Apr 21, 2014

the game

one of the projects i'm working on is a collection of dance inspired athletic wear for kids. i've shared pictures of some samples i made {pants, tops, and scarves} here and on instagram, but i'm also adding elements of silk and tulle to kind of push myself out of my comfort zone creatively. although the pieces i make with the tulle won't be as full as the above skirt, there will be elements of it in a lot of the designs.. but all you rock n rollers fear not, the last thing i'm going to do is create something too princesse-y, you get my drift? more details coming soon, including a name for this collection.

dig it babies.

Apr 17, 2014

excuse me while i take a shot

Coffee. Probably one of my favorite things to do in a day is to have a good cup of coffee and just completely block everything out. I'm good at it too.
Thursdays are kind of like the calm after the storm of Wednesdays. Let me break it down for you:
My six year old daughter trains a lot of hours right now. After training Sunday, Monday evening, and Tuesday evening, she is tired and cranky by wednesday. She wakes up anywhere between 6:30am and 7:30am {seriously, she still has sleeping habits of a toddler} e v e r y d a y. No matter what time she gets to bed {gym nights are usually by 9:15pm}.
Wednesday:  She wakes up happy but as soon as her and her sister go to eat breakfast, watch out. no one is safe. Within five minutes of sitting down, the meltdowns begin. This goes on and off until we leave for school. At school, she is great. After school, it is round two. From the time we get home until bath time, it's like a WWF show with me and her dad tag teaming with each other with every meltdown. Bath time ---> bedtime. Sweet relief. She is in bed between 6:45pm and 7:00pm. And then for the next six days, she's her normal, cool self.
To sum it up, having such a young child in a competitive sport that requires a lot of training is hard work. It is not easy. And it isn't for everyone. Her love of the sport combined with her work ethic at the gym is literally what makes it worth while. There may come a day where she might not love it anymore and want to quit. But for now, this is her life. Blood, sweat, and tears included.

Dig it babies.

Apr 16, 2014

gym crew

gym crew

We are huge fans of leggings in just about any shape, size, and color, over at the lula haus. Because let's be real, when your kid is sweaty and tired after four and a half hours of gym, she does not want to fuss around with her clothing. So leggings win over everything at the moment.

1. little lark tank
2. bkr water bottle
3. luna leggings
4. vans shoes
5. haute tots hat

dig it babies

Apr 10, 2014

black hearts rule

today i made a rubber stamp {a heart} and tried it out on a onesie. the stamp itself ruled, but the fabric paint i chose for it didn't, at least in my opinion {too thick}. i have been wanting to do my own type of screen printing | hand stamped something for awhile now. i did a t shirt a few months ago, which totally ruled and i made and sold samples of it {always a rad feeling}. I have been using different fabrics, techniques {all homemade diy stuff}to test all this stuff out. i would love to do  a line of really cool baby streetwear {not even sure if there is such a thing} so we'll see where this goes.

photo taken with my iphone - please excuse the wrinkles

dig it babies.

Apr 9, 2014

the water diaries

algebra radified: kids + sports + water = the most amazing pictures. all photos by alix martinez. there is just something so charming about these. and cool. see all the photos here.

dig it babies.

Apr 8, 2014

fresh vibes

fresh vibes

love the new swimwear over at cabbages and kings. the girls suit is perfect in fit and print and those boys shorts? dying..

dig it babies.

Apr 7, 2014

the new classic

when iconic streetwear brands get recreated in lego... it equals the best thing ever. found here.

dig it babies.