moose turns 3

Posted on June 17, 2010 by mckay | 0 Comments

our dogs. moose on the left, magnolia on the right. happy birthday big boy!!!
photos by the always amazing matt miller.

seriously i cannot say enough about how happy i am that we found matt and were lucky enough to have him shoot our engagement photos and wedding photos. matt miller and his assistant reagan powell from our labor of love kicked a** and took names. i'll share a couple with you once i get the disc of images. way more exciting then hearing about the one thing i've sold on etsy. :)

if you are debating who you should book for your next photo shoot (because everyone should have one!!) debate no further. they will travel.

this was from our engagement. l.o.v.e.

one more and i'll be done.

Posted in matt miller, our labor of love, wedding photo

omg omg you guys!

Posted on June 15, 2010 by mckay | 0 Comments

anyone know what the name of that song is that my title refers to? my niece sings it all the time and it is stuck in my head...
anyways, one of the lovely readers from GWS saw our wedding up and contacted me at my etsy shop regarding custom clutches for her bridesmaids!!! i didn't even have any listed yet. so so excited. :) hopefully i can do a great job for her and this will just be the beginning.

i know that with a full time job i'm going to have to start prioritizing my time at home and i am ready. i always seem to do my best work and be the most productive when i have to manage my time. funny how that works.

wish me luck!!!

if you'd like to see my first listing (at it's discounted rate) check out my shop.

Oatmeal Lace


Posted in clutch, etsy, love, sale

I don't know photoshop.

Posted on June 15, 2010 by mckay | 0 Comments

Seriously, folks.
I’ve tried making about 15 different etsy banner’s for my lil’ shop using good old Microsoft word and paint. Looks good while I’m working on them on the computer and yes, I do resize to the correct height/width ratio etsy has instructed me to.
Why then, do they come out so blurry and blah looking once I’ve uploaded them to the site? Who wants to visit a shop that has a lousy header? Not me! At this point in the game, I’m not sure I have the resources (aka- time & money) to go and purchase photoshop or indesign. One day though, my friends, one day!

So I turn to google, type in ‘free photoshop like programs’ and find GIMP. Thank the good Lord! Can’t say it’s the most user friendly program, but after a couple hours of trial and error I think I ended up with a pretty good result. See for yourself:

My Awesome Etsy Banner

Thoughts? Suggestions?? I'm retarded and coudn't figure out how to embed the picture in the post so hopefully you clicked the link. Ha! I could put together a tutorial on this, so that may be my next post. Stay tuned!

Posted in awesome, banner, etsy, gimp


Posted on June 14, 2010 by mckay | 0 Comments

Holy smokes.
Only fitting that my first blog post comes on the day our wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes! I'm trying to get my act together and set up my etsy shop, but I need good photos of the products I'm going to sell...Luckily our photog, Matt Miller, from took some amazing ones. Can't wait to get all the images from him!
Wedding planning definitely got my creative juices flowing and I found that I really love trying my hand at all sorts of crafts. Of course I failed at a lot of them, but found that the ones involving my sewing machine turned out the best and were the most fun and rewarding to create. Since I'm still in denial that all of my planning is finally done, I figured I can keep it going by helping others create their perfect day through the little details.
However you've found me here, I'm glad you did! Please drop me a note or let me know if I can help you in any way! I love custom orders and if I am unable to make what you want, I bet I can help you find it! :)
Visit my etsy shop for my current listings: OatmealLaceDesign

Posted in clutch, etsy, sewing, wedding

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