveaway right now! The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for Twigs & Honey piece and a 1/2 bottle of Rumpledcake eau de parfum from the new Twigscent line. The entry period is from now until midnight tonight so not much time but nice because you don't have to wait very long to find out the winner! Enter HERE!

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