Hello Friends! It’s been a while. I have two very exciting pieces of news:
My new website dreamboatdresses.com is up! Go check it out. There isn’t much content, but you can see the photo shoot I did with my super cute friend Hannah.
Also, I got into Renegade Craft Fair! Here is a link to the event website. It will be July 21 and 22 from 11-7 each day. I am so so excited and will be working furiously on my collection every waking hour until then.
I am so excited to announce that some of my designs are now being sold at Wallflower Boutique in Downtown Santa Cruz! Its an adorable little place on Locust Street and I am super proud/excited that my stuff is there.
That is my Infinity Jumper in the window!!!
If you’re in Santa Cruz, go check it out… if you’re not in town, they are available on my Etsy as well.
After years of thinking about it, I have finally opened an Etsy shop! Its called Dreamboat Dresses and I’m selling some of my designs there so you should definitely go check it out. I am really really excited! I would love any feedback or suggestions or things you would like to see, let me know. I will be adding more items shortly. I hope you like it! Have a dreamy day.
There is a giant fabric district in Buenos Aires, Argentina! I found it by accident while taking a bus to the mythical yarn district (more on that later). As a fabric lover who showed up in Argentina with a limited Spanish vocabulary I was thrilled at the amount of “fabrica” stores I was seeing… unfortunately that means factory (tela is fabric), and until that fateful bus ride I hadn’t seen much. This magical stretch of tiendas de tela is along Avenida Lavalle between Junin and Pueyrredón in what I think is the Monserrat neighborhood. There are lots of suiting and fashion fabrics, discount stuff, etc. If you’re a fabric lover in Buenos Aires you should definitely check it out!
The yarn district:
There are a bunch of really awesome looking yarn shops on Avenida Scalbrini Ortiz around the 900 block up near Palermo Hollywood. Unfortunately I went on a Saturday afternoon and literally every single one was closed. Hopefully you’ll have better luck!
I recently got a job at a bar in Bariloche and have been adjusting quite nicely to my cozy new life in this amazingly beautiful town. It feels good to have a daily routine after a few months of traveling. Bariloche is a wonderland of trekking, adventure, crystal clear lakes and good feelings. You can’t help but be happy here with adorable dogs on every corner and snow capped mountains in every direction.
My job leaves all of my days free and being thousands of miles away from my sewing machine I had to find something for my busy hands. That’s where the knitting comes in, I found a couple awesome yarn (lana) shops in town and spent an obscene amount of time on Ravelry cruising projects. In case you don´t know Ravelry.com is an online knit and crochet community with tons of patterns and inspiration. I have settled on the Bandana Cowl from Purlbee (the cutest blog/shop in the world), and its going pretty well.
I have a sordid history with knitting and crocheting. I´ll have a burst of inspiration and attempt a project thats way too hard for me, throw it away and swear to never knit again! This time is different. I am loving the process, taking it slow, I love how knitting shuts my brain off.
El Bolson is a tiny little town nestled between gorgeous mountains creating awesome weather and happy people! On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the town comes together for an amazing fair with crafts, awesome food and the BEST BEER EVER! I would have taken more pictures but I was distracted by all the beer and awesome vegetarian food! There was whole grain broccoli pizza, eggplant milanesas and alfajores galore!!!!
I have been really impressed with all of the artisan markets that I have been to in Argentina. The Feria de El Bolson has the typical flattened wine bottles and mate gourds but also tons of independent fashion designers, upcycled clothing and screenprinted shirts.
The atmosphere in El Bolson reminded me so much of Santa Cruz. Definitely a must if you are in the area!