Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bedtime lights:

I’m so sorry for not posting in a while. This is my last week of freedom before school starts, so I’ve been sewing like a mad woman. I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff for my Etsy shop that’ll be opening on September 13th…why September 13th you ask? Because it was the first day that popped into my head. Haha. I’m really excited about it!

I made this dress yesterday out of cream jersey knit that I got at Wal-mart for just a $1 a yard!! I was so happy, I’m in love with knits…although my sewing machine isn’t too keen on them. The dress is shred in the middle and has an open lace back, but you can’t really tell in the photos. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I had a lot of fun with this photo shoot! The woods felt so magical and pretty….it was like I was in Neverland….but that feeling quickly went away once I thought I saw a snake….shivers. Haha. Hope you have a great day. I will be posting more often - I promise.


  1. This is amazing! My favorite shoot of yours yet. What is your Etsy site name?

  2. Oh my goodness, this is just amazing!!!!!

  3. These photos are beautiful. The fairytale quality is absolutely breathtaking.

  4. This is absolutely beautiful. You look like a fairy.

  5. Wow Esther! These are my favourite pics of yours! Good luck with the Etsy shop.

    Embracing Style

  6. Sigh

    You take some of the most beautiful photos. Truly stunning.

    The sewing machine looks pretty lovely too.

  7. this is far one of the best photo shoots i've seen in a long time! you take such beautiful and awe-inspiring photos!

    love each and every one! i would freak too if i saw a SNAKE?!!! yikes!

    Come by for a visit

    x Your Only Blackswan

  8. Oh these pictures are so beautiful. You should be really pleased :-)
    I'll be interested in seeing your clothing when it goes up on etsy. x


  9. OOOMMMGG!! Is that you? Those pics are sooo crazy amazing! *.*

  10. photos are adorable, youre such a talented girl, I wish you luck with your shop

  11. Esther,

    Just stunning!

    Have you seen the movie Pan's Labyrinth?

  12. I love how your photos and outfits have this whimsical, dreamy feeling about them. That is why I keep returning to your blog.

  13. this is heaven. yoiu're beautiful--I love your photos. and the light is GORGEOUS. thanks again for becoming a follower!

  14. Hey BaBy,

    My name is Laís, and I’m from Catarina (http://issuu.com/revistacatarina/docs/catarina_edi25), a brazilian magazine. We found you through Lookbook.nu, and we would really love to have you in our Twentieth Seventh edition. It’s quite simple. You just need to answer a few questions and send us a high quality image – our magazine is also printed.

    This is my e-mail: lais@revistacatarina.com.br

    See yah!

    Laís Giusti
    Revista Catarina

  15. wow, you and your clothes are amazingly beautiful. I've been reading your blog this afternoon and my mouth hurts with every inch it drops further ahaha.


  16. Oh my goodness, this is amazing.. I can't even see the clothes that well, but the photography is sooo gorgeous and dream-like, just wonderful! (:


  17. Thank you every one for your nice commemts! This was deffinitely the funnest photo shoot to do.

    Brynnster- Thank you. The name of my shop will be Estherfromthesticks. So I'm just keeping it the same as my blog.

    Oscar- Yes I have! That's a beautiful movie...gory, but beautiful. I love the sound track to it! Oh by the way I'm sorry for not replying yet to the e-mail you sent me. My computer still has the virus. Ugh.

    Lais Guisti- Hi Lais! Thank you very much for asking me. I'll have to get back to you on it. My computer has a virus right now so I'll e-mail you as soon as it's fixed. :)

  18. Great shoot - the lights really make it that extra bit special. We found through Blogger Spotlight on Weardrobe - congratulations!
    Looking forward to reading more
    Greetings from Ireland
    Fifi & Niamh
    http://www.thewardrobewars.blogspot.com - take a look if you get a chance, we'd love your feedback - follow if you like what you see.

  19. Hey Esther,

    nice blog! My name is Jo and I work in the fashion industry here in the U.K. I'm predominantly obsessed with the technical issue of fashion: patterning, construction, technical drawing and the like...you say in this entry about loving jersey but your machine hating it- there can be ways to trick a domestic machine into sewing stretch fabrics such as sewing with an only very slightly offset zig zag or purchasing a silicone tape which is placed on each seam's sewing line to keep the fabric to the correct measurement and preventing stretch/shrinkage. you could also try sewing through tissue paper which is a trick we use to tame all sorts of tricky fabrics such as georgette and jersey. Can you see how the side seam in pic 4 the side seam is puckering: this method would help avoid this. You can also buy a thread that stretches. Your other option is to construct the garment entirely on an overlocker (or is it called a serger in the U.S?) This does make unpicking mistakes a little lengthier and as it trims the seam allowance as it sews it can add an element of danger to construction-fine if you want to make the garment smaller but disastrous if you want to go out again: but hey! live life on the edge! (I avoid this problem in my personal sewing by giving myself a bigger seam allowance, sewing side seam, trying on for fit and then resewing if required.)

    Anyway this advice in no way detracts from my initial comment of "wonderful blog" and keep up the good work and is more indicative of my anal attention to garment construction.

    Best regards,


  20. all gorgeous!!! x

  21. Honestly, I'm just in awe with how creative you are. Posts like these make me very excited for the opening of your Etsy shop, I can't wait to see what lovely things you'll sell!

  22. Hi Esther, I've been reading your blog for a while and just wanted to say that your photos are absolutely beautiful! You have a real gift.

  23. these photos are amazing! te lighting is perfect!

  24. Esther,

    My email was regarding a possible photo collaboration with my bag. The offer is still open and available so let me know if you are still interested.

    Can't wait for your next blog post.


  25. Thanks everyone!

    Jo Barnfield- Thank you so much for all the tips!! I'm so going to have to try them out! :D

  26. Wow, these photos are beautiful!

  27. Amazing! I love the dress you made and the photos!

  28. Beautiful pictures, Esther! I saw the article about you in the JG and found your blog from that.