Jun, 13

33 Things I love…


… enough said. xo

Jul, 12

{a list of…} to do

It’s Monday and that means that I have a lot of things to do before vacation.  I’m not sure if I’ll have good internet access or not while on vacation, but if I do, I’ll post some updates.  Here is just a little peek at what needs to get done…  eek!

1. laundry
2. pack: swimsuits, sundresses, sunglasses, sandals
3. situate pets
4. buy travel snacks
5. charge cameras: Nikon, Kodak, and water cameras
6. charge iPad + iPhone
7. pack all chargers!
8. pack snorkels
9. print list of activities
10. pack magazines
11. take out trash
12. etc…

The list will grow, but that’s all I can think of right now… ♥r

Jul, 12

{a list of…} Things to Pack

The making process is complete and now I’m packing for tomorrows big Market.  Last night I packed up everything that I could think of and decided to sleep on it to see if I had forgotten anything.  So far so good.  Here is my list of things to take…

  1. Roblin Tees, Toys, Paintings, Onesies and Hoop Art
  2. Hair Bows + Headbands
  3. Quilts
  4. Totes
  5. Glitter Pins
  6. Upcycled Envelopes
  7. 3 Tables (1 large, 2 small)
  8. 1 clothing rack
  9. Table cloths
  10. Mini Suitcases + Crate
  11. Tent + Weights
  12. 2 Chairs
  13. Snacks + Drinks
  14. Supply Bin: business cards, scissors, tape, string, pens, markers, clothes pins, bags, lint roller, dust rag, paper
  15. Mirror
  16. Wet Wipes
  17. Stool
  18. Change $$$
  19. iPad + Square
  20. 2-wheeler

I think that’s about everything that I can think of right now.  Yikes!  That’s a lot of stuff for one day but totally worth it!  I hope your Friday is a wonderful one and I hope to see some of you tomorrow! ♥r

Jun, 12

{a list of…} my favorite inspirational quotes

{This one is my latest favorite, but I don’t know who said it.  If you know, please share with me so I can give credit where credit is due. Thanks!}

As a creative, I find that I’m easily inspired by visual things, like photographs, paintings, sculptures, etc.  But, once in a while something written will truly inspire me in the same way.  I love when that happens!  These are a few of my favorite inspirational quotes, what are your favorites?

This was a fun little project, it actually would make for a great {diy}.  All you need is some pretty pretty magazine pages (I used some from Harper’s Bazaar), some markers and your favorite quotes.  They came out so pretty that they are almost frame-able, eh?  Note: For a few of the quotes, I was unable to find who said them, so if you know, please let me know!  Thanks! ♥rl

Apr, 12

{a list of…} things to do before the craft show

Happy Monday!  The next show that my mom and I are going to be in is fast approaching and I realized that I need to increase my inventory since the last one.  The show is less than a month away (May 12th), so the next couple of weeks will be full of making and planning.  My mom will be selling her lovely handmade soaps and bath products, so she’ll be busy making as well!  Here is a list of things that I need to do before the show… yikes!

→ Order more business cards
→ Order more tags
→ Order stamps
→ Make more Roblin Tees
→ Paint more Roblin Paintings
→ Update the shop (both this one and the Etsy one)

It doesn’t look like a long list, so that’s a good thing!  I have plenty of time to get ready.  Are any of you preparing for any craft shows?  If so, let me know which ones! ♥RobbieLee

Apr, 12

{a list of…} pretty patterns

I love patterns of all kinds, these are just a few of my recent favorites.  Bold patterns can be great alone, but I think they are best when paired together.  What are your favorite patterns these days? ♥RobbieLee

1. Chevron is very popular these days and for good reason, too.  It’s bold and can be worn in many colors to offer that “look at me” affect.  {image via pacific atlantic}
2. Floral prints are oh-so-girly and perfect for Spring!  I love big and bold floral prints best these days. {image via tumbler}
3. Stripes are so super sweet, because they can also be worn in any color, thickness and angle (yes, even horizontally) {image via the pretty haze}
4. Gingham is very prim and proper and perfect for a wedding, baby shower or brunch with the girls.  It’s so classic. {image via pacific atlantic}
5. Spots!  Big or small, this pattern can be worn anytime, anywhere, because they’re so fun! {image via pinterest …original source not known}

Apr, 12

{a list of…} April Projects

Today I’ve created {a list of…} April Project that I’ll be working on.  Spring is here and I’m ready to get more things rolling forward!

