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Pretty Textiles | Portland, Oregon Photography

I did some fabric hunting last weekend and found some real gems.  Check out this lovely chunky table linen from the thrift store – I think I’m going to use it for a summer throw.  No point in subjecting this beauty to food spillage on the table.

Leftover gingham from our wedding tablecloths  =  recycled bow tie gold.  I tried to get Pete to wear it to work… no success yet… BUT SOON- Mabye. Come on… with a chambray shlubby shirt and some burnt orange pants & adidas high tops? Yes please.  Want to make your own bow tie?  Free bow tie pattern curtesy of Angela Osborne from the land down under.

Stay tuned for some gauzy wedding dress fabric from Portland Garment Factory turned children’s dreamy play capes in my next post.  I was lucky enough to catch PGF’s fabric sale they hold every 2 years, and got some goodies for less than $1 a yard on the bolt.

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Modern Domestic | Portland, Oregon Retail Photography

I had the pleasure of shooting recently at Modern Domestic, an AMAZING sewing studio on Alberta Street in Northeast Portland.  I took a sewing class with a few other ladies, taught by the studio’s co-owner, Lupine  (pronounced Lupin, like in Harry Potter – the coolest name I’ve ever heard).    Lupine, her cool energy and her fleet of Bernina’s  (the ‘creme de la creme’ of sewing machines – made by the swiss) made machine sewing really easy and approachable.  I sewed with my grandmother’s sewing machine off and on since college but always reverted back to hand when I had some mechanical issues.  With just a few simple tips, I have walked out of Modern Domestic with a pillow, a weekend bag and soon to be a chambray skirt.   The ladies at modern domestic also know how to dress a retail space.  You could spend an hour in this place just looking at all of their neato things, including their mini presser foot museum {!!!!!!!}

Enjoy!

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

 

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

Modern Domestic Alberta Portland

 

Kids in the Hood

I love a lot of things about Portland, but one of the things I love most is the cool people that live here (and their cool kids).  My neighborhood park is no exception. Now, first rule of this post – if you want to know the easiest way to look like a total creep, follow my steps below:

1.)  Go to local park with camera

2.)  Ask parents to take pictures of their kids

I know… total creep.  But if you know me, you know I have no shame really and there were some special conditions here.  The sun came out of the clouds 30 minutes before sunset {for the first time I think all winter in Portland} and I couldn’t help myself — look at these kids and you will understand.

child in park

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kid in park

child on playground

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mom and child

 

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kids on teter totter

kids on teter totter

kids on teter totter

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