October 31, 2008

Etsy Shop Update: Red Tatting Tea Towel

Oh la la! My Tatting Tea Towels are now available in red. I am considering selling these little beauties as a set of two ... one red one turquoise. What do you think?

(100% cotton, Approximately 14 in x 20 in.)

Hop on over to my shop for more details.

Oh ... and by the way ... happy Happy Halloween :)

October 28, 2008

Amazing Orange Etsy Treasury

With Autumn leaves popping up everywhere around my home I was thrilled to find such a lovely orange Etsy Treasury grace the homepage this morning. Check out these beautiful finds curated by Katinka Pinka.

(Etsy Treasury by Katinka Pinka)

1. Orange full Print Cardinal on Agapanthus Rectangle Pillow by Joom
2. Miss Orange Topiary Print by The Black Apple
3. In the Chocolate Garden — long luscious earrings by Jennifer Morris Beads
4. Julia — 5x7 fine art photograph print by Ara133 Photography
5. Orange to Burgundy Red Fire Handknit Scarf by Crickets Creations
6. Beneath an Autumn Tree painting by Touch 2112
7. 14k Gold Filled Orange/Red Carnelian Briolette Cluster Earrings by Rock and Gold
8. Tropic Dreams bulky handspun yarn by Marion
9. Beyond the Picket Fence (with yellow and red) bracelet by CS Designs
10. Autumn Leaves Bracelet by Paisley Chainsaw
11. Watching the Canary — print by Amber Alexander
12. Red Entry 8x10 fine art photography by Honey Tree Photography

October 24, 2008

Halloween Goodies

(Boston "Scream" Pie: Martha Stewart Online)

With Halloween fast approaching Martha's team has put together a delightful collection of “Eerie Edibles.” Check them out here to view a wide range of spooky cupcakes, suckers, cookies, pies etc.

One of my personal favorites is the Boston “Scream” Pie. Ha ha. Its perfect for me since it doesn’t matter that I’m a bit sloppy with frosting. Even the little bats looks sweet enough to eat although I would not recommend it :)

October 22, 2008

Etsy's Guide To Blogging

Daniellexo over at Etsy has once again put together another fabulous article for The Storque (Etsy's blog). Ok ... so I could be a little bias because she was sweet enough to mention me in her article :) No really if you are interested in some great tips about blogging then be sure to check this out.

October 21, 2008

Etsy Shop Update — Tatting Inspired Tea towels

Remember this post when I gave you a little peek into what I have been up to? Well, it's time to spill the beans ... I'm creating a line of tea towels. Yippee! I have always wanted to print on fabric so I am very very excited.

This is the first in a series of tea towels I am currently designing that are inspired by knitting, tatting and other forms of needlepoint. Tatting is the inspiration behind this particular design

(100% cotton, Approximately 14 in x 20 in.)
You can check them out at my shop by clicking here.

October 17, 2008

Fashionable Find

I saw these shoes at Target and could not resist snatching them up.

(Women's Xhilaration Sydney Mary Jane Pumps - Turquoise, $22.99, available at Target)
Not only are they just plain adorable but turquoise as well ... sigh. Be still by beating heart :)

October 13, 2008

Pincushion Jar Tutorial

 I was in desperate need of a (cute) pincushion so my little sis came over to my place last week and joined in on the fun. This project is super simple and is a great solution for organizing loose sewing supplies as well.

(Oh la la!)

Supplies you will need:

• Mason jar (complete with ring and lid sealer)
• Fabric
• Cardboard
• Batting
• Glue Gun
• Scissors
• Pen

Step 1:• Trace lid sealer onto cardboard and cut out.
• Cut a circle out of fabric that is approximately 1" in diameter larger than the lid sealer. Don't worry about it being perfect because your edges will soon be tucked away and out of site.

 Step 2:
• Form batting into a ball and place between fabric and cardboard circles. Push through bottom of ring until fabric and batting pop through the top and cardboard hits the rim.

Step 3:
• Fold edges of fabric around the cardboard and tightly glue into place. If it's too bulky the lid will not screw onto the jar. I learned this the hard way. Thanks again sis for bailing me out ;) 

Step 4:
• Line inside rim and center of cardboard with glue. Push Sealer through rim and hold firmly until glue is set.

Step 5:• Stick pins into cushion, screw lid onto jar and fill with all types of sewing goodness.

October 6, 2008

My Crafty Weekend Adventure

I am happy to report that I worked on some very fun projects over the weekend. First, me and my two out of three sisters got together and made bracelets.

(my extremely simple approach to making my own jewelry)

I know what you are probably thinking and the answer is yes, I did take the strand of beads I bought and restrung them on that curly bracelet wire stuff. My lack of jewelry knowledge is really shining through here :) Not a very creative approach when it comes to handmade jewelry but the main purpose of the event was to have fun together and that is just what we did.

The second project is something I am working on for my Etsy shop ... and I would say I put a bit more thought into it :)

(Oh the suspense!)

You will just have to wait and see what it is but here is a little peek to wet your appetite :)

October 1, 2008

4 AM Etsy Treasury

My wonderful son decided to not go back to bed after waking up at 4:00 this morning ... blah. So while rocking him ... trying to convince him that sleep is a good thing ... I hopped onto Etsy's homepage and voila I saw this beautiful treasury.

(Etsy Treasury by Shaving Kit)

1. Evergreen Tree Rubber Stamp by The Mayberry Sparrow.
2. Tissue Paper Flowers - Set of 4 Repurposed Sewing Patterns by Copabananas.
3. Mechanical Bee Necklace by Dulcet.
4. Double Punch Print by Doubleparlour.
5. Fall Bird Ornament by Brezomayo Designs.
6. Delphine by Art & Ghosts.
7. Squirrel in Modern Forest - Small Pouch by Simbiosis.
8. Soft Grass Scarf/Neckbow by Phydeaux Designs.
9. French Pet Lobster Shirt by Xenotees.
10. A Classified Selection Print by Marmee Craft.
11. World of Flowers Original Mixed Media in Light Periwinkle by The Drawing Room.
12. Love Birds in the Garden by Middleburg Folk Art Studio.