Dolphin Magic Craft Bazaar!  My mom and I will be in this lovely craft show on May 12th from 10am-4pm at Plymouth Hall (3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113 USA).  This show will help preserve our Oceans and Marine Wildlife, too!  I always love being apart of something that benefits our wildlife, environment and well-being.  So, I’ll be busy sewing and making bunches of goodies for this show.

→ Adding “Series” buttons to the left sidebar of this blog.  This way you have all of my weekly/monthly features at your fingertips!

→ I’m working with some very lovely and talented ladies to bring you some wonderful {studio sunday} features this month, so be sure to check back in every Sunday to read about their workspaces.  I bet you’ll find some amazing inspiration!

Cleaning up my studio… again!  I have to do a huge clean every so often, because I just start pulling out all sorts of things at once and admittedly don’t put it away in a timely manner.

Adding some Spring Products to the shop!  I’m making some new things for Spring to add to the shop and I can’t wait to share them with you!

New weekly Series!  I’ll be starting a new weekly outfit series.  I’ve had a few lovely blog, Instagram and Facebook friends ask me to share more photos of what I’m wearing (I guess they only catch glimpses of my outfits and I’m happy to share more).  I know several lovely ladies and gents in our community that do this and it’s exciting to know that we can share outfit ideas!  I think this will be fun and I can’t wait to get it started.

Paintings!  I’ll be painting a lot more this month, so I’ll be sharing sneak peeks of what I’m working on in the studio.  Then I’ll add them to the shop!  Here’s a little secret… I’ll be offering custom Roblin paintings here very soon, so I’ll keep you updated!

Dog Training!  After lots of calling and interviewing of dog trainers, I’ve happily decided to go with a local woman who just happens to live in our town.  She met with Frankie + Tucker on Friday and they loved her!  She said that they were already very attentive and good listeners, so this should be fun.  Since we adopted them as puppies, I didn’t know the first thing about training a dog, let alone two at the same time.  I read books, watched the shows and googled how-to’s with just a little luck and progress to show for it.  I knew that it was not the dogs that were untrainable, it was me and I didn’t know where or how to begin.  So, the trainer is really for me I suppose, haha!  We will be working with the trainer all this month, into next, so I’m hoping for the best.  Oh, funny side note, Brutus thinks he’s a dog, so as soon as he realized that she had treats, he ran up on her lap and did a few “tricks” of his own to get them.  Maybe I will train him along with the pups?

Spring Cleaning!  I plan to go through closets, cabinets and the garage to donate things that we have not used in a while.  We are out-growing our home so quickly, so we need to stay on top of that.

A new site!  I’ve been working on a side project re-vamp recently, and now I’m ready to take it to the next level.  So, I plan to work on that a lot this month.  As you may or may not know, I’m a graphic designer as well!  In the past and until recently, I’ve kept the two sides of my business separate.  I’ve decided to take my freelance graphic design business in a new direction.  I want to focus on small business, like mine, and help them become the best that they can be.  One of the biggest changes will be the name (which I will share very soon).  I’ll keep you posted as things progress.

What about you, do you have any April projects going on?  ♥RobbieLee

Apr, 12

dream dresses

It’s Friday!  Any big plans for the weekend?  Well, how about a little window shopping?  I’m sucker for a cute, girly, vintage, or playful dress!  They make me feel good and they are great for everyday.  Here are a few of my dream dresses… currently.

