Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Reviving Millinery Flowers

I love millinery flowers~

My last trip to the antique market it seemed to be vintage button and millinery flower day. I did buy some vintage lace, but for the most part it was flowers. In possession of a large quantity I sought help with "reviving" these millinery flowers. Some great people in the Etsy forums gave me the suggestion of putting the kettle on the stove and holding the flowers in the steam. Suggestion: I used a metal pair of tongs to hold the flower; that steam is HOT! lol... Anyway, wanted to post some of the flowers before and after, they came out great!! I was encouraged this weekend while out in the very hip Asbury Park , at the Asbury Lanes, I noted quite a few girls with large flowers in their hair. Very cute! Could be the newest trend! Stay tuned, I am working on some hats with these cute flowers~ *sigh* I shouldn't keep them all for myself.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I Love Fall Giveaway

One of the best things about living in the North East US is the change of seasons. I am a huge fan of fall. I love waking up to the crisp snap in the air, the leaves changing, the beauty of the earth taking that stretch before the sleepy winter. I've decided to give away one of my newest cowl designs. To enter the contest, 1) Leave me a comment with an email(so I can get in touch with you if you win) and 2) Give me a follow on this blog (so I can let you know the next time I have a giveaway)
This lovely cowl is a one size fits all, measures 8 inches in height, is made with a super soft acrylic mix yarn and some gorgeous hand-spun art yarn from KittyGrrlz . The cowl has no seam so you can wear it in many different ways~the art yarn changes the look from front to back. I love the color combo here.

Winner will be chosen Tuesday September 1, 2009 by random selection. Good luck!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Working on my Fall line

I have been busy enjoy these last weeks of summer. Busy enjoying family, the beach, and some much needed time off. I have been knitting so much that I can't seem to get it all photographed and listed in the shop! This is o.k. but I still have quite a few ideas floating around my brain that I feel a great need to create. I really need to start keeping a little sketch pad with me at all times. It's seems like the ideas are coming fast and furious at this point. I am inspired. I think it's because of all the family love that has been surrounding me as of late. I spent time with my husbands family and this week my beautiful sister has been visiting. I have not seen her since February! Way too long, and I have missed her and my niece terribly. We spent a lot of time together this weekend and she generously modeled some of my new items for me. She makes a great model. She is a great sister.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and visited me from Where Blogger's Create. I really enjoyed visiting new and exciting blogs and see all the awesome creative spaces! I was on vacation this past week. We traveled to North Carolina to visit my inlaws and my sister in law and family. Including my sweet nephew who is the CUTEST! We also took a drive to Wilmington, NC for a day trip to the beach. Wilmington is the only place I have every seen a Laundry mat that is also a cocktail lounge (The Soapbox).I love the beach, as I have said many times. I think when you are born by the beach you have sand in your blood forever. It was a relaxing week, a fun road trip. But I did have some "work" to do for the shop. I really don't consider it working. I also enjoyed sitting on my Mother-in-law's beautiful screened in porch (with ceiling fan!), knitting and chatting while everyone else napped. Definetly time well spent. Reminds me of how much I really miss her! I had a large order for Incognito cowls before I left, I worked on knitting them and shipped them out when we got back. I am still working on more fingerless gloves and another Organic cotton shawl.

I also received a present I bought myself from Gibbous. Check out the fancy box handmade decorations and the way it was packaged! I love it!! I love her shop. I have been waiting for the perfect piece to come along- don't get me wrong I love ALL her stuff. BUT alot of it is tiny, and I alas, am not that tiny, although I can report an additional 3 lb loss while on vacation, which brings me to almost 30lbs so far. So, I felt it was a fair thing to treat myself to a little gift from Selene's shop. I am and always have been a hat girl. I used to collect them back in the 80's. All vintage. I think I still have one somewhere. But this one is very funky and one of a kind!