Thursday, December 29, 2011

See ya!


On my way up to Vermont to see this girl and bring in the New Year with great friends. See you in 2012!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The greatest people you will ever meet...






There are about 60 more of these...some even more ridiculous. I have a large group of girlfriends. I appreciate every one of them. We're so different and have moved all over the country but we are lucky enough to get those few days a year where we can all meet up and enjoy eachothers company. We like to eat, we like an occasional drink, but most of all we like to laugh. Can't ya tell?

Oh! Thank you Laura for hosting us ladies. One of the greatest hostesses ever! You rule.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Another Nerd Post


Tania wore a Seams To Be hat again. Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fanks!



I sold these two cuties goodies on etsy and they were kind enough to send me a picture of them wearing original Seams To Be items! I love when people send me pics of them in my stuff! Thanks, girls!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Success!

Crafty Balboa was such a great time. Every single vendor there was amazing and oh so talented. Amy and I met some really cool people and made some money along the way! Everytime I go to Philly I fall inlove with it. It's so different from nyc so I cant really compare but it is special. Can't wait to do it again next year!
And yes that is a boy in a box. His name is Chester.




Saturday, December 17, 2011

Versatile?

Crafty Balboa here we come!

Playlist:
I Need a Dolla- Aloe Blacc
Barton Hollo- The Civil Wars
Shake It Out-Florence + The Machine
Love Out of Lust-Lykke Li
Get Some-Lykke Li
Miserable Without You (feat. Nicole Atkins) Gorbel
Right On (Feat. Joanna Newsome, STS)Roots
How I Got Over- The Roots
Monster 6:22- Kanye West & Jay-Z (ft. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
Blood Bank- Bon Iver
Super Bass- Nicki Minaj
My Drive Thru f. Santogold & J -N.E.R.D.
Time To Pretend 4:29-MGMT
Never Gonna Leave This Bed- Maroon 5
Breaking It Up -Lykke Li
She Came Along -KiD CuDi
Uh Huh- Wu-Tang Clan
Higher Ground -Stevie Wonder
Keepsake- State Radio State Radio
November Blue -The Avett Brothers

Friday, December 16, 2011

Venue


Did I mention how beautiful the venue is?

Crafty Balboa!



Tomorrow from 11-5 is Crafty Balboa! It's located at 315 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA. Across the street from the Kimmel Center. If any Philly friends are around, you guys should try to make it! It's going to be alot of fun especially since my best friend, Amy, will be selling stuff with me! So come make a day of it or just stop by and say hi!
I mean..come on...dont Amy and I look like so much fun?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Picture Me



Today I worked with model, Sara Ziff. She is an NYC born super model who is also known for her raw and award winning documentary, "Picture Me". The documentary focuses on the inner modeling industry, their work conditions, and uncovering cases of sexual abuse. It's super interesting and everyone should watch it...especially since it's a watch instantly!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Chuckles!

Thanks to Erica from Pocket Full Of Chuckles for modeling my snood!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lo Siento

Sorry for not posting this week.

This is why.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thank you Megan Nielson!

Today's post on Design Diary!
featured indie designer: Lyndsay of Seams to Be
December 1st, 2011

Good morning friends! I’m really quite thrilled to introduce you to Decembers Featured Indie Designer – Lyndsay of Seams to Be! Remember my gorgeous new scarf from last week? It was lovingly created by Lyndsay. I really hope you enjoy learning more about her – she is incredibly sweet, and her store is full of wonderful warm goodies! I’m definitely a fan, and I know you will be too :)



Hello! My name is Lyndsay Senerchia and I am super excited to be featured on Megan Nielsen’s beautiful blog. When I first heard she was featuring independent designers I was beyond thrilled. You see, it’s hard for us indie designers to get our names out there, let alone be acknowledged for our creativity and hard work. My very new, small line (but growing!) is called, “Seams To Be…” Everything that I enjoy making contains seams so it simply “seamed” to fit!

