Remodelista Local Market

Remodelista curated a one-day local market last Saturday in the gorgeous building that Schoolhouse Electric will soon be using as its new showroom. While the event wasn’t huge, it featured lots of lovely home decor items, fresh flowers, and food from Koi Fusion. Remodelista was competing against the first 80-degree day Portland has seen since […]

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Kerry - This looks like it was lovely! I have a friend moving to Portland in the fall and she is getting excited about all of the cool events she has to look forward to.

bettienew - Portland is definitely full of amazing things to do (and super talented people who do them)!

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Knot Ugly Designs

I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the Knot Ugly Designs photo shoot. Knot Ugly is the brain child of Jen Neitzel (one half of the Jen & Jocelyn brand). Jen’s been making things all of her life and started crocheting hats to sell back in 2003. I still have (and love) […]

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Jen Neitzel - Thanks for the blog love! <3

jocelyn - Thanks Bettie…sweet photos!

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Breedom Public Sewing House

Southeast Portland has a new workspace for learning and making: Breedom Public Sewing House. Owner Bree Perry has been hard at work transforming the floor above one of my favorite shops, Mag-Big, into a bright, spacious and inviting location for sewing and any other number of crafts. Breedom opened last week and has a calendar […]

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Cassie @ Mag-Big - such an amazing, well-rounded article about this space. it truly is wonderful!

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Crafty Wonderland

Saturday was the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale. It was wonderful to drop in and see so many of my Portland friends vending and shopping.  I picked up a pair of cute bird earrings from Betsy & Iya and M went home with a sweet little star necklace from Little Daisy Chains. I finally […]

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Amy Nieto - It was fun times, for sure! Great seeing ya on the street :)

shana - it was so nice meeting you guys! and i’m glad the wee one loves her ring! yay!

bettienew - I love running into you, Amy!

bettienew - I look forward to getting together for that coffee date!

Cassie @ Mag-Big - These photos are SO amazing. Bettie, you are out of this world!!!

bettienew - Thanks so much, Cassie!!

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Jen & Jocelyn

Back in March, my good friend JenNeitzel asked me to road test a prototype of a new skirt design she was working on with another friend of ours, Jocelyn Barda. The ladies were planning the launch of Jen & Jocelyn, and needed the skirts to go out into the real world. Jen and I hung […]

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Jen Neitzel - I love this! Thank you so much! You’re such a kind friend! xo

Lindsey @ Yarnia - How lucky! I would LOVE to be solicited to road test some cute new clothes (hint hint) :) Those skirts are totally adorable and do look super comfy.

jocelyn - Thanks so much…you are awesome!
xoxo,
j.

Jo Ostgarden - Wow! Totally inspirational! I love these! Congratulations Jen & Jocelyn!

thezenofmaking - Great designs–skirts should always be this fun!

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