Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vintage Pony Facelift

I found this little rocking horse at the Rabbit Hole here in Portland. They have some great vintage furniture and great prices! I thought the paint was a bit ugly on this guy but I liked him just the same. My daughter loves anything she can climb or ride I thought for $35 why not just give him a makeover!



Monday, November 8, 2010

harlow holiday line!

Holiday is HERE! yay! see the new line at the harlow jewelry website.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Instant Artwork

Now that Olive is old enough to color without eating the crayons it's one of her favorite things to do! I have all of these little canvas that I bought before for another project and didn't finish. Well, I found a way to use one of them! Simple kid art.

You just need some cute ribbon, glue, a canvas and media of your choice. In our case (where paint is still pretty messy) we just used regular crayons.
After she colored the canvas, I just glued the ribbon all around to look a little more finished.
easy peasy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Toddler Table Redo

So, I was under the weather this past week and pretty much stuck in the house for awhile. I was going stir crazy and itching for a project. I found this one (among a few others that I will post later:). How could I have not thought of it before? My baby's toddler table totally needed a stylish makeover!
All I needed was some pretty spray paint, modge podge and some hip scrapbook paper...(and a small amount of patience)
..a few hours later and tah dah! a new table! I love it!

Monday, September 13, 2010


I love watching beads transform into jewelry! I like to lay out the supplies first for orders so it's easy to just go down the line and make them one by one. Here is a life of a bead at harlow.

First, a tray of beads...
Then, they start to transform into necklaces...
And then chains are added....and here it is!
and more....
Off they go to the store to sit pretty and wait for someone to love them:)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Oh my goodness, can it really be September already?? Can it really have been a month since I've posted?? OK, back to business then. I spent most of August getting ready for harlow's first trade show booth at the Seattle Gift Show. We had a GREAT show! I'm so happy to report that we picked up 18 new stores, bringing harlow to a total of 32 retailers! This is so exciting, but maybe you can see why it's been a little busy around here. Above are some photos of all of the hard work resulting in the booth. Almost detail is handmade and I think it all turned out pretty good!
Now, there are tons of things to look forward to this month. I have a day trip to a gem show in Salt Lake City coming up, 6 (yes, you are reading it right) birthday parties for Olivia's friends, MY birthday, and a girls trip to the beach! It's going to be busy, but busy is great! My little Olive also started playschool this month and that is a *huge* blessing for our household. Danny and I can work freely and she gets to get out and play with other kids all day and learn new things for 3 days a week. It's perfect:)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Anthropologie Look Alike Bargain!

This adorable Anthropologie top is currently available for $48

This adorable top from Target is $12!! I bought 2:)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Projects!

Here are some of the things I've been doing lately when I take breaks from jewelry making.. First, check out my new jewelry case I got from Presents of Mind (also the newest store to pick up harlow:) I just LOVE it! I'm making jewelry trays and jewelry display boards to fit perfectly in the bag to take to stores and shows. It even has a handle that expands and wheels so you aren't lugging it everywhere. Plus, it's harlow orange so how could I possibly resist?!

I've been turning these great multi-functional (great for so many things!) cork placemats into jewelry display boards by covering them with fabric and putting in a thin layer of cushion so that I can hold the jewelry down with pins...
...and turning this
into this! These trays have inserts with compartments that I can tote jewelry in. They don't have lids or anything so I needed to make some kind of strap to hold everything in.
I used velcro on the ribbon so that it can be secured tightly :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Adorable DIY Totes!

So, I just recently discovered that I heart fabric paint...well, not in general I guess, but in this situation, I do. I happen to use tote bags - a lot! Especially with the baby and all the gear that you have to take around with you , it's a nice quick way to grab things and go. Plus, you don't have to match your outfit or anything..anyway, I wanted to make some gifts and what a perfect thing to try from my list of projects- DIY totes! I went to Michael's hoping to find some really cool stencils, and guess what??! Michael's does not have cool stencils - but the do have blank ones. I knew I wanted a lotus flower and a bike, so I googled images of both and picked my favorites. Then I just traced them, cut with my craft knife and voila! a cool stencil! I'm sure you know how to use a stencil, so the rest is history. I also found some letters at the store and monogramed each one with a first initial. Easy peasy totes!

click to enlarge

Thursday, July 15, 2010

LOVE - found on Etsy

Love these, found on Etsy today.  How neat, they are made from a French novel. I feel like this would be so pretty thoughtfully hung in a workspace or studio...

New Beauties!

This is what I've been working on....and here are some of the new jewels I got in Sacramento last weekend! Can you imagine how heavy my bag was coming home??

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Banana Bites

Look at these tasty gems from the wonderful blogger Framed.  She has such a good idea going here using leftover ingredients you already have in your kitchen! You just cut up pieces of banana, dip them in chocolate and roll them in yummy stuff like coconut and nuts.  mmm, I'm thinking of all the possibilities...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Inspiration

This flower wall is gorgeous.  I found it this morning here.  I have so many projects going at the moment and I just wish I had the time to work on all of them! One is a daybed that Danny and I are making for the work studio/guest room.  Photos to come soon! 

Oregon Coast Vacation!

We spent the 4th of July at the beautiful Oregon coast last weekend.  It was gorgeous and warm and so sweet to spend that precious time with my family.  That being said, we came home Tuesday and the week is already almost over! I'm working overtime right now to catch up but it was worth it for sure!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Channeling Fall

So, I know summer has only just begun, but I have to get harlow's Fall lines done in just a few weeks! Can you believe it?! Fall...anyway, I started working on it yesterday.  Here are a couple of Fall inspired pieces. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Studio Re-do

Instead of relaxing last night as planned, I decided to re-do my studio instead. It's a project that's been on my list, so here is my progress so far.  Here is before:

another before...(I forgot to take photos until I'd moved the furniture in the middle of the room already)

and after
I painted and rearranged this and the rest of the basement. Whew, a lot of work! Now we are working on making this amazing DIY bed by this weekend. I can't wait! To be continued!!