Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Kristen was the organization behind the trunk show, Thank you for all your hard work! She is an extremely talented artist, check out her work here.
I love this funky journal from Nuvonova, a very funky way to express your inner diva!
Of course, my dear friend Beth over at Thirdfloor designs has some stunning spring items for sale!
I think this is the perfect Easter bonnet for the fashion forward girl, from Delightworthyn..
I am in love with this stunning little purse from Debra at Allthingspretty, she is so talented!
And for the hip inner you, this ring from Capitolagirl is pure funk!
So come check out our trunk show tonight! This is just a small sample of shop owners and their wares, there are so many stunning items and specials!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Confessions of a serial Etsy shopper will continue next friday~
I have been feeling as though I am in a bit of a slump as of late. Maybe it's a change of season thing, but I was feeling a little uninspired. To the point of...(gasp)...not wanting to even knit. Goodness I never thought I would hear myself say those words. Mr. S said maybe I'm just burnt out. I think he was right. I took about a week off from going non-stop. This is what I do. I always have. The yoga training has definetly helped, alot. I do wake up in the middle of the night, ideas swirling around in my brain. Wide awake. I use my breathing exercises and I'm sleeping in no time. Anyway, back to the slump. I decided to just chill. I think it worked. Yes, it worked well. I had gone on a hunt for some vintage lace and hit paydirt. So...I started to use some of it. I will tell you I was inspired by Altered Couture and Bonzie's beautiful tattered jacket. Talented ladies! I love the look of the vintage lace mixed with vintage findings and a sort of reckless abandon look. So you are listening to my inspiration music(sorry, no sarah on the playlist!), a bit of Sarah Brightman. I had this on the Ipod while piecing together and sewing the capelet .
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It's not even Friday yet and I am already in over my head! Yesterday prior to a long work day I found a gorgeous decoupaged bust on Ebay. I have to tell you I don't do well with ebay. Not enough access to a computer when the auction is ending so I have to rely on Mr. S to do that. And.....there are always comments....how much are you going to spend on THAT?!? so I tend to tell him to bid lower than I emotionally would have bid. Probably the best in the long run. I don't need to pay a fortune for a vintage dress form. Someday I will be somewhere and there will be one..if it's meant to be. Anyhow, back to the deco. bust..she included a crown and was made of all vintage playbills, very cool. I was outbid by 4.00. Sucks, right? So me being the google queen, I googled and I found one right on my favorite place...oh...wait for it....yup...Etsy. That's right. A super cute sight called Moxie Sisters And Mr. S you would be so proud of me. I did not buy it last night, but I slept on it and bought it at 6:50am this morning. Woohoo! Stay tuned tommorrow...another Confessional Friday..
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Everything needs a new start. I guess I am really doing some spring "cleaning". Ok, maybe not in the sense of dusting and vacuming and let's not even mention cleaning windows.. No I'm talking about mental cleaning. Clearing out the clutter of past "lifes". As in finally doing something with a pair of jeans that have not fit me in the past 7 years. They were by far my favorite pair of jeans. I commandeered them from an ex-boyfriend. I wore those bad boys all the time, then I cut them into shorts. They had the fray hanging just perfect....Hmp. (geez girl get a grip!) But they don't fit, so now, they are needle felting medium. And they were FUN to felt and sew and turn into this rockin lariat. I named it the Rustic Gal lariat. I think it came out awesome. A nice rebirth of sorts for those jeans!
Sunday, March 08, 2009
So I opened another shop on Etsy. I named it aparigraha which means non- attatchment. After doing out taxes I realized that my yarn inventory, is, in a sentence OUT OF CONTROL. I have freely admitted being addicted to fiber, but at this point I don't think I could ever use all this yarn. So I am going to let go. Let go of some of the excess stuff in my life. Which in yogi standards is going to help clear the clutter out of my head. Help me see things better. Help me make more room for newer yarns (did I just write that??!!??) Oh boy. Control, I will practice control. So anyhow...if your a knitter, or someone who is just starting out, the yarns are priced to sell!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Yeah! I picked a cowl winner today using a random number generator. Each comment was assigned a number and the number drawn was 35, Congrats to Cecile! Tune in soon for my next giveaway and thanks for visiting my newly madeover blog!
Friday, March 06, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
I seem to be obsessed with making capes right now. Crazy obsessed with it. I have so my ideas floating around in my head, I can't get them made fast enough. My latest was a creation that just came to me....ding....lightbulb over head...and I was inspired. It was a challenge piece for the FDL team Our February challenge was Casablanca, and I was a day late to submit. I love the way it came out, very old hollywood~ish.