November 21, 2013

new website!


please visit me at the new site:

see you on the flipside!


November 11, 2013

catalog photoshoot outakes

I had such a blast working with Heather Morrow to shoot some lifestyle photos of my throws. My kids came along as I thought I'd have Heather snap a few of them. Heather also asked her friend Gina and her family to come along as well. Gina is a makeup and hair stylist and has a killer closet, so she needed no guidance- and was a perfect model! We were trying to get quite a bit in during that golden hour (more like minutes!) and were experimenting with what looked good and showed off the product best, all the while juggling a bunch of kids and fading light. In the end, I think we came away with some fantastic shots! If you haven't already looked through the catalog, here's some of what made it to the catalog, and some outtakes as well.

work it. 
i could live in there. if it was bigger, and there was something on the floor, and...
ahhhh, the gazing shot. beautiful, but can't see the blankets enough. how cute are Gina and her hubby!?
my favorite!
also my favorite!

love this shot of the girl's tea party
she enjoyed this modeling gig just a little too much.

this is what it's all about. 

November 05, 2013

Martha Stewart American Made- MY WINNERS!

Continuing with my favorite nominations from the Martha Stewart American Made contest, I am officially congratulating Caravan Pacific as one of my winners (meaning they officially won the not-official Happy Habitat version of Martha Stewart's American Made Contest. Did you catch that?)

What's not to love? Clean lines. Simple. Functional. Made from responsibly managed lumber. And of course, made here in the US. Oregon to be exact. Beautiful, right!?


You can custom-build your own combination choosing the wood type, color and lampshade color to make it to your own specifications.

And this little cutie is the definitely on my Christmas list!

Keep up the good work, Caravan Pacific!

October 30, 2013

Autumn Eco Throws

The trees here in Kansas City right now are AMAZING. Burning gold, plum, bright red, lime and gold. I'm in awe everywhere I turn. The colors were extra dramatic today against a dark stormy sky, it was a beautiful show of nature's fireworks. Not to be Debbie Downer, but I always feel like it's Mother Nature's last big hurrah before the winter hibernation. A big finale before things turn sparse, simple and blah. I'm trying to soak in all this color and was inspired to make some autumn colored throws for some of my favorite patterned blankets. Trellis, Gate and Triangles all got some new fall hues. Get 'em in the Happy Habitat Shop. Stay cozy!

October 27, 2013

Spotlight On: Kilim Pattern Eco Throws

modern ethnic pattern blankets
If you checked out the latest Happy Habitat catalog, you would have spied the Kilim Pattern Eco Throw. I kept seeing so many cool patterned kilim rugs, and was inspired to make a throw.  Here's where some of my inspiration came from:

To find one of these colorful beauties, check out Amber Interiors Shoppe or Furbish Studio-- 2 of my faves!

Digging deeper-- I looked at some different patterns: 
And here's my take on it. I simplified a bit, since on a throw you don't always see the pattern as a whole like you would on a rug. You can find my version of the kilim patterned Eco Throw in the Happy Habitat Shop. Here are the latest colorways:

October 23, 2013

October 21, 2013

All New! Modern Eco Throws- graphic patterns for everyone!

Introducing the newest Happy Habitat patterns! Modern, graphic patterned blankets-- that are bright and POP! Or go muted and neutral, but still add a subtle zing to a boring room. As always my Eco Throws are made from recycled cotton-- so there's no itch and they can be thrown in the washing machine.