Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Things are going to be a little quiet over here at Chez Lemon Pie...I am headed up north to Vermont for a company off-site meeting.

I do however leave with with more new items in the shop.

And the promise of GREAT things to come upon my return.

Until then stay cool, stay dry...stay fly


Sunday, July 20, 2008

RADIO SILENCE...but not really

Remember those patterns I cut out? Here they are taking shape. By tonight they will be up in the shop.

Also this weekend I've been working on doing the calligraphy for a lovely friend's wedding invitations.

I just can't stop...ok. back to work.
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Friday, July 18, 2008


3 hours of sleep.

Not because I couldn't sleep.

Because I got involved.

Involved cutting out eight (yup, 8) patterns:
  • Pinafore
  • Rumba pants
  • Romper [for boys]
  • Blue linen dress [this one will be hard to part with]
  • A few bibs
  • Sundress thing

I also got involved making a dress [90% complete & sweet as heck].

The cool part: my mom and I were sewing [and ironing] together [obv. working on different projects]. I probably would not have stayed up so late had she not been. It is so great to have someone next to you that loves what you're doing as much as you do.

Getting me through right now: The fact that it is Friday and the gigantic iced coffee on my desk right now.

*it is all for the shop

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Why do Target models always have really terrible awful shoes that 90% of the time don't match what the model is wearing?

Thoughts on this?


Target. Where else?

Honestly - best $20 I've spent in a long time. So far I've worn this:
  • To a cookout
  • To brunch [with a long sweater]
  • Doing errands
  • To a birthday party
  • As a beach cover-up
Each time I wear it people love it.

I went back to buy another one because when this one dies, I am going to need a backup - there were no more though so I am thinking you can only get this online now?

I got a medium and it is 100% true to size.



This dress. This dress makes my heart oh so very happy. The shiny buttons. The piping. The ruffle. Oh, the ruffle. The little sleeve. Its A-line shape [perfect for a girl with hips]. I can't even tell you how much I'd wear this. There is even a chance I would sleep in it.

via funky etsy shop: nostalgia

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Packing and shipping might be one of my most favorite parts about having an Etsy shop. I love thinking about how the recipient will feel when they open the envelope and see their treasures inside.

I honestly wouldn't want to spend my night any other way.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

THE FIRST [of many]

First I'd like to say thank you for the kind words [and de-lurking] yesterday. It is those little things that make me really really want to write.

I've got a little surprise for today.

It is a shop update.

A small update, but an update.

Over the next few days I will be adding more items so...keep your eyes peeled.

And please please let me know if there is something you'd like to see in there but isn't. Ok?

I added a new section called 'Samples.' Basically, it will be a great place to get lux risa items at a little bit of a discount since they will be 'first additions.' It is always a little tough working with or on a new pattern and there are always little imperfections. The imperfections are not anything that compromise the integrity of the garment, they are just little oops here and there that no one [but me] will notice. Instead of having a growing pile of first additions hanging around, I'll put them in the shop!

So la la la. That is my great news of the day!


Monday, July 14, 2008


It has been serious.

The writers block that is.

Something happened last week - it was like all the words were just gone.

I'm pretty sure that it had something to do with time management.

And maybe a little something to do with still wanting to be on vacation.

But I am back, and I am here for good.

This weekend was a wonderful one filled with good friends, good family and good times. It was the perfect amount of relaxation and excitement. Last night I fell asleep feeling very content with it all. That my friends is how every Sunday should end - perfectly ready to face the coming week with vigor and excitement.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Last night I got home from work and instead of posting here, or on Kirtsy and instead of going to the gym, my mom and sister convinced me to go see Wall.E with them.

I am so glad I did.

This movie is one of the best I have seen in a long long time. Sweet and funny and 100% completely fascinating. I literally could not take my eyes away from the screen.

You have to see it.

Plus, it has robots in it and really, who doesn't love robots?

Monday, July 7, 2008


I took an inadvertent hiatus this weekend.

I'll be posting a humdinger later so...stay tuned!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Studio Inspiration

In getting back from vacation [which I do promise to post about] and getting ready for a long weekend, I've begun to think about the best way to utilze a small workspace.

Before flickr became my best friend I would just save images to my hard drive so unfortunately I don't have the original image links. I know that 2 & 3 are Martha Stewarts personal studio. The others...well make me wish I had a space like theirs!

Until then I am going to try and incorporate some great shelving for storage, a table to cut on possibly and am going to join the hoop-la.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


The work of Banksy - author of infamous graffiti around London. First seen here and then found on BombDog's flickr

Karey M. has me thinking about being nice lately.

Being nice I think is not always easy. Sometimes...well sometimes a case of the nasties gets in the way. Sometimes even when I have the nasties but try oh so very hard to be nice, nasty gets the best of me and I really don't like that.

You see, it is pretty hard to get me all worked up but once I am is kind of like a tornado and without meaning to be nasty there I am. After all is said and done I always feel terrible awful. That I could have stopped that I should have stopped but right there and then I just wouldn't couldn't.

I always say I'm sorry...does that count as being nice?

So, I am [belatedly] joining the nice contest because really, being nice is way better than having to feel nasty about being naughty.