January 29, 2018

I had so much fun making this macrame bag from jute rope. The various knots and repetition is very therapeutic. I didn’t use a pattern for this (I did mark and draw it out for future re-creation) and I used about 6 knots total. I’m ready for a second, but this time with cotton rope and maybe with a dip in the indigo vat.

If you want to learn macrame, gather your friends and host a workshop! Send me an email at my cakies at gmail dot com, if you’re interested!

what i’m wearing: top and skirt (similar top, similar skirt), vintage. shoes, loq.


January 16, 2018

When hunting for vintage, my eye gravitates to denim and linen dresses. This one was a recent find that fit perfectly, and the cut of it was unlike my other denim dresses, so I brought it home. Usually, I go for loose and oversized, but I love the way this one fits. And… it has two pockets! I love a dress with pockets. The only problem is when moving around a lot, which is normal when you have 4 kids, the bottom 2 buttons come undone. Though it still leaves it at a reasonable length, so I’m okay with that.

Also, I love my white tee, which is a vintage tee from Rawson Chicago. Typically, my go-to for basic tees is Everlane, but this one from Rawson is so good. I love the cut and fabric so much. So if you’re looking for some good basic tees, add Rawson Chicago to your go-to list too. The shop is stocked with all sorts of colors too (see here)!

what i’m wearing: dress, vintage (vintage here, new there). white tee, rawson chicago. shoes, gray matters via the dreslyn. basket, wovenfolk.

new at wovenfolk

January 9, 2018

These are the newest baskets available on WOVENFOLK. We’ve got the maximalist and minimalist covered as there are basket bags in all shapes and sizes!

shop wovenfolk

November 28, 2017

There are some new (vintage) baskets over at WOVENFOLK. See all the newest lot of goods here. This Birkin-esque bucket basket is my fave; it’s made from natural cane like the traditional Birkin basket.

wovenfolk update

November 8, 2017

See all the new (vintage) baskets that have just arrived over at WOVENFOLK. I love them all (obviously), but that indigo one is especially cool. Which one is your favorite?

The etsy shop will get an update soon (maybe tonight or tomorrow!) with some indigo dyed pieces.

kalinka collection

October 18, 2017

It’s been a couple years since we’ve had a little baby in our home (Glow makes it abundantly clear that she is THE baby, though she no longer IS a baby), so all those teeny, tiny clothes stuffed in their drawers are all gone. I recently ordered my friend some shoes as a gift for her daughter turning 1, and the shoes looked so tiny that I was sure they wouldn’t fit. The shoes ended up fitting perfectly, with room to spare, but it’s just my size barometer is totally off now that wee ones no longer rule my home. We do have a new baby coming to join our family soon, but it’s my sister who is having the baby, so my girls get their first cousin. Searching things to buy for my coming nephew has me oh-ing and ah-ing for all the wonderful infant goods they have these days. I didn’t pop out kids that long ago, but there are so many more options these days. 

This collection by Kalinka from Ladida are all the things that make my heart go thumpity-thump and kind of make me wish I had a baby to dress again. It’s the type of quality item that would be cherished as it was passed down from sister to sister. And after, could be saved in a keepsake box for later! My favorites are this viola sweater, the pompoms are too sweet, and this pair of ravena overalls. I had a good collection of vintage rompers and playsuits, and I would have loved to dress them in any of the ones in the Kalinka collection. To make things last, I always to got a bigger size to allow them more time to wear it. I didn’t mind things being slightly too big because you could layer a shirt under and sweater over help it fit better. With the cold weather starting to arrive in most places (not in California), little babes need a camellia bonnet to keep them warm. Babes with bonnets on always looks so positively darling. I would have loved to dress my babes in any of these cozy knits.

The simplicity and heirloom quality of Kalinka clothing is so lovely, and makes me missing the days when I used to dress them up. These days, I don’t even mess with their styles, so moms of little ones, enjoy curating their closets for as long as it lasts.

Shop the Kalinka clothing collection here.

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