Monthly Archives: July 2012

Favorites // Poketo Store


best of poketo LA products

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

Sometimes I have moments when I stumble across something really cool that makes me wonder if I live in the wrong city, especially among the blogosphere. Today though, we can all breathe a deep sigh of relief because Poketo, the downtown L.A. gem, has graced the rest of us non-Californians with an online store. Thank goodness. Here are some of my favorites —


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DIY // Graphic Heart Tee


simple DIY heart tee shirt

There are certain crafts supplies that don’t like me. One of those is dye. Maybe it’s just the fact that I’m somewhat of a messy crafter, but I’d prefer to believe that it’s just the unforgiving nature of dye in general. Either way, I found the perfect solution to my dye troubles with Tumble Dye. It’s still a permanent color once it’s set but it’s water based so you can easily fix mistakes (or splatters), and that’s what I like to call the beginning of a long relationship. This graphic heart tee was a must-try project after my fabric dye discovery–

simple DIY graphic heart tee

You will need:

  • Plain tee
  • Tumble Dye spray in your choice of color
  • Clear adhesive shelf liner
  • Sisscors
  • Magazine
  • Iron

simple DIY graphic heart tee

First, put the magazine inside the shirt so the spray doesn’t bleed through. Measure and cut the size heart that you want from the adhesive liner. Stick the liner to the shirt where you’d like the graphic, and then spray several thin coats of tumble dye. Wipe of the excess dye from the liner (so that it doesn’t get on your shirt when you peel the liner away). Wait until the heart is dry, peel the liner off, and iron! Also, Tumble Dye is washable, so if you make a mistake you can correct it with just a wet towel, it doesn’t set until you heat it.


DIY simple graphic heart tee

Cute, don’t you think? Simple graphic tees are definitely my summer staple!

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Currently // Portfolio + Job Thoughts


ashley roses portfolio

I spent yesterday compiling a few of my favorite projects and designs that I’ve done over the last year or so, and I wanted to share my new portfolio with you! I realize that I don’t write much about my day job (working as a server at a seafood restaurant), but that’s mostly because it’s neither exciting nor creative. In fact, it’s the opposite of those things, which is why I decided to put together a portfolio of recent work so that hopefully I can find something I love to do instead of one that consists of taking food orders and getting people more tartar sauce. Don’t get me wrong, I’m incredibly thankful to have a job that’s flexible and pays well (which is what allows me to keep up with S + C), but I’m beyond ready to move on. So, if you know of anything exciting in Houston (or virtual) let me know. Even if not, I accept prayers even more so!

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