Monday, October 31, 2011

The Lunch Bag Costume

My four year old has never really been into Halloween. This year I told him all of his friends would be dressed up, but that didn't phase him, he still didn't want to dress up ...until about five days ago when he declared that he would be a lunch bag for Halloween. A lunch bag.
We still don't know where he got the idea, but when the girls in his class approved with laughter, he stuck to his guns and helped me sketch a "design" for what we would make. He insisted it have a zipper, and I insisted that it say "LUNCH" on it, since he would otherwise look like a zippered pillowcase. (He selected the apple print fabric from my stash since he likes apples in his lunch, of course.)
So here you have it: The Lunch Bag CostumeHappy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

And the winner is....ME!

I'm so excited y'all! I just found out that I won a free month over at Poppytalk Handmade! Wahoooooo!
Some of you may remember them, but here's the scoop in their words: they are a
"monthly online street market curated by Poppytalk to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods of emerging design talent from around the world."
I spent some time over there a while back in my early Etsy days and I am thrilled to be back! I'll keep you posted on the details. But for now, head on over and check out some of their other inspiring artists, or catch up on your blog reading HERE.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Design...

I just listed my newest design today - the Flora Necklace.
I actually made one like this last year for myself, but I had to share...they're adorable! The lace and button are vintage (the button is actually from my Great Grandmother's button jar!).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flower Crown

I've made several of these flower crowns recently. You may remember this one.
The one pictured here was for my best friend's daughter. Ruthie is my talented model, although it was impossible to get that girl to sit still! (hence the blurry photo)I love making these, but keep saying that I'm going to do the next one more simple. But I just can't help it! Every time I get started I just keep adding more and more flowers!
Maybe the next one will be a little less crowded.
(Somehow I doubt it) :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Just listed this starry necklace...CLICK HERE to check out the Single Star Necklace.
P.S. Now that we are Texans, my 4 year old thinks every star is a "Texas Star" and thought I should name this one as such. They get 'em early around here! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Is there an echo in here?

It's been one of those weeks. This is what I feel like even when I sit still:This also happens to be my latest of my new designs, the Echo Necklace.
Here's to better days...Cheers!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Painted Rocks

Aren't these so pretty? I keep seeing these painted rocks all around and I just love them! I think I might have to paint a few for myself. Some inspiration...
Source: one, two, three, four
This could be a fun kiddo project too!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Patio Chair Makeover

My goal was to have our cute little back patio outfitted with furniture by the time fall weather hit. Since we're in Texas now, and still reaching into the upper 80's, I'm assuming that time is now? I don't know, it doesn't feel very "fall" to me, but I'll take it over 110˚.
Anyhow, I spotted this set of vintage metal patio chairs and table at a garage sale for $5!!! All they needed was a coat of spray paint. (I thought).
That job fell on my husband, who said they first needed sanding. He did a great job, and I'm glad he was in charge of that part of the project since I would probably have rust-eaten chairs already by now if it were up to me.
Spray paint colors are limited, but we picked green for the chairs, and yellow for the table. I wish now that I would've done them all the same color, but the husband quickly informed me that he was done with spray paint for a while, and I don't want a green table bad enough to do it myself.
I'm just ready to put my lazy bum in those chairs and enjoy the balmy fall Texas weather!

Before:After:Hard at work (and doing tricks):

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kin Necklace

I can't get enough triangles lately. That sounds funny. But it's true. As a design component they are fun to work with - basic, but so much potential. And aesthetically when you're talking about style, they are a nice contrast to the often too florally girly things I usually wear.
Here's my latest piece the Kin Necklace (I'll be making one for myself too!).

From The Tribe

My latest treasury is also a wish-list of sorts. I would looooove anything from this collection!
Click Here to get to the click-able links.
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