Thursday, June 12, 2008


Well, I finally got a Flickr account. Yes, I know, I must've been living under a rock.
I don't have any contacts there yet, so if you have a Flickr, leave me a comment with how to find you over there! I need Flickr buddies!

On another note, I found this fun little game. It's a vocabulary game, and the more you play, the more ad sponsors on the page pay to donate food to people in need. You can click on the banner on the right side of this page to play, or to add a banner to your blog to help spread the word, click here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


After reading this Storque article on Etsy, I decided it was time that I checked out

Having seen them advertised before (on Myspace I believe) something in my brain said "this is trendy nonsense, no use taking the time to check it out."

Well, today the Storque article caught my attention, and I decided it was time to see what Threadless is all about.

I was pleasantly surprised, my friends. So now I present to you my top Threadless picks:

Let it Grow - $16

A Field with a Dream - $20

When browsing through different T's, I was very impressed with their presentation of their clothes. Their models looked like real people - all different shapes and sizes, people with imperfect skin, and people that looked like you might actually know them. They seemed to avoid the airbrushed "perfection" look. Kudos, Threadless!

Has anyone ever bought clothing from Threadless before? I'm really curious to hear feedback from people who have dealt with them!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sneak Peek

As promised, I am posting the completed project made from the woodgrain fabric in my last post (please excuse the picture quality - my camera does NOT like the woodgrain pattern) :

Yeah, a skirt! I decided I wanted to explore applique more, so I added the leafy applique, made from cotton fabric I had in my stash for a while.

I also decided to give my blog readers a sneak peek at two aprons I have been working on for when my Etsy shop re-opens in July after my move:

(Cotton tree applique on apron made from hemp fabric)

(Tree applique on apron made from Amy Butler's Kashmir fabric)

Well, that's all for now, blog friends. I hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday. :)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Get a Move On

I made the decision last week that I won't be making/listing anything new for the store until after we move at the end of the month. (I'm hoping that after we move and get settled in I will be totally inspired and sewing up a storm!) So, everything left in the shop is in sale BIG time. Stop on by there if there's something you've been wanting. :)

That being said, I did something this week that I haven't done since before I opened my Etsy shop in late January...I made something for myself!

I whipped something up from some of this sweet woodgrain fabric that I scored from FabricShoppe

Photos to come soon of what I made!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


The inspiration for the name "Banana Pants Clothes", as well as for many other things in my life, is my little brother, Nate.

He was born when I was 14, and his presence changed my life in ways I don't even know how to begin to explain. He has taught me so much about how to love and how to just be myself.

When he was 4 years old, he had this bright yellow pair of pants that he called his "banana pants." I just loved that. They weren't just "yellow" pants, they were "banana" pants. So, every time I see my shop name, it reminds me to see things in my own way, not anyone else's.

Nate is 7 years old now. However, in my mind he is still about 3 or 4 ,and every time I go back to Indiana to visit I still expect him to want to snuggle up on the couch with me and watch Bob the Builder or Dragon Tales. Hehe. Now he plays baseball and likes to fish and ride his bike. He can read and count to 100 and do all of these big kid things that amaze me.

So, thank you, Nate. For being you and helping me just be me.

Some Inspiration