a rumbudgin of nonsense by arnold spilka, 1970


pleats and stripes

pleated dresses awaiting finishing touches



vintage textile, circa 1970 *

* looking at it now i realize i may have hung it upside down...



another dreary chicago morning

my aloe very plant & scenic view  
a lovely birthday gift from my sister

it's the beginning of my second week in chicago. i'm slowly getting the studio up and running.  this morning i unpacked a few more boxes of fabrics and i'm hoping to have some new stuff up on the website very soon!

on the way to work i walked by the macys christmas windows....the holidays are coming

ho ho ho


i'm here

i made it.    the move went as smoothly as can be expected.  my friend dana came out to drive back with me.  we loaded up the truck, i said my goodbyes and we left in the wee hours of the next morning with a box of donuts and some very large coffees.   we promptly got lost in the bronx.   15 hrs later we arrived, bleary eyed, in chicago.

my limbs still feel like jello.

i'm settling into my new studio in the chicago fine arts building.  will post pics of the space as soon as i unpack.

p.s- one of my favorite bloggers, joy cho, posted pics of her lovely daughter wearing wolfechild!  see the images here and here


some new items in the shop


excited to see my botanic mechanics suit featured on the wgsn blog!  


hello nicey and efner

my amazing and talented older sister eleanor just launched her etsy shop, nicey and efner.  she makes the most exquisite heirloom dolls using vintage fabric and trims.  I'm so proud of her, what a lovely collection!  We are currently working on a little collaboration.  

I make kids clothes (small), she makes dolls (smaller) I think pretty soon one of us is going to raise the ante and start making clothes for mice or insects.  



this october i will be moving home to illinois.  
big (small) things are coming 


real simple family

thrilled to be featured on the cover(s) of real simple family 2013

 thanks to real simple & the amazing stylist katelyn mooney


vintage girls silk scarves


this and that on the rack

the winner of the dip dye tote giveaway is...


 please email me your shipping address and which color you'd like



amaryllis by morning

a few new spring pieces from the line.... 
floral mechanics suit

floral miller pant


floral jumpsuit take 2

....another day another jumpsuit.



color play part 2

today the vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring.  happy egg balancing!


color play

 a flash of fuchsia on a the last days of winter.

neon pink bloomer with pompom 

linen jumpsuit with pompom detail

i found this wild vintage floral tablecloth and turned in into a little jumpsuit


from the little girl and her mother by beatrice schenk de regniers illustrations by esther gilman