December 19, 2011

Paint Chip. [Afternoon Wine]

I recently discovered Design Seeds and fell in love with all the color combinations found in everyday scenes that can be utilized to transform a room into a contemporary piece of art.
I always knew that color played a large part in my everyday life, whether it was choosing an outfit or planning a new line of bags or a stylized fashion shoot.

I began noticing color combinations that were around me that worked so well together
but were completely serendipity. 
Things that were placed together simply as a mishap provided inspiring colors that I never before considered during the long hours I fretted about what colors to choose 
to paint a room or to use for my website.

I felt like my creativity fell short when choosing colors because everything I came up with I felt was too ordinary, too overused in the public eye.
I have this saying I like to tell myself in these moments to push myself further when I feel like I can't come up with anything original, "being an artist is not always about designing something first, it is taking the first item and doing it in a way that is different."

This is my first what I am going to call "paint chip" for the time being.
I will be adding a new image every Monday!

December 14, 2011

a girl named katie. [ wish list ]

These items are currently my favorite, therefore you should probably put them on your Christmas list.
Only a few of each are still in stock! No pressure. 

November 29, 2011

ELCO Craft Show.

a girl named katie. will be selling at the ELCO Craft show this weekend! 
Hope to see you there! 

November 4, 2011

Stop & Shop.

I'll be here this weekend!
I hope to see you there! Oh, and the new bags will be with me. =]

November 2, 2011

That new indie thing.

So, I've been working really hard lately and it is now time to show it.
The new bags from a girl named katie. are finally ready!

Stop by the Stop & Shop at the Myerstown Church of the Brethren Gym
to shop the new inventory from 10am to 2pm! 

The new bags will be online tomorrow, Nov. 3rd, 2011.
Shop here!

October 28, 2011

Lookbook Shoot

Shooting a new lookbook today for a girl named katie.!
It will be the first lookbook to represent the new style. No pressure!
Here is our inspiration! (Photos found on

October 17, 2011

I'm not a teenager anymore.

I'm 20.
I am still in love with my high school sweetheart.
I have my own business (
and becoming a professional photographer.
I'm (2) semesters away from having a certificate in digital photography.
I try to sew as much as possible, and design as much as I sew.
I obsess and stress over little things but I love what I do.

I'm young but I'm on a mission.
And at 20, I can finally say that I love who I am and am proud of where I am.
I feel so old, but I'm still in such a young dream.
I've gotten so far, but there is still a long way to go.
There are more things for me to do here.

Birthday resolution: 
 a new website for a girl named katie. 
outfit posts for
and working out, every weekday. 

October 10, 2011

Compact Combat.

Mark has several make up kits for this season 
which are great for people who like everything in the palm of their hand
or for those who want to be an awesome gift giver. 
Either or, there is plenty to chose from. 
The Showcase includes the neutral shadows and bold lipglosses you need this season in a cute clutch.

On the Dot includes a variety of pretty shades to make your eyes stand out.

The Super Flip kit includes face powder for quick touch ups.

The Touch & Glow Shimmer compact allows you to use the entire palette as blush,
 or use each shade alone as eye shadow.

The It Kit compact has everything. Lip gloss, eye shadow, and blush in great fall shades.

Shop here:

September 28, 2011

Wishlist: Birthday Edition.

1.  The Naked and Famous CD.
Passive me, Agressive you

2. JoAnn Gift Cards.I have an addiction to fashion design and fabric. Please help support it. 

3. ModCloth Dress. Frankly, every girl needs a birthday dress, for every birthday.
This red dress is enough to have a good party even if you don't have one.

4. Bridesmaids. Seriously the funniest movie I've seen this year. 

5. But I could really use donations towards a girl named katie.
There are a lot of changes and work that still need to be made and some of them are going to take a hunk of money. Anything would be appreciated to help me get my dream on it's feet.