As a young designer, I designed and produced head-bands and hats for friends fighting the weather in my home state of New Jersey. It was a great way to start nurturing my talent but to my surprise, my items became in demand! Orders were over flowing, so naturally, I decided to start an etsy shop. Those head bands and hats turned into scarves, “snoods”, which turned into mittens, which is currently turning into sweaters (we will see!). Over the summer I had no use for warm wools so I turned to my sewing machine for guidance. Lo and behold a new obsession. I love to sew! Pajama pants- a great first project- got me hooked. Soon enough, I was whipping up dresses in just a few hours.



Since I am not a master pattern maker (yet) I lean on simple basic patterns that I can adjust the Hell out of. And sew it began. I am mostly inspired by fashion made popular in the 1950s, 40s , 30s. Feminism also has a tendency to makes an appearance in my designs – even if it’s quite the contradiction (oops!)

As you can tell from my dresses, I am a sucker for high waists, dirndls, and a low back. Oh la la. I have always had an affinity for film noir – not to mention the femme fetal-which heavily inspired me to make dresses fit for real women. Beautiful, comfortable and strong.

My new designing journey, although grueling at times, has been nothing short of amazing. Hopefully with mentors, like Megan Nielsen, and a little community support, I will continue to evolve as a designer. Stay tuned for updates on both my blog and etsy.



Thank you so much to Lyndsay for taking time to chat to us all today! Please don’t forget to stop by her store!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birfdaysss






This weekend we celebrated my brother Aj and nephew, Oliver's birthdays! Ollie is 2 and Aj is the big 24. His birthday present was a bearded hat since he was the one who inspired me to make them after all. Im so lucky to have my niece and nephew right around the corner from me. If I dont see them for even I day I miss them!
Here are some fun pictures from the party.

Monday, November 28, 2011

This is cool.

Today's post from What A Nerd Would Wear
Cyber Monday Sponsor Spotlight

For "Cyber Monday," I thought I'd spotlight a few great picks and great deals from the sponsors that help me keep my blog running. I'm unusually particular about sponsors, and try only to pick shops from which I have shopped or would shop on my own. In other words, they tend to be budget-friendly small businesses, often with great missions or ethical underpinnings. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite picks of the holiday season:


Tania is the sweetest.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

And again!




Woho! Thanks again to Tania from What A Nerd Would Wear for being such an awesome model and helping the orders flow in!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crafty Balboa

The next few weekends I have crafty affairs coming up. The third weekend of Dec is Crafty Balboa in Philly! I think Im most excited about this one because my best friend Amy and I are spliting a table. She will be selling her awesome knit goods and I will be selling my crocheted goods. Here is some more information from their website. If you're in the Philly area, come by!

Monday, November 21, 2011
SEAMS TO BE makes her Crafty Balboa Holiday debut!
Taught by her grandmother, Lyndsay from Seams to Be hasn't stop crocheting, knitting, sewing or embroidering since!


What do you make? Hand crocheted scarves, head bands, hats, and mittens!


Any gift ideas for Crafty Balboa Holiday shoppers? Hats-$24, Scarves-$38, Head bands-$14, and mittens-$30. Could be gifted to children, men, and women.




Seams to Be will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday on December 17th, in the meantime you can find her work here.

About Me

CraftyBalboa
Crafty Balboa is a craft show with roots in South Philly. Crafty prides itself on showcasing unique, high quality, affordable, handmade goods.


When: Saturday Dec 17th 11am-5pm
Where: Broad street ministry
315 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

*First 50 people to enter the doors get a huge gift bag with a gift from almost every single vendor!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful





I am thankful for the beautiful Megan Nielson modeling one of my snoods!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Smitten!





Im pretty sure these are my favorite things I've ever made. They arent too diffucult to make but there's just something about them that I love. Since there are two...I am selling them for $28 a pair. They arent on etsy yet so if anything is interested contact me! They would make great gifts! Any colors/color combos are available.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Haby Habes Habes






I Have been friends with Erin Haberman ever since we worked at Murphy Style Grill together in high school. She moved down to the DC area after college so I dont see her very often but we do keep in touch. Now that we have blogs its even easier to keep up with each other. Habes has a great blog called Currently Coveting. Not only is she a crafty creative lady but she's one of my greatest customers! She loves Seams to Be and has no problem with spreading the word about my shop. These are some recent pictures of Erin modeling some of my creations. Check her blog out!