Mixing it up

Posted on | Wednesday, December 30, 2009 | 5 Comments

Holidays wore me out! I'm still recovering from all the traveling. Just to mix it up a bit, I created a festive shrug and vest. The shrug would be perfect for a bride or for a special occasion. The vest would be great over your favorite tank or shirt. I found a great metallic jacquard fabric a couple weeks ago and finally found a good use for it. Enjoy!


I made these in xs-s, but if you need a different size, get in touch. I still have enough fabric to make a few more. :)

Holidays 2009

Posted on | Monday, December 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

The time to indulge in too many sweets and yummy foods...
The time to give gifts...
The time to enjoy the company of family...
The time to embarrass the dog...

Matt got me a Fernanimal for Christmas (among other things).

Indy is smacking her lips at the thought of the Fernanimal...

So now I had to tease Indy...

"I promise not to tear it apart"

"But can I at least taste it?"

"Oh, mom!"

"I will get you another day."
A couple family photos:

New pieces in the Etsy shop

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I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!
Just to kick off the week, I've created a couple new designs for the Etsy shop.


Blushing Bouquet


Flower Burst

This design comes in pairs and you can choose two of the same color or mix and match. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

Posted on | Thursday, December 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

Sorry for the light posting this week! Matt and I have been traveling a bit. We'll be traveling a bit more and then we'll be home this Sunday and I'll be back to posting. :)

Wishing everyone the best this holiday season!!
Matt, Myra, & Indy!

Have you seen these commercials?

Posted on | Saturday, December 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

Okay, probably only airing in Oregon, but I saw this lovely commerical promoting shopping in Downtown Portland while Matt and I were watching the Discovery Channel tonight, and they have a lovely and lengthy clip of the English Dept.... and you can see this blue flower hat I made for the lovely Elizabeth Dye last year.. and you can see a Clara cameo. :)
woot woot! Click HERE to watch (sorry, you can't click the photo to watch).

Have a lovely weekend!

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Just a few shots of a custom belt for Lisa...



custom order sketch

Posted on | Wednesday, December 16, 2009 | 5 Comments

custom order sketch, originally uploaded by mattandmyracallan.

I have tons of sketches of ideas lying around and I don't know why I don't send them to brides more often. I got a request today for a sketch from a lovely bride-to-be.... here's what I came up with. Did I ever mention I have the most lousy handwriting? My sister always had beautiful handwriting and mine looked like chicken scratch. I think it's the scientist in me... you know, like doctors' bad handwriting. *sigh* Or, maybe all my creative energy went to everything but handwriting. ;)

The English Dept 2010 Bridal Fashion Show

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Coming soon...

Don't you just LOVE that Elizabeth Dye dress in the photo????
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Eco-Beautiful Weddings


There's a new E-Magazine that's eco-friendly and great for those planning green weddings! Eco-Beautiful Weddings is a lovely e-magazine full of great green ideas, fashion, and design. There is also a Twigs & Honey giveaway for the cover piece, a pink tulle pouf veil. Enter the giveaway HERE.

New pieces in the Etsy shop

Posted on | Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

I have a few new pieces for the Etsy shop... a bit of a random mix, but each is very unique and oh-so-much fun!


Double lux



I found the yummiest, softest, prettiest silk fabric over the weekend and had to fashion it into something. Fruit Punch


This one is fun... you can braid or weave the metallic threads into your hair for a subtle and romantic accent.


Golden Threads

Totally love this wedding dress


I stop by Leanne's blog from time to time... always eager to see what lovely things she's created and what direction life is taking her after Project Runway. This custom wedding dress she created is to die for. I love the frothy layers!

Press Update on the website

Posted on | Friday, December 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

I took forever to update my press page on twigsandhoney.com but yesterday, I finally decided enough is enough and I'd better update it. View new press HERE.
A special thank you to Portland Bride & Groom Magazine, Oregon Bride Magazine, Your Wedding Day Magazine, Veils & Vows Magazine, Brides Local Magazines, and Southern Weddings Magazine! More press coming over the next few months.

Southern Weddings Magazine; Twigs & Honey flower girl headband

Portland Bride & Groom; Black silk flower headband

Portland Bride & Groom; Hand-painted silk flower

Tarte Cosmetics sale!!!!

Posted on | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

I LOVE Tarte Cosmetics...LOVE THEM. I ordered a duo of cheek stains in the summer through Gilt Groupe and have been hooked ever since. I recently turned my sister onto their cheek stains too and we are eagerly awaiting another set of Tarte goodies from the last Gilt Groupe sale of Tarte products. PLUS, they have some vegan-friendly products AND they are "100% free of parabens, petro-chemicals, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrances, just to name a few." Woohoo. And if that wasn't enough, head over now to their BIG sitewide sale. 40% everything (promo code FFDEC), free shipping with $40 purchase or more, and free gift with $25 purchase. If you ever considered trying Tarte Cosmetics, now would be a great time... or if you need to restock and build your collection. ;) I'm thinking of getting these items:

smooth operator oil-free foundation with SPF 20

Sunkissed cheek stain

Seeing green...


Just a big project I'm working on... well, more accurately, lots of mini projects that add up to one big holiday project. More on this later!


love this Kate Towers capelet

Posted on | Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | 4 Comments

Just had to gush about this:

I love the details on this dress.
I like to stalk Kate Towers Etsy shop and daydream about all her lovely creations. Speaking of stalking, what are your favorite fashion/design/art blogs? Please post a comment if you have a good one in mind. I have a collection of favorites that I love to frequent everyday for inspiration, but I don't have a ton of time to "discover" new ones on my own surfing the web... I'd love to hear about good ones from YOU (post a comment)! Thank you!

My Gilt Groupe outfit

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Remember last week I said I was building a Gilt Groupe outfit? Well, my pants came today, so now it is complete!

Jacket is BB Dakota, pants are Kaylee Tankus and boots are Rosegold. Total price paid after Gilt Groupe discounts and credits: $25. Yay! (hat is Dayna Pinkham, not on Gilt) It's hard to tell, but the pants are amazing... they have interesting seams and zipper details. I rolled the cuffs, but they are nice and long.

Photo of the Month :: Real Bride :: Kaitlyn


I'm starting a new element to this blog: Photo of the Month. Every month or maybe more frequently, I'll post a "photo of the month" on the left hand column of this blog. If you have a great photo of a twigs & honey piece in action, please send me an email with the subject line (info@twigsandhoney.com): Photo of the Month submission. Please include photography credits too. I love seeing all you gorgeous, happy Twigs & Honey fans!
To start things off...
Super lovely, super sweet... I love this detail photo of real bride Kaitlyn:

Photo credits: Rachel Gracie Photography

Love my new boots

Posted on | Friday, December 4, 2009 | 7 Comments

I just got my new Rosegold boots from Gilt Groupe yesterday and I'm in love. I just ordered them on Monday! I'm building a whole Gilt Groupe outfit and will have a new photo once all the pieces arrive. Total spent on boots: $0

Thank you to everyone for signing up. If you don't have a Gilt Groupe account, you can sign-up HERE.

I miss summer...

Posted on | Thursday, December 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

Picture from Istanbul...

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Brand new! Myra Callan Bridal line

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