Wednesday, May 26, 2010

harlow Trunk Show!

Fuchsia is hosting a trunk show on June 3rd from 5-9PM for harlow, Minoux, Lulu jewelry and more!  My new Summer harlow Collection will be there along with champagne and treats.  Fuchsia will have door prizes as well.  Don't miss this party! It makes a perfect ladies night out! 
The address for Fuchsia: 6658 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue in Portland

Monday, May 24, 2010

Adorable Tank Top DIY!

My friend JJ from Lovely Little Things 
posted this on her blog today about a plain tank top she added a ruffle to. How easy, adorable, and such a fabulous idea! 
I love how the back looks too!
Thanks for the idea JJ!

Summer harlow

The harlow Summer Line is almost out! (and isn't this model just adorable!?!) I'm working on getting everything on the website today and I'm super excited about it! It's my favorite line yet - full of gorgeous blue and green gemstones I found in Tucson this year.  I've not seen some of these gemstone colors before and I'm pretty much in love with them:) Check it out!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

harlow Coming Soon to Radish Underground and PedX!

harlow jewelry will be available at PedX Shoe Shangri-la. on June 1st! They have amazing jewelry handbags and ahhhh, shoes... It's impossible to leave PedX without some serious accessory crushes and a renewed sense of urban Portland hipness.

harlow will also be available at the seriously cool Radish Underground boutique in downtown Portland on May 21st.  Check out their unique independent designer focused lines in clothing, accessories and art! You'll also find the eclectic vintage and industrial decor quite charming!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lighting for photographing jewelry is an ongoing frustration. Natural light works best but it doesn't always bring out true colors.  Also, living in Portland creates a problem because it's often overcast and there isn't enough light. My summer line has a lot of gorgeous blues and greens that I really want to show in photos.  I came across this tutorial on making your own light box, so I thought I'd try it. The results are pretty good...  but I think I still need brighter lights... Here is the light box. (my daughter's play table and chairs worked perfectly for the set up:)

Here is the photo using my camera flash.

Here is the true blue.
So, I think it's better but I am going to try brighter lights and work on the shadows a little bit. To be continued..

Friday, May 14, 2010

Adorable Modern Cakes

About Orange had an adorable post yesterday about Sugar Coat It Studio who makes the most interesting and colorful modern cakes. I love the balls on the top layer of the bottom one!  It's inspiring me to want to make one - maybe for Olivia's 2nd birthday:) 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I heart my sewing machine

I saw an orange pillow at Target last year and, since then, I have wished that I would have gotten it.  So I decided to make one myself. I wanted one to match a duvet cover for my bed that I LOVE and a pillow that could be used even when we don't make the whole bed - with shams and all. The stuffing needs a little rearranging, but I love the color and fabric! (it's a velvety soft fabric)

I didn't have any orange thread, so I decided to do a stitch around the outside so I wouldn't have an odd color to sew the part where the stuffing goes in.  My awesome new sewing machine (thanks Mom!) does a number of decorative stitches that were surprisingly easy to use. I chose a leafy vine stitch for this one...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Welcome Home Party

Some of our good friends had a wonderful welcome home party for us this past weekend.  It was so great to see everyone again and know we are back where we belong.  This is one of many family photos we tried taking but Olivia had been playing all day by this time and wasn't up for the photos.  This is as good as it gets...

Converted Garage

I came across this garage conversion reading Stephmodo's blog last week.  My boyfriend and I loved it so much that it's inspired us to want to convert our garage.  We are thinking of making the main level into a work studio for me, and the upper loft into a guest bedroom.  This is, of course, a future project (as in years away) but I'm already excited! You can view more pictures here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Summer Is Almost Here!

Summer is right around the corner and I'm super excited about my 
summer harlow line.  I'm using lots of green and blue, and some light summery gold.  These necklaces are a preview....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Inspiring Post

This post from Anna Maria Horner titled Bring-Your-Baby-To-Work-Day is Everyday was touching to me this morning.   So sweet.  Also, check out this amazing photo of her and her children. I don't know how she does it - so gorgeous, talented, down to earth, amazing work and all while being a mother of MULTIPLE children (I can't imagine even more than one - serious admiration to all the mamas out there that do it all!)'s inspiring!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother's Day Ideas From Harlow

Don't forget your mother this Mother's Day! Here are some ideas from harlow.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Things I love on Etsy

This blouse just makes me so excited for summer to get here already!
 I'm not sure if I want the baby or the hat...
This sweet vintage wardrobe (named Stella:) would be perfect if my bedroom was much bigger.

This vintage dress is also quite adorable...