Friday, May 30, 2014

Allison Street Goes to the Beach

I got these stunning pictures of little Jayla in the Allison Street sweater that I'm so excited to share.  I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.  Jayla is an absolute doll, and the sweater looks beautiful on her.  (And I'm drooling over the stunning background.)  This sweater has some slight shaping in the waist, which is really flattering on little girls.  Just GORGEOUS!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Neutral Northampton

I'm finally posting pictures of the new Northampton Street sweater, which is available in the Etsy shop here.  Maybe I'm getting soft in my increasing old age, but lately I'm really into combining bright vivid colors with neutrals to quiet the look a little (rest assured, we're a long way from a whisper!).  I love this taupe color so much it may show up in every sweater from here on.
Interested in this sweater for a boy?  I could easily swap the pink stripes in front for red.  Just let me know.  

Friday, May 16, 2014

New Buttons for Water Street

The original buttons for the Water Street sweater unfortunately aren't available in the same color combination anymore, so I had to look high and low for a replacement.  Luckily what I came up with is pretty terrific.  It's still a bright and light blue swirl, but the colors are twisted up.  The sweater is just as cute as ever!  And, as a plus, these buttons can be made in other colors, so they could be used on the Water Street sweater in another color combination. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Street Level: Madison Street

Today's Street Level takes us to Madison Street, an east-west thoroughfare that runs through the neighborhoods of Manor Park, Brightwood Park, and 16th Street Heights in Northwest D.C.   Some collectively call them North Petworth (a reference to the emerging neighborhood to the south), but these are really distinct neighborhoods with their own personalities and loyal residents.

Madison Street is mostly residential, with a distinctly urban feel, though the houses get a little grander and more spread out as the street approaches its terminus at Rock Creek Park.  On the eastern end of the street, Fort Slocum Park (in the last photo) looks like a lovely spot for pinicking in the open fields or for exploring the woods and trails at the edge of the park.