Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Happy Holidays from The Lemon Moth!

Hello Friends! :)

It has been quite a while since I have posted on my blog, but I have been a super busy bee creating more items for my clothing and accessories line, The Lemon Moth!  I hope you have all been well and enjoying this Holiday season.  Here on the East Coast, the weather has been unexpectedly warm, which has been a happy surprise for me!

I have been having a blast this season showing my items at local artisan and craft shows, working with kids at school, taking classes to be a Pre-K teacher, and rocking the rainbow wherever I go.  

Back in August, my husband and I took a two week road trip to Austin, Texas and back and it was an experience I will never forget!  Austin was unbelievably hot, but also incredibly cool.  I am still going through my photos, and when I finish them I will have to dedicate a post to our trip and share some of the cool vintage clothing spots we found along the way! :)

In the meantime, please check out my site and see what's new! :)


Below are some photos of what I am currently featuring, including skirts, bags, necklaces, aprons and more!  Each piece is designed by me and printed with my own original art work!  Until December 17th, use coupon "HOLIDAYMOTH" to receive 10% off your order!  Happy Shopping xoxo!

Blue Cupcake Print Skirt, $36

 Moth Print Skater Skirt in Icy Mint, $36

 Strawberries and Cream apron, $25

Moth Portrait Wristlets $18-$20

Pink Cupcake Print Apron, $25

As always, thanks for reading, and enjoy the rest of your week! 

xoxo, Alyssa :)

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Arrivals on Etsy!

Hello Dear friends!

Happy March and Happy Daylight Savings Time!  Although, I do confess I have had some trouble getting up the past few mornings, I am SO happy that the days are getting longer and that the East Coast is finally WARMING UP!  HOORAH!  I have been busy as a bee this winter, getting pieces ready for Art shows, sewing, painting, printing and designing.  Please check out these new arrivals in my shop and use the coupon code below (at bottom of post) for 10% OFF!!  This coupon is only good until March 16th so use it soon! :)

All items available at www.etsy.com/shop/thelemonmoth 

Enter coupon code: LUNAMOTH at check out for 10% off your order!!!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having a lovely start to your March and (soon to be) Spring!!! xoxo

<3 Alyssa

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy 2015! :)

 Happy 2015!!!!   This year was full of challenges, experiences both exhilarating and trying.   All in all I learned so much about myself and would not trade it for anything; but I am ready for a new year and a fresh beginning!  Remembering back to my post for January 2014 I was ready for new challenges and adventures- and boy did they keep coming! Changing careers, getting back on a plane, being in two weddings, finally setting up my etsy shop, turning 27 and taking on not one or two but three jobs, 2014 was quite an adventure!  I have really gone through so many changes and experiences this year, and am so excited for the year to come.  I finally have time to focus on my art work, to work in entomology again, to teach kids and take advantage of a new path, and I feel so happy and blessed to have the opportunities set before me!!  It feels empowering to forge my own path by puzzling together all of my passions to make them my life.      

So resolutions...well, I like to call them goals.  I have a few goals for the new year, I will share a few of them here :)

1.  Keep up with my colorful life, creating art that is both inspiring and fulfilling, playful and unique.  Make TIME for my art work, take the reigns and run with it! Don't be afraid to put it out there, and absolutely make things that I love and feel inspired to make.

2.  Be good to myself, love myself and appreciate who I am, not just what I do.  Because I am a very "do" oriented person, I get down on myself when I don't achieve certain standards, loving yourself includes being kind even when you don't get everything done you want to, or take a day just to take care of yourself and have some down time. :)

3.  Spend time with the people I love and show them how much I care about them, in both my words and actions.  Spend quality time with friends, and make sure they feel valued.  Offer kindness freely without expectations, I feel happy when I can extend kindness to others and show how much I care!
So nowto the outfit, this dress and necklace were Christmas gifts, and can I just say I am totally in love?!  The necklace was a secret santa gift from a lady I work with (totally nailed it!)  and the dress is a beautiful crepe fabric dress with embroidered cupcakes from Nishe that is so fun and comfy, I have probably worn it four times already!  I am in LOVE with this dress.  The hubby got this one from ASOS and HOORAY!  It's on sale right now and you can find it here.  Nishe has amazing designs and every dress I own from them is great quality.  They are a novelty print haven and you can't help but smile wearing cute cupcakes, pink doughnuts or pretty red bows!
 The clutch is part of my self illustrated colorful moth collection on Etsy! You can take a look at this self designed fabric clutch here. :)  I am so in love with this clutch that I need to make my own soon before I take it down and keep it!  Over the holidays I got bad about restocking my etsy, but will be putting some new items up soon, including a new fabric design!  This clutch is great for adding that extra pop, and the print is so fun and lively it can complete a solid colored outfit or mix with a pattern for fun!
The cat tights are one of my favorite recent purchases.  I found them at Hot Topic while shopping for band t-shirts for Daniel, and I just could not pass them up!  I don't have my own cat right now, so I have to keep them in my life somehow!! ;)
And of course the blue dip dye, a fun little addition to welcome the new year!  I have to say I am a big fan of bright colors on my ends, and it's a past-time that I like to experiment with from time to time, I think I might like the blue more than the magenta I did last year!  

Thanks so much for reading my post and I hope you all have had a wonderful start to your year!  Here's a toast to all that is to come!  Lots of love and let's talk soon!

<3 Alyssa xoxo