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Category Archives: elizabeth mcnair
|White Romantic Women’s Sweater- image c/o Everything’s White
Do you think that living in the South has influenced your designs?
I have never really thought about this much but now that you ask this question I can see how it probably has. All of my items are very traditional. I use very simple, elegant designs in just about everything I make. When you think about lace and doilies you think about an old antebellum house with these furnishings. When I modeled my crocheted skirt and top, all my friends said that in the picture I looked like a Southern lady going to a tea party.
What are your plans for Everythingswhite in the future?
I really dream that one day I could quit my day job and do ETSY fulltime. I am hoping to at least go part time in a few years so I can devote more time to my shop. I have sold knitted and sewing items on ETSY but again the time factor stops me from doing a lot of this because I have so many requests for crocheted items. Sometimes I wish I could have more sales on ETSY. I hear some shop owners talk about having several sales a day. However, I don’t know if I could make that many items. I am a “one person show”. I make everything for my shop. I don’t employ anyone else. Right now I am pretty busy with a retail order and a couple custom orders for customers. Usually I have about 1 sale a week and that keeps me busy. I work 8 hours a day and I am usually training for some running event so I only have several hours at night to work on items for my shop. I also have the weekend, which helps me to catch up somewhat. Right now, I am training for a marathon at the end of February and I am running 9 and 10 miles every morning. Still I also love to knit and sew, and I do hope to add more of these type items to Everythingswhite one day. I also would like to open another shop on ETSY called “Everythingelse” so I can sell some items in other colors. And maybe eventually have a chain of shops with “Everythings_?___” as the title.
Thanks to Joyce for sharing with us. Definitely stop by Everythingswhiteto see some more of Joyce’s beautiful crochet work.
A new homeowner and remodeler in the Garden District. A design lover and fashion style junkie. I have a love for textiles and great design..and New Orleans culture where I’m born and raised.
A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: vaccuming the rugs
E. Essential start to your day: H2O or grapefruit juice and my blogroll
F. Favorite color: Coral
G. Gold or Silver: I’m really loving gilver
H. Height: 5’3
I. Instruments you play: I can snap my toes to the beat of anything.
J. Job title: intern, coordinator, administrator, blogger, designer
K. Kids: three… Gigi a Cairn Terrier, Marley a Pit Lab Mix, and King Louie a Great Dane mix
L. Live: New Orleans, LA – Garden District
M. Mother’s name: Brenda Ann
N. Nicknames: A Train, Toodah, Gal
O. Overnight hospital stays: yes when I was younger
P. Pet peeves: when I’m walking down the street and my purse makes my skirt or dress rise… so annoying
Q. Quote from a movie: “(whistles) Engine room! Where the hell’s my drink?” Dudley Moore as Arthur
R. Right or left handed: Rightie
S. Siblings: three brothers
T. Tattoos: a Saints Fleur de Lis i got a few days after Hurricane Katrina
U. Underwear: worn most of the time
V. Vegetable you hate: Pimento ugh!
W. What makes you run late: Not looking at the clock
X. X-Rays you’ve had: teeth a bunch, arm twice, wrist twice, hand once, ankle 2 times, knee once… I hope that’s all.
Y. Yummy food that you make: I cook a big pot of Chili when I go to my familys ranch in Amite. I’m also awesome at toast.
Z. Zoo animal: much rather the song but I guess da elepants axt me too. They’re my fav!
I’m a college student with a major in English and International Studies. I spent my junior year studying French abroad in Angers, France, and during that year I ate as many chocolate eclairs as possible. A few things that I enjoy doing include baking cupcakes, reading books, and taking ballroom dancing lessons. While I may not be the typical girl you might expect to be interested in fashion since my entire wardrobe fits comfortably in my tiny closet and I certainly never look like a runway model, I love the way that style is a form of personal expression. At Slow Southern Style I’m looking forward to combining my interests in fashion and writing.
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Where does your inspiration for your designs come from?
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You use so many different elements in your creations. How do you choose the materials for each design?
What are your plans for Halfshell Productions after the 2012 Mardis Gras season ends?
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The Carnival Collection at the Louisiana State Museum will allow a small number of visitors to see the museum’s large collection of costumes and other pieces related to Carnival. While the public does not usually have the chance to view the entire collection, Wayne Phillips will take visitors through the museum’s storage rooms to get the full experience. The location for these tours will be the Museum’s Collection Storage Facility at 1000 Chartres Street in the French Quarter.
This special opportunity is hosted by the Friends of the Cabildo. For two days only, January 17th and 19th, tours will take place at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The cost for this exclusive tour is $15 per person or $10 for Friends of the Cabildo members.
If you’re interested, you will need to call Rebecca Duckert at 504-523-3939 to make the required reservations. Call soon because spots are limited.
Interested, but can’t make it to this tour? Another event Hidden Treasure: Decorative Arts Edition is planned for March 20th and 22nd showcasing Newcomb Pottery and led by Curator of Decorative Arts, Katie Hall.