Thursday, April 24, 2008


in your opinion which is the correct statement?

the peanut butter sticks to jelly
the jelly sticks to the peanut butter

these are the types of things i'm thinking about while at work today. if anyone has something else for me to do, i would greatly appreciate the distraction.

Monday, April 21, 2008


so i'm taking a photography class to learn about fstops, shutter speed, iso and light. so far its been a hoot. we had an assignment this week to learn and practice with depth of field (longest and shortest lens, f3.5 and f16 for each combo). he said be creative - so i did. i used my old fashioned origami skills to create cranes out of magazine ads. i thought it was clever. here are some of my best shots (in my opinion). granted i knwo i need a lot of work, but what do you think?

i was going for the reflection in the coffee table - so glad i dusted prior to taking this :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


this site has been added to my list of daily hits and for those of you that like to make purses/bags this is definitely the post for you. i'm not a knitter, but there seems to be a lot of information out there on it and many other topics. hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


so naturally, like most women i know, i love shoes. love, love, love them. i don't know what it is about them exactly, but they always seem to cheer me up. buying them, trying them on, changing seasons of my current stash... i found some shoes recently that i've been drooling over, and in reality i would love to buy them all, it's just not going to fly with the husband who does not have the same feelings towards shoes as i (who's heard 'don't you already have a pair that look exactly like that?', and it's usually followed by 'these are totally different than those!'). because shoes bring me so much happiness, i thought other people would like to see some new spring shoes as well. all of these are available at piperlime (my ultimate shoe source).

if anyone has these let me know what you think - i'm all about cute and comfy.

all pictures from

Thursday, April 10, 2008


i feel normal again - i have gotten some sewing done. i made a new purse for me to take to kansas city this weekend - i love the result. fun, funky fabrics that scream spring and i couldn't be happier to carry it around and have it cheer me up all weekend :)


i have been slacking on my blog this week - so sorry! really it's one of my favorite things to do, but when things i don't like to do have to be done, i have to then save what i like to do as a reward. well today, i have finished some long put off things at work...

what's new with kateidesign?
- i'm working a line of clutches and wallets that i will feature in my etsy store and will create my very first tutorial on - so excited!
- i found some amazing fabric on clearance at jcaroline creative (who by the way has a new look thanks to Jessica at How About Orange) that i'm going to be using for this endeavor
- i have a very short torso, and therefore it's hard for me to find things like gauchos and cropped pants that look normal on me. most capri's tend to look like flood pants, so with some very fun pink and white seersucker fabric i will be making my own

when will i have time to do this you ask? i have no idea... unless i do one of the following:
- give up sleeping all together
- stop reading People magazine
- quit my job
- learn to sew faster

wish me luck!

Monday, April 7, 2008


i know its been a pretty common topic on several of the blogs i read, but spring is here - with the exception of the random snow storm we got last week. i started cleaning this weekend, and taking the dogs on walks... gino even got his hair shaved off. i'm so happy that he's now snag and matt free. the yard is clean (less dead leaves all over the place) and we installed a toilet in the main bathroom.

i love accomplishments and productivity. smile.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


so one thing about me that will never change is my love for t-shirts. i love soft ones, sassy ones, funny ones, plain ones, all kinds really. so i found this sweet website that combines my new love of sewing and such with my everlasting affair with collecting t-shirts.
here are some of my favorites:

all photos courtesy of

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


i haven't done a survey yet on my blog, so i snagged this little guy from Tara on her Design on Post blog.

A - Attached or single? married to my ever patient husband.
B - Best friend? kathy, erin, emily, kristi
C - Cake or pie? cake, red velvet
D - Day of choice? thursday - the weeks almost over
E - Essential item? the internet.
F - Favorite color? brown
G - Gummy bears or worms? worms - the clear part is my favorite
H - Hometown? the world is my hometown
I - Favorite indulgence? shopping for expensive jeans
J - January or July? why can't i pick june?
K - Kids? only my fur kids
L - Life isn’t complete without? friends and coffee
M - Marriage date? 9-3-07
N - Number of brothers and sisters? 1 sister
O - Oranges or apples? both
P - Phobia and fears? getting stuck in a style rut
Q - Quote? 'nobody drink the beer! the beer has gone bad!" - can't hardly wait
R - Reason to smile? accomplishment
S - Season of choice? fall
T - Tag three people: i'm new at the whole blogging thing and i don't know exactly what this means...
U - Unknown fact about me? i hate wearing socks
V - Vegetable? all of them except for brussel sprouts
W - Worst habit? biting my nails
X - X-ray or ultrasound? xray
Y - Your favorite food? italian... and more italian
Z - Zodiac sign? capricorn - don't mess with the hooves.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


because i tend to have some free time on my hands, i started playing with ideas for a new 'do. since some of my wonderful readers haven't seen me in person with all my different hairdos, your opinions are the ones i'm seeking most. here are some pictures (courtesy of instyle) please send me comments on which you like the best - oh and the first person to guess which celebrity the haircuts are copied from (must name all 6 and be correct, between 4/1 and 4/4) will get a free fat quarter from my stash :)
- Update: Congrats Andrea on winning the fat quarter! I have mixed results: 3 votes for A, 3 votes for C, 1 for D and 1 for E... hmmm... I'll keep you posted.