{is this thing on?}

Over the summer, I jumped from the wordpress.com platform to wordpress.org.  Seems that not all of the glitches were worked out…

Just checking in with you – if you didn’t make the jump with me, well, I’m still here!  Be sure to update your bookmarks to twopeasinapoddesigns.com.

Hope to see you there!


{olive and ollie giveaway winners!}

Heather from Olive and Ollie has the cutest shop and she is quite the rock star in the modern quilting world.  She was featured HERE and if you missed it, go check it out because she has an incredible eye for color and design.

Heather offered 3 of you a copy of her PDF quilt pattern, Yield…and the winners are:



An email is on its way to you girls – congrats!!

If you haven’t already done so – visit the post from Monday and meet Jan DiCintio from Daisy Janie (and throw your hat in for a FQ bundle of her organic fabrics)



WIWW {what I wore wednesday}

Link up with Lindsey from the Pleated Poppy for her “What I Wore Wednesday” posts…they are quite addicting.  Fun to figure out new ways to embellish and recreate outfits from what’s already in your closet.  I have a small addiction to WIWW.  Never miss a post.  Here’s my post – although they are collected from about the last 6 weeks worth…but whateva!

Maybe I should title this What NOT to wear.  Let’s start with a look at my shoes and socks options…

I love my gold flats.  {I got them on clearance for $5 and they are super soft and comfy}.  I love my knee high argyle socks.  Together, maybe not so much.  But I was in a hurry to get off to church and quite frankly, I just didn’t care what my feet looked like.  I chalk this up to the “creative” side in me…my feet making a “statement”.  

Now this combo…the red flats, again, clearance $6 at Payless.  Love them.  Again with the argyle.  I got a thing for argyle.  Actually, just noticed that as I type this, I have purple and gray argyle socks on.  Hmm…that’s odd.  I should expand my sock patterns, huh?  This is facinating, isn’t it?

At least here, I’ve moved on to stripes.  Now, on this particular day – not a single member of my family could find matching socks.  After the laundry was all done – they somehow all came back together but they mysteriously all became mismatched for an entire week.  {and say hello to Rosie the barn cat}

T-shirt and scarf – Old Navy
Jeans – Ann Taylor LOFT (my fav store that I NEVER pay more than $20 for anything – awesome clearance finds!)
Jersey cardigan – Cold Water Creek (also clearance $7!)
Hair flower – made by ME!

I have a thing for hats.  And pigtails.  And braids.
Hat – really old and I have no idea where I got it.  I added a pin I found for $1 to it!
Sweater – Old Navy (clearance! $8)

THIS – just a shameless plug for my tutorial coming up tomorrow for this cute fabric belt!
Dress – Ann Taylor LOFT
Beads – Bead for Life
Check out the red polka dot knee highs!

My what NOT to wear WIWW post…(giveaway winners announced tomorrow!)




Q & A

I get asked a lot of different questions about crafting, sewing and more.  I’d love to do a post where I answer all of those questions…do you have one you’d like to ask?  Ask anything!  Ok.  Maybe not anything but…serious, ask away!

Shoot me a quick email with your question at twopeasinapoddesigns at gmail dot com.



Custom Blog or Etsy Banner

I have been taking a class in Illustrator.  Previously, I would design, draw, sketch out my stuff – be it textile designs, etc and then hire a graphic artist to digitize, colorize and do all the work for me.

It’s super expensive to do that.  And I wanted to be able to play around with it all by myself.  So, I took a class at our local Art college and have fallen deeply in love.

With Art School – love designing, communications – all that stuff.  Super fun.  I already have plans for the next two quarters for more fun classes in both fashion design, pattern drafting and also more graphic design.

And I’ve been looking for guinea pigs (hee! hee!)

Do you have a blog or an etsy shop that you would like a banner made for it?  I love using personal photos but I’m up for trying anything.  And I’m super cheap.  I’d like to offer up a simple custom banner for you, like what is pictured here, for $15.  It will include a banner and avatar.

I will only take two orders for now so if you are interested, hurry because I’m not sure when I’ll do this again!

You’ll find the listing over in my etsy shop. Can’t wait to work with you!  Thanks for giving me a chance to practice!

{for love of nature}

“Here is calm so deep, grasses cease waving. . . . Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us.

The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.

The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and; tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.”

– John Muir

I love that passage from John Muir.  I first read his writings as a freshman in college as part of my environment and natural resources degree.  From a very young age playing in our creek in the backyard, running through the woods on my grandparents farm, and exploring as an adult – I have loved the quiet stillness, the colors, the smells, everything the earth has to offer.

Last week as Sprout and I were hiking, she must have said one hundred times, “What’s that?!  What’s that?!”.  I lovingly obliged by pointing out all of the new sprouts; mayapples, cut leaf toothwort, spring beauties, garlic mustard, bluebirds and cardinals and chickadees.  We talked about the song that the rufous sided tohee was singing as he followed us, “drink your tttteeeeaaa”.  She repeated everything I said and even the next day as we entered the woods said, “Momma, Momma, Momma!  Apple!  Apple!” as she pointed to the mayapples.  Sharing all of God’s creation with my kids is as much a joy for me as a Mom as it was for me as a kid to share it with my father and my grandfather.

Go outside and share some of the splendor around you with someone you love – Happy Earth Day.



Giveaways, Giveaways!

Don’t forget to scroll back and catch all the posts from last week!

All of my birthday giveaways are open until Wednesday, March 31st!

In like a lion, out like a lamb…



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