Thursday, May 28, 2009

Post 22: Introducing...

My newest project:

(he is camera shy)

Gus is a hybrid dog called a "Daug" and is 1/2 Pug 1/2 Daschund. I acquired him over Memorial Day weekend as an Anniversary gift from my lovely husband! Anywho, I was excited and needed to share. Once I get him trained and settled in I will be back to blogging and Etsy-ing!

I also posted a new clutch last night and hope to get another up today, check out my Etsy.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Post 21: Im going on vacation.

I am ready to take a break from illinois!

I will be here for the long weekend...

and I couldn't be more excited.

(image of Grand Lake found on Flickr)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Post 20: Featured Artist!

Several months ago I was wasting time, as I usually do, and I came across a website that made plush toys. These weren't just ANY plush toys, but they were custom toys designed from children's drawings. For somewhere around $200.00 you could send your child's drawing in and have a custom plush made from it....Sooo I thought this was a GENIUS idea, and since I have many lovely kiddos in my life I have decided to give it a try.

The "artist" I have chosen for my first project is my totally awesome nephew Aidan!
Aidan loves scary clowns, snowmen, monsters, dressing up and being scary. He is quite the character! And lately he has apparently been on a Frankenstein kick!


Frank with Freckles and Stitches:

And last but not least my personal favorite (and the one I think I will use for this project)
Weird guy with chin hair and a crazy hat!:

I was so excited I had to share. I think any of you who sew and have little artists in your life should give it a shot, I am sure it will be loved no matter how it turns out :).

(Thanks to my sister-in-law Katie for the pics!)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Post 19: More Things I wish I had...

I want all of these lovely things...
and i want to wear/use them all at once even if it may be a fashion faux pas....
all i need now is the money and a good excuse. heh.
I am in love with yellow...and leather...
and patina filigree earings... and beautiful dresses with sweatheart necklines...
and flowers in my hair....and this pretty necklace....
and these boots have that have stole my heart . *sigh*

Friday, May 15, 2009

Post 18: I've been tagged!

I was tagged by Hello Lindello/Hello Victory who also happens to have a lovely Etsy shop chock full of great vintage must haves (like the vintage supplies seen above)! Check it out!

So here are the rules...
The tag is ALWAYS & NEVERS • list "5 fashion always-es"• {things you always like or cannot do without}• for you personally• conversely, list "5 fashion nevers"• {things you would not be caught dead in}• for you personally• then tag 3 bloggers
  1. Dangly Earrings...Always, always. I LOVE to wear really pretty dangly earrings with really casual clothes. For me it adds an extra touch of unexpected girly that I always love.
  2. Straightener. I love my straight hair but it can never be too straight. I am a bit obsessive about it.
  3. Plain tanks/crew neck fitted tees this way any accessory is acceptable!
  4. Layers. I always layer my tops and I always will. I feel naked without layers.
  5. C.O. Bigelow tinted peppermint lip gloss...if you have not tried it I urge you to go to Bath & Body Works and buy some today.


  1. Glitter.
  2. Embellished "Fashion" Jeans...yuck yuck yuck ew yuck.
  3. Butterfly accessories/accents etc. (Stemming from my distaste for Mariah Carey.)
  4. Chokers.
  5. Fake Nails.

I am tagging Folk Craft! , Gemma Joy, and Bella Cene

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Post 17: Plumo!

Oh how I love Plumo! Plumo is a mail order company based in London and I was lucky enough to stumble across this it while browsing blogs today and I am in love! They have some absolutely beautiful items. I may not be able to afford most of them...and they may not even ship to the states but I love looking at pretty things...even if I cant have them. :)

*sigh* Oh how i LOVE color.

If any of you know of any other lovely websites I should check out send me the link!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Post 16: This is how i craft...(with a sneak peak!)

...This is how i craft, this is how, this is how, this is how i craft...All on a small ironing board...

I have all the space in the world, my husband even bought me a nice size table but I still do it all on my ironing board. It seems quite messy and unorganized for being the OCD neat freak that I am. But with my system I can iron, cut, paste, and do everything except use the actual sewing machine here....(and I guarantee you if it weren't to heavy for the ironing board I would do it.) I am convinced I am more able to create while i stand at my rickety old ironing board. While I have created a lot of lovely things here, it has also proven quite dangerous with the iron, heh, but I refuse to change my ways. Do you, my fellow crafters, do anything like this?

S N E A K P E A K !!
Here is a glimpse at a couple of clutches I will be posting on my Etsy soon! Be sure to check back!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Post 15: Dedos de fantasía bordado!

So, lately it has been far too beautiful outside to sit inside at my sewing machine. Naturally, I still had those irrisistable urges to craft! So I drew this out and embroidered it onto some bright goldenrod cotton fabric. (While enjoying the great outdoors!) Of course, it isnt quite finished but I hope to be posting it on Etsy very soon!
Once it is complete it will be a lovely piece of wall art! And I still have yet to decide what word I am going to embroider on the scroll.

With this last pic I was trying to some of the sugar skull detail but my camara did not want to cooperate!

Any thoughts? Suggestions for the scroll? Thanks for checking it out folks!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Post 14: A Lovely Flower Boquet!

I love how each of these pieces have been inspired by flowers, but aren't too "flowery." (sigh) I am in love. You can click on the pictures for more info!

Tiger Lilly: (my favorite flower!)
And I could go on forever...I recommend you visit each of these Etsy shops. They have some absolutely beautiful items!