Sunday, July 29, 2007

A little something for me

It's funny. I started creating/crafting things because I wanted to be able to make things for myself. Then after starting to sell my designs and whatnot, I rarely made anything for just me anymore. So this week, while trying to get samples together for a craft show submission, I made a ring I had an idea for a long time ago. It took a couple tries (I had never done a wire ring before), but I really like how it came out. And it's mine, all mine.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New necklace

So I heart my new job. There are really great people who work there, the shop itself is amazing, and it's really easy :)

But I cannot describe all the inspiration I get from there. Right now they have large tree branches hanging from the ceiling to hang wind chimes, chandeliers, butterflie,s etc. As I was looking at them, I thought "how cool would it be to have a branch hang around your neck?" And tada! I made about three for myself and I am testing one or two on my etsy store. But the best is how many compliments I get on them when I am out. I always feel awkward being like "I made it" (blame it on that typical-artist-hates-promoting-themselves thing I guess) but when I do they always seem really impressed.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Christmas in July

At least it felt like Christmas on Saturday when I received my Loco for Gocco swap package filled with the best goodies a girl could dream of! Loco for Gocco is a flickr group of etsy artists and sellers who work with gocco. People submitted prints, badges, cards, etc and the lovely Phoebe was kind enough to wrangle it all together to ship out. I forgot to include in my picture a most awesome Tab from Circa Ceramics that was promptly nailed to the wall. I was basically squealing with joy as I opened each one.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Okay so my kitty isn't a crafty project but I just love her. She nestled herself under our bedroom rug today and I caught her peeking out. Did I mention she is the world's meanest cat? Well, not to us but if anyone visits she goes into super "hiss-and-bat-at-you" mode.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

You and what robot army?

Oh, THAT robot army.

Working on some necklaces to take to a local boutique and see if they would like to sell them. Hopefully I will have good news about that next week! :)

Monday, July 9, 2007


Man it has seemed like it has been forever since I posted something on here. And it has been over a week. But I just got so busy that I totally forgot about blogging. But I never forget about craftin' :)

So here are some things I have been working on the past week. We made a huge trip to the Goodwill Outlet store where you buy all items by the pound. And it is a crafter's paradise. I like going there for random XXXL men's shirts that are basically 10 cents and make great fabric for totes. But I picked up this little gem.

Straight out of 1986, it even had huge shoulder pads that I cut out. I also shortened the sleeves up, took some in on the sides and cut out this horrible mock-neck thing. I wish I had remembered to take a "before" shot. Then to make it totally all mine, I cut-out a little felt dino and hand-sewed him on. I can't believe I worked on a sweatshirt in this July heat, every time I had to try it on to make sure I sewed right, I about died. But now I can't wait until the fall to show it some love.

Then we decided to re-arrange our bedroom (another bad idea in the July heat/humidity). I finally got this picture back from my dad who had it hanging in his office for a while. It is a copy of a Matisse that I was required to in college. I always liked how it turned out and now we had a chance to hang it up in our bedroom.

Mine is on the above left and the original is on the lower right (as if that isn't super ridiculously apparent!)