Berry On Top {modcloth}

Mythography Dress {anthropologie


The Sewing Kit Dress {Red Velvet}

 I’ll keep these on my list, even though the last one is sold out at the moment.  What do your dream dresses look like?  ♥RobbieLee

Apr, 12

{a list of…} a few of my favorite creatives

Today I’m going to share a few of my all-time favorite creatives.  Enjoy!

1. {Tim Burton} – I enjoy his sense of humor and admire his ability to let go and let things be as they are.  The Nightmare Before Christmas and Vincent are what grabbed me at young age.  My brother and I would watch the movie over and over again singing all of the songs.  I’m pretty sure I memorize each of them to this day…
2. {Mark Ryden} – I love how his paintings make you want to look at them for a long time, because there is so much more going on in each painting than you might first think.
3. {Ray Caesar} – The fact that his art is digital and looks like oil paintings is reason enough to enjoy his art.
4. {Lucia Holm} – The lighting in her photography is what captures me every time!
5. {Johnny Depp} – He can transform into any character imaginable, and he does it with grace.  He’s my favorite actor and always will be.
6. {Bosch} – I enjoy the darker thoughts and meaning behind his work.
7. {Jan Van Eyck} – His use of color and reflection is amazing!
8. {Bernini} – He has created sculptures to last a lifetime.  And they hold so much detail!
9. {Shel Silverstein} – Not only do his poems grab onto you, but his simple-lined drawing really tell the story of each poem. I’ll never forget when my mom gave me my very first Shel Silverstein book… Where The Sidewalk Ends… I never got tired of reading it!
10. {Dr. Seuss} – I love the rhymes and colorful imagery.

Mar, 12

{a list of…} my current daily reads

Hey friends!  It’s time for me to share another list with you!  I really think you’ll enjoy today’s list because it is full of some lovely blogs.  Don’t believe me?  See for yourself!

These are just a few of my current daily reads (in no particular order), so grab a cup of tea, coffee, lemon water, or whatever floats your boat and stay awhile…

→ {A Beautiful Mess} I’m sure most of you are very familiar with this blog, but let me tell you why it has made this list.  I really enjoy the variety that Elsie and Emma offer.  They have everything from crafts to recipes and so much more.  This is one of my favorite blogs to read while I eats me some breakfast.  It’s a great place to find inspiration.

→ {Little Chief Honeybee} I like to stop by to see what Kaelah is up to.  She’s keeping super busy these days with work, moving into a new home and welcoming a sweet little kiddo into her life.  Never a dull moment.  I also love to see what crazy shoes she’ll wear next!

 → {Sincerley, Kinsey} This is one of my recent finds and I really enjoy Kinsey’s natural and earth-inspired style.  She always finds cute ways to pair different pieces together and her photos are just lovely!

 → {Oh So Lovely Vintage} Since I’m a vintage lover, I naturally enjoy stopping in to see what Erin + Stefanie are up to.  They keep busy with their new shop and their 1956 trailer, Olive!  It’s exciting to see where these ladies are headed.

 → {♥elycia} I enjoy Elycia’s blog because she’s so colorful and playful!  It doesn’t hurt that she loves vintage and kitty cats, too!

→ {Skunkboy Creatures} Katie makes some super sweet little plush animals that are great for all ages.  I like to stop by and see what she’s been making!

 → {Lost Artisan} This is Katie Kukuluka’s new blog.  She shares lost arts and antiques… how exciting is that?!

 → {Kyla Roma} It’s fun to stop by and see what Kyla is up to.  She lives a very busy creative life (like most of us), and she like to share!

 → {Promise Tangeman} Promise’s blog is fun to read because she shares a bit of her daily life, projects, and advice.  She is very sweet and you can feel the warmth through her writing.

 → {100 Layer Cake} I know I’m already married, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love to look at pretty wedding imagery.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I do!  Have a great day! ♥RobbieLee