Sunday, May 31, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
What's more lovely than a goat? Goat in the flowers! :P
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
First off--I am trying to make some changes. Actually, I shouldn't say I'm trying, I'm actually doing it. Baby steps, of course; this ain't no braggery. I'm not going to talk about the biggest change, because then I'd have to get into some very personal and boring stuff, so for simplicity's sake, let's just say I let go of a big grudge. Really, truly, completely. I am hoping this major change will allow for the good juju to flow throughout the other aspects of my life as well..
And I'm drinking more water.
AND, tiny bit by tiny bit, I'm organizing, everything from the kitchen cupboards to my craft space. Isn't it incredible how you can find, you know, stuff you own?! So, instead of not knowing if I have something or not and just buying more, I can actually use what I already have. Ingenious.
This is one of my favorite recycling/repurposing projects: the fused plastic bag. Right now I'm making wallets with them. (Hopefully I can get a tutorial up soon.) I've made myself more than a few grocery totes from the fused plastic, and they are a wonderful alternative to not only the plastic bags, but also to the new reusable bags stores try to get you to buy.
These lovely shorts will hopefully be up on my etsy store tomorrow! I LOVE them. I don't wear shorts because I never like the way they fit; but these, I love. I'm going to make a pair of them for myself, shortly....(no pun intended, WINK!) Oh, and they're made from hemp! Awesome.
New toy: sewing awl from Harbor Freight. I have no idea if it will be any good, but hey, it was only $2.99! :)
This last little project is a baby sweater I'm making for a friend...and I'm afraid it's going to be the wrong size! The pattern is for a 9 month old, which would be about right, but the yarn is just slightly larger than called for...also, I've never made a sweater before--stay tuned!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
- High heels! Nothing uncomfortably high or hooker-ish, but something like kitty heels, or some nice Victorian-esque boots.
- I wear a skirt when I can, all shapes and sizes (and if it's too short leggings must be worn with.)
- Scarves, or any knitwear accessory for that matter. I'm not a summer scarf wearer, but in chilly weather it is a MUST!
- Lip gloss--no particular brand, but I do favor anything Burts Bees.
- I quit wearing jewelry, but I'm trying to get into it again, because I DO love it!! I like to always make an effort to wear at least one piece of handmade jewelry, whether it's a necklace, hair clip, etc.
N E V E R
- Fake nails.
- Fake tan.
- Shorts so short that your cheeks are hanging out.
- Anything with the name brand plastered all over it.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Now, time for show and tell! I bought some lovely goods there that are too good to keep to myself.
The first item is a fabulous and completely unique necklace from Cindy of ItsAllAboutVintage.etsy.com. What's better than something handmade? What's better than something vintage? Why, it's something that's handmade from vintage pieces! I just can't get over how much I love this concept, and the gorgeous art Cindy creates using it. This birdcage necklace is simply charming.
Next, I had to buy some handmade beads from Emily of EmilyHoutz.etsy.com. They're awesome and also an unbelievable bargain. I can't wait to make something with them!
I also brought home this adorable little guy, created by Jill of JillHoutz.etsy.com, who also let us use her lovely studio parking lot for this event. Who knew a skull and crossbones could be so precious? :)